Easy Smoothie Recipe For The Busy Body

Say hello to your new breakfast on the go-go! Smoothies can be packed with vital nutrients and vitamins that can jump-start your day. I don’t necessarily like having smoothies every single morning – due to the high sugar content most of them tend to contain. But the sweetness of blended fruit in the AM can really put my mood in the right direction.

Today, I wanted to share with you all the smoothie that made an appearance on my Instagram last week (@imnataliegg shameless self promo). It probably took less than 5 minutes to prepare and tasted AMAZING! The best part…I made this on accident and ended up enjoying the final result!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 cup of almond milk

1 whole banana

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla yogurt

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder

Blend all of those ingredients in a food processor or blender and get a delicious antioxidant infused drink! This is guaranteed to fill you up like a meal would but if you’re like me and like to eat a carb in the morning, go for a slice or two of toast!

This year is the year of change for me. Not just for what I’m consuming in my body but also physically and mentally. So many things are in the works for these next few months and I cannot wait to see what’s in store. Stay tuned and subscribe to the blog for more content coming up – recipes, lifestyle stuff, travels + so much more!

Leave a comment below with your favorite breakfast recipe so I can try for myself!

See you in my next post!

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The Easiest Gluten-Free Berry Pancakes

Hello breakfast enthusiasts! Today I’ve got a recipe you’re going to go head over heels for. I was scouting the grocery store a few days ago looking for healthier options for the kitchen and came across a variety of flours. Everything from coconut to almond, the options were endless.

Something that caught my eye though was the gluten-free package from Bob’s Red Mill brand. It’a a gluten-free pancake mix featuring a giant stack of flapjacks on the front. I couldn’t resist buying the pouch to try out!

I’ve got to be honest by saying, I’m not a huge fan of pancakes or waffles. Anything too carb-y and sugary just isn’t up my alley. However, I thought I’d put a twist on these bad boys to make them a little more delicious. It was definitely a splurge day and I wanted them to genuinely taste like regular pancakes despite being gluten-free.

Things We Need

1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix

1 Cup of Milk

2 Eggs

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Blackberries

Blueberries

Bowl

Fork or Whisk

Measuring Cups

Skillet

Start by preheating your skillet to medium heat. Make sure your chosen pan is non-stick so our pancakes don’t fall apart upon completion.

Begin pouring wet ingredients into bowl (eggs, milk, oil). Stir thoroughly until mixture is combined.

Slowly start to pour flour into wet ingredients being sure to whisk when adding to avoid clumps in the batter.

Take a handful of blackberries and add them to the batter. Smash the berries until color turns to a light purple. Feel free to add more if needed.

Once the mixture is thick and smooth take a 1/4 measuring cup and pour a small pancake onto your skillet. Be sure to watch the pancakes as they cook extremely fast (typically a few minutes on each side). Flip pancakes when bubbling is seen and browning is noticeable.

Before plating, add a few blueberries to the tops of each pancake for flavor. It will make for a sweet surprise when you bite into your finished product! After this, you can begin to move your cakes onto a separate dish. Be careful as these will be very hot!

Serve with maple syrup or honey along with a few scoops of fresh fruit! A blend of strawberries and raspberries would be tasty too! Choose your favorites and be creative!

Don’t those look incredible?! Super simple and quick to make, it took me no time at all to whip these up in the kitchen. This recipe makes for a wonderful Fall breakfast in the morning and I’m so happy with the way they turned out! What’s your favorite breakfast food?! I wanna know! Leave a comment down below and let’s share breakfast ideas!

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Easy Banana Oatmeal Recipe – Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast tends to be something I neglect. I’d say 90% of mornings I’m grabbing a fruit or carb to go (very low in calories & protein or extremely high). Something simple, fast, and not necessarily nutritious. But lately I’ve been trying to address that.

It hasn’t been easy but I’m finding new ways to start my morning on the right foot. Beginning with what I put in my body after crawling out of bed. Let’s be real, it’s a struggle.

Everyday is a fresh start

Today, I wanted to share the easiest banana oatmeal recipe I’ve been eating on the daily. It fits all the needs I’ve been searching for in a breakfast and keeps me full until my next meal. It’s cheap, tasty, and best of all quick to prepare. Read below to get the full recipe!

Things We Need

Rolled Oats – I recommend Quaker 1 Minute

1 Banana

Cinnamon

Milk of choice

Almond Butter

Start with your favorite blend of rolled oats. I like a thicker and more crunchy oatmeal so the kind I chose is a little on the larger side. Add 1/2 cup to a cup of oats into a microwave safe bowl.

Carefully pour your choice of milk into the bowl until the liquid is barely covering the top of the oats. Less is more so feel free to start with less liquid and add later if you need.

Cut your banana in half and begin mashing one half into the oatmeal mixture. This will make sure our breakfast has a strong banana flavor.

Microwave on high for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Stir mixture and return to microwave to heat for another 1 minute.

Add in cinnamon as desired and almond butter for taste.

Take the rest of the banana we saved from earlier and slice that on top of the prepared oatmeal.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast!