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ruby smoothie

Ruby Smoothie

Often, we looking for ways to feel lighter when it comes to our meals. There’s no need to go to extremes. By adding more fruits and veggies to your diet, you’ll start to have more energy, and those junk food cravings should start to wane.

The Ruby Smoothie gets its beautiful color from beets, blood oranges, and raspberries, among other fruits and veggies, which also pack in a big dose of vitamins and minerals. The flax and hemp seeds are loaded with fiber, which will help fill you up, and keep your cravings at bay. Sub this smoothie for your usual breakfast or lunch every now and then for a lighter option.

Artichoke Asparagus Breakfast Bake

Artichoke Asparagus Breakfast Bake

Growing asparagus requires a little patience at first, but you can reap the benefits of its harvest for years afterward! Asparagus is an ancient delicacy that is still widely used today. It can be sautéed, steamed, grilled, pickled or baked into any casserole.
I like to frequently add it as a side dish because of its many health benefits. Asparagus is low in calories and sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber. And it just tastes delicious!
After its second or third year in your garden, you’ll be able to begin harvesting your asparagus to eat. You’ll need a few ideas on how to use your bountiful crop. Here’s one of my favorite asparagus recipes, an Artichoke Asparagus Breakfast Bake!

Serves 8

Loca Luna Breakfast Tart

I refer to this dish as breakfast tart because of the ham and eggs, but really you could eat it for any meal. I like to serve it on a Sunday morning and eat leftovers after work on Monday night. Many thanks to Mark Abernathy at Loca Luna for sharing it with me.

breakfast cup recipe

Bake-Ahead Breakfast Cups

This is a great breakfast for those days when you are in a rush. These little egg cups are quick and easily adapted to what you have on hand. Try using turkey bacon or Sautéed onions and sweet peppers. Or add a little toasted bread on the bottom. I like to make them on Sunday to heat up and eat during the work week.

Eggs Benedict With Quinoa

This recipe is a good example of how to prepare a traditional favorite with good-for-you ingredients. Eggs Benedict. I love it, but it sure doesn’t love me. This version uses Greek yogurt and quinoa to give it a healthy makeover.

Bananas Foster French Toast

I discovered this breakfast dish on the American Queen steamboat while traveling on it up the Mississippi River. It’s the creation of the boat’s Culinary Director Regina Charboneau. Typical of Regina’s recipes this French toast is rich, decadent and full of flavor.