Winter Breakfast Recipes
Winter is here, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it (mixed feelings, for sure). Something I do look forward to in winter, though, are all of the warming foods that come with this season! I can’t get enough of them! Here I’m going to share a few of my favorite winter-time breakfasts with you all…
Number one for me is oatmeal because it’s super customizable, nourishing and satiating-- and it’s SO quick and easy to make! There are a million ways to make oatmeal, you can mix in protein, collagen, adaptogens, warming spices, etc. You can top it with nuts, seeds, nut butters, fruit or whatever your heart really desires. For me, my tried and true go-to recipe for oats is:
½ cup quick cooking oats
1 scoop collagen peptides
½ Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. coconut butter
½ - 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar
2 dashes of ground cinnamon
Fruit: blueberries and/or banana
To make it, I literally throw everything except the fruit into a bowl and top with boiling water (enough to cover the ingredients). I mix it all together and let it sit for a few minutes, and then top with the fresh fruit. It’s so delicious and you get protein, healthy fats, and fiber!
Pancakes feel like a no-brainer to me, because who doesn’t love a stack of warm pancakes on a Saturday morning? (Or any morning, really). Again, you can really customize pancakes to your liking but my go-to recipe is:
½ cup GF oat flour (I grind my own oat flour because it’s less expensive)
½ cup blueberries
1 flax egg (just mix 1 Tbsp ground flax + 2 Tbsp water, let sit for a few minutes)
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ scoop Organifi vanilla protein powder
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or water)
Optional: walnuts or unsweetened coconut flakes for crunch
To make these, I mix the ingredients until just combined (no over-mixing!). And then cook like any other pancake recipe! I’ll usually add some coconut oil on top and pure maple syrup. If i’m feeling extra crazy, i’ll add peanut butter or crushed walnuts on top, too!
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This may sound like an odd one since smoothies are cold, but certain smoothie flavors are definitely better in the wintertime-- especially smoothies with warming spices like cinnamon or ginger.
One of my favorite go-to smoothies is a mango turmeric smoothie! It has ginger, turmeric and cinnamon which are all so grounding and warming.
½ cup frozen mango
¼ banana, frozen
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Sprinkle of black pepper (for curcumin absorption)
1 Tbsp coconut butter
3/4 cup unsweetened oat milk, almond milk, coconut water or plain water
Optional: add ½ scoop protein powder and/or 1-2 dates for sweetness.
To make, I just throw all these ingredients into my blender and blend until smooth! I start with my liquid first and then add everything else.
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What are your favorite Winter breakfast recipes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!