Tag Archives: Breakfast

Pumpkin-Apple Oat Muffins


I woke up today thinking “I want to make a bunch of pumpkin flavored recipes…” so I went out to Whole Foods, bought some organic pumpkin puree and got to work. These were the first of my pumpkin experiments and they turned out really fluffy, moist & delicious– despite the fact that they’re gluten-free and vegan (sometimes gluten-free baking turns out like a brick). I added apples to the muffins to add an extra sweetness- they’re at the peak of their season right now and absolutely delicious so head to your local farmer’s market, co-op or grocery store and stock up.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash


Here are a few yummy vegetables that you can find at your local farmer’s market this fall: sweet potatoes, bell peppers and onions! This morning I made a delicious baked breakfast hash using these three ingredients along with a few spices and condiments.

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Vega Berry Protein Smoothie


I’ve been drinking more protein smoothies in the morning and thus trying various brands of soy-free plant-based protein powders. So far I have tried Plant Fusion’s Vanilla Bean (good but a little too chalky/stevia-flavored), MediClear Plus (once recommended by my naturopath- super healthy but absolutely no flavor and hard to drink at first but I got used to it), Vega One French Vanilla (similar flavor to Plant Fusion’s but with more vitamins and minerals- I liked it) and now Vega’s protein smoothie in Bodacious Berry– which may be my personal favorite so far.

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Toasted Coconut Muesli Cereal


This breakfast muesli is healthy, delicious & easy to make. The best part of all is that it’s a cheap breakfast- just visit the bulk bin section of your local grocery store for organic oats, nuts and coconut flakes and use pantry-staples like maple syrup, brown sugar and coconut oil to seal the deal. Pair with your favorite non-dairy yogurt or milk and some fruit for a perfect meal. Pictured in this recipe is vanilla coconut milk yogurt with fresh chopped cherries, but I won’t lie my absolute favorite way to eat this cereal is with sliced banana and vanilla rice milk. No matter how you serve it- it’s delicious 🙂

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Caramelized Strawberry-Coconut Oatmeal


Who wants dessert for breakfast? This oatmeal tastes just like dessert- with healthy wholesome ingredients like strawberries, pistachios, chia seeds and oats and some added sweetness with the coconut flakes, coconut milk & coconut nectar.

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Green Cooler Smoothie

Quick story: I have been working so much at the office (day, night, all weekends) that I haven’t cooked one meal for myself in two weeks straight. Instead of my normal healthy meals, I was drinking large almond and soy milk lattes like it was my job and eating meals packed with preservatives, soy, wheat and not enough fruits and veggies. The result?

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Vanilla Chia-Nut Granola Cereal

The other day I thought to myself “gluten-free cereals are so expensive!” That and “why are there so many ingredients in this stuff?” I hate not knowing if my food has GMO’s and extra additives because the ingredient list reads like a mini novel. So I made my own cereal this morning and it is really, really good. This granola cereal reminds me of those “vanilla nut cluster crunch” type cereals I used to love when I was little, only this one has less than 10 ingredients, it’s healthier and it has a nice dose of protein and fiber 🙂

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Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes (GF / SF)

We were craving pancakes on this lovely Sunday morning, so I whipped up a recipe on a whim that turned out really yummy. I asked my boyfriend for a “review” and he said they were “light but still sweet with some texture. They were scrumptious“. Yep- he said scrumptious. The maple syrup topped them off perfectly.

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