Breakfast is fairly easy to do Paleo – with plenty of eggs and meats to choose from, making a scramble is quick and easy. One of my favorites I call the Frasier breakfast – tossed salad and scrambled eggs (from the Frasier Show theme song).
Another way is to take leftover veggies and sauté them then add your beaten eggs. Either let them set-up (or stick under the broiler) for frittata or stir them up for a paleo version of Migas.
If you eat bacon or ham (with no nitrates, from organically feed animals), you can fry up the meat and cook eggs in the fat. Very tasty!
And, there's always the power smoothie:
Packed with good fats, proteins, antioxidants and flavor, very satisfying and will keep you going for hours. The possibilities are plentiful; do not limit yourself to the basic egg white protein powder and banana. You can throw into the blender:
Coconut milk, usually a whole can, some coconut cream if you want extra calories and flavor.
Add any whole fresh or frozen fruit. I like frozen berries either mixed or individuals: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries even cranberries (very tangy). The berries add lots of color to the smoothie and antioxidants.
Add one or two whole raw eggs. Do not worry about raw if you use free range, naturally fed organic eggs. Try some duck or ostrich eggs if you can get them from your local co-op or farmer's market. The eggs add protein and fat.
Or, add a spoonful of your favorite nut butter. It will add a subtle taste of the nut to the finished smoothie. If you want crunchy, add the whole nut instead.
Add a spoon of pure vanilla extract and, there you go!
This is a pretty simple recipe, but it's tasty, quick and powerfully good for you.
But let's be honest; sometimes you really miss pancakes. So here's a way to stay paleo and have your (pan) cakes too!
The Paleo Diet Quick Pancake Recipe:
2 Large eggs
½ Cup Cashew Nut Butter
¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Cup Apple Sauce (sugarless)
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Combine ingredients 1 – 5 in a bowl and stir the mixture until smooth.
Add a little coconut oil to a frying pan – just enough to lightly cover the bottom. Turn the heat on medium. When the oil starts to pop (or a drop of water dances on the surface), pour the batter and spread it into a pancake shape.
Cook for a minute or two, until the edges start to brown and flip to fry the other side.
Serve with a Paleo-friendly topping of your choice (I prefer Blueberries warmed and mashed into a spread) and enjoy!
Add a Paleo breakfast beverage if you're really hungry.
Paleo Vaninut Milk Recipe:
4 Cups of That Coconut Water
1 Cup Raw Almonds
A pinch of sea salt (if you still use salt)
Seeds from 1Vanilla Bean
¼ Cup of Agave Nectar or honey equivalent.
Put the coconut water and almonds in a blender and run on high until the mixture looks smooth. Use a nut-milk bag or cheesecloth and strain the mixture, disposing of the pulp.
Return the strained milk mixture to the blender and add the sea salt, vanilla bean seeds, and agave nectar and blend at high speed until smooth.
Want more quick, easy and tasty paleo recipes? Visit The Paleo Dieter blog.