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Mint Mojito Fruit Salad

I don’t think i’ve loved a fruit salad more in my life! This recipe mixes my love for refreshing mojito’s and all the fruits together. I thought this would be perfect for Mothers Day get togethers this weekend because honestly it’s so damn simple but everyone will love it. A mix of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh mint and a hint of lime. HEAVEN.


Easy Like Sunday Morning Crepes

Sweet & savory has always been my jam especially for breakfast. Every once in a while a sweet breakfast hits the spot and this weekend I was in the mood for just that. I whipped up these savory crepes with sweet berries and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.


Avocado Toast 3 Ways

 Alert: Scroll for your avocado dreams to be made

BL Avocado Toast

In all seriousness you guys I have been extremely crushing on avocados lately more so than normal all thanks to a little coffee shop near me that sells avocado toast w/ poached eggs. I mean who would have thunk to put mashed avocados on bread with chia seeds and fucking poached egg and call it a day? These genius people did and changed my breakfast game forever.

So…instead of paying $9 for 1 slice of avocado toast I thought why not create my own and spice them up a bit. Three different ways giving people some insane avocado variety for whatever kind of mood they’re in. I added a vegetarian option, a protein packed option and a fruity option. All equally as delicious.

BL Avocado Toast 3 ways

I love avocado toast as a morning breakfast cause it keeps you full with the sprouted bread and healthy fats but also is something that’s quick and you can eat on the go.

There’s really no method to my avotoast madness, add smashed avocado to a toasted sprouted grain slice of bread, and top it with whatever flavors you’re craving. I would say make sure there’s a protein in there to keep you fuller longer but whatever floats your boat. Enjoy these selections!

Blissfully Lively Avocado Toast 3 Ways

BL Avocado Egg Toast

BL Avocado Veggie Toast

BL Avocado Banana Toast

Ingredients

option 1:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 Eggs, fried, poached, etc
  • red pepper flakes

option 2:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • Red onion, sliced
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 Beefsteak Tomato, sliced
  • 2 tsp. goat cheese
  • 1 tsp. pesto sauce, drizzled

option 3:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1 tsp. honey, drizzled
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

option1:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Fried, poach, etc. 2 eggs until desired doneness.
  4. sprinkle 2 tsp red pepper flakes on to avocado.
  5. place fried eggs on top
  6. Enjoy!

option 2:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Add spinach.
  4. Slice tomato & red onion. Place on top of avocado.
  5. Using a fork break apart goat cheese into crumbles and place on top.
  6. Drizzle with pesto & season w sea salt/ pepper if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

option 3:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Slice 1 banana and place on avocado toast.
  4. sprinkle chia seeds & coconut shreds on top.
  5. Drizzle with honey.
  6. Enjoy!

xo,

Lauren


Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars

I finally tried out my Kitchen Aid Mixer this weekend and all dramatics aside my life will never be the same. I whipped up these delicious bars and it was such a breeze. 1 bowl, all the ingredients I needed and a glass of wine while it all mixed up.

This is what dreams are made of people.

Blissfully Lively Breakfast Bars

If you guys follow along on Instagram you know my love for my Kitchen Aid and how ecstatic I was to get it as a present for Christmas, Chris did sooo good. Serious time saver, and looks so darn cute in the kitchen.

This weekend I was meal prepping away after following some of my own advice from the dinner menu and realized I needed to prep something that would be easy to eat before a workout, or before I hop on the computer for the morning. I love making eggs first thing in the morning but sometimes that’s a bit too much work for this busy gal so hello ooey gooey breakfast bars that will fill me up with the added superfoods & are made with whole ingredients & zero added sweeteners.

These guys are loaded with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal, goji berries, cranberries & my absolute fav dark chocolate chips for a little pinch of sweetness. For warning these are sweetened only by the dark chocolate and apple sauce so they will be a bit on the thick side and subtly sweet.

Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars

blissfully lively breakfast bars

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana sliced
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees & coat 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together oats, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder & salt.
  3. In large bowl whisk together milk, applesauce, egg, honey, peanut butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine. Batter will be wet. Fold in diced banana and mix until smooth.
  5. Add in chocolate bits, walnuts, goji berries, chia seeds & dried cranberries. Mix until combined.
  6. Pour into greased baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until golden and toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.
  7. Enjoy!

xo,

Lauren


Easy & Filling Breakfast…Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

I’m always one for a quick minimal prep breakfast so I can great straight to work {it seriously feels so good to love what I do that I want to jump on the computer before even eating 🙈}. I have been loving getting up a little earlier and starting my day off with something that will keep me full. I don’t by any means want to stuff myself early in the morning but I have been noticing I’m much more productive when working on a full stomach! I added this overnight oats recipe to my Instagram story 2 weeks ago and was getting a lot of questions on how to prepare it, how long can it last for etc. so I decided to add it to the blog as a permanent recipe as well!

Blissfully Lively Overnight Oats

The great thing about oats is they fill you up quickly so you only need a small helping to feel satisfied. Prepping a larger portion of these guys can last you a few days {up to 7} and what I love about oats the most is you can dress them up with any toppings you want. Bananas, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, berries, granola, etc! They’re the perfect base for whatever you’re craving.

Oats are the perfect whole grain, abundant in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins & minerals.They’re a good source of carbs and contain more proteins and fats than most grains. Oats also have anti-inflammatory affects & are seriously one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat!

Overnight Oats Recipe

If you guys know one thing about me it’s that i’m pretty obsessed with eating whole real foods {and if you don’t you’ve got to check out the nutrition philo.}, and this breakfast is kind of the jackpot! A whole food {oats} enriched with other whole foods {milk/topping of choice, banana, cinnamon, & blueberries} makes for a pretty simple and healthy meal!

Blissfully Lively Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

Blissfully Lively Overnight oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  •  1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk {coconut, almond, etc.}
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • handful unsweetened coconut shreds

Directions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in medium sized bowl.
  2. spoon into jar with tight-fitting lid.
  3. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours {preferably overnight}.
  4. Top with more fruit/ unsweetened coconut before serving!

xo,

Lauren

Need more breakfast inspo? Check out the recipe for the Spinach Turkey Sausage Breakfast Frittatas!


Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites

A little bit of energy is necessary on a Monday morning, or after a workout or even when you’re just craving some PB…Ok lets chalk it up to energy is necessary all the time and especially when you’re in a hurry! These little scrumptious bites are the perfect grab and go snack when you’re in a serious rush.

These guys pack a big punch in the nutrition department. The good fats/ protein from the peanut butter {7 grams to be exact}, the fiber from the chia seeds, the fiber from the flax seed {1 tbsp has 8 grams}, the protein & fiber from the oats & the little pinch of sweetness from the dark chocolate bits and unsweetened coconut flakes is just perfect. They can be taken up a notch too if you add a scoop of protein powder to the batter.

Blissfully Lively PB Energy Bites

I told you guys I was on an egg kick lately eating literally nothing but egg sandwiches or my egg frittatas every morning but recently {sadly} I have gotten a bit sick of them {that’s what happens when you over do it 😬}. I switched to incorporating a few hard boiled eggs, a grapefruit and 2 or 3 or these PB bites into my breakfast. SO delicious and doesn’t leave you feeling too full in the morning.

I realized recently that eating a huge breakfast that consists of a ton of carbs just doesn’t make me feel all that great so I have been trying to cut out the carbs {things such as french toast, pancakes, waffles, etc} and add in more protein from eggs, healthy fats {avocado or the PB Bites} and lots of fruit!

Ok, Happy Monday! & here is the recipe…

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Bl Energy PB Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Justins creamy all natural PB
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup group flax seed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes {loving coconut lately}

Directions

  1. Combine all 6 ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir.
  2. Place in fridge for 15-30 minutes to allow dough to harden a bit {makes them easier to roll}
  3. roll into bites and store in fridge for up to one week {trust me they won’t last that long anyway!}
  4. ENJOY!

blissfully lively peanut butter energy bites

xo,

Lauren

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