Two Holiday-Inspired Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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Every morning can feel like Christmas when you incorporate festive flavors into your daily breakfast. Touches of cranberry, cinnamon, and maple make these brekkie options perfect for the holiday season. As an added bonus, they’re full of nutrients, superfoods, and high in protein to keep you full and focused for the day ahead.

Prep the smoothie ingredients by placing fruit, veggies, and powders into individual freezer bags to blend quickly on weekday mornings. The protein pancakes can easily be made ahead of time and reheated. Or whip up the batter the night before and cook fresh in the am. Time-saving hacks are key to a stress-free morning routine!

 Christmas for breakfast? Its true. I have two holiday themes healthy foods to share with you that you can make for breakfast in the winter mornings

Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Smoothie Bowl :

1 pack frozen pitaya (dragon fruit - sold at Whole Foods)

½ c frozen butternut squash cubes

1 handful baby kale

1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder

1 tsp. beet latte powder

¼ c. vanilla unsweetened almond milk

 I love to layer smoothie toppings like holiday cranberries and yummy coconut to add flavor and healthy foods into my breakfast

Toppings :

Coconut or cashew yogurt (also from Whole Foods)

Cranberries - dried or fresh

Raw granola

Cacao nibs

Bee pollen

Dried coconut chunks

Blend all smoothie bowl ingredients by pulsing a few times to incorporate each ingredient evenly and then blending for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of blender and blend for an additional 30 seconds. If smoothie is still too thick, add an extra splash or two of almond milk.

Use a spatula to pour smoothie into a bowl. Add a few spoonfuls of yogurt to one side of your bowl. Sprinkle granola and all other toppings in a line to make a pretty pattern. That’s all there is to it!

 Smoothies are a healthy way to bring fruits and veggies into your diet and daily routine. You can even make them taste like the winter holiday season

Vanilla Protein Pancakes

Serves 1

 Pancakes are a delicious way to start the day. This recipe with garbanzo is a healthy, holiday inspired breakfast option

Pancakes :

3 tbsp garbanzo + fava flour

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

⅓ c. vanilla unsweetened almond milk

½ tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Dash of cinnamon (optional)

 There pancakes are easy and stress free to whip up in the morning and bring a little holiday cheer into your healthy breakfast

Toppings :

Cranberries - dried or fresh

Pomegranate seeds

Dried mulberries

Dried coconut chunks

Cinnamon

Maple syrup

Whisk pancake ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Place a nonstick pan over medium heat. Pour batter into pan to form 4 in. pancakes. Cook until edges are dry and batter begins to bubble. Flip the pancakes and continue cooking until each side is golden brown. Repeat until batter runs out.

Top pancakes with cranberries, pomegranate, mulberries, coconut, a dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple. Serve while warm + enjoy!

 Cranberry pancakes are a healthy way to bring Christmas into your home and morning routine