Here are 5 healthy recipes, nutritious and delicious, tailored for the needs of active, busy people. They will help you kick-start your healthy eating habits and are simple enough to include in your daily routine. They usually take 30 minutes or less to prepare.
Let’s get started!
1. Wake Me Up 2-in-1 Coffee Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
1-2 tsp coffee
1 tbsp honey
3-4 tbsp oats (or more, depending on your desired consistency)
1 cup vegetable milk of choice (almond, quinoa, coconut)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1-2 tsp coconut oil
Blend the ingredients until the composition becomes smooth. Check for the desired consistency and add more oats or vegetable milk. Add ice.
If you wish, decorate it with chocolate bites, cocoa/cinnamon powder and/or coconut flakes. Serve this healthy 2-in-1 breakfast at home or for to go.
2. Cereal Breakfast
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients and Preparation:
You can serve your favorite cereals or cereal mix with low-fat yogurt or vegetable milk. I recommend the cereals to be as processed as possible to keep the most of their nutritional benefits – simple oats are the best.
Add yogurt or vegetable milk, nuts and seeds, fresh or dried fruits. Try hemp seeds (a great source of vegetable proteins), bananas, almonds, pistachio.
You may also add some cinnamon for an explosion of taste and flavor!
Combine them however you like and using the ingredients you have at home, which makes this type of breakfast very flexible.
3. Avocado on Toast/ Sandwich
Prep/total time: 10 min
4 slices of bread
1 avocado, sliced
1 banana, sliced or other fruit (pomegranate seeds) or nuts
Put the ingredients on each slice of bread. You may serve it with a side of other fruits (berries, pomegranate seeds, grapes, peaches, oranges).
4. Mushroom Cream Soup
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
2 tbsp butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup half-and-half cream / 1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley leaves
In a large pot, melt the butter at medium-high heat; add the cream, mushrooms and garlic and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix the cream, salt, pepper and stir into the mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil, cook and stir until thickened, for about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and stir occasionally until the flavors are blended, for about 15 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley leaves.
5. Salad with Nuts and Seeds, with a side of grains
Prep/Total Time: 10-30 min.
Green salad mix (lettuce, rocket salad, sprouts)
Nuts and seeds mix (pine, sesame seeds, walnuts, pecan nuts)
Salt and pepper to taste
A side of quinoa or brown rice (cooked according to package instructions)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Serve the salad with a pot of grains: whole pasta, brown rice, risotto or quinoa, cooked according to package instructions.
Bon appetite! If you tried and enjoyed the recipes, leave us a comment below.