the 3 best paleo breakfasts.

1 May

As some of you may know, I am currently doing a “paleo challenge” with some friends of mine from my gym.  I’m 2.5 weeks in and am actually loving it.  I’ll save all of my thoughts for a later post, but I wanted to share my current favorite paleo-friendly breakfast options.

Pre-paleo, I basically lived for oatmeal.  I can do bacon and eggs or a veggie scramble occasionally, but sometimes I want something sweet in the morning.  I’ve been researching and experimenting with some substitutes and have found a few I am loving.

(1) Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seed pudding is SO easy.  The night before, I combine equal parts non-fat greek yogurt and coconut milk in a container with 1/4 cup of chia seeds and a little bit of stevia.  The chia seeds soak up the moisture, creating a tapioca-pudding like texture.  In the morning, I add some topping, stir, and go to town.  I love adding nut butter, a couple of berries, seeds, or coconut flakes.  The above concoction features blackberries, organic coconut flakes, and sunflower butter. NOM.

(2) Pumpkin Oatmeal Minus the Oats

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topped with almond butter, cinnamon, chia seeds, and pepitas.

I started making Tina‘s “Oatmeal Minus the Oats” a couple of years ago, and really loved it —  the finished product doesn’t really taste eggy.  I recently subbed out banana for about 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin and am now obsessed.  This is my favorite breakfast.  

Combine the pumpkin, 3 egg whites, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl and whisk together.  Then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until you reach the desired consistency — it will be fluffier than scrambled eggs.  I top mine with everything under the sun.

 

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with blackberries, pepitas, pumpkin pie spice, almond butter, coconut flakes, and pecans.

 

(3) Coconut Paleo Porridge

photo 4 (5)My last concoction is from Practical Paleo.  In a mixing bowl, I combine 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut (I cut off slices and blend for a little), six tablespoons coconut milk, 2 tablespoons almond butter, a little stevia, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  I top with nuts, seeds, berries, and a little more cinnamon.  Delicious!

What is your favorite breakfast?  What should I add to this list? 

 

 

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4 Responses to “the 3 best paleo breakfasts.”

  1. Patty @ Reach Your Peak May 1, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    the oatless oatmeal is very interesting! Kind of nervous to try it but want to try it at the same time. The porridge also looks delicious. Thanks for the breakfast ideas!

    • Gillian @ That's G May 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      You should totally try it and let me know what you think! The oatless oatmeal is my fav!

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities May 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    I don’t really eat breakfast -brunch is my jammmm and I load up on the most paleo thing out there, straight up MEAT 😉

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