How do you fit healthy habits into a busy lifestyle? You can start first thing in the morning with an easy, delicious, and nutrition-packed breakfast recipe guaranteed to get you out the door with the energy to power through your day. From gluten-free oatmeal to smoothies, celery juice, and more, we’ve got the recipes to make the most of your morning.
1. Gluten-Free Oatmeal
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
- 1 cup whole rolled gluten-free oats
- Toppings: fresh fruit, maple syrup and/or raw honey
Over high heat, bring the water and vanilla extract to a boil. Stir in the oats, switch the heat over to low, and simmer (while stirring) for about 15 minutes until the oats are plump with the liquid fully absorbed. Let the oatmeal sit for five minutes, top with your favorite sweetener and fruit, and enjoy.
2. Fruit Smoothie Bowl
In less than 10 minutes, you can assemble a healthy, nutrition-packed smoothie bowl to get you up and out the door first thing in the morning. Just throw everything into a high-speed blender and pour it into an on-the-go bowl.
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 2 cups frozen fruit of choice (strawberries, mixed berries, mango, pink dragonfruit, peach, etc.)
- 1 cup coconut water or 100% pure fruit juice)
3. Celery Juice – recipe from Medical Medium
Grab two bunches of celery and cut off the base and the top of the stalks. Wash the stalks well and feed the celery through the feeding tube of your juicer. Drink and enjoy right away for best results. Enjoy your celery juice on an empty stomach (away from water, tea, or other drinks or food) and wait at least 15 to 30 minutes to consume any drinks or food after drinking your celery juice. One of the smoothie recipes provided here would be a great choice!
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4. Creamy Green Smoothie
Your body needs good clean fuel to power your day. With only 4 ingredients and ready in just 5 minutes, this grab-and-go vegan breakfast is a staple of a healthy and busy lifestyle.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 large handful of spinach or kale
- 1 cup water, coconut water or 100% orange juice
- Optional: 1 teaspoon Vimergy Spirulina or Barley Grass Juice Powder
This quick and easy plant-based breakfast will power you through your busy morning and give you the energy to get you through to lunch.
- 2 pieces of gluten-free toast
- 1 can of black beans
- ¼ tsp chipotle spice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- a pinch of sea salt
- a pinch of black pepper
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ a tomato, diced
- a few TBSP of fresh cilantro
- 3 TBSP red onion, finely chopped
Combine the beans, chipotle spice, garlic powder, a pinch of sea salt and pepper, and the juice from half a lime. Boil for about 15 minutes until thick and starchy.
In a bowl, combine the tomato, cilantro, red onion, juice from half a lime, and salt and pepper. Toast two pieces of gluten-free bread, spread the mixture on top, and enjoy!
6. Antioxidant Wild Blueberry Smoothie
Antioxidants are another great way to kick-start your busy day. This delicious, colorful, and naturally sweet blueberry smoothie will power you through whatever comes your way as you greet the day. Just toss these nutrition-packed ingredients into a blender and get on your way.
- 1 cup of frozen wild blueberries
- 1 cup of coconut water or 100% pure apple juice
- 1 cup of raw spinach
- 1 banana, frozen overnight
Here’s a night-before breakfast recipe your whole (busy and active) family can enjoy the next morning.
- 6 cups gluten-free rolled or quick oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 250 °F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the oats, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil into a liquid and stir in the maple syrup.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated in the oil and maple syrup mixture. Pour the oat mixture onto your two prepared baking sheets and spread out evenly
Cook for about 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. (Make sure to check the granola during the last 15-30 minutes so the granola doesn’t burn!) Remove the sheets from the oven and let the granola cool before mixing in the raisins and pouring the granola into an airtight container.
To your health,