Posts in Breakfast
GOOD Morning Green Smoothie

Prep Time
5 minutes

Yields
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 banana*

  • Juice from one lemon

  • 1 Tbsp Chia seed or flaxmeal (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp (or so) of water or coconut water

  • 1 peeled carrot OR 1 stalk of celery

  • ½ cucumber

  • ½ granny smith apple

  • 2 heaping handfuls of kale (I use spinach to mix it up sometimes)

  • 1 handful of ice on top

  • *1 banana for first-timers, otherwise skip the banana and add 1 inch of fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Place ingredients from bottom to top in a Vitamix, BlendTec or other good blender.

  2. Blend and enjoy!

Notes
Start the day off with vegetables (full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber) and hydration!

Credit
Chia Leah
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Easy Bone Broth
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Prep Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
48 hours

Yields
6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • Use the carcass from that leftover organic rotisserie chicken or beef, chicken or lamb bones from local butcher or grocery. By using organic and high quality carcasses, there will be less impurities in the bone broth- think “we are what we eat!”

  • Assorted veggie trimmings or aromatics, about 2 cups (whatever’s in the fridge: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, sage, rosemary, oregano)

  • 2-3 bay leaves

  • Generous pinch of peppercorns

  • Glug of unfiltered apple cider vinegar*

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1 nub of fresh ginger (about 1 inch)

  • Filtered Water

Directions

  1. Place the bones, veggie trimmings, bay leaves, peppercorns, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and ginger into the Crock Pot or slow cooker insert.

  2. Fill to one inch below the max line with fresh filtered cold water.

  3. Place the insert into the slow cooker, put the lid on.

  4. Set to heat to high until the broth starts to boil.

  5. Reduce the heat to lowfor 48 hours, (yes hours).
    Tip: Bones should disintegrate in your fingers! This means you have pulled everything out of them into the broth.

  6. Let the broth cool.

  7. At this point, I use a spoon to pull out anylayers of fat on the top of the broth. Then, strain all of the bones and such, bottle up broth into quart sized jars or other glass airtight containers and refrigerate it for up to a week or freeze it for up to a month.

*Apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized) is a great addition to bone broth because it helps break apart the bones. Plus, ACV is great for digestion among other health benefits.

 

Credit
Chia Leah
www.chialeah.com

Cheater's Bone Broth Bowl

Prep Time
5 minutes

Prep Notes
By keeping boxed bone broth, canned beans, a variety of spices, and always a few fresh veggies in the fridge, you are always able to create a quick & nourishing soup. If your pantry is not up to date, take the time to fill it properly. Reach out to Leah for a full "Healthy Pantry List" or consider a "Pantry Purification" with Leah.

Cooking Time
5 minutes

Yields
4 servings

Ingredients

  • A large box of store bought bone broth

  • A handful of leafy greens

  • 1 T chia seed or flax meal

  • 1 T ACV

  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • Dash of black pepper and salt

  • 1 T nutritional yeast

  • Add other ingredients of your choosing such a hard boiled egg, raw carrots, cooked quinoa

Directions

Combine ingredients in a pot and heat. Serve!

Chia Leah's Foxtail Detoxifying Autumn Beverage

Prep Time
2 minutes

Prep Notes
Main ingredients are apple cider vinegar, water and cinnamon. All other ingredients, and amounts, are optional. Most detox drinks are considered an "EEEEEW" drink. This drink actually tastes refreshing, once you get that pucker out of the way. I actually prefer it to apple cider this time of year and my body feels wonderful after I treat myself to it!

Yields
1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm or hot water

  • 2 T ACV (unfiltered apple cider vinegar –I love Bragg)

  • 2 T fresh squeezed lemon

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • Pinch of pink Himalayan seasalt

  • OPTIONAL ½ tsp local honey (or try Manuka honey for a more concentrated menthol taste if you are fighting a cold)

Directions

Fill a mug with all ingredients except water. Heat up water and add to ingredients. Stir and enjoy. 

Credit
Chia Leah
www.chialeah.com

Chia Leah Savory Breakfast Muffins

Prep Time
10 min.

Prep Notes
This is a fabulous grab-and-go that will shake up your family breakfast routine. Spending a total of 35 minutes on these muffins, (including the 25 minute baking time) is worth every second for the time saved on a busy morning. These freeze well — double the batch! Eggs and quinoa provide an excellent source of protein, veggies give you essential vitamins & fiber, and they taste delicious. Make it a lunch: 2 Savory Breakfast Muffins atop a huge bed of lettuce with vinegar & olive oil dressing. Delicious!  

Parchment muffin liners or reusable silicone muffin liners (BP-free) are a must — order on Amazon or find at specialty stores

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 1 T chia seed or flaxmeal

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes (drained & chopped)

  • ½ cup feta cheese (optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped yellow or white onion

  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Cook quinoa per directions on package.
Whisk eggs with salt & pepper.
Add chia seed, quinoa, sundried tomatoes, feta, onion, spinach. Mix. 
Pour evenly into muffin liners.
Bake 25 minutes and let cool.
Individually wrap in saran or foil and store in freezer. 

Cooking Time
25 min.

Yields
12 muffins

Chia Leah Original Breakfast Cookie

Prep Time
5 minutes

Prep Notes
Every ingredient serves a purpose! Gluten free, dairy free, kid friendly. Make extra! Freeze em. Grab and go on the way to school, for after school snack or as a no-sugar added energizing treat! These are a soccer team favorite without the sugar bonk! Makes 12 cookies or 8 bigger “breakfast cookies” No time to bake? Order fresh baked cookies from pantry.chialeah.com.

Cooking Time
18-24 minutes

Yields
8-12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe or overripe bananas

  • 1 cup gluten free oats

  • 1 T chia seed or flax meal

  • 3 T organic Non-GMO nut butter or sun butter (Santa Cruz is my favorite peanut butte)

Optional add ins:

  • 2 T dairy free dark chocolate chips –choose 72% or higher when possible

  • 2T Cacao nibs or cacao powder

  • 3 T shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

Mash bananas.
Add other ingredients. 
Let batter sit 5 minutes.
Spoon a dollop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet
Bake 18-24 minutes depending on oven. Let cool completely.

Bakers note: These are good fresh BUT even more tasty after sitting a few hours, as they have time to soften and naturally sweeten up. Place in an airtight container for up to a week, in the fridge for a week or freeze for a month!

Credit
Chia Leah www.chialeah.com