5 Healthy and Quick Healing Foods Breakfasts

5 Healthy and Quick Healing Foods Breakfasts

One of the easiest things you can do to maintain good health is to start your day off right with a nutrient-rich, healing foods breakfast. Breakfast means to break the fast. At night while you sleep your body fasts, repairs, and rebuilds itself. In the morning, your body needs to replenish and recharge with nutrients that provide nourishment and energy.

 

On busy mornings, the last thing you want to do is make a time-consuming, complicated breakfast. My five easy, healing foods breakfasts will help you start your day off right. All of these breakfasts contain a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and micronutrients that will keep you satisfied for hours.

 

5 Healthy and Quick Healing Foods Breakfasts

 

1. Green smoothies

Green smoothies are one of my go-to quick and healthy breakfasts that I drink on almost a daily basis. Green smoothies are a blend of leafy greens, fruit, liquid, fat, fiber, and protein that can be whipped up in minutes in a blender. If you have a busy and demanding day planned, a healthy smoothie is one of the best ways to stay focused and alert in the morning. Since green smoothies are easy to digest, they provide extra energy that you can use to accomplish other tasks. Green smoothies are portable and can be consumed in the car on your way to work. Check out my post for ideas on making your perfect blend.

 

Here’s one of my favorite green smoothie recipes:

Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

 

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2. Fruit, nut, and seed bowls

Fruit, nut, and seed bowls are a fantastic quick and healthy breakfast that comes together in minutes. I use different combinations of nut or seed butters and blend them with fresh fruits until chunky. Once the butter and fruit is combined, you can top with additional dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, or granola for a breakfast that is nutrient-rich, energizing, and delicious.

 

Here’s one of my favorite fruit, nut, and seed bowl recipes:

Pear Pomegranate Nut Bowl

 

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3. Pasture-raised Eggs

Pastured eggs are great for making quick and healthy breakfasts. Eggs are a budget-friendly and versatile food that can be use in a variety of different recipes. I like combining eggs with different vegetables for a nutrient-dense breakfast that keeps you satisfied for hours. Some of the ways that you can enjoy eggs is by scrambling, poaching, boiling, frying, and baking.

Pastured eggs are the most nutritious source for eggs because the chickens are allowed to roam freely and eat a natural diet of forage and insects. This diet produces eggs that are a great source of essential nutrients including protein, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, choline, B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin D. I will post one of my favorite egg recipes at the end of this list of my favorite quick and easy healing foods breakfasts.

Here’s a wonderful bonus recipe with eggs for Breakfast Tacos with Harissa Lime Sour Cream  from Eat Your Beets.

 

Breakfast Tacos with Mina Harissa

 

 

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the easiest quick breakfasts you can enjoy. It’s so delicious especially when paired with fruit, nuts, seeds, or homemade granola. You can make your own homemade yogurt with a variety of different nut, seed, or animal milks depending on your dietary needs. My favorite yogurt is organic Greek yogurt and coconut yogurt. Organic Greek yogurt has a wonderful, creamy texture and tangy flavor that blends well with a variety of different foods.

Greek yogurt is regular yogurt that has the whey (liquid) strained off. This straining process gives the yogurt more body, less lactose, lower carbohydrates, and higher protein content than regular yogurt. If you can’t or don’t eat dairy you can make homemade yogurt with nut and seed milks and use them in most recipes that contain animal milk-based yogurt.

 

Here’s one of my favorite yogurt recipes:

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

 

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

 

5. Chia seed puddings

Chia seed puddings are one of my favorite healthy recipes that I enjoy for a quick breakfast or for dessert. Chia seeds make incredible puddings that stay fresh for many days in the refrigerator. Chia seeds are a member of the mint family and were consumed by the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan people for strength.

Chia is a potent source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), calcium, iron, and fiber. Chia seeds have the unique ability to absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid which makes them hydrating to your body. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds have 4 grams of protein, 205 grams of calcium, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 8 grams of fiber.

 

Here’s one of my favorite chia seed pudding recipes:

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

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What’s your favorite quick and healthy breakfast? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.

 

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Here’s the egg recipe I promised earlier in the post. I like making eggs with different leafy greens and vegetables for a delicious hot breakfast that I can whip up in minutes.

 

Spinach and Onion Scrambled Eggs

Paleo, Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free

Serves 2

4 large pastured eggs

1 tablespoon filtered water or organic milk

Unrefined sea salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon pastured butter

2 cups baby spinach—washed and patted dry

¼ cup diced white onion

 

1. Crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk with water or milk, sea salt, and black pepper to taste. Set aside.

2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add baby spinach and onions and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Cook spinach and onions on medium heat until soft and tender, around 3-4 minutes. Drain off any liquid and pour scrambled egg on top of vegetables.

4. Scramble eggs using a heat-resistant spoon or spatula, lifting and folding eggs until they form a mound of creamy and shiny eggs. This should take around 2-3 minutes. Remove eggs and serve immediately.

 

 

Granola with Strawberry Picture by Dusky

 

 

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Comments

  1. Fab recipes, many thanks for sharing!

  2. You have some great suggestions here Shelley, I do have yogurt everyday for breakfast but usually right from the yoplait container 🙂 occasionally I do add some granola when I have it on hand. Thanks for sharing Chery 🙂
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Chery! I hope you make the switch to organic Greek yogurt and experiment with different fruits like apples and bananas.

  3. Hi Shelley, your recipes are always mouth watering healthy and have the same effect on my each time I visit your blog!
    I want to try them all;))
    Breakfast to me is the most difficult meal to prepare as I never have time so I end up eating some yogurt of fruit or sometimes nothing…
    I think we need to love ourselves and prepare the best taking time for our body the temple of our life and health.
    Thanks for sharing and good to see you here again!

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Patricia, It’s so great to see you on my blog again! I hope you take a little time in the morning to whip up some of my quick breakfast suggestions. You will have so much more energy in the morning when you feed your body with the right foods. 🙂

  4. Hi Shelley,
    great suggestions for healthy breakfast options.

    When I read about the Greek yogurt it took me down memory lane. In the seventies I enjoyed time in Greece and we had the local version of it with honey and sesame seed and it was so yummy yet so simple and satisfying.
    I love porridge and I add chia seed, coconut oil and cinnamon to mine once it its cooked.

    Love and Light
    Yorinda
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Yorinda, I bet the homemade yogurt you had in Greece was so fantastic! I make yogurt in my dehydrator every few months and it tastes so good. I love experimenting with different types of milk. Your porridge sounds wonderful. Love and light to you too!

  5. Some really nice suggestions. I still need to try your chia pudding! This week for sure! Our stand bys are the smoothies and the pastured eggs.
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  6. It’s ironic, being the morning person that I am, that I can never seem to think of anything creative for breakfast. I tend to grab a cup of coffee and get to work on my laptop and if/when I eat it’s usually something like peanut butter and banana sandwich. I especially like your fruit and nut and the yogurt ideas.
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      I’m glad you like the recipes Marty! It’s so easy for all of us to just skip breakfast on busy mornings. That’s why I wanted to do this post with some quick and healthy options so you will be able to start your day with lots of energy and healing foods.

  7. Hi Shelley,
    Thanks for the great suggestions, I don’t eat breakfast very often but is one of those things i have to get into the habit of.

    Will try out some of your recipes!!

    Thank you
    Kind Regards, Jessica.
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Jessica, I hope you do start eating nutrient-rich healing foods breakfasts every morning because it will really make a big different in your energy level and health. I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  8. Hi again Shelley,

    I have started eating breakfast, I do find it difficult to have a variety though, yogurt is great and also have been having a piece of fruit if i dont feel like cereal or yogurt.. I don’t have a blender so I will have to invest in one of those and then I can break out the smoothies!

    Thanks again Shelley
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  9. Zachery Peckens says:

    Thanks for sharing. What a pleasure to read!

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