Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

What?!?!?  Yup I said it!  Pie for breakfast.  And not just a slice…the WHOLE pie!

I thought I would recap some of my breakfasts I have been preparing myself if I have the time before I get to my morning clients or workout.  If you have time in the morning, I guarantee these are worth the prep and cooking time to make them as pancakes, if not you can throw it all in a pie dish and bake it the night before.  Just take it out of the frig in the morning, add your toppings and enjoy.

The basic ingredients to them with slight variations:

either coconut flour or rolled oats

pumpkin

egg whites

baking powder

vanilla

cacao or chocolate protein

stevia

2 protein pumpkin oat pancakes

Coconut Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Pie

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Pie

All of these pies are gluten free, dairy free, meat free, sugar free and low car (except the oat one will have more carbs in them).

I am a firm believer, as some of you might know, of the importance of breakfast.  It is important to fuel your body from the fast it has been under while sleeping, but more importantly it is important to fuel your body with healthy whole foods!  Food is your bodies medicine.  Give your body the proper nutrients and it will pay you back by giving you great energy and fuel to tackle your day.  I feast in my breakfast in order to fuel myself for the day ahead.  The other food I consume during the day is to just keep me going until bed.  Your day should not be little food in the morning with a huge dinner at night.

Why is it necessary to eat a lot at night?

-Either you didn’t fuel it properly during the day and now your body needs fuel to store since it thinks it will be starved again tomorrow

or

-you are eating out of gluttony

There really are no other reasons so stop eating so much for dinner!

Fuel properly right away and make sure you eat less and less as the day comes to a close!

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I love a good shot in the morning.  Yes nothing feels better than waking up and kicking back a shot.  Yup thats the way I start my morning…don’t you?

Ha gotcha.  Yes my shot is of apple cider vinegar.  It is a little bit of a bite so be warned your first shot of it.  Aren’t all shots a little difficult to kick back though.  I will choke this one down over the others any day!  If you still can’t seem to get over the taste then you are in luck because I have a few alternative ways to get in your morning shot!
In the mean time please check out the benefits of ACV here : Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
My recipes are inspired by Bragg’s own bottled versions.  Lets not say inspired…heck they are pretty much the same ingredients but my ratios.
If you don’t want to make it on your own there are bottled versions of my two personal favorites: Ginger Spice
and Limeade.  There is also a grape one and Honey one but those do not come in at zero calories.
Here is what I like to do:
No choking ACV morning shot
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
Metabolize Upper ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
plus 2 tsp cayenne pepper or however much your mouth can handle
Blood Sugar Control ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
2tsp cinnamon
Omega ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
1 scoop chia seeds
(allow drink to sit 30min before consumption so that chia seeds can soak up the water and gel up)
Its a fun texture to drink 🙂
Spicy Omega ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
1 scoop chia seeds 
(allow drink to sit 30min before consumption so that chia seeds can soak up the water and gel up)
Its a fun texture to drink 🙂
plus 2tsp cayenne
Lemonade ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
.5oz fresh lemon juice
As you can see there are many variations!
This last one I am going to share with you is like a nice cold drink on a hot summers day or key lime pie in a glass…you decide
Key Lime Pie ACV
1.5 oz ACV
8oz water (I prefer alkaline)
1tsp stevia
1 oz fresh lime juice
 What is your favorite way to have ACV?