Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

5 Breakfasts I’m Eating This Week

Coffee. Of course. With everything.

Here are five breakfasts I’m eating this week. They’re easy, nutritious and help me feel great.

 

Chia Pudding.

Chia pudding with honey and nutmilk

I put a big scoop of nut butter in the blender. I added 2 to 3 cups of warm water, a pinch of sea salt, and big spoonful of raw honey (the warm water helps the honey blend). I blended it. In a mason jar, I had about a quarter cup of Chia seeds waiting. I poured the nut milk liquid in with the chia seeds (in the Mason jar). I put the lid on and shook it. I let it sit for a few minutes and shook again. Repeat shaking a couple more times. Then, I like to get it chilled in the refrigerator before eating (a few hours does the trick). This made about a quart of Chia pudding and it was delicious!

 

Hard-boiled eggs and an apple. 

Gorgeous rich-colored yolks.

I have hard-boiled eggs in my refrigerator at all times. Ever since I learned to cook them in my instant pot (pressure cooker) it is way too easy to not have these handy snacks on hand at all times. 

The best thing about making hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot is how easy the shells peel off and how consistently they cook perfectly.  

Sometimes I have them with hot sauce and a dollop of Greek yogurt, and sometimes I sprinkle on some horseradish powder from Dr. Cowan’s vegetable powders and sea salt.

 

Pressure cooked carrots with sea salt and butter.

Easy Instant Pot Carrots

Another favorite food for me to cook in the pressure cooker: simply carrots. I break the carrots in half if they are too long and I put them in the instant pot with a cup of water, and cook them for 3 to 4 minutes under high-pressure. 

As I’ve written before, the instant pot helps my family get way more veggies in our diet. Instead of having veggies one time a day at dinner, for example, we are eating them many times a day –> breakfast lunch snack and dinner! 

Once these carrots are done cooking, I take them out and put them in a bowl with grass-fed butter and sea salt. If I’m wanting protein with it, I grab hard-boiled eggs from the fridge, chop’m up, toss’m on top. 

 

Sourdough toast with smashed avocado and homemade pickled red onions.

F – this is good.

I have a serious love affair with sourdough bread. If someone were to offer me a slice of chocolate cake or a slice of sourdough bread with butter and sea salt… I would take the toast every time. 

I’ve grown very fond of this combination, where I toast a piece of sourdough bread, I take an avocado and smash it up with some sea salt, and top it with homemade pickled onions. Pickled onions are fabulous to have in the refrigerator to put on top of almost anything you’re eating, except maybe chocolate cake.

 

Kefir and cucumber smoothie.

Cooling and refreshing Kefir + Cucumber

This is an easy smoothie filled with probiotics. I simply take some grass-fed, whole-fat kefir that I buy from the store (or make myself), and I blend a cucumber with it. I also add a pinch of sea salt. 

It’s refreshing, light, and delicious. Perfect for these hot temperatures that will be coming with summer.

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