Healthy breakfast in a hurry

Sometimes in the morning I don't have time to whip up a big breakfast, and this is my favourite go-to quick and easy healthy option when I'm in a hurry. Packed with pumpkin seeds (zinc for healthy hair and skin), Chia seeds (Omega 3 fats and tryptophan, good for mood and sleep) and many more.

This is so easy to make when you are in a hurry and want something simple and healthy. I just pop my favourite nuts, seeds and berries in a bowl with a splash of maple syrup and some normal or dairy-free yoghurt. Usually I use coconut yoghurt.  

In this bowl I have: 

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Goji berries
  • Chia seeds
  • Pecan nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Mulberries
  • Maple syrup

Banana buckwheat pancakes with fudge

Buckwheat pancakes are also known as Galettes de Sarrasin. They are the traditional style of savoury pancakes in Northern France. The bonus of using buckwheat flour is that it's gluten free. Buckwheat is no relation to wheat even though the name suggests so. It has a high protein content and contains iron, selenium and zinc. It is also being studied for its use in treating type 2 diabetes, cholesterol and gallstones.  The main ingredient in the fudge is dates. I love their natural toffee flavour and  love their high mineral and fibre content even more.

INGREDIENTS:  

Fudge

  • 2 cups of pitted dates (soaked for 2 -3 hours). Try and find medjool dates if possible. 
  • 2 tbsp almond butter (or organic peanut butter) 
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional) 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water (you could use the water you soaked the dates in) 

HOW TO: 

Place all ingredients in the blender and slowly add water until you reach desired consistency. You can add maple syrup, coconut oil and lemon juice as desired until you reach the taste you prefer. 

Pancakes

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (or other dairy free milk)
  • tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 medium ripe mashed banana
  • ½ tsp (gluten free) baking powder
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • dried coconut and maple syrup for serving

HOW TO: 

Mix all ingredients together until a smooth batter. Place pan on medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. If the pancakes are sticking too much to the pan just add a little more oil to the batter.

 

Quinoa porridge with berries and pomegranate seeds

I started the HonestlyHealthy 5 day cleanse today out of curiosity. I love their cookbook so I thought I'd give this a try. First up this morning was the superfood packed quinoa porridge (top quality plant protein) with macadamia nut milk and raspberries (rich source of vit C) , goji berries ( studies show these to be good for your eyesight) and pomegranate seeds (antioxidant & reduce risk of heart disease).