Breakfast person or not, we should all aim to eat a balanced first meal of the day. Not everyone is a fan of the traditional eggs, breakfast meat, and toast combo, nor does everyone have time for a full sit-down breakfast each morning. Today we are bringing you 3 healthy recipes that provide variety in flavor and ingredients, and offer a quick, balanced start to your day, no matter what time you’re eating “breakfast.”
Collagen Protein Oatmeal
1/2 c dry old fashioned oats
1 scoop Red Leaf Collagen Peptides
1 scoop protein powder of choice (we love Momentous!)
Water to cover oats by 1/2″ to 1″
45 grams fresh or frozen blueberries, or fruit of choice
25 grams raw, unsalted walnuts and/or 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Cinnamon to taste
Mix dry oats, collagen, and protein powder in a medium-sized bowl with a fork until fully combined. Cover with water to your preferred consistency. If you prefer runnier oats, include more water.
Put oats in the microwave for 1:30, removing halfway through to stir thoroughly. Use a towel or oven mitt to safely remove bowl from the microwave when finished and stir in peanut butter.
Top with fruit, nuts, and cinnamon to taste and enjoy!
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes | Calories: 397 cal | Macros: P: 38 grams C: 37 grams F: 12 grams
**Calories and macros include blueberries, peanut butter, and no nuts
Meal Prep Tip:Protein oatmeal is one of the easiest things to prepare for the week ahead. Rather than using the microwave, add ingredients to a sealed jar or container and replace water with almond milk or yogurt. Mix together and store in the fridge. If preparing in advance, make 3-4 servings at a time and then prepare another batch mid-week to keep your meal fresh!
Keto Protein Smoothie
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cups spinach
1 scoop protein powder
1 scoop Red Leaf Collagen Peptides
1/2 avocado (trust us, this makes it great!)
8 oz almond milk or milk of choice
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Add ingredients to a blender and blend to your preferred consistency.
Total Prep time: 5 minutes | Total Calories: 461 cals | Macros: P: 43 grams C: 44 grams F: 14 grams
Meal Prep Tip: Avocados may seem a strange ingredient in a morning smoothie, but they make for a super thick consistency! Plus, avocados are very high in fiber, which is important for healthy digestion. Make 2-3 servings at the start of the week, and store in air tight jars for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast or snack, and then replenish your supply mid-week.
1 thick slice sourdough bread (65 grams)
50 grams avocado (1/2 medium-sized avocado)
2 hardboiled eggs
Lime juice and cilantro to taste
Top with salt, pepper, and chili flakes
Slice 1 piece of sourdough bread into 2 smaller slices and toast to your preferred doneness.
Smash 1/2 an avocado onto toast and dress lightly with lime juice and cilantro.
Peel two hardboiled eggs and slice into 2-3 pieces each. Place slices on avocado toast and top with salt, pepper, and chili flakes for a little spice.
Total Prep Time: 8 minutes | Calories: 407 cals | Macros: P: 21 grams C: 40 grams F: 17 grams
Meal Prep Tip: Hardboiled eggs are a great snack to have on hand for a those trying to eat healthy despite a busy schedule. Over the weekend, make 1 dozen hardboiled eggs and store in an air tight container (shells on for freshness) to use at breakfast, in salads, and as on-the-go snacks. Check out our tips for perfect hardboiled eggs below!
Perfect Hardboiled Eggs
Place eggs in a single layer in a medium to large-sized sauce pan. Cover eggs with 1 – 2 inches of water, and place on high heat. Cover pan with lid and bring water to a boil.
Turn off heat once water reaches its boiling point, and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for 10 – 12 minutes. For a softer boiled yolk, leave eggs in pan for 6-8 minutes.
When you’ve reached your time, carefully remove the eggs from the burner and place gently in an ice bath to stop any further cooking. Let eggs sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes and then remove and lightly dry with a paper towel. Lightly tap the egg on a hard surface to superficially crack the shell to allow for easy peeling later in the week, and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Egg Peeling Pro Tip: Lightly tap egg on a hard surface on the top, bottom, and both sides to evenly crack the shell. Run egg shell under a gentle stream of cool water and use a spoon to peel off egg shell. This technique helps avoid uncomfortable nail injuries from peeling with fingers and protects the boiled egg from damage!
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