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A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

Many of us have a hard waking up in the morning. And, even more of us feel tired all through the morning. It’s very challenging for us to muster energy for even the meekest of jobs. All this could really change with some great breakfast recipes. Those recipes will surely make our mornings good, if not great.

Here below are 31 awesome breakfast recipes which are not just healthy, but also of great nutritional value and will surely boost your energy levels. You might have had difficulty even in waking up before but thanks to these wonderful treats, you’ll jump promptly from your bed and might even gather the drive to go to a health club.

1. Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

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    This is a delightful and rather easy healthy breakfast recipe to make. The muffin reminds one of light raspberry cheesecake. It’s of high calorie value. This recipe can be made even better by mixing cranberries, cherries and blueberries. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

    2. Baked Eggs in Avocado with Guacamole

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      This healthy breakfast recipe is unique, looks amazing and is a great way to impress guests at the house. Avocado provides a fine bout of healthy fat while egg serves protein. When served with multigrain or wheat toast, this will work as a complete meal as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

      3. Banana-Cinnamon Waffles

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        Banana-cinnamon waffles can be served both as a breakfast item as well as a dessert. It’s quite a treat, especially when it’s topped with vanilla yogurt and sprinkled with sugar-free caramel pulp. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

        4. Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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          These muffins have nice flavor of pumpkin and thanks to the use of whey protein powder, good dose of protein. It means one can get a fair amount of protein with these muffins without having to resort to eggs and fatty meats. These can also be used to feed the muscles after a workout. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

          5. Omelet with Summer Vegetables

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            This one is particularly targeted towards the hot summer season as the ingredients are at their best in summer. However, we can find them at the grocery store throughout the year. The texture and aroma of this omelet is stunning. The main flavor is provided by smoked Gouda, a nice consistency is supplied by corn, and cheese offers smoky richness. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

            6. Pain Perdu

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              This healthy breakfast recipe is great for special occasions and a delicious way to celebrate weekends. It’s the French for “lost bread” literally. Nevertheless, it can be used as early morning delight as well. Frozen berries and yogurt could be added to enhance the taste as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

              7. Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

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                This exotic delicacy comes with whole range of health benefits. Whole wheat flour provides filling fiber, blueberries provide antioxidants and protein meanwhile is provided by yogurt. This delicacy is sure to get even the dullest of mornings off to a flying start. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                8. Power Granola

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                  Power Granola is a wonderful granola recipe and the one perfect to send as gifts to loved ones. Nevertheless, it serves to invigorate the mornings just equally. Variations of the recipe include pairing it with yogurt, wheat germ, dried currants and using fresh cranberries instead of dried ones. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                  9. Vegan Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

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                    This vegan delicacy is as vegan as it can get. Even the butter on the top is not butter from animal fat, but Earth Balance spread. Healthy ingredients like flax seed, almond milk and blueberries make this healthy breakfast recipe an awesome package of health benefits. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                    10. French Toast Soufflé

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                      Just like many other French cuisines, this exciting dish lives up to the anticipations elevated by its mouth-watering label. This healthy breakfast recipe is not very difficult to make either as it appears to. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                      11. Cardamom-Lime Sweet Rolls

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                        Cardamom-lime sweet rolls are worth of your every effort. Homemade breads are always rewarding but these rolls take that sense of reward to a whole new level. Lime peel and extract offer just enough citrus to enhance the strong whiff of cardamom. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                        12. Maple Corn Muffin and Sausage Sandwiches

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                          These delicious breakfast sandwiches are healthy recipe for morning meals at 300 calories per serving. They don’t take much to prepare either at 45 minutes, which is a fairly reasonable time considering this delicacy’s value. Fresh fruit, turkey-sausage and maple-flavor corn muffins leaves mouth full of delightful palate for quite a long time. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                          13. Pecan Sticky Rolls

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                            Pecan sticky rolls are the other keys to really good mornings. These rolls have gratifyingly rich flavor and soft feel. These can be highlight of every meal and are sure to uplift the mood of the mornings impressively. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                            14. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

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                              The use of quinoa in this bread gives it fervor as well as protein. It’s a great breakfast choice, with that wonderful taste provided by coconut flour and not very arduous to make as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                              15. Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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                                This delicious dish is the one to prepare the night before so that one can relish easy breakfast the next morning. Ready your requirement of this wonderful delicacy and you’ll never have any difficulty waking up early in the morning the next day. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                16. Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

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                                  This simple, uplifting and exciting drink is the perfect way to muster all strength required to start the mornings with abundant vigor. Raspberries provide really nice flavor and ginger ale or little wine could be poured for that added boost. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                  17. Low Calorie Breakfast Sandwich

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                                    This low-calorie meal contains a good amount of protein, healthy avocado fat and carbs. The ingredients used like hummus, avocado and turkey bacon make it rich in nutrients and full of energy on one hand and hygienic on the other. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                    18. Tropical Muffins with Coconut-Macadamia Topping

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                                      This one is not like any ordinary muffin. Crunchy coconut toppings, macadamia nuts and oats take this one to a whole new height. Canola oil and aforementioned macadamia nuts offer a reasonable quantity of healthy fat as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                      19. Hearty Breakfast Tacos

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                                        Hearty Breakfast Tacos is one appetizing Southwestern treat, which will however win hearts all over. This healthy breakfast recipe includes savory mixture of eggs, beans, potatoes and tortilla shells, and leaves one fulsome at least till lunch. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                        20. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

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                                          Equally fit for breakfast and dinner, this delicacy is a perfect way to alter a worn-out breakfast routine. These grilled sandwiches use honey mixed with goat cheese, which makes it easier to spread over the bread. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                          21. Orange-cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

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                                            Orange-cranberry wheat germ muffins are best served when hot. Wheat germ is a tremendous source of vitamin E and the use of orange and cranberry in this delicacy leaves long-lasting sweet aftertaste on the mouth. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                            22. Baked Oatmeal with Almonds and Blueberries

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                                              With this wonderful vegetarian breakfast at the table, hardly anyone longs for meat. It’s full of wholesome ingredients like almond, blueberries complete with antioxidants and eggs that provide protein. Being veggie isn’t that hard when you have this to treat yourself. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                              23. Banana-Chocolate French Toast

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                                                Banana-chocolate French toast is another exciting way to kick away the morning’s dullness and inactivity. It’s appealing to kids and grown-ups alike. This sweet breakfast treat will surely have tantalizing effect with delightful mixture of banana and chocolate’s taste. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                24. Fried Egg Toast with Tomatoes

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                                                  Egg toasts were the childhood favorites for most of us. This upgraded version of our childhood delight is a perfect way to roll back the years. It uses neat and nourishing version of egg-in-a-hole, topped up with tomatoes, onions and cheese. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                  25. Apple-stuffed Strata

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                                                    Sweet baked apples along with crispy pecan garnish make this breakfast bread dessert an awesome delicacy. It can be made even better with sugar and nut dustings. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                                                    26. Libanais Breakfast

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                                                      Libanais breakfast includes boiled egg and three salads in the form of cucumber, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. However, it can be varied to include only one kind of salad. It’s complemented with crisp toasts of pita. This breakfast, inspired from the Middle East is a great way to change the regular taste at breakfast table. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                      27. Baked Pumpkin Pudding Bars

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                                                        As neither of eggs and butter are used in these pudding bars, it’s almost free of fat. Add that with good dose of fiber supplied by pumpkin, yogurt and mango juice, the flavor is too good to be true. These nutrient-rich bars are sure to leave you fulsome till lunchtime as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                        28. Pear and Gruyere Strata

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                                                          Pear and Gruyere Strata can be thought of as stuffed French toast in a casserole. In this wonderful treat, syrupy cinnamon bread meets with juicy pears and the aromatic nibble of Gruyere cheese. This delightful dish is a great way to enjoy the taste of pear. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                          29. Crunchy Oat Squares

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                                                            We don’t need to limit ourselves to packaged cereal every morning over early morning breakfasts. Crunchy oat squares are one of the best ways to enjoy homemade breakfasts in the morning. They use low-fat milk, wheat flour, almond butter and honey, and thus are full of health and nutrition values. It doesn’t require much time to prepare them either. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                            30. Banana, Wheat Germ and Oats

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                                                              This one is probably the simplest dish to prepare amongst the ones enlisted over here. The perfect combination of banana, wheat grain and oats provide us with everything we want. Oats offer the goodness of whole grains, wheat germ offer vitamin E, iron, potassium and folic acid while banana offers vitamin C and fiber. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                              31. Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts

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                                                                Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts are a great way to start the day, especially when you have been having hard time recently eating right way, and thus lacking in terms of nutritional requirement. Made with almond meal and baked along with little bit of chocolate frosting, this delicacy is not fried like other doughnuts and so you don’t need to worry about getting plumper. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                                Featured photo credit: S.O.S. Maine Breakfast via flickr.com

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                                                                Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                                                                5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                                5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                                Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                                                Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                                                Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                                                1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                                                Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                                                This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                                                In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                                                The result: no more mental stress.

                                                                2. Unplug

                                                                Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                                                How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                                                It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                                                Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                                                3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                                                Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                                                Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                                                4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                                                That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                                                How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                                                • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                                                • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                                                • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                                                While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                                                5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                                                This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                                                The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                                                So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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