So now that I’m on this hard core Paleo Diet AGAIN, I figured I should share a couple of my Paleo Breakfast Recipes that I’ve used to help me in the mornings. These are really easy, and involve no cooking in the morning. I work in an office, and after running, meditating, and getting showered, I have little time to make anything. These are my go-to paleo breakfast recipes for busy people.
The first one is based on Branden Brazier’s Thrive Diet, and I adapted it to make it more paleo friendly. This is PACKED full of natural proteins, micro-nutrients – it’s awesome, and aside from being green, it’s delish.
- 1/2 apple, diced
- 1/2 apple not diced, but cored.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond flakes
- 1/2 cup diced almonds
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unhulled sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground stevia leaf
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup hemp oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave. *I use as LITTLE as possible.
- preheat oven to 250.
- Combine apple, coconut, ground flaxseed, hemp flour, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia, and sea salt.
- Blend together Hemp oil, maple syrup (or agave), and the other half of the apple you didn’t dice
- Combine liquid and dry ingredients, mixing well.
- Spread on a baking tray lightly oiled coconut oil. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool, then break into pieces.
As much as I love this recipe, it does take a minute on a Sunday afternoon to cook. So I took Coach Lauren’s advice and made a chia seed breakfast ‘thing’ which is so quick and easy.
I have to warn you, it kinda looks like slime:
BUT, when you add fruit and berries to it, I swear it’s like having yogurt:
It kinda looks like this, except who has the time in the morning to make things this pretty?
So here’s how you do it:
- 2/3 cup chia seeds
- 3 cups almond milk (check it’s unsweetened)
- Two packets of stevia
- Vanilla (to taste)
- additionally- nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin spices (from Trader Joes) to taste
- Pour everything into a sealable container, SEEDS FIRST, then add liquid. (If you add the seeds after, they seem to clump together in a really messy way.
- Get a whisk and make sure they are not clumped together…
- taste everything to make sure it’s sweet enough.
- Put in the fridge overnight, when you wake up it will be a big tub of gelatinous yumminess.
- In the morning, I add walnuts and Trader Joes freeze dried rasberries ( because they keep longer) and it’s just like having yogurt.
Bam – there you have it – easy, quick and simple paleo breakfast recipes for busy people like myself.