Low Sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding

Looking for a low sugar breakfast idea? Look no further! Even if you’re not looking for low sugar recipes, this chocolate chia pudding makes the perfect breakfast or little desserts. The best part is they are super easy to make! The main preparation step is allowing the chia seeds to sit overnight to form a chia “pudding.” I like making multiple chia seeds at once, that way I have breakfast prepped for multiple days. This recipe makes 2 chia puddings.

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Apple Cinnamon Scones

Caramelized apples are one of my favorite healthy treats. By caramelized apples, I mean apple slices that are sautéed in cinnamon and coconut oil. They get so fragrant and taste incredible! Apple Cinnamon is one of my all time favorite combos.

I wanted to make a healthy apple cinnamon flavored breakfast recipe and came up with these apple cinnamon scones. They are gluten free, vegan, and contain no added sugar. They are very easy to make and make the perfect breakfast on the go.

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes.

I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are nutritious, rich in fiber, and taste delicious!

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Low Sugar Blueberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

I started making this smoothie this past winter after reading Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. In this book, Kelly promotes eating according to the Fab 4 Method (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) in order to help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling satiated for longer. Additionally, the book talks about a diet that is lower in sugar and carbs. I was inspired by this book to make a low sugar smoothie bowl that is full of protein and healthy fats in order to feel satisfied for long after consumption.

This is not turning into a keto or low carb blog. I believe different ways of eating work for different people. I want to share a variety of different recipes that support several different ways of eating. All of my recipes, however, have one common thing- they are all made with real food. I’m a real food enthusiast, meaning I believe in eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form. In my mind, eating real good is #1 and any other diet that you follow comes second.

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Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that one my go-to breakfasts is a smoothie bowl. I love making smoothies for a few reasons: 1) It is a breakfast you can make in less than 5 minutes. 2) It is made with primarily frozen ingredients. I love using frozen produce because it is nutritious, typically less expensive than fresh produce, and it doesn’t expire quickly. 3) They taste AMAZING! It’s literally like you are eating dessert, except my smoothies are packed with fruits and veggies. Smoothies are such an easy way to consume a ton of veggies. In the spirit of summer, I was inspired to make a Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl. This smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients. You read that right, ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS!

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Pineapple Overnight Oats

Introducing you to my all time favorite warm weather oatmeal combo- Pineapple Overnight Oats! I know this combo sounds kind of weird, but it seriously tastes so good. The overnight oats are served cold and combined with the pineapple tastes so refreshing and delicious! These overnight oats are so easy to make- all you do is combine ingredients, let it sit overnight, and then enjoy the next morning! As much as I like oatmeal, who wants to eat warm oats over the summer? Not me. Plus it make it that much easier to make!

These Pineapple Overnight Oats are mixed with nut milk and of course fresh cut pineapple for a sweet and delicious flavor. It also contains both chia seeds and flax seeds for a dose of healthy fat and fiber. This combination helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It is sweetened with coconut nectar. Coconut nectar is a similar color and consistency of maple syrup, but tastes slightly different- it is delicious! I topped the overnight oats with goji berries for added crunch (optional).

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Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie is by far my favorite summer smoothie! It was actually the first smoothie combo that I have ever made. It’s a fun green color and tastes super refreshing. The green color comes both from spinach and wheatgrass. Wheatgrass has a grassy taste that isn’t too strong so its an easy add to any smoothie. Wheatgrass is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. However, wheatgrass comes from the wheat plant and can contain gluten depending on how it is harvested. It may be best to avoid wheatgrass if you are gluten-free.

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