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Energy Packed Breakfast

The mornings are hectic. I get it. I understand. And, when it comes to eating breakfast, most people will use their hectic morning as their #1 excuse to not have a good and balanced breakfast.

And no. I’m not talking about grabbing a donut or smoothie from a fast food joint (Check out this article by Sugar Free about McDonald smoothies. It’s scary.)

Here are some breakfast recipes that are sure to give you a boost of energy and get you through your hectic day.

They’re high in iron, amino acids, magnesium, vitamins, and deliciousness.

Veggie Frittata 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Spinach (High in Iron)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Asparagus (High in Iron)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Cherry Tomatoes (High in Vitamin C)
  • 2 Whole Eggs & 4 Eggwhites (Great Source of Amino Acids)
  • 1/2 cup Milk (Good Source of Protein)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • NonStick Cooking Spray

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • After prepping your veggies, place them in a pan coated with the nonstick cooking spray on medium heat. Cook them until tender but they still have a little bit to them.
  • In a bowl, combine the whole eggs, eggwhites, milk, salt, and veggie mixture. Add the egg&veggie mixture into a small ceramic pan (about 11in x 7in should suffice)
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes or until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!

Power House Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (High in Magnesium)
  • 1/2 Pealed Orange (High in Potassium)
  • 1 Banana (High in Fructose)
  • 1 tbsp Honey (Low Glycemic Index)
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries (High in Vitamin C)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk (High in Protein)

Direction

  • In a blender, combine the plain greek yogurt, milk, and honey.
  • Add in the peeled orange, banana, and strawberries. Blend until smooth and silky. (Tip: Before adding the orange, make sure that it’s free of all seeds and that you have removed most of the white parts)
  • Pour into a cup and enjoy! Preferably with a curly straw!

Sweet Potato Latkes 

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Ingredients

  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes (High in Beta-Carotene)
  • 3 Eggs (High in Protein)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (High in Magnesium)
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Sticks of Butter (I know.I know. Look away if you must)
  • Organic Apple Sauce or this recipe by Simply Recipes

Directions

  • Peel and shred the large sweet potatoes. (You can shred the potatoes with a large cheese grater).
  • Place the shredded sweet potatoes in a bowl of cold water and gently mix it before draining out the water. The reason for this step is to remove the excess starch from the sweet potatoes, which will help the latkes to crisp up.
  • Pat the shredded sweet potatoes until they are fully dry. The best way to do this is to wrap them in a cheesecloth and squeeze out the moisture. Use those muscles!!
  • In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, cinnamon, brown sugar, and flour. Add the shredded sweet potatoes to the cinnamon mixture and fold the two components together until fully mixed.
  • In a skillet, add the stick of butter and let it melt over high/medium heat. Once the butter starts bubbling on top – not big bubbles, just little ones – take a spoon a scoop the sweet potato mixture into the skillet. Imagine that you’re making pancakes and scoop the potatoes into circles.
  • Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes and serve with apple sauce. Enjoy!

 

 

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