Having a Moment: 5 Healthy breakfast trends worth following (recipes included!)

High vibe food is our jam. So when the following healthy breakfast trends exploded across the food blog world and all over social media, we were beyond excited. Avo toast, overnight oats, acai bowls, green smoothies, and chia pudding — these are 5 healthy breakfast trends worth getting onboard with.

                                  Pic via Instagram |  The Numinous

                                  Pic via Instagram |  The Numinous

1. Avocado toast
I discovered avocados freshman year of college (no idea how I survived 18 years without them), and for three months, notably lived off avocado toast with Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. Avocados are one of the absolute best sources of good-for-you monounsaturated fat (the kind that keeps your heart healthy, hair silky and skin glowing). Especially high in beneficial monounsaturated oleic acid, vitamin E, folate, potassium, phytosterols and dietary fiber — avocados, and avocados slathered on nutrient dense sprouted grain bread, are here to stay.

There are a billion variations of avocado toast floating across the interweb but our favorite variation is super simple.  Half of a perfectly ripe avocado scooped and spread liberally over toasted sprouted grain bread (we like Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread), sprinkled with 1-2 tablespoons protein packed hemp seeds. Delicious.

Want to get fancy? Our girl Jessie over at Faring Well has the right idea.

2. Overnight oats
We share our love for overnight oats with every single one of our clients as it’s one of the easiest breakfast recipes ever created (another college fave — yes, I was the one in class eating salad or overnight oats). The base is simply: oats, chia seeds, and liquid, i.e. water or non-dairy milk of choice. Add as little or as many toppings as you’d like. Get creative here. Overnight oats are also a great use for almost empty jars of nut butter.

Basic Overnight Oats
Makes: 1 serving

Overnight Ingredients:
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3⁄4 cup water or almond milk
stevia to taste (optional)
1 dash cinnamon

Morning Ingredients (to be mixed in in the morning):
add one or two of the following:
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp nut butter (almond, cashew, etc.)
1 tbsp chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts, walnuts, etc.)
1 tbsp seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, etc.)
2 tbsp dried fruit (raisins, dates, cranberries, etc.)
1⁄2 chopped banana or 1⁄4 cup fresh berries

Directions:
Combine all overnight ingredients in a bowl (or jar of almost eaten nut butter) and mix. Cover or keep uncovered and place in the fridge to let sit overnight (or for about 1-2 hours, enough time for the oats and chia seeds to soak up the liquid). In the morning, stir in your morning ingredients.

3. Acai bowls
After working in a busy juice smoothie bar I vowed I would never make another acai bowl again. However, I’ve since broken that vow because they’re just so good and so good looking!

4. Green smoothies
Green smoothies will never get old. Pure high vibe liquid magic. Check out our favorite summer green smoothie recipe here

5. Chia pudding
Like green smoothies, chia seeds are also magical. Loaded with healthy omega 3 essential fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber, chia seeds actually absorb liquid, making them ideal for hydration and feeling full.

Chia Pudding
Makes: 4 servings
Ingredients:

1 1⁄2 cups coconut milk (from a carton not a can) or other non-dairy milk of choice (almond milk works well!)
1⁄3 cup chia seeds
2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup or stevia to taste (optional)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:
In a bowl, combine chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla, maple syrup if using, and any spices you’d like such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk all ingredients together and leave on counter or in fridge to thicken for 15-30 minutes. The longer you leave the pudding, the thicker it will become. Top with whatever you’d like, fruits, nuts, etc. 

Hot & Healthy Tip:
If you’re not feeling the tapioca-like texture of chia seed pudding, once it’s made and all gelled up, toss it in a blender for a smoother consistency. PS. Chia seed pudding freezes well and it thaws beautifully in the fridge.

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Have you jumped on board any of these healthy breakfast trends? If not, you totally should! What’s your favorite breakfast recipe? Share in the comments below and show us your high vibe breakfasts! If you make any of the above breakfasts, snap a pic and upload to facebook or instagram. Be sure to tag us at @thedailyalchemy and use the hashtag #spiritiednutrition so we can see your creations and like your photos!

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Stay trendy, XO
Erika & Jess

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