Breakfasts

Blueberry Banana Bread

This banana bread is sweetened ONLY by the blueberries and bananas, and it has the most divine texture! It’s completely gluten, grain, dairy and added sugar free but not flavor-free at all! It’s been a huge hit with everyone I’ve let taste test. I like using the Patience fruit organic dried blueberries since the dried blueberries help the bread stay together better than fresh blueberries and they’re organic and sweetened only with apple juice. You could add other “mix ins” to the recipe too if you like (nuts, chocolate, seeds, you name it!)

Orange Cranberry Bread

The orange juice in this bread adds a touch of sweetness, and makes it so moist, plus the citrus and cranberry together give off all the winter vibes! There is no other sugar sweetening the bread so it’s great for long, sustained energy. Plus the almond and coconut flour add healthy fats and fiber! I love this bread for a breakfast or a snack, either plain or with yogurt and or nut butter on top.

Banana Flax Waffles

I am obsessed with waffles. There, I said it, I LOVE WAFFLES! This is one of my favorite recipes to make a big batch of on Saturday and Sunday and enjoy for brunch, then have extras to pop in the toaster oven for a super easy breakfast during the week. These also freeze well (wrap them tightly in ceran wrap) and can be popped in the toaster oven right from the freezer too. I like to let the banana do the sweetening, but if you want a sweeter waffle you could add a bit of maple syrup or honey to the batter or just drizzle it on top.

Granola Stuffed Banana Bread Cookies

Honestly, the overly long name of this recipe really says it all. These cookies combine all the best things - banana bread, granola, and cookies. I mean what more could you ask for? Bonus is that they are only sweetened by the banana, and have healthy fats, fiber and protein to keep you full. So these are a great sweet treat or energizing snack! Whenever I have ripe bananas I like to make a batch for snacking on the go.

Beet Cranberry Scones

This recipe will also get you in the holiday spirit but you can totally replace the cranberries for something else and make this any time of year! I love adding the SuperBeets beet collagen to these because beets have so many health benefits including helping to support a healthy cardiovascular system. And collagen is essential for helping to support things like healthy skin. The texture of these is more “cakey” thank a traditional scone (less crumbly) but they’re a delicious breakfast or tea time snack regardless! Here is a link to get your own SuperBeets beet collagen so you can make your own! These are paleo-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free and refined-sugar free.

Beet Cranberry Scones

Cinnamon Cassava Muffins

If you've been following me for any amount of time you will know that muffins are one of my favorite food groups ;) They are portable, easy to meal prep and if you use the right ingredients, they can be full of energy boosting nutrients. These cinnamon cassava muffins are all of the above, plus they are super delicious! Cassava flour is a grain-free flour, which means it is less refined so it has a slower release of energy (instead of quick energy spike followed by an energy crash), it also does not have any "anti-nutrients" found in many grains and is paleo and gluten-free! Here is a link to buy my favorite brand (Otto's cassava flour) on Amazon and here is a link to buy on their website.

Cinnamon Cassava Muffins

Pumpkin Cloud Paleo Muffins

I call these muffins "cloud' muffins because they are so FLUFFY! They are completely paleo and don't have any sugar added! I love these for a grab and go breakfast or snack. I recommend storing in an air-tight container in the fridge (or else the pumpkin and apple sauce will go bad) or these freeze really well!

Pumpkin Cloud Paleo Muffins

You can buy your own collagen on Amazon here.

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Cauliflower "No'Oats"

This grain-free recipe is fluffy like oats but is a great alternative for anyone trying to avoid oats and grains (paleo, Whole 30, etc.) it's also a great way to fill up on vegetables! I love having these as breakfast or a snack and pairing with some nut butter, fruit, or a roasted root vegetable like delicata squash or sweet potato. The recipe is very simple but takes a little while to make. I like to do it while I'm meal prepping other items so I can multi-task as the liquid is absorbing.

Cauliflower N'Oats

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Banana Paleo Pro-nuts

These baked donuts are super healthy and full of gut-healing nutrients and protein that will keep you full. There is absolutely NO added sugar, they're just sweetened by the bananas. PLUS they're paleo-friendly, gluten/dairy/grain/soy and nut free! I love adding berries or chocolate chips into the batter OR eating them plain! Here is a link to the cassava flour I use (Otto's brand).

Shortbread Cookie Protein Bars

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These are the perfect portable and clean snack to replace store-bought protein bars which can be full of sugar, chemicals and other processed junk. These contain only a few simple, wholesome ingredients and are great for on the go or satisfying that sweet tooth!

Fluffiest Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potatoes (when cooked right) are a great source of resistant starch. Resistant starch acts as a fiber and resists digestion in the small intestine which means it's less calories per gram than regular carbohydrates, it feeds your gut microflora (the good bacteria) and increases fiber intake! Also these waffles are SO yummy, full of real foods, and packed with protein without protein powder PLUS they sneak some zucchini in for extra veggie power not to mention they're 100% grain-free! You can order your own cassava flour here.

Root Veggie Smoothie

I love finding creative ways to include vegetables in my smoothies (or smoothie bowls). Root veggies are some of my FAVORITE to include post-workout, since they get you those good, slow-release carbs to help your muscles recover and rebuild, they're super delicious, and most importantly CREAMY! See below guidelines, but feel free to make it your own.

Banana Zucchini (Paleo & Grain-free) Waffles

As most of you know I don't encourage restriction for the sake of it, nor do I encourage diet labels. These waffles aren't healthy because they don't contain grains OR because they are paleo, they're healthy because they're packed with nutrients & real foods & are minimally processed. And they're delicious for all those same reasons, plus they're SUPER fluffy and pack in half a serving of veggies without really noticing - hooray! If you don't have a waffle maker I highly recommend you get one to make these. You can order your own cassava flour here.

Simple Chia Pudding

If you like the thick texture of rice pudding - but want something a WEE BIT healthier then this recipe is for you! It's thick and creamy and so easy to make. It's loaded with protein and healthy fatty acids (omega 3s) and is low carb! Perfect snack or breakfast or as a "parfait". Plus SO easy to make! (Added bonus - it's vegan/paleo/whole30 and gluten/dairy-free)

Hemp Heart "Proat" Muffins

Hemp hearts are the center and most nutrient-dense part of the hemp seed.  These muffins pack an extra punch of protein from the hemp seeds sprinkled on top, the greek yogurt inside and the eggs.  They are a perfect, filling AND portable breakfast or snack that won't leave you wanting more. You can customize them with "mix-ins" of your choice as well but I prefer mine plain with some Siggi's yogurt or almond butter on top.

Turmeric Ginger Recovery Zoats

The superfood combination of turmeric and ginger in these oats work their superpowers on your body to help you recover from those tough workouts! The zucchini just adds some extra nutrients & a fluff factor & you really don't taste it so it's a great way to sneak in veggies (which ALSO help your body recover from workouts!) So try these turmeric ginger recovery zoats... it's easy to mix up a bunch of batches for #mealprep and eat them all week :)

Clean Lean Chocolate Pancakes

These pancakes just require one bowl to make, so they are easy enough for busy weekday mornings. However, they are decadent enough to feel like you are indulging in a scrumptious weekend brunch. They're clean and lean just like the name and full of magnesium from the cacao (so they help regulate metabolism, blood sugar and keep your bones strong!)

Muesli Muscle Muffins

I call these muesli muffins "muscle" because they have tons of fuel to build strong muscles, and a lean body PLUS they are a perfect low fat, good carb, high protein post-workout snack! Hence the muscles :) The muesli adds a nice crunch since it is scattered with interesting grains like amaranth, cashews and a few dried fruits.  However, these can just as easily be made with plain oats and will be delicious.  The apple sauce in these does double duty as sweetener and replaces the oil so these are UBER healthy... plus there is zucchini hiding inside for an extra veggie boost because we always need one, right? Enjoy!

Classically Clean Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are a classic breakfast staple. However, these ones are clean as can be, so go ahead and eat a whole stack!

Classically Clean Banana Pancakes

Pr"OAT"ein Banana Bread

Depending on how small you cut up this recipe, it makes a perfect home made protein bar OR a hearty & filling but low carb/high protein/high fiber breakfast.  Gives you that same satisfaction of banana bread but will fill you up and fuel you up.