Clean BREAKFAST Recipes

The breakfast of champions…

Motion Potion Smoothie recipe

Ate a little too much junk over the Easter weekend and feeling it in your gut now?  Here’s a smoothie that will get things moving in the backdoor department… I like to call it “motion potion.”

smoothie ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 green apple
1 banana
1 peach
1 plum
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/8 cup of chia seeds
1 cup of prune juice (or sub in water if you don’t have any)

What to do:

Cut up all the fruits in large chunks and place in blender, or in a pitcher if you’re using a hand-held stick blender.  Blend till smooth (the apples took the longest to blend… should have cut them up smaller before blending).  Makes about 3 big glasses full.

I used my Bamix mixer, which is definitely the BEST blender I’ve ever used… seriously, I use it SO often, and the best thing about it (apart from it not smelling like burnt rubber like a lot of my previous blenders), is that it’s super fast and easy to clean… basically just rinse under the tap and put back into its holder on the counter.  Waaaay better than taking apart a million pieces, washing and drying them all, and then trying to figure out how to put them back together again.  (And no, Bamix is not paying me to write this 🙂 ).

bamix smoothie

Half-way through the blending… the Bamix goes super fast.

Peachy Protein Smoothie recipe

Weekends at our house means it’s time to bust out the Bamix and blend up some fruity goodness.  Last weekend it was the raspberry protein smoothie, but this time I went a bit more orchardy and created this peachy protein smoothie:

 

peachy protein smoothie

yes, I’m aware that the smoothie matches my counter…

 

At the last minute I decided to throw in some chia seeds (especially after researching all their health benefits), which made the smoothie a wee bit thicker than I thought it would be… but still totally delish.

 

Here’s the recipe:

1 peach

1 nectarine

1 banana

2 scoops BioTrust protein powder, vanilla cream flavour (low-carb, all-natural, and hormone-free… so good)

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons chia seeds

 

What to do:

Blend it all up in a blender, or use a handheld mixer.  Keep all the ingredients out in case you feel like making any last-minute adjustments (too runny?  Add more fruit.  Too thick?  Add some more almond milk.)

The beauty of the humble smoothie is that you can prepare most of it the night before:

 

peach smoothie ingredients

ready to hang out in the fridge overnight

 

… and the next morning when you’re done your workout (or sleep-in), just add the frozen ingredients (if any), and blend away.  Magic.

 

 

Raspberry Protein Smoothie recipe

Hungry for the Raspberry Smoothie recipe I just posted on Instragram?  It’s perfect for after a workout, or just to jump-start your day ultra-healthily. Here it is:

raspberry-protein-smoothie

-1 banana

-4 handfuls of frozen raspberries (I’m pretty sure fresh would be amazing too… just add some ice to make it cold)

-1.5 cups almond milk

-2 scoops BioTrust low-carb protein powder (vanilla cream flavor)

-1/4 cup dry oats

-2 big spoonfuls Greek yogurt

Mix it all up either in a blender, or like I did, with a hand-held Bamix mixer.  Makes 2-3 servings.

* the above quantities are approximate.  Keep all the ingredients out, and if it’s too thick, add more almond milk or water.  If it’s too runny, add more oats.  If it needs a tad more pizzazz, throw in another handful of raspberries.

 

Once you’ve made it, let me know how you liked it.  Any suggestions for next time?

 

 

Clean Eating Breakfast Recipe – Morning Protein Shake

protein shake

About to drain it

If you’re getting a little tired of the healthy breakfast oatmeal routine, another good option is this morning protein shake.

I know I look a little hesitant in the picture, but really, it was just the excitement of having a GREEN drink in the morning.  You def can’t taste the spinach though, I promise.

 

Here’s the recipe:

-1/2 banana
-1 cup almond milk (add a little more at the end if it’s too thick)
-1 tsp almond butter
-1 tsp cocoa nibs
-protein powder (1 large scoop or 2 small scoops)
-3 lumps of frozen spinach (about 1/3 cup total)
-3 small handfuls of frozen raspberries

Chuck it all in the blender and blend on high for 1 minute, then have a look… if it’s too thick, add a little more almond milk.  If it’s too runny, either deal with it or add another 1/2 a banana.

For a bit more of a live demo and explanation, I’ve filmed this little video for you… enjoy:

 

 

Do you have a variation on this recipe that you think is the best ever?  Share it with us by posting it in the comments below.

 

 


Clean Eating Breakfast Ideas

Clean eating oatmeal breakfast

Oatmeal can be great… if you do it right

So you’ve heard that eating oatmeal is a great clean eating choice for breakfast.

Well, you’re right… sort of.

What I mean by that is that you’ve got to be careful.  If you’re reaching for one of those instant oatmeal packs- the kind with apple cinnamon or maple flavoring, you could be doing yourself more of a disservice than anything.

The reason is that those packs are way too high in sugar, which causes your body to produce extra insulin, which in turn stores fat.

So what’s the simple solution?  Make the oatmeal from scratch.

Too time-consuming, you say?  Well, it’s really not.  Here’s the recipe:

-1/4 cup of instant oats, add 1/2 cup of water, microwave for 2 minutes

-mix 1/2 cup frozen raspberries through

-add 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt on top and sprinkle with flax seeds (or not… your choice)

 

This will pretty much keep you full until lunch… mission accomplished.

Here’s a video explaining the process and benefits a bit more:

 

 

Make good choices 🙂