Hello again everybody! Today I’m starting a new blog series, involving the healthy recipes that my husband and I are trying out and loving! We decided to change our eating habits completely and dive into clean eating while following a low-calorie diet. So far, I’ve lost 2 kilos! We are loving the way eating like this makes us feel. There are so many options for healthy food out there! Most of the time I can’t even tell that it’s not the normal food I’ve been eating my whole life, that’s how good these recipes are. I hope you guys will enjoy this new content but don’t be afraid! Makeup will still be my main focus on here and YouTube if you’re not interested in this type of content. Anyway, let’s talk about breakfast!
Before we started this, Daniel and I were really not breakfast people. If we happened to wake up early enough on a day off we might make some scrambled eggs or something, but usually, we would pass. It is so important to eat 3 meals per day, and breakfast is the most important of those 3! It helps get our bodies and minds movin’ and shakin’ in the morning. If you can pack it full with protein, and slide in a few servings of your daily veggies, you’re already winning! We start off every morning with a smoothie and a breakfast cookie. Yes, a cookie for breakfast. Once you see the recipe, you’ll understand.
We’ll start off with smoothies. Now, every day I make a different one. We go from Green Monster to Banana Strawberry Oatmeal. It all depends on what you feel like having! (We usually decide the night before and prep everything so we can throw it in the blender when we get up). You can use fresh or frozen fruits and veggies; we use a mix of the two. This way, we don’t have to add ice, the frozen fruits do the trick. You can add whatever greens (or no greens) that you like; normally I buy frozen spinach and thaw it in the fridge for a night. Fresh veggies are awesome too, like broccoli or kale. I’m going to include an infographic from the awesome listotic.com (which I printed out and tacked to my fridge!), it shows you how to customize your smoothies to your needs. Here is the link so you can print it: Healthy Smoothie Printable
Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, here are 3 of my favorite smoothie recipes for you guys to try out!
Spinach Peach Smoothie
1 cup coconut water, or as much as you need (base liquid) 1 handful fresh or 3 heaping tablespoons frozen spinach (veg) 1-1/2 frozen bananas (fruit + ice!) 2 peaches, depending on the size. Mine were tiny so I used two if you have normally sized peaches, use one Flesh and Juice of 1 orange 1 small tablespoon of non-fat yogurt
Add everything to your blender, blend and enjoy!
This one has been my favorite so far! If using frozen berries, you may have to let the smoothie sit on the counter for a few minutes so it’s drinkable through a straw.
Mixed Berry Pear Smoothie
1 /2 cups frozen berry mix 1 ripe pear 3-4 TBSP Oats 1-1/2 frozen bananas 1/3 to 2/3 cups coconut water
Blend and enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
1 1/2 cups frozen bananas 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberry 1/2 grapefruit, flesh and juice 4 TBSP oats 1/2 cup coconut water, more if needed
Blend and Enjoy!
Smoothies are great for breakfast, but we always feel like we need a little extra something along side them. These oatmeal bites are awesome, packed with protein, and only 160 calories per piece! Since we track our calorie intake via MyFitnessPal, one cookie and a smoothie fit perfectly into our daily allowance for breakfast. This recipe comes from a nightowlblog.com, so check her out for more!
Oatmeal Breakfast Bites
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook time: 15 mins
- Total time: 30 mins
- Yield: 12 Breakfast Bites
- Author: Kimberly Sneed
3 large ripe bananas 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 TBSP butter, softened 2 TBSP agave or honey 1 TSP vanilla extract 1 egg, beaten 2 1/2 cup Oatmeal 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional, I didn't add them) 1/4 cup chopped seasonal fruit
- Preheat oven to 350°
- In a large bowl, mash up the bananas with a fork
- Stir in the PB, butter, honey, and vanilla and mix until smooth
- In a separate medium bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined
- Add egg and stir to combine.
- Add in chocolate and/or seasonal fruit
- Form large, flat cookies by hand and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are done.
- Let cool on the cookie sheet.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post if you make any of these recipes let me know how it goes and tag me in your photos!