Remember when I wrote awhile ago about being in a total breakfast rut? Well, since then I’ve been making an effort to mix things up. Here are a few of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes as of late!
Cottage Cheese, Fruit, & Cereal Bowl
I’ve been on a big cottage cheese kick lately. Basically, just take your normal cereal + fruit combination, and add a serving of cottage cheese instead of milk! This morning, I topped my cottage cheese with a serving of Erewhon Raisin Bran Cereal, a scoop of chia seeds, some blueberries, and half a sliced banana (the other half was eaten on toast this morning pre-workout).
Cherry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Don’t knock putting spinach in smoothies til you’ve tried it. Sounds gross, but is so delicious — you won’t even taste it!
To make this smoothie, I’ve just been using my basic Banana & Spinach Smoothie recipe and adding a handful of frozen tart cherries. MAJOR yum. Cherries are great for you, too! Very good for fighting inflammation.
Serve with a side of toast with almond butter (and the second half of your banana, if you want) and you have the perfect balanced breakfast!
Quinoa and Fresh Berry Salad
I was introduced to this dish while I was out in Arizona with Thermador a couple weeks ago. So delicious! Super simple, too — just cooked quinoa (they used black, but white or red are fine, too) mixed with fresh berries! Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg in for some extra flavor. Tip: make the quinoa in big batches ahead of time so you can just grab and go in the morning.
Quinoa is a good source of protein and the berries provide all sorts of antioxidants, so it’s a great breakfast choice. Have it alone, or enjoy a side of it along with a piece of toast or a muffin, a glass of milk, or some eggs!
Time to get down to business — I have a very busy day today! At least I already got in a great workout — I hit up kickboxing this morning at United Tae Kwon Do in Carrboro. I started going a few weeks ago and I love it — I was really missing kickboxing ever since my LA Boxing partnership in DC ended (if you missed those posts — they are all on my strength and ab exercises page)!
Have a great day!
p.s. If you are in Chapel Hill or nearby, there’s an Our Local Deal today for Elaine’s on Franklin, which is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in the area! Click here to check it out.