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My Personal Healthy Breakfast Recipe for the Whole Family

| September 20, 2013 | 19 Comments
Homemade, healthy and delicious!

Homemade, healthy and delicious!

I’ve adapted this tasty recipe from Terigentes.com.  I’m always looking for ways to simplify food.  I grew up eating whole foods and was fortunate to grow up in a family who cherished meal times, high quality food and the joy of cooking.

I know that many families have a rushed morning.  We know what that’s like.  It can however, start with a healthy breakfast.   It’s easy to reach for cereal and milk as a go to starter meal.  The fact is, boxed cereals are processed and it’s always better to eat food in it’s whole form.  I started making this a while ago and we enjoy it with homemade almond milk a few times a week.   I make a big batch on the weekend and we’re good until the next one.

Homemade almond milk?  Yes!  Have you read the ingredients on that box?  It’s not just almonds.  I started making my own and couldn’t believe how easy, quick, healthy and tasty it was!  Here’s what you do: soak one cup of raw almonds overnight and take the peel off the next morning, the peel just pops off.  Or to save time, buy the blanched or slivered kind.  Place one cup of almonds and four cups of water in a blender and blend.  Strain and voila!  Instant almond milk.  I save the strained pulp and add it to my morning smoothie.  No waste.  Now, on to the cereal…

My personal healthy breakfast recipe for the whole family

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of oats (I use the organic, gluten free kind)
  • 1 cup of mixed seeds (I use a mix of flax, chia, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 c of chopped raw almonds (or any other nut)
  • 1/3 c of shredded coconut (use the unsweetened, no sulphite kind)
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 1/4 c maple syrop
  • 1 cup of mixed dried fruit to add in at the end

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the dried fruit (kids love this part!) and place it on parchment paper lined baking dish or tray. Bake at 325F for 10 minutes and stir it around. It may need another 5-10 minutes or so depending on your oven. Add the dried fruit and enjoy!
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Are you looking for ways to add more whole foods to your diet?  We have a jam packed Whole Food Rejuvenation Workshop with nutritionist Sylvie Gouin.  It’s Thursday, September 26 from 6:45 to 8:15 pm – you can register online here http://continuumfitness.ca/classes.html.  You’ll get lots of info on how to simplify and increase energy and tips on how to prepare delicious cost effective meals.

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Category: Breakfasts, Food, Friday Food Frenzy, Nutrition, Recipes

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Sarah is a Certified Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Group Fitness Instructor and Mother of 2. She is the creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVD (available at www.sarahzahab.ca) as well as co-created the Elemental Workout®. Sarah owns Continuum Fitness and Movement Performance with her husband, John (www.continuumfitness.ca), a personal training studio in Westboro, Ottawa offering one on one coaching as well as group classes. Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and has been a nationally ranked race walker. Author's website.

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  1. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    love this thanks

  2. Sarah Zahab says:

    Oops! The workshop is this Thursday, September 26 at 6:45 pm (not September 25).

  3. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Thanks for this recipe! It is just what I was looking for.

  4. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    I am always looking for something the whole family will eat thanks

  5. Lauren says:

    This sounds delicious! thanks for sharing!

  6. Brenda A says:

    Yum! I like this a lot. The wholesome warmth and the dee-lish smell are great!

  7. Emily L says:

    This sounds delicious and like something my picky 2-year-old would actually eat!

  8. kristen visser says:

    this looks so good. what an awesome recipe 🙂

  9. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Sounds great! This would go good with some Greek Yogurt!

  10. Suzanne G says:

    This sounds delicious and I will pass this recipe on to my friend who loves granola type products as this is healthier than what she buys from the store.

  11. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I`m going to make this for my family this weekend.

  12. cheryl says:

    This sounds great! I think my whole family would love this! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Karen E. Hill says:

    Everything good and good for you. Going to adopt this one

  14. kathy downey says:

    you are right this is sure a healthy breakfast,going to make it and see how well it goes over in my home,thanks

  15. kathy downey says:

    Just dropping by to say we enjoyed your recipe very much.

  16. kathy downey says:

    Hubby finds this a great snack to have with him these past few weeks hunting.

  17. kathy downey says:

    Thanks this one was a hit for the whole family

  18. Chandra O'Connor says:

    This is a good one, nice and filling so their brain will work well in school.

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