Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for many reasons. It jumpstarts your metabolism and helps you burn calories throughout the day, gives you the energy you need to get a move-on, and helps you stay focused at work or school.
Ideally, we should try and incorporate as many vitamins and nutrients from healthful foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into our morning diet as possible. Here are some super simple recipes to help you start the day off on the right foot.
1. Toast Reinvented
Why not introduce some veggies to your morning toast? Whip up a savory version by using whole grain bread, smashed avocado, sliced tomato, and a drizzle of olive oil, herbs and salt and pepper. Avocado is a great brain food to start your day — with healthy monounsaturated fat and plenty of fiber.
2. The Classic
The all-in-one smoothie is still the perfect go-to to kick off your busy day. You can throw virtually any fruit or veggie together to create a healthful, delicious blend. If you open your fridge and realize that you’re out of berries, an easy and nutrient-dense substitute is Organic Berry Power™ that contains an organic blend of 20 of the most nutrient-dense fruits & berries from around the world.
3. Easy Peasy Pancakes
Craving pancakes but don’t want all the processed carbs? Upgrade your pancake from a sugary sweet to a healthful treat. To your blender, add 2 ripe bananas, 2 organic eggs, ½ cup rolled oats, ½ tsp baking powder, pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Pour directly from blender right onto a hot oiled skillet. Want to add even more nutrients into the mix and look like you’ve slaved away in the kitchen? Add a heaping spoonful of one of our Pure Synergy® Superfood Powders to get a colorful, nutrition boost that is so pretty, you’ll want to post your breakfast to social media!
4. Two Words: Overnight Oats
There’s a reason this breakfast idea is all the rage: it’s quick, it’s hearty, it’s packed with fiber and you can mix and match to please your taste buds. Whisk it up in the PM and grab n’ go in the AM.
This healthy take on carrot cake features Organic Carrot Juice Powder. No need to bother with your peeler and grater. This juiced and freeze-dried powder packs in all the antioxidant power of a fresh organic carrot. Plus, it’s naturally sweet!
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
1/3 cup organic Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax meal
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 tsp Organic Carrot Juice Powder
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.