Fresh, seasonal dishes for busy bodies who need sustained energy to homeschool, Zoom call, workout, entertain kids and all the other 9,000 things these days. Each of these breakfasts are rich in protein, healthy fats and fiber to keep you present and focused.
1. CREAMY ASPARAGUS + HERBS FRITTATA
Give your weekday mornings a weekend #brunchvibe with this one.
This breakfast is perfect for making over your Sunday coffee to have for a few mornings thereafter. A dairy-free herbed cream cheese gets whisked in with the eggs, giving them a luxurious creaminess. If you're feeling fancy, add torn pieces of smoked salmon to the egg mixture before baking or just plate it alongside your frittata at the end.
2 tbs olive oil
3-4 green onions, chopped and divided into white and green parts
½ bunch of asparagus cut into bite size pieces
8 eggs (I love Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs)
2 tbs chopped basil
1 tbs chopped parsley
pink salt/cracked black pepper
HEAT olive oil in 9-12" oven-safe skillet over medium until shimmery
SAUTÉ white parts of green onion and asparagus sprinkled with salt/pepper until softened (3-4 min)
WHISK eggs, cream cheese, green parts of onion, herbs and salt/pepper in a bowl
POUR egg mixture into skillet, allowing to cook for a few minutes
RUN a rubber spatula around the sides of the skillet to separate the sides of the frittata from the skillet
PLACE skillet under broiler until top is set (this won't take long, so keep an eye on it)
SLIDE cooked frittata onto cutting board and slice into 4-6 portions
SPRINKLE with extra herbs if desired
*Plate hot or room temp, top with avocado or pesto and serve alongside simple greens, roasted lemon potatoes or fruit
2. ALMOND BUTTER TOAST WITH STRAWBERRIES + MINT
This has a pb&j flavor without all the added sugar and is brightened up with fresh mint.
1-2 slices bread (here I'm using Thin-Sliced Dave's Killer Bread)
Honey (I use Wedderspoon)
ASSEMBLE toast with all ingredients and dig in
(easy enough for the kids to throw together their damn selves;)
3. BLUEBERRY MUFFIN SMOOTHIE
This one takes no time to blend up, is easily digested and perfect after a morning workout when I’m not quite ready for a solid meal.
This smoothie keeps me full until lunch thanks to the protein, fat and fiber blended in. I also sneak in some added nutrients with my protein powder from superfoods like sprouts, tart cherry and açaí.
½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Orgain Protein & Superfoods Plant-Based Vanilla Powder)
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2 tbs almond butter
1 tbs flax meal (or chia seeds)
*optional – add 1 tbs coconut oil for extra good fat to keep you satiated longer
BLEND until smooth and
SPRINKLE with hemp hearts for added texture and omega-3's
I hope these recipes help spring you right into your busy mornings. Be sure to tag me on the gram @kristenmariasrd if you make them at home!