3 INGREDIENT BREAKFAST RECIPES
I can't start my day without breakfast. I need my coffee too, but a balanced meal always makes me feel better about tackling the day ahead. During the school year, I eat after I've dropped my daughter at school, but in the summer it's nice that we get to have breakfast together. Still, it needs to be quick and easy because Mama's got work to do!
I know many of you share the same struggle, so I wanted to post a few of my favorites. The best part? Each recipe contains only three ingredients. Next is avocado toast with an egg. Everyone is still freaking out, in a good way, about putting avocado (and adding an egg) on toast because you get protein, good fats and some carbs. It's not really a 'recipe' though.
The first is a parfait ("everybody loves parfait!" *Eddie Murphy voice*, I couldn't resist). All yogurt is packed with calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12, but what distinguishes Greek yogurt is its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. Also, it contains probiotic cultures and is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts.
Berry Granola Parfait:
Raisin nut granola (my mom makes it from scratch, but any crumbly kind will do)
Nonfat Greek Yogurt (I love Fage)
Berries (your favorite mix, I love blueberries and sliced strawberries)
Layer the granola, yogurt, and berries. Boom, that’s it. I make variations of these all the time. I also like making them a day or two in advance. It’s easy to control the portion as well; often times I’ll only use half of the yogurt and make two smaller parfaits. To keep it healthy, make sure not to go crazy with the granola.
Tip: Add spinach, almond milk, and bananas to make a super-concentrated sleep smoothie. Drink it at least 30 minutes before bed for a great night's sleep. Sweet dreams!
Avocado Toast with Egg:
Toasted bread (I use some brand of honey wheat)
1 egg (prepared to your preference)
Prepare your egg, toast the bread, and chop the avocado. Another boom. I usually add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, black pepper or red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie:
1 ripe banana (I usually have a bunch in the freezer; I prefer frozen, but it works either way)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup yogurt
Add ingredients to a blender and mix well. I learned from Agatha at YummySpoonfuls (make sure to follow her on Instagram, too) to freeze the bananas to get a really thick consistency. Also, depending on the yogurt you use, this is not a very sweet recipe -- add a drizzle of honey before you blend it if you'd like it sweeter.
Tip: You'll need a heavy duty blender to get everything combined really well. I've broken a cheap blender or two trying to make smoothies with frozen ingredients so beware!
I told you they were quick and easy breakfast recipes. They save you time and calories so you can indulge a bit on the weekends!