Breakfast · Snacks

Cinnamon Blueberry Oats

People who know me know that I have a severe obsession with cinnamon, especially the sweet saigon cinnamon.  I add it to absolutely everything.  Partially because I find it adds so much sweetness to an otherwise sugar-free meal, and partially because it has so many amazing health benefits.  It’s anti-inflammatory, helps to balance blood sugar, and contains a surprising amount of calcium just to name a few.

This is one of my quick go-to breakfasts when I’m in the mood for something sweet.  I love using the frozen blueberries and watching the purple color melt all through the oats!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quick oats

1 cup water

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons saigon cinnamon

handful of frozen blueberries

Directions:

Cook the oats (for speed I just use the microwave)

Stir in the chia seeds while still piping hot

Stir in the cinnamon

Mix in the blueberries & enjoy

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Breakfast · Snacks

Blueberry Peanut butter Smoothie

I sneak peanut butter into everything!

This smoothie is such a creamy sweet treat as breakfast, a snack, or dessert, & packed with tons of calcium, probiotics, vitamin c, and protein.

This recipe makes a small glass since it’s pretty filling, but if you’re starving go ahead and double everything!

Ingredients:

1 5oz container of plain greek yogurt

about 1/4 cup water

3/4 cup frozen blueberries

3 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter

optional: a dash of your favorite sweetener

Directions:

Layer all the ingredients in the order listed above and blend!  Start it on a lower setting and then slowly increase to higher and higher settings until thoroughly blended.  You may need to give it a quick stir with a spoon halfway through.  Pour into a glass, top with a few frozen blueberries (optional) and enjoy!

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Breakfast

Dairy-Free Vanilla Blueberry Muffins

Who doesn’t love blueberry muffins?!

I typically skip them most of the time in a grocery or bakery due to milk being an almost guaranteed ingredient.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my fair share of dairy (yogurt & cheese galore!), but my skin generally stays much clearer when I avoid milk, so I try to bake without it if I can.

What I love about these muffins is that they form such a dense consistency, almost like a biscuit, but are chockfull of vanilla & blueberry flavor.

Depending on how intense you are about blueberries, you may not throw in as many as I did, but I just can’t get enough of them!

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour (I use a white-whole wheat or unbleached flour for added benefits)

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

about 9 oz. blueberries

optional powdered sugar for dusting

optional enjoy with a pat of blueberry jam!

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375, and line the muffin tin with paper cups

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large in a large bowl

Stir in oil, water, eggs, and vanilla extract

Taking an electric mixer, beat everything together on a low setting

Mix in the vanilla bean powder

Using a spoon, gently fold in the blueberries

Spoon the batter info muffin cups

Bake for about 15 minutes

After removing them from the oven and letting them cool, dust powdered sugar on top or add a pat of your favorite blueberry jam (optional)

Note: After the first day, I recommend refrigerating any leftovers

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Breakfast

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Is anyone else missing fall already?!

It’s my absolute favorite season, so I usually find myself craving fall flavors year round.  You just can’t go wrong with pumpkin and cinnamon!

These creamy oats are so cozy on a chilly morning, especially paired with a blanket and big mug of chai!

Full of fiber, omega 3s, protein, and vitamin A, this bowl is such an energizing morning boost!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quick oats

1 cup water

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 heaping tablespoon of cinnamon (the sweet saigon cinnamon is ideal)

3 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree (or less if you prefer a more subtle taste)

a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds or a pinch of sea salt

optional – a dash of your favorite sweetener (to taste)

Directions:

Pour the oats and the water into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat until oats are creamy and water is absorbed

Stir in chia seeds while it’s still hot.  They will absorb the water and thicken the oatmeal

Mix in the pumpkin

Mix in the cinnamon

Top with pumpkin seeds (or mix in a pinch of sea salt) then add your favorite sweetener to taste pumpkin-pie-oatmeal_2