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Easy and Healthy Breakfast: ‘Green’ Gluten Free Overnight Oats

I love overnight oats for breakfast!! They are easy, healthy & the flavor combinations are basically endless. As you can probably tell from the name, you make them the night before & in the morning you just grab and go! It’s a perfect way to get a healthy breakfast without much time.

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Overnight oats are an ideal breakfast, depending on how you make them, because they cover all the macros: protien, carbs & fat. Oats are a great slow digesting carb, so they won’t spike your blood sugar & they can power you thru a workout or a long morning at work. I add protein powder to give the breakfast a boost and stay full longer. With the nut milk you get some good healthy fats and of course you can also add a drizzle of nut butter.

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In this recipe I added some greens powder from Natural Citizen to give these overnight oats a superfood boost. You can’t ever have any greens in your day!!

Green Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oatmeal
  • 1 scoop Quest protien powder
  • 1 scoop Natural Citizen Organic Greens (use SWEETBLONDE for $10 off)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened nut milk (my fav is Silk Almond or Cashew milk)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries – fresh or frozen

Directions

  • Add all dry ingredients in a portable container. My favorite is a mason jar, easy to carry & cute!
  • Mix dry ingredients together till mixed well
  • Add almond milk & mix well
  • Top with fresh or frozen blueberries.
  • Close container and store in fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy next morning!!!

Green overnight oats

Looking for more recipe inspiration? Try this: Cinnamon Apple Crisp Overnight Oats. 

How to Make My Favorite Breakfast: Protein Pancakes

Y’all know that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I look forward to it the night before; I love breakfast food! Pancakes are one of my all time favorite things to eat for breakfast, or any time of day, especially protein pancakes. You will find that these protein pancakes are easy to whip up on a morning when you have more time and are great to make ahead of time for the week – meal prep style. IMG_4929

When I found Natural Citizen products on Twitter, I instantly wanted to try them. They are a company that believes in quality ingredients and giving back – two things that I’m all about too. They were kind enough to let me try their Organic Digest ‘smoothie booster’. While it’s called a smoothie booster, you can use it to boost baked goods too like I did here. I have also tried it in smoothies and it makes them super smooth & delicious. IMG_4926

As you may be able to tell from the name, this ‘booster’ helps support digestion and keeps things ‘regular’. I love that it tastes good and that it does its job in a gentle way – if you get my drift πŸ˜‰ Be sure to check their products out! I highly recommend PLUS you can save $10 on your order with code SWEETBLONDE πŸ˜€ You can buy with confidence as they guarantee their products, so if you don’t love it, they will give you your money back. IMG_4924

You can jazz these pancakes up however you want. I love to throw frozen blueberries into the batter or top with some fruit. They are packed with protein and make a great breakfast. My favorite time to eat this is post long run with a cup of coffee! IMG_4927

One more thing – you can use any kind of protein powder in the recipe. I have tried several different ones and my favorite is Quest Protein as it bakes really well. If you are looking for a plant based protein powder, use the Natural Citizen proteinIMG_4933

Organic Digest Protein Pancakes
delicious, protein packed pancakes!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 scoop protein powder
  2. 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  3. 2T flax seed meal (ground flax seed)
  4. dash of cinnamon
  5. 1 scoop Natural Citizen Organic Digest powder
Wet Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  2. 2.5 egg whites (about 8 Tablespoons)
Instructions
  1. Blend all of the dry ingredients. (I used my NutriBullet)
  2. Transfer dry mixture to a bowl.
  3. Stir in liquid ingredients.
  4. Spray skillet lightly with coconut oil & cook in skillet like pancakes!
  5. It makes ~4-6 pancakes, sometimes more, depending on size of pancakes you make.
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Two Easy & Delicious Recipes Perfect for Christmas Morning!

As you may know, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love breakfast food! Breakfast on Christmas morning is particularly special. The tradition in our family is to open stockings with coffee or hot chocolate, then eat breakfast together. Because I always look forward to Christmas breakfast (or brunch), I love to create special recipes for that day.

The two recipes I am sharing with you today would be PERFECT for Christmas. They are both delicious and gluten free. I love to enjoy these year around, and they will for sure be making an appearance at Christmas this year. 

FullSizeRenderOat Cashew Waffles 

serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
Β½ cup raw cashews
1 dash sea salt
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup mixed berries (can sub any fruit here)
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (can substitute honey)

Preparation:
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Place oats, cashews, and salt in food processor or blender; pulse until coarsely ground.
3. Add oil, water, and extract; pulse until well blended. Batter will be thick, but if it is as thick as paste add 2 to 3 additional Tbsp. of water.
4. Pour ΒΌ of batter into waffle iron, lightly coated with spray; cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until waffle iron indicates waffle is cooked, or until waffle is cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
5. Serve waffles topped with fruit and maple syrup.

IMG_7638Kale & Tomato Frittata

serves 8

Ingredients:
10 large egg whites (1ΒΌ cups)
6 large eggs
ΒΎ cup almond milk (can use dairy milk if desired)
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
Β½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups chopped & de-stemmed kale
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350Β° F.
2. Combine egg whites, eggs, milk, salt (if desired), pepper (if desired), and nutmeg in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
4. Add onion and kale; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. 
5. Lightly coat sides of pie pan with spray. Add onion and kale along with remaining oil to bottom of pie pan.
6. Add tomatoes and egg mixture pie pan.
7. Place pie pan in oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffy and set.

Tip: You can use spinach or other favorite greens instead of the kale. You can also mix the greens (i.e.: kale & spinach) for a total of 2 cups.

Tell me: what are your Christmas morning traditions?

XOXO
Sarah