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My version of…. Going Greek.

If you aren’t eating Greek yogurt yet, get on that shi*. It has 3x the protein of regular yogurt and is thicker and creamier. This breakfast has endless possibilities, you can use any type of fruit, nut, nut butter, and granola that you want.

Recipe: Serves 1

Scrape a container of Greek yogurt into a bowl. I love vanilla and plain. Add in a fruit, granola, dried fruit (if desired), nut and/or nut butter. I added in dried Goji berries, blackberries, buckwheat granola, vanilla granola, Maca powder, almonds, and almond butter.

Benefits:

Greek yogurt * All the same benefits as yogurt, like calcium, but with more protein and less sugar!

Blackberries * Have an even higher concentration of antioxidants than the famed blueberry.

Goji berries * One of the greatest fruits on the planet for your health. Sadly, in the US we can only easily get dried Goji berries. Goji berries  contain beta-carotene, B1 and 2, Vitamins C, and other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Almonds *A great source of monounsaturated fats! These are the fats that raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels!

Maca * Maca has been used by the Peruvians for thousands of years. It is claimed that Maca helps endocrine function which includes sexual function, metabolism, fertility, digestion, and brain function.

Buckwheat granola * Buckwheat has even more benefits than other whole grains. It has B vitamins for energy, more iron, extra fiber, more protein, and the flavonoid rutin!

Banana-Almond Butter Oats

This breakfast is pretty standard for me. Oats are so versatile, you can theme your breakfast any way you want. This creation is banana-almond oats! Coconut butter on top is also a favorite.

Recipe: Serves 1 lazy lady/man.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
  • optional: tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana, ripe
  • 1-2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • salt, cinnamon, Maca powder (optional) to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter

Directions – Microwave 1/2 cup oats with a bit under 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, and an optional sprinkle of chia seeds for 3 minutes.

When it is finished, in another bowl, microwave half a banana for about a minute until hot and melty.

Stir into your oats 1tsp vanilla, a dash of salt, a dash of cinnamon, 1 tsp of Maca powder, and 1-4 tablespoons of egg whites (depending on how much protein you want; they also make it creamy).  Then stir in your melty sweet banana and top with a heaping tablespoon of almond butter!

Benefits:

Oats * A slow digesting carbohydrate that will keep you full for longer and not spike your blood sugar because of its high fiber content! Also contains potassium, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.

Banana * A good source of fiber and potassium.

Almond butter *A great source of monounsaturated fats! These are the fats that raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels!

Maca * Maca has been used by the Peruvians for thousands of years. It is claimed that Maca helps endocrine function which includes sexual function, metabolism, fertility, digestion, and brain function.

Chia * Used by the ancient Aztecs, it was considered food of the Gods. They contain omega 3′s, B vitamins, calcium, niacin, and thiamin. The ratio of protein to carbs to fat is perfect!

This will make you a breakfast eater.

This is my 2nd favorite oat combo. I ran out of shredded coconut and slivered almonds for a pretty topping, so lets just pretend…

Easy, Classic Oatmeal

Recipe: Serves 1. Gluten Free.

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats or oat bran
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
  • 1 banana, ripe
  • dash salt
  • dash chia seeds
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp Maca (optional)
  • 1 large egg white or 2 tbsp egg whites
  • Toppings: coconut butter, almond butter, coconut shreds, sliced almonds, nuts, seeds, etc

Directions – Microwave half a cup of rolled oats (or oatbran!) with a little under half a cup of milk and half a cup of water for about 3 minutes. Be sure to use a tall bowl! In another bowl, microwave a frozen banana until its squishy, about a minute. Stir the banana, a dash of salt, a dash of chia seeds, a few drops of vanilla, a teaspoon of Maca, and a tablespoon or 2 of egg whites into the oats. Top with an overflowing tablespoon of almond butter and coconut butter. I put the almond butter into the spoon first and then pour the coconut butter on top. Top with a pinch of slivered almonds and shredded coconut!

Benefits:

Oats * A slow digesting carbohydrate that will keep you full for longer and not spike your blood sugar because of its high fiber content! Also contains potassium, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.

Almond butter *A great source of monounsaturated fats! These are the fats that raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels!

Maca * Maca has been used by the Peruvians for thousands of years. It is claimed that Maca helps endocrine function which includes sexual function, metabolism, fertility, digestion, and brain function.

Chia * Used by the ancient Aztecs, it was considered food of the Gods. They contain omega 3′s, B vitamins, calcium, niacin, and thiamin. The ratio of protein to carbs to fat is perfect!

Milk * Milk has calcium, vitamin D, and protein! Soy does as well.

Banana * Good source of potassium, fiber, and healthy sweetness.