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??
So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite breakfast ideas! Let’s 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.
- Flourless PB&J Pancakes
- Topless Banana Nut Muffins
- Strawberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
- Cinnamon Honey Nut Crunch Cereal
- Cinnamon Roll Quinoa Porridge
- Dutch Baby Pancakes
- Orange Cranberry Scones
- Belgian Waffles
- Blueberry Muffins
- 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?
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.)
- 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.
- Place all the ingredients, except the gelatin, in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put your gelatin in a small bowl and dissolve it in a little water.
- Pour the dissolved gelatin into a the smoothie and pulse a few more times until well blended.
- Serving Size: 1/2 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.
Let’s 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 known 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 health 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 let’s 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?