Kickstart:5 Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas to upgrade your health

by Polly N on July 8, 2013

Seeing as most people I speak to tell me they struggle with staying healthy or “raw” because they don’t know what to eat when they’re in a fix, I have decided to start a little blog series giving you some more ideas of what to eat. The worst time to decide whether you are going to “be healthy today” or not is when your stomach is rumbling and you could literally inhale a dead horse. Definitely don’t do that! I encourage you to be healthy everyday and to eat consciously with awareness.

So today I’m kicking it off with 5 Quick & Easy Breakfasts for more energy, vitality, mental clarity….you know, all the benefits of eating whole foods that I talk about here.

1. Juice

There is nothing I love more than slupring on a green juice. Juicing removes the micronutrients from the fibre of the fruits and vegetables and delivers them in super fast time to every single cell in your body. Can you say “Nutrition infusion”? Click here for more info on juicing and if you’re looking to buy a juicer, read this or visit my store to buy a juicer.

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2. Smoothie

Now I must confess, it took me a while to master the smoothie but when I did, boy oh boy was it good! Making a smoothie involves combining all of the fruits and vegetables together in a blender and drinking the goodness down. There are hundreds of recipes online out there so read this guide and then get experimenting! Click here to browse my recipes.

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3. No Yoghurt Yoghurt

If you’re new to raw food, I should give you a heads up that the majority of people who choose to eat 100% raw, choose to be vegan meaning they consume no animal products. (Of course, “being raw” can mean whatever you want it to, to suit your needs and beliefs.) But for those that want to be vegan, I have created this awesome yoghurt substitute that tastes better than that nasty hormone-antibiotic-filled moo juice-yoghurt!

Dairy free yoghurt

Blueberry No Yoghurt Yoghurt

1 avocado
1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice
1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey

Place the avocado in the blender with the orange juice and process until smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients and process until the blueberries are broken down and a yoghurt consistency is formed. Serve as it is or pour the yoghurt on top of other fresh fruit. Sprinkle with coconut chips, goji berries or flaxseed for variety.

*Recipe taken from “7 Day Kickstart – A Beginners Guide to Eating More Raw” available here.

4. Creamy Chia Pudding

Otherwise known as “Indian Running Food”, there are a lot of reasons to love chia seeds. With an amazing nutritional profile, loads of heart-healthy Omega 3’s and packed full of protein, chia really is a superfood. Add chia to some nut milk or read this to find out how to make your own. You can also add chia to smoothies and salads or use as a thickening agent in various recipes. Check out: 7 Reasons to Love Chia.

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To make Creamy Chia Pudding;

  • Combine 1/4 cup chia seeds to a bowl with 1-2 cups milk of your choice. 
  • Add super foods such as; goji berries, blueberries, dried fruit, shredded coconut, cacao powder etc.
  • Leave to rest for 5-10 minutes and stir. Leave again for 5 minutes and it should be ready to eat.

5. Breakfast Bar

I know what it’s like rushing out the door to work every morning; I did it in London for ten years. Taking a homemade breakfast bar packed with nuts, seeds and wholefoods will go a long way to keeping you feeling full and satiated. Plus when you can eat chocolate orange macaroons or Pecan Goji Bars like these for breakfast, who needs Kelloggs?!

Pecan Goji Nut Bar

Pecan Goji Nut Bar

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1⁄2 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut butter, warmed to liquefy
  • 1⁄4 cup goji berries

Place the pecans into the food processor and grind until broken down. Add in the desiccated coconut, salt, maple syrup and dates and process again until the mixture starts to stick together. Finally add in the coconut butter and goji berries and process for a few seconds to combine but be careful not to over process. Line a square tart pan with cling film, pour in the mixture, pat down with your hands to flatten and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Keep frozen. Once frozen, cut these bars into small squares, place in a plastic food bag and keep frozen for when you surrender to the sweet tooth.

*Recipe taken from “7 Day Kickstart – A Beginners Guide to Eating More Raw” available here.

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Tune in next Monday for episode two!

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Nicola July 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

So nice to have to back in the blogosphere Polly x

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polly July 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Nicola! That’s lovely to hear 😉

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Sue | Life Coach July 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Wow, they all look yummy.. I also just learned the benefits of these types of breakfast and I think I can live with these… Thanks for sharing. :)

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Rhea February 8, 2014 at 4:56 am

Enjoying your website, thanks!

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