• Ella Malvino

3 HEALTHY/SIMPLE BREAKFAST IDEAS


I have been wanting to do a blog post on healthy breakfast recipes, so here you have it, my go-to breakfasts for when I have less than 20 minutes to make a healthy meal.

Egg white scramble with mushrooms, cheese, and spinach.

This is my favorite breakfast meal ever. It is not only healthy but tastes great. You could use whole eggs if you would like, but egg whites have less cholesterol and are better for your health.

Ingredients:

5 mushrooms

Organic egg whites

Cheese (I used Horizon organic Mexican blend)

Organic baby spinach

Avocado

Salt and Pepper

Butter

Recipe:

1. Use a medium size pan and coat it with butter. Set your heat to a medium/low simmer. You could use olive oil or coconut oil if you prefer. I tend to take the butter and swirl it around my pan so there is just enough in it so the ingredients will not stick.

2. After washing and cutting the mushrooms, place them in the pan to sautee. Add salt and pepper to flavor. Swirl them around in the pan for about 5 minutes until they are golden brown.

3. Add washed spinach to the pan. Allow them to sweat, you know when this has happened because you will see excess water in the pan. Allow the spinach and mushrooms to cook for about 3 minutes.

4. Add your egg whites. I don't measure how much I use, but I do the equivalent of what two eggs would look like.

5. Once the eggs start to get white around the edges, begin to mix all the ingredients together.When scrambling, make sure to continue mixing until the eggs are fluffy and fully cooked. This process takes about 3-4 minutes.

6. Add cheese on top of scramble and mix it all together until it is melted.

7. Add some salt and pepper and plate. I love to add avocado, but this is an optional step for some extra healthy fat.

8. Serve with some toast and juice, and you have a simple and easy breakfast! Trust me, it really hits the spot.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This is my go-to smoothie for the mornings! I know the spinach part might seem scary at first, but I promise that you won't be able to taste it at all. This smoothie tastes just as good at something you could buy at Kreation or Jamba Juice.

Ingredients:

1/3 teaspoon of honey

1 cup of spinach

2 small bananas (or 1 large banana)

1 cup of frozen blueberries (you can use fresh if you prefer)

A serving of Protein Powder (I think Vanilla tastes the best)

Almond Milk (depends on how much you want to use, I normally don't measure, but it would probably be around 2-4 cups.)

4 ice cubes (this makes it so nice and cold)

Recipe

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender! Pulse for two minutes and enjoy!

Home-made Granola

This is something I have been doing for a few years and it is so simple and a great alternative to store bought granola or cereal. Serve with yogurt and berries or on its own with almond milk for a super easy yet nutritious breakfast.

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats (it is better if you don't use instant oats, but I did and it turned out fine)

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sheet pan

Recipe: This recipe was found from the Chowhound. https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/basic-granola-30062

  1. Heat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the middle.

  1. Place the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.​

  1. Place the honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until the oats are thoroughly coated.​

  1. Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until the granola is very light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more.​

  1. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. (Note: It will harden as it cools.)​


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