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Tag Archives: Blueberry

Breakfast Fruit Nachos

2 May

Nachos..for breakfast?! Yes, you heard me right!

Okay so maybe they aren’t the same chip and fattening topping nachos like normal.. but I promise you’ll like these even better!

I just recently came home for the summer from college, and one of the first things I do is open up the fridge to all the glorious food (of course, second to hugging my mom and dog :p) After being at college a whole year, nothing makes me more happy than seeing a fridge and freezer FULL of food. And I mean full. You would think at least 10 families live at my house. But I guess that’s what happens when your mom shops at Costco!

Anyways, fresh fruit is one of the greatest things I miss when being away from home. I always have to go for the frozen fruit up at college, but when I come home..ohhh the wonderful amounts of fresh strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, and others that I find!

So naturally, my first morning home I made this concoction, now known as “fruit nachos”. The crispness of the apple gives that same nacho crunch under all of this yogurt and chocolate goodness. Plus, this breakfast is full of fruit (obviously!) and protein to keep you satisfied all morning :)

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Breakfast Apple Nachos
-Variety of cut of fruit (I used strawberries, apple, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, but bananas or any other fruit would be just as good!)
-yogurt of choice (I used homemade pumpkin flavored yogurt, of course :) )
-milk (to thin yogurt just a tad)
-clean chocolate syrup (2 T cocoa powder, 4T milk, 1 packet stevia or other sweetener choice)
Optional: After picture I added some ground flaxseed and cereal flakes too!
Directions: Cut up fruit of choice. Place on plate. Thin yogurt with milk (to a pourable consistency, but not too watery). Mix together “clean chocolate syrup” ingredients. Pour over yogurt and fruit. Add any other toppings of choice. Enjoy!

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Berry Coconut Chai Latte Pancakes with Coconut Cream filling

8 Apr

Remember how I mentioned I was entering in that pancake contest? The first week was the Moconut pancakes I’ve posted already, which didn’t win. This past week I had to incorporate berries, which is why I made these pancakes with blueberries, in high hopes of winning..but I didnt:/

I still enjoyed them and so did my boyfriend though! I spent a lot of time thinking of what to make and had a ton of fun creating them. That’s all that counts..right?

Well, even though these pancakes once again, didn’t win the contest, I think they are surely worthy of posting the recipe for. I bet you all will really like them:)

You may ask, blueberry and chai flavored? How? Well the blueberries is a simple explanation, but the chai flavor is what made them special! All you do is make strongly brewed tea with a chai tea bag, and use that as part of your liquid for the batter! How simple yet yummy?!

Blueberries contain so many antioxidants, coconut flour is very high in fiber compared to most, and using chai tea in place of milk or other liquids lowers the fat and calorie content. Healthy you think?? I say so! These would serve as a great breakfast, post workout meal, or even dessert! I know you’ll love them if you give them a try:)

Next week is the last week for the contest! And the theme is you have to incorporate veggies into it.. Guess you’ll have to see what I come up with! What veggie do YOU think I’ll use?!

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Berry Coconut Chai Pancakes
For Pancakes:
-3/4 cup oat flour
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
-1/2 cup strongly brewed chai tea
-1/4 cup egg whites
-1 egg
-1 T agave/packet of stevia
-1 tsp each: vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder
-touch of salt
-1 cup blueberries
Directions:Stir all ingredients together except berries. Fold in berries right before cooking. Cook in pan on stove in coconut oil on medium heat!

For coconut cream:
-1/4 cup cottage cheese
-1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
-1/4 cup coconut milk
-2 T cream cheese (can use fat free)
-1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
-2 T agave
-optional: blue food coloring (for aesthetics haha)
Directions: Blend altogether in blender. Fill pancake layers with cream. Top with toasted coconut and blueberries