healthy breakfast

Breakfast Burrito Toast

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Eggs aren’t the only thing that can take a burrito from dinner to breakfast. Take some of your favourite burrito fillings and pile them on top of toast, and BAM, breakfast burrito toast!

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Pesto Hash with Smoked Salmon

Kicking It Whole School - Pesto Hash with Smoked Salmon#ThemeSongThursday

Last week I made this delicious Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from our book of the month, Joyous Health, by Joy McCarthy. It is so good that I have been slathering it on everything, with one of those things being this potato hash dish that I made for breakfast!

Kicking It Whole School - Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from Joyous Health

Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from Joyous Health

I love making potato hash dishes, but I often have them for dinner because I don’t usually leave myself enough time in the morning to both cook and eat at home before leaving for work. Normally I only give myself enough time to make a quick smoothie that I can bring with me and drink on my way. However, yesterday morning I knew I had some left over boiled potatoes, and I had a little bit of extra time, so I decided to cook myself a warm breakfast! Taking some time to sit and eat my breakfast instead of rushing out of the door with it was such a relaxing start to my day! I am now rethinking my usual strategy of sleeping in as long as possible and getting ready in the shortest amount of time – trading it in for waking up a bit earlier, and feeling like I have all the time in the world… *cue theme song*

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Blueberry & Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

I like to make this parfait either for breakfast or as a quick snack. It’s so simple to put together and the different flavours and textures (sweet from the vanilla yogurt and blueberries, crunchy and salty from the granola) means it fulfills a lot of cravings all at the same time, while also being pretty healthy.

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Kimchi and Mango Salsa Avocado Toast

Kimchi and Mango Salsa Avocado toast

Avocado toast makes a great breakfast or snack. The basics of avo toast are of course avocado and toast, but the combinations of topping that you can add are endless! We will be posting many different avo toast recipes – this one mixes sweet with some heat…

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Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint chocolate smoothieThis smoothie actually tastes like a real milkshake, except every single ingredient in it is good for you! The stars of this smoothie are:

  1. Cacao Powder – full of antioxidants (up to 4 times the quantity found in green tea) and a great source of magnesium, fibre and zinc
  2. Vega Choc-a-lot Protein Powder – this plant based protein powder is vegan, gluten-free and has no added sugar. A single scoop has 15g of complete protein, and 2 servings of veggies
  3. Organic Wheat Grass – one of the best sources of living chlorophyll; check out all of the benefits of wheat grass here. You can grow your own wheat grass and juice it, or you can buy it in powdered form. Right now I am using Amazing Grass, Organic Wheat Grass powder.
  4. Mint – good for soothing the digestive tract

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Easy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

banana peanut butter smoothieThis combination is one of my favourites, it’s basically a dessert smoothie, because it’s savoury and sweet, while also being pretty healthy. I drink it in the morning or as a snack and it’s great way to start the day for vegans/vegetarians because you’re getting a bunch of protein from the peanuts and hemp seed — Hemp seed protein is easy to digest, contains all known amino acids as well as a bunch of other goodies for you like magnesium, iron etc. (click here for more nutritional facts) so I love adding it to my smoothies for an extra kick of goodness.

Again, like most of my smoothie recipes, this is for one serving (a full mason jar), but feel free to modify to make more 🙂

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