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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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Overnight Oats

13 Apr

I decided to join in on the overnight oats parade.

Haha, but seriously, it’s definitely the most popular breakfast among so many people these days! Yet in hot, sunny Florida, warm oatmeal has just never been my kind of breakfast..at least most days.

But sometimes, a warm, comforting, big bowl of oatmeal tastes just right. Especially after it’s been absorbing all the delicious flavors while sitting overnight in the fridge. Mmmm.

And if you’re in a rush, having it in a jar makes it all the more convenient to literally, grab and go.If you’ve got time at home to eat, then take that baby out, microwave, add whatever toppings seem good at the moment, and enjoy!

For me, the other day I was in a chocolaty Peanut Butter kind of mood. But then again, what’s new? That’s basically my mood 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week. What? I’ve got a sweet tooth:) Good thing when you eat clean, you can have your chocolate and live healthy too!

This provides a breakfast that is high in protein and fiber. One that will keep you satisfied all morning and not reaching in the pantry for snacks continuously. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! For so long I would skimp out on this meal or not eat one at all..so bad! If you aren’t eating breakfast, I highly recommend that you begin today. And this is a great place to start. A healthy, quick and easy idea:)

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Overnight Oats Base
-1/2 cup oats
-1/2 cup Chobani Greek yogurt (flavor of choice)
-1 cup almond milk
-sweetener of choice and a touch of salt

-For my chocolate version-
-2 T cocoa powder
-2 T agave
-1 T chocolate peanut butter
-1 tsp cinnamon
-Toppings: Chocolate Fiber One cereal, 1 T homemade almond joy butter(recipe on site)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a jar except for the toppings. Screw lid on and shake until all combined. Let sit in fridge overnight. In AM, either cook in microwave and place toppings on, or just enjoy cold and immediately put toppings on. Enjoy!