While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it can also quickly become the most boring. Jazz up your morning meals with complex carbohydrates, complete proteins and colorful fruits and vegetables. Swap out those sugary cereals and greasy bacon strips for these three delicious vegetarian breakfast recipes. These recipes are excerpted from The Pure Kitchen (Pure Living Press, 2011), a unique and lovely cookbook filled with gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, tips and tricks for eating well, living pure and maximizing good health.
Breakfast. It’s my favorite meal and one that I never skip. With nourishing food in my belly, I can start my day with energy, stamina, and focus. If you want to give your metabolism a kick-start and leap into the day full speed ahead, a healthy breakfast is a must.
Eating a homemade breakfast of real foods is a big step in the right direction toward adopting a pure lifestyle. Leave sugary cereals, yogurts, and pastries in the dust. The perfect breakfast blends complex carbohydrates with protein and fat for satiety. That may be a bowl of quinoa porridge topped with nuts and seeds or a fruit smoothie with flaxseed and protein powder. Eggs offer an excellent source of complete vegetarian protein in addition to B vitamins and vitamin A.
For children, a balanced breakfast is essential to optimal health. After a night without food, they literally need to “break the fast” and fuel their growing bodies with healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. In The Pure Kitchen, you’ll find over a dozen recipes to please both kids and adults alike. From sweet mango rice porridge to whole grain pancakes to refreshing and creamy smoothies, you’re guaranteed to find a breakfast that will kick your day off with an energized bang.
3 Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes from The Pure Kitchen:
• Pure Power Smoothie Recipe
• Flourless Banana-Nut Breakfast Cookies Recipe
• Grain-Free Granola Balls Recipe
This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from The Pure Kitchen: Clear the Clutter from Your Cooking with 100 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Hallie Klecker, published by Pure Living Press, 2011.