Can we take a second to talk about breakfast?

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Breakfast is, in my mind, the most important meal of the day. It’s 95% of the reason that I get out of bed in the morning, and trust me, you don’t want to cross paths with a Jeanette who hasn’t had her breakfast.

I hear a lot of people talk about how they “never have time” for breakfast or “can’t think of anything to eat” or are “just not hungry in the morning.” I’m here to silence the breakfast haters once and for all with seven easy, delicious, and good for you recipes. Let’s get to it!

1. Easy Egg Scramble. Because I really don’t have the time or patience for omelettes, I’m happy to settle for their low-maintenance cousin, the scramble. My favorite additions to eggs include colby jack cheese, green bell peppers, turkey, and spinach.

2. Old Testament French Toast. I named this recipe simply because it uses Ezekiel Bread, which is so, so good for you! Pull two slices out of the freezer and de-thaw. In the meantime, whisk together one egg, a splash of milk, some vanilla extract and cinnamon. Dip warmed slices in egg mixture and fry on two minutes each side. Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

3. Green Machine Smoothie. Everyone does their smoothies differently, but here’s my secret: orange juice. It totally masks the flavor of anything health related. My ideal mix:

  • 1 1/2 cup greens (kale & spinach are my go to)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • any other fruits and veggies you might have on hand and want to get rid of

I’m telling you, the stuff’s magic! This is an easy way to feel like your life’s back on track and it’s perfect for a rushed morning.

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4. “The Elvis” Waffle. It’s the King’s classic in an easy breakfast combination. Take a whole wheat waffle (Kashi is my favorite) and top with peanut or almond butter, banana slices, cinnamon, and honey. The only thing missing from this is bacon, but live and let live, right?

5. Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal. My friend Hope introduced me to this instant oatmeal and I am OBSESSED. I’m not usually a fan of instant oatmeal but this stuff tastes JUST like a blueberry muffin and is full of good-for-you grains like whole oats and flaxseed. Pop in the microwave for a seriously good start to your day.

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6. I Can’t Believe They’re Actually Pancakes. This one’s a favorite that kept me going during my grain-free phases last year. Throw a banana and egg in a blender with a little vanilla extract and cinnamon. Blend and cook like you would normal pancakes. They’ll be a little lighter than normal pancakes, but they’re ah-maz-ing topped with peanut butter and a little maple syrup.

7. Almond Blueberry Oat Flour Breakfast Bake. For those of you that were asking on Facebook yesterday, this is the recipe that I tried out when I was meal prepping, and I absolutely love it! The protein powder added the right amount of sweetness and the fresh berries were an absolute dream. I made a few adjustments (I ditched the sugar and used applesauce instead of greek yogurt) and opted to make it a bread instead of muffins, but I’m sure the original recipe would be just as delicious!

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Alright, have I convinced you to fall in love with the glory that is breakfast? If not, there are about twenty dozen brunch places in Nashville that I’m sure could persuade you to change your mind…

Here’s to happy, healthy mornings!

Jeanette

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