Category Archives for Breakfasts

Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge is a fabulous, protein rich alternative to an oat based porridge. It's a gluten and grain-free breakfast that is super delicious and nutritious. It’s a great way to use up left over quinoa so next time you are planning a quinoa based meal, make sure you cook a bit extra for breakfast the next day.

Ingredients:
2 cups of cooked quinoa
Your choice of coconut milk / coconut water / rice milk / almond milk / full-fat milk - enough to just cover the quinoa
1-2 tablespoons of sweetener - maple syrup / rice malt syrup / raw honey

Optional extras:
add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
add 1 teaspoon of cardomom powder
add 4 tablespoons of mixed raw or gently roasted nuts and seeds.

Method:
In a pot, mix the quinoa, milk, sweetener and optional extras and heat until it is just hot (but not boiling).

Top with some additional nuts and seeds / chia seeds / coconut / cacao nibs and fresh fruit such as banana or berries.

Serves 4

HotXBun Breakfast Cake

If you are looking for an alternative breakfast to the usual cereals, smoothies and eggs, then this is going to be perfect for you. It has just enough sweetness to make your breakfast feel 'indulgent' without any of the additional guilt that goes with it.  Perfect for when you are entertaining!

Ingredients:

3 bananas
3 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon ginger, nutmeg & ground cloves
1 orange, juiced
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 cups rolled oats or quinoa flakes
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2 green apples, roughly diced
1 cup sultanas

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

Mash bananas and whisk eggs in a separate bowl.

Add bananas, eggs, oil and syrup to the dry ingredients and fold together.

Pour into a lined baking tin and bake for 45 min or until cooked through

Serves 12

(This is a JBT Recipe, check out the programs I offer here)

Naked Waffles

Sometimes it's nice on the weekend to spend a little extra time and create something special for breakfast. Here's a recipe for a healthy, delicious and nutritious waffle that your family will absolutely love! I know mine does!

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews
3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
3 tablespoons rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut oil or melted butter
pinch salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons coconut flour


Method:

Blend all ingredients together excluding the flour until really smooth, then add the flour and pulse to combine.

Preheat your waffle iron on the lowest setting.  Lightly grease with coconut oil if needed, then add 1/2 cup to the centre and close the lid.

If your mixture becomes stiff whilst cooking the waffles, add a little extra milk (the flour continues to absorb the liquid as its sitting there).

Cook for a few minutes on each side, careful not to burn it.

Serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and some fresh fruit.

Makes 4-8 depending on waffle size

(This is a JBT Recipe, check out the programs I offer here)

Chocco Smoothie

Everyone loves chocolate, and being able to 'indulge' in a chocolate smoothie for breakfast is sure to get anyone leaping out of bed. This smoothie only has a few ingredients but has the perfect balance. Not only does it taste great, but it will keep you feeling full for several hours.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Immune Booster Smoothie

It seems to be that with the change in weather there are many colds and viruses floating around. Keeping your immunity at it's optimum is going to be extremely important to ensure that you don't get struck down. Eating lots of real, fresh produce will ensure that you are going to get optimum nutrients and then supporting it with The Healthy Chef's Natural Immune Support, which is as easy as adding a teaspoon to your smoothie, will give you the extra boost your immunity requires.

Ingredients:

¼ cup walnuts
1 frozen banana, chopped
½ cup papaya, chopped
1 serve Healthy Chef Vanilla Pea Protein
1 teaspoon Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Middle Eastern Shakshuka

This dish is a trip down memory lane for me. The delicious aroma of the spices cooking off when preparing this dish definitely reminds me of the fabulous food I ate whilst visiting Israel a couple of years ago. It's a very quick and easy dish to prepare and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
½ red onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 red capsicum, seeded and diced
1 yellow capsicum, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Mingle ‘Sofia’ spicy seasoning or pinch chilli flakes
salt and pepper to taste
3 truss tomatoes, diced
½ cup tomato passata
4 eggs
Fresh coriander (optional for garnish)
Pinch sumac (optional for garnish)

Method:

Heat a pan (that has a lid) on the stove with olive oil on a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and capsicums and sauté for 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are soft and tender. Add the seasonings and mix to combine.

Add the tomatoes and stir for a couple of minutes until they are soft. Add the passata and mix so that all vegetables are well covered. Bring sauce to a simmer.

Crack the eggs one at a time on top of all the vegetables. Place the lid and allow to simmer for 5 minutes until the eggs have been cooked.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander and sumac. Serve with a side salad.

Serves 2

Honey Tahini Smoothie

This smoothie was inspired by seeing the bees on the beautiful flowers in this photo. Raw honey is packed with over 80 substances important to human nutrition. Most processed honey today has been filtered, heated and stripped of it's nutritional value, therefore raw honey is the best one to use. You will find this smoothie to be quite sweet in taste and creamy in texture thanks to the tahini. It has the perfect balance of protein, good fats and fibre.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons hulled tahini
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Fruit and Veg Chocolate Smoothie

Creating the perfect smoothie involves a good balance of sweet and savoury. Although most would find zucchini quite an unusual addition to a smoothie, it has quite a neutral flavour therefore balances out the sweetness of the fruit without being too overpowering (and of course it's a bonus that it's green). You might hesitate, but I would recommend giving this one a go!

Ingredients:

1 red apple, cored and chopped
½ zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons natural coconut yoghurt
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cup cashew milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Sticky Date Smoothie

Yum, yum, yum. What a perfect way to start of the end the day. This smoothie can very easily be a breakfast or a dessert. It is a quite a sweet tasting smoothie so if sweetness is not your thing you may want to reduce the number of dates you use. I guarantee you though, you will be licking the glass clean 🙂

Ingredients:

5 Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup hazelnuts
2 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon hazelnut butter
pinch nutmeg
pinch Himalayan sea salt
1 cup almond milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

Blended Goodness Smoothie

Zucchini is a staple in my lunches and dinners, but in a smoothie??? Who would have thought! The zucchini has a really subtle and neutral flavour and when blended with a combination of many other ingredients it adds a great creamy texture to your smoothie (as well as an alternative way to get those greens into you :)).

Ingredients:

¼ cup activated almonds
½ red apple, cored and chopped
½ frozen banana, chopped
½ zucchini, chopped
1 handful spinach
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 cup coconut water

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 sec until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.

Serves 1

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