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Something Different For Breakfast


Ok, so I LOVE my eggs and almost every morning I whip up 3 eggs for breakfast with some fresh fruit or some leftover veggies from the night before.  You’d think I would get tired of eggs but I do not!

Eggs are great, however over the last few weeks, I have been challenging myself to switch up my breakfast a bit.  Your body needs a break from the same food items, and as I always say…It is important to have variety!

Breakfast food is not the only food that I need to change up!  Sometimes I get a little burned out on meat! I know, almost every meal of mine contains meat…so again, I challenge myself to have a few “meatless meals.”  How about you, what do you eat over and over again, anything??

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So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite breakfast ideas!  Lets switch things up a bit!


10 Different Breakfast Ideas


It doesn’t take much to switch thing up.  Almost all of these recipes can be made in larger quantities and then can convert to a quick “grab-and-go” breakfast!

Here are 10 of my favorite “quick” breakfast option that I have been enjoying these past few weeks.


  1. Flourless PB&J Pancakes
  2. Topless Banana Nut Muffins
  3. Strawberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
  4. Cinnamon Honey Nut Crunch Cereal
  5. Cinnamon Roll Quinoa Porridge 
  6. Dutch Baby Pancakes 
  7. Orange Cranberry Scones
  8. Belgian Waffles
  9. Blueberry Muffins 
  10. Pumpkin Bread


With all these options, I should be eating eggs once a month right?  Well, like I said…I am working on my variety! :)


How About A Smoothie For Breakfast?


So today I added one more to this list, a protein packed cantaloupe smoothie recipe!  Oh my gosh guys, this one is a HOME RUN!!  

I had this the other morning and this smoothie carried me all the way to lunch!  I had so much energy, I just didn’t know what to do with myself!

So how about it?  Are you ready to change up your breakfast a bit?

An Amazing Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe |

An Amazing Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe
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Nutritional Information Without Gelatin: Calories: 164, Fat: 2.6g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 12.6g Nutritional Information With Gelatin: Calories: 214g, Fat: 2.6g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 24.6g. (This is using 2 tbsp of gelatin per smoothie or 4 tbsp for whole recipe.)
Serves: 2 smoothies
  • 2 cups cantaloupe
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp grade b pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2-4 tbsp gelatin (optional) (I am not talking about J-E-L-L-O gelatin, I am suggesting Great Lakes Gelatin, a quality gelatin from a grass fed source) See the remaining post after this recipe to learn a little more about gelatin.
  • 1-2 cups ice, depending on how thick you want it.
  1. Place all the ingredients, except the gelatin, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Put your gelatin in a small bowl and dissolve it in a little water.
  3. Pour the dissolved gelatin into a the smoothie and pulse a few more times until well blended.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe


A Little Information About Gelatin


Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, but if you are looking to add a little more protein to your breakfast smoothie then take a look at adding some quality gelatin.

Lets talk about gelatin for a minute.  I remember the first time I heard that gelatin was made from animals and I was shocked.  Then I was told that is was the cows, pigs, and horses hooves, bones, nails and such…I about lost my cookies, for real.  I did some research and quickly found some great information.  

According to the Wikipedia,

Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, horses, and pigs. The natural molecular bonds between individual collagen strands are broken down into a form that rearranges more easily. Gelatin melts to a liquid when heated and solidifies when cooled again. Together with water, it forms a semi-solid colloid gel. Gelatin forms a solution of high viscosity in water, which sets to a gel on cooling, and its chemical composition is, in many respects, closely similar to that of its parent collagen.  Gelatin is also soluble in most polar solvents.”


Did You Know…


Gelatin is an incredible source of protein.  It has been know to help with:

  • muscle growth,
  • creating a stronger metabolism,
  • losing weight 
  • aiding in improving your digestive health.  
  • helping prevent sore joints
  • creating longer and healthier nails and hair 
  • creating healthier skin.  

Who knew gelatin had so many healthy benefits?  


Where To Buy Quality Gelatin


But let me stress, you need to buy a healthy source of gelatin, preferably from a grass fed source.  

I have looked high and low and the only quality gelatin that i recommend is from the company Great Lakes Gelatin.  Their gelatin is from grass fed healthy animals and is truly a quality product.  

You can purchase some Great Lakes Gelatin directly from the company but you have to buy it by the case through the company.

Amazon has started selling Great Lakes Gelatin by the pound and it is pretty affordable.  You can purchase Great Lake Gelatin through Amazon (when I wrote this post they were currently out of stock for the Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, but they should be back in stock shortly).  

You can also use this Gelatin-Regular/Unflavored Porcine-Type A – 1 lbs – Powder.  If you use this, you will have to dissolve it in warm water and drink immediately after you put in your smoothie.

I also use gelatin in my bedtime tea and as a daily supplement.  Check it out, you might be surprised how healthy and wonderful gelatin really is.


Share Your Thoughts?


So lets hear from you?  Do you eat the same thing over and over?  What are some of your favorite ways to switch things up a bit?

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24 thoughts on “Switching Up Your Breakfast And An Amazing Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Halle,
    I love using Great Lakes Gelatin also, it’s so healing.

    1. hallecottis says:

      @janice strand I buy the stuff by the case Janice!  Love it too :)

  2. PattyinMo says:

    Halle,  this smoothie sounds out of this world.  I have some canteloupe chunks in the freezer from our over abundance last summer.  But I don’t understand why it should take 5 hours to make.  Do you have to let the gelatin set up for that period of time?  I usually drink my smoothies with gelatin in them within a couple hours.  Is this something I need to change up to get the gelatin benefits?

    1. hallecottis says:

      @PattyinMo OMG Patty, that is a typo, should read 5 minutes!  Thanks for the catch :)  I will make the change!

  3. Jan Martin Whitlinger says:

    I made a sweet version of your Rosemary Flatbread for breakfast this morning, because I had some fresh strawberries that were calling my name… I’d gotten in an egg rut, and totally forgotten how much I enjoy them! Couldn’t find the recipe on your site anymore, but had saved it on my computer… YEAH!

  4. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    i think it is in the cookbook Jan! I need to make some flatbread too, it has been awhile :)

  5. sherrigoedker says:

    If I can’t get Great Lakes gelatin (I live in Guatemala and can only get unflavored store-bought gelatin which has no ingredients on the box), then is it better to use NONE? Or is the kind they have here better than nothing? Thanks!! =]

    1. hallecottis says:

      @sherrigoedker I would go with NONE Sherri, the stuff in the grocery stores is garbage.  If I recall you are doing missionary work there right?

      1. sherrigoedker says:

        @hallecottis Thanks for your response! I know there are some things where it’s better to get organic if you can and yet other things that you absolutely shouldn’t use, so thank you for clarifying. And yes, we are missionaries down here. It can get pretty interesting trying to eat healthy here because you have no idea if something is basically organic or smothered in DDT. Every once in a blue moon we can get someone to bring us stevia and coconut oil, so that’s good! Love your recipes!!! =]

  6. Francine Wyse says:

    Oh I made the strawberry almond baked oatmeal last weekend, it was really good

  7. Bainsco says:

    bitchinkitchen That sounds damn good. Would break the strawberry protein shake up….Hmmmmmm

  8. Ravenverde says:

    bitchinkitchen Can I use cantaloupe instead of bananas in smoothies?

    1. bitchinkitchen says:

      Ravenverde It’ll be different, but we say why not!? xo BK Crew

  9. kingof__fools says:

    bitchinkitchen Hey, just stumbled across your show (on Food network UK) and I LOVE it, consider me you’re newest, biggest fan :) x

  10. PerStefania says:

    bitchinkitchen I LOVE cantaloupe in my smoothies… with some PB and vanilla rice milk

  11. PerStefania says:

    bitchinkitchen I LOVE cantaloupe in my smoothies… with a banana, some PB and vanilla rice milk. AMAZING

  12. MelissaWstbrk says:

    bitchinkitchen You were right.. Threw in mango, strawberries and skim milk yum! I shkoffed it :)

  13. AmyMcDonald says:

    If you are not into gelatin you can use spirulina (or even powdered Spiru-tein) instead. vegan choice. (And I’m not a vegan, I just can’t stomach gelatin).

  14. this one is the best smoothie-recipe I found on internet….. I’ll try this today only… Thanks :-)

  15. I’m in the same boat as you! Looking to switching up the morning breakfast. Haven’t tried cantaloupe in a smoothie yet but I will now. Loving the educational part on gelatin. Thanks!

  16. niki says:

    Can you answer why would you put an animal byproduct in this? dot we get enough protein from the amount of fruits and vegetables you should eat?

  17. Susan Campbell says:

    Thank you for the info. I love cantaloupe bought 3 from cost-co but they are now very ripe and need to use up so I was looking for a cantaloupe smoothie. I found yours on my pinintest. Then I read about gelatin, I knew it had protein, being a nurse, giving jello to pt. But did not know I could use it in my smoothies. I don’t eat beef or pork my gut hates them, I now gluten free since January, that’s when I started doing smoothies. I have change my eating habits, I’m losing weight and my gut is better. Been trying to get more protein in my diet without carbs this sounds awesome, I will try my local health food store in Redding CA. I’ve also quit GMO’S,processed foods, chemicals in food, no fast food, so I’m trying to be healthier. I have fibromyalgia and CFS/ME, IBS and the bucket list of things that goes with these illness. I’m 59 and wished someone had told me 15 yrs ago that your gut create auto immune diseases. I would of got rid of the gluten 15 yrs ago and maybe I would still be able to work. I’m disabled on SSD, but I loved my job, best job in the world and I lost it to illness. So please if any of you are young with Fibromyalgia get rid of gluten and the chemicals. You will feel soooooo much better. I do! My gut is now happy!! No more hours rocking myself due to abdominal pain.

  18. debbie says:

    I purchased several cantelopes on sale, cut them up and froze them. I was looking for a smoothie concoctions to use some of them up when I came across your recipe. I know that gelatin is good for you (grass fed), but instead of going out and buying some, I’m going to use gelled chia seeds to give it body as a replacement to the gelatin. Just an idea.

  19. Vicy Lame says:

    I used gelatin for meal as a vegetable, I heard some one told me it can be used to make smoothie but don’t have any recipe until I read this artile. I will try, thanks for sharing.

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