Category Archives for "Breakfast"

Golden Orange Goji Smoothie

Thanks to Green Blender for helping us get more healthful sweet potatoes into our diet in the most delicious way!

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Golden Orange Goji Smoothie
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop sweet potato and pineapple into pieces if needed for your blender. Add the rest and blend until smooth. If your blender is not high-powered, you might want to microwave or steam the sweet potato for a few minutes first to soften it . Courtesy of Green Blender.
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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

This is a sweet and spicy burrito that will get you up and ready to take on the day!

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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains and slice into ~1/2 inch slices.
  2. Add plantains, water, and juice from one lime into a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer until soft (15-20 minutes).
  3. When soft mash with a fork and season with salt if desired.
  4. Add beans and salsa to a small saucepan and bring to medium-low heat stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  5. Place a quarter of plantains and beans and salsa onto each warmed tortilla.
  6. Fold in the sides and roll up!
  7. Optional: I like to serve with a lime wedge and fresh mango.
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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks

Not living in Hawaii means that rainbows don’t come my way frequently…so to bring myself back to the islands I decided to make my own in the kitchen!

Enter Rainbow fruit sticks!

So full of color – no filter needed!

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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash your fruit!
  2. Chop the mango, pineapple and kiwi into thick pieces about an inch thick each way.
  3. Slide one of each fruit onto a wooden skewer starting with blackberries all the way to strawberries.
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Easy Açaí

Ahhh… açaí (pronounced ‘ah.sigh.ee’).

 A small purple berry picked from a palm tree and packed with nutrition!

These babies are filled with:

  • Antioxidants – more than blueberries!
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • and more!

Don’t worry if you don’t live in Brazil where the berry grows- the frozen packs will give you all the nutrition.

If you haven’t shopped for acai before, check the frozen isle of your grocery store. The most common brand sold is Sambazon which can also be ordered online! Alternatively, I hear Trader Joe’s sells their own brand in stores that I have yet to try.

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Easy Açaí
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut open frozen acai packet and place in blender
  2. For a dryer bowl: blend alone until crumbled well
  3. For a creamier bowl: add a splash of nut milk and blend until smooth
  4. Cut fruit in to preferred shapes- get creative!
  5. Add fruit and granola and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is very basic and can be customized!

If you like it smoother blend with more milk.

If you like it sweeter blend with a teaspoon of agave.

If you like it nutty add a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter.

If you like it fruity, cut up all the fruit in your kitchen and add it on top!

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