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The healthy Valentine’s breakfast
No holiday (ok, except maybe Christmas day) inspires us to
indulge more than Valentine's Day. When it comes to preparing a
Valentine's day treat, there is nothing quite like surprising your
special someone with a romantic freshly made breakfast served in
bed. As a holiday that has been largely defined by chocolate, it's
easy to see all your healthy eating patterns slip through your
fingers at the hands of sugar and carb loaded pancakes or greasy
bacon and eggs. However fret not friends, as we've prepared some
deliciously healthy options for you to whip up that will keep the
diet (and the heart) in check this February 14th.
Heart in the hole eggs and toast
A super cute and festive way of saying 'I Love You' without
forgoing on your morning protein hit.
Heat a medium non-stick pan on a low heat with a teaspoon of
coconut oil (instead of normal butter or vegetable oil). Cut out a
heart shape from a piece of bread (opt for grain or gluten- free
bread) and place the bread and heart cut out into the pan. Cook for
about two minutes or until the bread is toasted on one side. Flip
bread over and crack an egg into the cut out centre. Cover the pan
and cook for two - three minutes or until the egg white is cooked.
Serve and enjoy.
Valentine's day smoothie
When sliced vertically, our favouirte antioxidant rich summer
fruit, the strawberry, makes for a cute heart shaped garnish
- perfect for Valentine's day! Armed with a healthy serving of
fruit, dairy, Omega-3 fatty acids (and a little love), this aptly
coloured smoothie is perfect for breakfast in bed. Jam-packed full
of iron and antioxidants, it's also good to super charge your
Valentine's day mojo and help to get the hot blood flowing.
2 cups chopped red cabbage
1 cup blueberries
½ cup of plain, non-fat yoghurt
1 tablesppon flaxseed oil
Handful of strawberries (save a few for the garnish too)
Ice (to desired thickness)
Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth.
The French toast indulgence
Forget eating out at your favourite café when you can recreate
the delicious treats at home with much healthier ingredients. With
the addition of almond milk and greek yogurt this French toast is
packed with protein and by opting for 100% whole grain bread it
will ensure that you get both fibre and protein too. The
combination of whole eggs and egg whites means less fat and fewer
calories. While they may not quite be an 'every day' kind of
breakfast choice, they are full of nutritious and natural
ingredients, so you can allow yourself the indulgence on this
3 organic, free-range eggs
(replace one egg with two egg
2 Tbsp. almond milk
4-6 slices of organic, grain bread
light greek yoghurt
manuka honey to taste
berries of your choice to garnish.
Beat eggs together with the almond milk. Add a splash of vanilla
extract, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt.
Soak your bread (cut your bread into heart shapes should you be
feeling adventurous too) in the egg mixture and place in a pan
greased with coconut oil as opposed to butter. Cook evenly on both
Serve hot with a dusting of cinnamon and a drizzle of mauka
honey and your favourite berries.
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