Vegetarian Breakfasts and Smoothies

Jun 1, 2015 by Donnalyn Murphy | diet

Vegetarian Breakfasts & Smoothies

Healthy Simple Ways To Start Your Day

Fruit Muesli

2 cups rolled oats
Sunflower Seeds
Raisins or other dried fruit (optional)
½ cup almonds, sliced (you can buy them in thin slices)
½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Fresh seasonal fruit – bananas, apples, berries

In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Top with Maple Syrup, Vanilla, and Sea Salt.

Serve like cereal. Top with Almond or Coconut milk. Store any leftovers in your refrigerator.

Nut Butter Banana Toast

½ Banana
1 tbsp organic creamy peanut butter
1 slice multigrain or sprouted grain bread (if GF, opt for appropriate alternatives)

Simply toast bread in toaster, spread with nut butter and top with sliced bananas

Also try this with strawberries or raspberries

For added nutrients – top with flax or chia seeds

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

1 Cup Organic Yogurt – try a dairy free option like almond or coconut

¼ cup Granola
Grapes, Berries, Chopped Apples (any combination of fresh fruit)

In a small bowl or cup layer yogurt first, granola second, fruit third. Enjoy!

Eggs – (Boiled, Over Easy, Baked – or any other way!)

1 Egg

2 – 3 leaves Swiss Chard
1 slice Sprouted Grain Bread
1 tbsp Herbed Goat Cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook egg to be over easy in 1 tsp coconut oil. Make sure whites are fully cooked.

Toast bread. Spread toast with goat cheese, top with greens and set in oven for just about five minutes.

Top with Egg and enjoy!

Smoothies are great additions to your morning, loaded with nutrients, and tasty!

For most smoothies a regular blender works just fine. I have invested in a high speed blender so that I can easily add foods like steel cut oats and dinosaur kale to my smoothies.

Faux Orange Julius

3 Oranges
1-2 cups coconut milk
1-3 egg yolks, raw
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tbsp raw local honey

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

To make it colder, simply add a few ice cubes to your batch!

Blue Cuke Smoothie
Inspired by Vegetarian Times, Sept. 2011 Issue

2 large cucumbers
1 cup plain coconut yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp flax seeds
1 Tbs lemon juice

Peel cucumbers and cut into manageable pieces to add to blender. Wash blueberries and add followed by yogurt, honey, flax and lemon. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated and smooth. Serve immediately.

Add a piece of gluten free toast with your favorite nut butter!

Strawberry Bang Smoothie

1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Cup Cultured Coconut Milk (found by the kefir in the refrigerated section)
1 Cup frozen Strawberries
1 Cup Chopped Spinach
1 Tbsp Flax

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Serves 3 -4

Easy Fruit Smoothie

1 Banana
½ cup almond milk
1 tsp raw honey
¼ tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp flax seeds

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Author: Donnalyn Murphy

Donnalyn Murphy’s knowledge of health and nutrition began with many years of self-study, first in an attempt to help her body deal with various health challenges, and second, with the goal of raising a healthy family. As she witnessed herself vibrantly living a life very different from her doctors’ negative prognosis, and as she observed the development of her active and very healthy children, she knew she had information the world needed. Seeking credentials, and to further her knowledge, she enrolled in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City where she learned from the best of the best in health, nutrition, functional and integrative medicine. Donnalyn is now a Board Certified Health Coach and a proud iHeart Ambassador!