Morning is the best time of day. If you don’t agree, you may change your mind when you try some gluten-free, grain-free, and impossibly delicious Paleo breakfast recipes. Here are some quick and easy Paleo breakfast options to help you jump right in.
Banana – Nut Paleo Pancakes
Using just three ingredients, you can have these pancakes ready to feed four people in just 15 minutes.
Ingredients: 2 bananas, 2 heaping tablespoons chunky almond butter, 4 eggs and dark chocolate chips.
Directions: Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Combine the bananas with 2 heaping scoops of chunky almond butter (any nut butter or use peanut butter if you prefer, just know that peanuts are not paleo) and blend with eggs in the bowl.
Mix well and scoop a quarter of a cup of the mixture on to a hot griddle or flat pan over medium heat. Wait for bubbles to appear then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Top each pancake with a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips (the darker the better), if you prefer, and serve. There is no need for any maple syrup or added toppings but feel free to top with fresh fruit if you’re looking for a little extra sweetness.
Salad with Eggs Over Easy
This is good breakfast of choice when you need something in a pinch. Plus it’s a good source of protein and vegetables to start your day. If you have your veggies already cleaned, chopped and stored in the refrigerator it can take less than 5 minutes to put this breakfast together.
Melt some grass-fed butter or coconut oil in a small frying pan over medium high heat. Crack two eggs and cover and then prepare your salad on a plate. Combine fresh baby spinach, peppers, onion, carrots, tomato, celery, avocado, broccoli or any of your favorite vegetables. Cook the eggs to your preferred doneness (cook them easy and let the juices from the egg run over the veggies and create a delicious dressing as you eat).
Season your salad with some sea salt and pepper, maybe a touch of avocado or olive oil and any other seasonings. Top it off with your two eggs and enjoy.
For a super quick liquid paleo breakfast throw some spinach or kale in a blender along with some fresh fruit, vegetables, ice and blend. That’s all it takes for a quick and easy paleo breakfast smoothie. Combine with 1-2 hard-boiled eggs (make these 1-2 days ahead and store them in the refrigerator) and this makes a great complete breakfast on the go.
Banana – Pear Green Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 bananas, 2 ripe organic pears, 1-2 cups organic baby spinach, 1 cucumber, 1/4-1/2 cup egg whites, 4-5 ice cubes.
Directions: Peal and add the bananas to the bottom of the blender. Slice the pear into 3-4 large pieces, cutting away from the core & seeds in the center. Wash and chop off the ends of the cucumber and add in 2-3 chunks to the blender. Wash and add spinach to the top.
Blend on pulse to chop everything and if you have a large enough blender add the ice before you begin, but if yours is filled like mine was blend until smooth and then add the ice. Blend everything to the consistency of your choice. We like our smoothies with a little bit of texture, meaning I don’t like them to be so smooth that they become juice.
No Grain Granola Cereal
You can regularly make Paleo granola bars and store them in the freezer for occasional snacks. But if you’re missing that crunch that typical cereals provide, take some bars out of the freezer and break them apart in a bowl. Add some almond, coconut or whole milk and you’ve got yourself a paleo breakfast cereal.
Bacon and eggs
The English and American classic breakfast of bacon and eggs can be enjoyed without guilt as well. Choose organic free-range eggs as well as nitrite and sugar-free bacon coming from humanly raised pork. We like to cook our bacon first, then cook our eggs in the bacon fat that’s rendered in the pan. In place of the bacon, don’t hesitate to switch it up a little if you have access to good quality sausage or ham from your butcher or local farmer.
Here is the best for last. What’s the quickest and easiest paleo breakfast idea? Well it’s sitting right there in your refrigerator. You can prepare most tasty, satiating breakfasts from leftovers. For some reason we tend to get stuck in the routine of cereal, waffles, and eggs as the only options for breakfast.
But fortunately a simple trip to your refrigerator can yield a gold mine of chicken, pork or beef. Throw some fresh vegetables on your plate or into a skillet for a few minutes and you have yourself a complete Paleo breakfast in no time.
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