Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe is a perfect take-along breakfast.  It’s loaded with hearty oats, inflammation-fighting cherries, antioxidant -rich cacao, and omega 3 fats.  You can make it the night before and grab it as you head out the door.  Plus, it takes like dessert! Oats are a low-glycemic grain that contain a powerful fiber called Beta-Glucan, which…

Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Breakfast Peach Crisp

A sweet peach crisp healthy enough for breakfast, made with fresh, local ingredients!  These peaches were gathered fresh from the branches of a nearby orchard. I must have eaten more than a dozen right off the branch while I was picking.  There is nothing like a sweet, soft, sun-warmed peach!  You cannot bite into it…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Mug

A low-sugar, quick and easy breakfast treat.  This easy mug is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein.  With no added sugar, the sweetness comes from real strawberries. The base is made with almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and walnuts. The batter is thick and pink colored.  Microwave for 2 minutes. Easy, fast and fun!…

Protein Power Muffins

Grain-free, dairy-free and free from refined sugar, these morning muffins are high in protein and give a decent amount a healthy fat.  I make these for myself with no sweetener added at all, and often enjoy them with nut butter. Pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato puree adds fiber and makes for a soft muffin.  Also,…

Apple Pie Smoothie

A delicious smoothie containing fruit, nuts and spices.  Start with beautiful, creamy raw cashews.  These little nuts are so great in smoothies for adding texture, thickness and great flavor. It is worth taking the time to soak the dates and cashews, as this is what gives the smoothie the “pie crust” flavor and creaminess. Then…

Aztec Warrior Breakfast

Quinoa, an amazing protein-rich grain joins with energy-boosting maca and antioxidant rich berries for a wholesome, warming breakfast! I highly recommend using the I Heart Keenwah brand of quinoa flakes because it is deliciously toasted, with no traces of “grassiness” or bitterness. It also has 5 grams of protein per serving and cooks in no…

Flax and Millet Hot Cereal with Orange Prune Compote

This is a great breakfast on a cold winter’s day.  Creamy banana-scented porridge topped with a bright, citrus-sweet prune compote.  Whole grains, fruit-sweetened and delivering a dose of healthy fat in the morning, this breakfast is gluten-free, dairy-free and fills you up! Start with a cereal mixture of ground millet, flaxseed meal and sliced bananas. …

Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola

This is a fantastic, unsweetened granola that features buckwheat, a gluten-free pseudo-grain that is actually not related to wheat at all.  It has highly digestible protein, an array of minerals and helps to stabilize blood sugar.  Combined with the magnesium, vitamin E and protein of almonds and sunflower seeds, bound together with coconut oil and…