Weekend is usually the time when we don’t have to rush out the door so early in the morning and therefore have more time to make a nice breakfast, sit down reading the morning news or talking with our family members while eating breakfast. And since we are taking the time for breakfast, why not make something healthy, yet delicious?
In the past few months we have shared some recipes of easy to make, healthy and tasty breakfast options, such as the Whole Grain French Toast, the Breakfast Egg Muffins, or the Overnight Oats. But we just cannot have enough of these yummy breakfast ideas, today we are going to share two more breakfast recipes for a lovely weekend breakfast or brunch.
High Fiber Fruit Smoothie
Smoothies are so easy and quick to make, but with some little additions, you can always make the basic smoothie even healthier and more filling. First of all, choose your fruits: strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for a fresh, slightly sour flavor, banana for sweetness and creaminess, kiwi, apples and pears for a fresh vitamin boost.
Next you will need your liquid: to keep the drink lower in calories, use ice cold water with extra ice cubes – but if you don’t mind and want and extra creamy smoothie go ahead and add milk. Then add your sweetener: we recommend organic raw honey or other natural sweeteners such as Stevia.
For the fiber boost, to help with your digestion and to keep your tummy full for longer we recommend adding either half a cup of whole oats or 1-2 teaspoons of ground flax seeds. You won’t feel the taste of them, but they will make the smoothie thicker, so if it seems too thick after blending, add some more liquid.
Overnight chia pudding
Chia seed is one of the most popular super foods nowadays. These little seeds are incredible indeed: 2 tablespoons of chia seeds contain 40% of your daily required fiber intake, twice as much Omega-3 than salmon and 20% of it is protein. Chia seeds are also knows for being able to soak up lots of liquid which makes them perfect for effortlessly creating the so called chia pudding.
- Pour 200-300ml milk of your choice in a mason jar
- Add sweeteners and flavors of your choice – we recommend honey and some natural vanilla extract alongside of a dash of cinnamon.
- Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of chia seeds.
- Seal the jar and shake it well!
- Place in the fridge overnight. Since the chia seeds tend to settle at the bottom of the jar, give them a shake every hour or so before going to sleep. You don’t have to do anything else; it will be ready by the morning.
- Put the chia pudding in a better looking glass or bowl and top with some fruits and sprinkle with honey when serving in the morning.
These two recipes are both quick and easy to make and will make great additions to a scrumptious and healthy breakfast or brunch. We hope we could give you some good ideas – feel free to share your experiences and ideas with us in the comment section below!