One of the easiest things you can do to maintain good health is to start your day off right with a nutrient-rich, healing foods breakfast. Breakfast means to break the fast. At night while you sleep your body fasts, repairs, and rebuilds itself. In the morning, your body needs to replenish and recharge with nutrients that provide nourishment and energy.
On busy mornings, the last thing you want to do is make a time-consuming, complicated breakfast. My five easy, healing foods breakfasts will help you start your day off right. All of these breakfasts contain a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and micronutrients that will keep you satisfied for hours.
1. Green smoothies
Green smoothies are one of my go-to quick and healthy breakfasts that I drink on almost a daily basis. Green smoothies are a blend of leafy greens, fruit, liquid, fat, fiber, and protein that can be whipped up in minutes in a blender. If you have a busy and demanding day planned, a healthy smoothie is one of the best ways to stay focused and alert in the morning. Since green smoothies are easy to digest, they provide extra energy that you can use to accomplish other tasks. Green smoothies are portable and can be consumed in the car on your way to work. Check out my post for ideas on making your perfect blend.
Fruit, nut, and seed bowls are a fantastic quick and healthy breakfast that comes together in minutes. I use different combinations of nut or seed butters and blend them with fresh fruits until chunky. Once the butter and fruit is combined, you can top with additional dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, or granola for a breakfast that is nutrient-rich, energizing, and delicious.
Here’s one of my favorite fruit, nut, and seed bowl recipes:
Pastured eggs are great for making quick and healthy breakfasts. Eggs are a budget-friendly and versatile food that can be use in a variety of different recipes. I like combining eggs with different vegetables for a nutrient-dense breakfast that keeps you satisfied for hours. Some of the ways that you can enjoy eggs is by scrambling, poaching, boiling, frying, and baking.
Pastured eggs are the most nutritious source for eggs because the chickens are allowed to roam freely and eat a natural diet of forage and insects. This diet produces eggs that are a great source of essential nutrients including protein, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, choline, B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin D. I will post one of my favorite egg recipes at the end of this list of my favorite quick and easy healing foods breakfasts.
Yogurt is one of the easiest quick breakfasts you can enjoy. It’s so delicious especially when paired with fruit, nuts, seeds, or homemade granola. You can make your own homemade yogurt with a variety of different nut, seed, or animal milks depending on your dietary needs. My favorite yogurt is organic Greek yogurt and coconut yogurt. Organic Greek yogurt has a wonderful, creamy texture and tangy flavor that blends well with a variety of different foods.
Greek yogurt is regular yogurt that has the whey (liquid) strained off. This straining process gives the yogurt more body, less lactose, lower carbohydrates, and higher protein content than regular yogurt. If you can’t or don’t eat dairy you can make homemade yogurt with nut and seed milks and use them in most recipes that contain animal milk-based yogurt.
Chia seed puddings are one of my favorite healthy recipes that I enjoy for a quick breakfast or for dessert. Chia seeds make incredible puddings that stay fresh for many days in the refrigerator. Chia seeds are a member of the mint family and were consumed by the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan people for strength.
Chia is a potent source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), calcium, iron, and fiber. Chia seeds have the unique ability to absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid which makes them hydrating to your body. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds have 4 grams of protein, 205 grams of calcium, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 8 grams of fiber.
Here’s one of my favorite chia seed pudding recipes:
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Here’s the egg recipe I promised earlier in the post. I like making eggs with different leafy greens and vegetables for a delicious hot breakfast that I can whip up in minutes.
4 large pastured eggs
1 tablespoon filtered water or organic milk
Unrefined sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon pastured butter
2 cups baby spinach—washed and patted dry
¼ cup diced white onion
1. Crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk with water or milk, sea salt, and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add baby spinach and onions and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
3. Cook spinach and onions on medium heat until soft and tender, around 3-4 minutes. Drain off any liquid and pour scrambled egg on top of vegetables.
4. Scramble eggs using a heat-resistant spoon or spatula, lifting and folding eggs until they form a mound of creamy and shiny eggs. This should take around 2-3 minutes. Remove eggs and serve immediately.