September 27 2015

The Confident Girl’s Guide to Breakfast – Healthy Breakfast Recipes by Jordan Cohen, SFTL Contributing Writer

It’s hard to wake up in the morning, and even harder to wake up early enough to have time to eat breakfast. It’s easy to grab a not-so-healthy granola bar or a cup of coffee and call it a day. However, we have learned breakfast is the most important meal of the day… so why not make something healthy yet tasty that can be eaten on the go.  The great thing with these recipes is with most, you can also make extra to save for future breakfasts!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

This can be made in either bar or granola form and modified to be vegan or gluten free

You will need:

  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup flax seed meal
  • ⅛ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of shredded coconut
  1. Line an 8×8 (or similar size) pan or baking dish with parchment paper. Leave extra on the sides to use as handles for removing the bars later.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flax seed meal, seeds and nuts; mix thoroughly.
  3. Add maple syrup to the mixture and stir until well coated. Add peanut butter (or other nut butter) to the mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan/baking dish and press firmly until it is evenly distributed. Either allow them to sit overnight at room temperature or put in the freezer for an hour to firm up.
  5. Using the parchment paper handles, remove the entire block from pan/baking dish, then cut into bars.

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Homemade Avocado Toast

You will need:

  • Avocado
  • Any type of bread. (I like potato bread or multigrain from Whole Foods)
  • Olive oil
  • Chia seeds
  1. Toast the bread
  2. Smash the avocado and spread on the toasted bread.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chia seeds, salt and pepper.


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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

  • One Banana
  • 2 tablespoons of Peanut butter
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • A few ice cubes



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Berry Kale Smoothie

  • One cup of Almond milk
  • 2 banana
  • One cup of mixed berries
  • One cup of Kale
  • A few ice cubes


Happy Breakfast!!

Jordan Cohen is a student at Elon University.  

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