This protein and healthy fat enriched breakfast (or anytime meal, really) is sure to get your day off to a GREAT start. It's easy, nutritious, tasty and happens to look good on camera (cue a well-deserved Instagram #foodporn opportunity).
Timing is apparently not my thing. To start, I've been pretty absent lately in terms of coming up with new recipes - definitely have not been posting as often as I had been previously. Ordinarily I'd blame it on work or a man (since I've been told pretty much anything can be blamed on a man), but I'll admit that I've just been lazy and in a not-so-creative funk. Hey, I figure you guys could probably have used a break from my smart ass and somewhat offensive commentary anyways.
My manfriend likes to get up and go workout most mornings, so he typically grabs a yogurt on the go...that means the large majority of my week, I'm cooking breakfast for one. For that reason, I got myself the cutest little mini cast iron skillet. Let me first say, that if you ain't no single lady and you're cooking for friends or family, go ahead and triple the recipe to fit a standard 10-inch cast iron skillet.
Acai bowls are just about as trendy as the man bun. And hopefully they don't go out of style like the man bun most certainly should. I recently experienced a mind blowingly delicious acai bowl from a local juice/smoothie joint and it made me want to make my own. While, yes, it was amazing, I also watched how much of each ingredient they put into it. And let me just say, no one needs to be eating two bananas and a pound of strawberries in one sitting.
Honestly. How have I not made this before? It's like the perfect little Mexican nest for my fried egg and a great way to spice up your breakfast routine. Hey - nothing wrong with a daily dose of bae (bacon and eggs..duh), but sometimes you just gotta mix it up! Andddd realistically, you're really not shaking it up TOO much here...because bae is still very much a part of this meal.
Sometimes a bowl of hot cereal just hits the spot. This warm little concoction of fruit and nuts delivers a hearty, nutrient-dense fat bomb that easily fills my pre-paleo oatmeal void. However, I will preface this recipe by saying "easy on the nuts" [insert immature chuckle here]. Ok, but actually. Because the base of this recipe is an assortment of nuts (lol), the fat content can really creep up. While healthy fats are critical to incorporate in a nutritious diet, nuts are a fat source that are far too easy to overeat.
Because I can't get enough seafood in my life apparently, this omelette had to happen. Also, let me just call myself out here on the front end, no this isn't strict paleo. I SEE the cream cheese in the ingredients list and I am fully aware that cream cheese ain't paleo. So for all of you nay sayers who like to passive aggressively call out us paleo rule breakers, I'm one step ahead of you.
I love a good smoothie for breakfast - probably make one at least once per week. I especially love it when I can hide my intake of greens in them. My go to is my Green Goddess smoothie, but sometimes a girl can only handle so much tropical fruit in one week. I like this smoothie as a recovery drink - usually after an early morning workout. I get my carbs with coconut water, fruit and spinach and protein from a clean grass-fed source (SFH).
I don't know about any of you suckers, but I've been freezing my cheeks off as of late. It's winter and it's cold. And when it's cold, I crave warm and cozy dishes. Yes, it is my strong opinion that food can be cozy. It is also my strong opinion that oatmeal is an ultimate winter cozy dish. Well...too bad so sad. Oatmeal is a paleo no-no. Womp womp womp.