We’ve all heard that we should eat breakfast like a king, but how exactly do we do that? What makes a breakfast healthy and balanced anyway? And what do we do if we don’t have a ton of time to spare?
Enter quinoa porridge! Whether you want to enjoy it fresh and warm or make it the night before and take it with you in the morning, it has you covered. And there’s some seriously wonderful nutritional bonuses waiting for you in that bowl too. It’s all win baby!
Let’s talk about what makes for a healthy breakfast and why you totally need to give this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge a try:
Sometimes less is more, which is why I’m keeping it simple today with these creamy, delicious, easy smoothie recipes!
Smoothies are the best of both worlds, right? On one hand, they’re healthy and full of tons of vitamins, minerals, fiber and amazing phytonutrients. On the other hand, they’re sweet, delicious and can totally sub in for dessert. Basically, the healthy foodie’s dream. At least, if you have a sweet tooth like I do!
If you’re looking for a breakfast (or snack) option that gives you total dessert vibes, look no further:
You’ll love these 2 Healthy, Easy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Ice Cream!
What time is it? It’s healthy smoothie time yo! I basically live off of smoothies all year round, but I think I double down in the summer. I mean, can you really blame me? We’re basically living in a wonderful world full of tons of fresh, local fruits and veggies right now. Isn’t summer wonderful?
I love to share my smoothie creations over on Instagram fairly often, but they get buried super fast. I thought it was high time I did a roundup of some of my favourite recent healthy smoothie recipes so you can double down on smoothie goodness too. You in? Let’s do this!
Here are 4 simple, delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that are perfect for breakfast or dessert:
The first time I heard the word ‘hangry’ (hungry angry) it totally resonated with me. Why? Because this girl can get seriously hangry if she allows herself to. Imagine me back in my early Graves Disease days, when no amount of food could satisfy my hunger! Hangry city! Luckily, hangriness is not something I experience anymore, because when it comes to healthy food, I am always prepared. And my breakfast game is THE BEST! I’ve learned how to make breakfast work for my busy schedule – and you should too. Which is why you seriously need to try this delicious blueberry overnight oats recipe. It practically makes itself! Check it out!
Have you ever had a craving that just won’t let go? A need to find a way to create something delicious that you’ve been dreaming of? That was me for the longest time… dreaming of gluten free waffles.
I’ve been drooling over pictures of homemade waffles on Instagram for ages! It has been eons since I enjoyed a waffle breakfast. They kind of went to the wayside when I had to go gluten free. Many of the gluten free waffles out there either made my stomach sad or didn’t meet my ingredient standards. Still, I had hope that I would one day create a plate full of healthy, delicious waffles.
So I finally invested in a waffle maker and went to work! And I just love what we came up with…
I’m going through a buckwheat pancake phase and I am so excited to share! After finally inventing Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes I’m excited about (recipe here) I continued to create and I came up with these adorable, delicious Mini Buckwheat Pancakes. They’re vegetarian (with a simple switch if vegan), gluten free, paleo and refined sugar free… I know that sounds like a lot of “free” but these babies refused to be anything but delicious. So go ahead and treat yourself to these healthy, guilt-free breaky delights.
Stop skipping breakfast! Seriously, stop it. I get it – mornings are hard, especially in this winter period of perpetual darkness; waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark doesn’t exactly fill you with energy. Most of our breakfast ideas take too long for a work morning… And those extra minutes in bed, my goodness are they ever the sweetest! But coffee is not breakfast, and your magnificent body hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in hours. So do yourself a favour and feed that beautiful vessel of yours. A healthy breakfast is a must!
I know what you’re thinking – ‘But Sara, I’d rather sleep those extra precious minutes’. Darling, I’m right with you! Which is why I’m going to give you the best of both worlds! Here are:
4 Quick, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
I am so incredibly excited to introduce my first Health-Esteem King. And not just because gender diversity is a fantastic thing, but because this man is my hero and he means the entire world to me. My dad, Louis Flanagan, has had an incredible Health-Esteem journey and is an inspiration to anyone wishing to make health invoking changes. His story proves that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
Louis’ lifestyle revamp allowed him to kick prediabetes to the curb and get off of the high blood pressure medication that he had been taking for 10 years (and assumed he’d be taking for life). He said goodbye to his smoking habit and gave up on his penchant for bread and sweets in exchange for better health. Today he runs 3 to 5 km per day and bikes even further; he recently participated in a 126 km bike run in order to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis!
According to his doctor, it’s far more common to be placing middle aged individuals on medication, not taking them off of it. But Louis’ experiences have allowed him to do just that. It just goes to show that Health-Esteem is for everyone, regardless of your age; our dedication to our health and wellbeing can pay off in ways we never imagined!
Meet the splendiferous Louis Flanagan:
Healthy smoothies everyday keep the doctor away. Ok, maybe that isn’t always the case, but it does fill you up and provide you with some pretty awesome nutritional goodness! And we all know that a healthy diet keeps our awesome bods pretty happy. So we can’t go wrong!
I share a ton of smoothie recipes on Instagram; they’re my favourite way to greet the morning! I wanted to round up a few of my favourites and make them all available in one convenient place so you can treat yourself too (you deserve it <3).
Here are four fantastic healthy smoothies to help you greet the morning with awesomeness: