Breakfast Should Never Be Boring
Feb 01, 2018 03:29PM ● Published by Kayla Butts
On busy mornings, rushing out the door, breakfast is often the last thing we think of, but the first thing we need to start our day. A good breakfast supercharges your metabolism and gets your mind right for a busy, productive day. With these convenient and delicious breakfast bowls, you will never need to skip breakfast again!
Breakfast bowls are easy, customizable, and portable. You can make a bowl in just minutes, or even prepare your bowl the night before for an instant breakfast in the morning. These bowls are so good, you may even want one for lunch or an afternoon snack! Use simple, fresh, healthy ingredients for your bowls. You can even incorporate leftovers from the fridge into these versatile recipes, including overripe fruit and veggies. Let your tastes guide your preparation to keep your bowls interesting and well-suited to your morning mood—sometimes sweet and sometimes spicy.
This smoothie bowl recipe is more formula than recipe. Customize this dish by substituting your favorite fruits and vegetables for those listed. Use seasonal ingredients, like fresh berries or peaches in the summer, and apples and pears in the fall. Winter smoothies are a celebration off all things citrus. Add natural sources of protein, such as milk, plant-based milks, or plain yogurt. Top your bowl with seeds, nuts, and unsweetened coconut to balance the sugars in the fruit. Ancient grains will take your breakfast bowl to a whole new level. Add dried fruit, nuts, and honey to sweeten the bowl. Quinoa, millet, amaranth, farro, Kamut, teff, and other ancient grains offer flavor and texture that processed grains can’t match. Their flavor is nutty, rich, and complex. These hearty carbs also tend to have higher levels of fiber, protein, and minerals. But the true test is in the taste—you will never look at your oatmeal the same way again!
This savory bowl might just be the most exciting part of your morning! This recipe calls for leftover couscous, sautéed beet greens, sliced watermelon radishes, and a soft-boiled egg. If you like the idea of breakfast tacos, you will love the spicy goodness of this savory bowl, and it is much better for your waistline. You might hesitate when you see greens, sriracha, and radishes for breakfast, but this bowl may become your new standard for the perfect breakfast! Breakfast bowls have been trending as a convenient and healthy way to enjoy the first meal of the day, although these bowls are great any time of the day. With so many great options and endless combinations, you will have a great start every morning!
1 cup liquid (milk, plant-based milk substitute, plain Greek yogurt, coconut water, water, or ice) 1 tbsp healthy fat (nut butter, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, flaxseed oil, flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds)
Optional: 1 cup vegetables (sweet potatoes, greens, beets, squash, jicama, or celery)
Toppings: 1 tbsp of your choice (fresh fruit, dried fruit, granola, seeds, nuts, coconut, raw cocoa nibs, bee pollen)
3 cups water
Pinch of salt
Toppings: local honey, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds
3/4 cup quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, farro, millet, tef, or wheat berries
½ tsp salt
2 eggs, soft-boiled, or 3 ounces leftover grilled or roasted chicken, beef, pork or lamb
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup greens, rinsed (spinach, kale, arugula, bok choy, swiss chard, turnip greens, beet greens)
1 fresh vegetable, thinly sliced (radish, carrot, beets, avocado, turnips,
Optional: 1 tsp hot sauce (red chili sauce, salsa, cayenne pepper sauce)
A very special thanks to Moonstone'd Pottery for the beautiful pieces in the photos. Visit @moonstonedpottery on Instagram to see more of her work.