Category Archives: breakfast

fig toast

Toast with Fig, Honey, and Goat Cheese

We love a great recipe. The one where it highlights fresh flavors, is simple, and can be made in five minutes. This is one of those recipes and is a breakfast standby in our house. Highlighting the late summer fig, paired with honey and a goat cheese spread, this toast is a delicious treat and can be made as you’re prepping your coffee, packing your kiddos lunch, or checking emails. (Let’s be real breakfast can be crazed and this recipe is an on the go favorite.)

Keep reading for this simple 5 minute recipe after the jump!

Toast with Fig Honey and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:
.5 oz goat cheese
slice of hearty toast (we love the petite rounds at Trader’s)
2 figs, sliced in thin rounds
1 T organic raw honey

Directions:

Begin by slicing bread with a serrated knife and placing in the toaster. As bread is toasting, slice figs into thin rounds. Place goat cheese crumbles on toast and spread with a knife from crust to crust of the toast. Add fig rounds. Drizzle with honey and enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee!

Sweet isn’t your thing? Replace honey with sprigs of thyme and a slice prosciutto. Top with salt and pepper for the perfect savory breakfast or brunch dish.

What are some of your favorite toast toppings?

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know below!

 

toast 3 ways

Toast: 3 Ways

There’s something about toast. Whether it’s with a smashed avocado, nut butter, or delicious fruit, toast has become the carrier of all things delicious. In light of this, today we decided to dip into the archives for this recipe roundup. Grab your favorite loaf, and let’s make some amazing toast.

Keep reading for the full recipes after the jump!

almond butter toast Homemade Almond Butter Toast with Berries

This recipe was a remix. (The column where we recreate some of our favorite dishes from restaurants at home.) With homemade almond butter, organic wheat toast, and fresh raspberries, this toast is crisp and a slightly indulgent sweet treat in the morning.

Whipped Goat Cheese with Prosciutto, Basil and Balsamic Reduction

This is one of our favorite ways to have savory toast. To fill out this dish, we recommend adding a bit of arugula for a green with some bite. Layered with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and whipped goat cheese, it’s our take on a cafe favorite.

Whipped Goat Cheese with Mixed Berries, Honey, and Cinnamon

We’re back at it with berries. This toast rather than using nut butter, uses a whipped goat cheese spread, topped with berries, honey, and cinnamon. The berries and cheese create the perfect sweet and savory pairing.

All in all, we truly love toast and the flexibility it brings. Whether for a simple snack, quick lunch, or breakfast on the go, it’s delicious and can be incredibly filling.

What are some of your favorite ways to make toast?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.

apple nachos

Apple Nachos

There’s nothing better than a simple snack. When it comes to life on the run, I usually make or break healthy eating when it comes to snacking. We have a juice bar that rolled out these nachos as a healthy raw food option. Initially I was skeptical, but have come to love these apple nachos. It’s a sweet treat without being overly indulgent. A few weeks ago I made these for my little nieces and they absolutely loved them! Anything with a bit of crunch and a sweetness, they love.

Keep reading for the full prep after the jump!

Apple Nachos

Ingredients:

2 pink lady apples

Toppings:

  • Organic coconut flake
  • Organic raw honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut granola
  • Raw creamy almond butter
  • Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs

Directions:

Rinse apples and thinly slice into rounds. Place in bowl and layer rounds in circular formation. In the middle spoon almond butter. Begin to add coconut flakes and coconut granola. Sprinkle raw cacao nibs on top. Finish by drizzling raw honey and cinnamon on top. Happy snacking!

summer yogurt bowls

Summer Yogurt Bowls

Whether you’re looking to mix up your morning routine, or just trying to get breakfast in your busy day, this recipe is quick, doesn’t require any heat, and is absolutely beautiful. If you are someone who loves making sure your food looks pretty this recipe can’t be beat. Our favorite way to make this recipe is to spend a slow Saturday strolling through the farmer’s market, picking the freshest fruit our hearts can find. In a bowl of flavored greek yogurt you have protein for the day and fresh fruits to naturally sweeten the tart flavor of the yogurt.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

Summer Yogurt Bowls

Ingredients:

Base Greek yogurt

Toppings:

Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Granola
Chia Seeds

Coconut shavings
Mango
Kiwi

For extra sweetness:

Cocoa Nibs
Honey 
Cinnamon

Directions:

Begin by cleaning fruit and drying off on paper towel. In a blender, add whatever berries you would like for flavoring your Greek yogurt base. For our bowls, we love to blend strawberries and then add a bit of plain yogurt to the mix. Begin by layering on toppings. We loved the mixed berry combination with kiwi and mango. It’s fresh and delicious. If you’re wanting to have a healthy midday snack in the summer heat, pop your completed bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes for it to freeze up. It’s a great way to cool off without any extra sugar. Happy eating!

 

honey lavender latte

Recipe Remix: Honey Lavender Latte

When it comes to spring favorites, lavender is my absolute favorite. In the mornings, you’ll usually find me sipping on a homemade latte macchiato. However, when I go out, I always head to a favorite coffee shop and purchase a honey lavender latte. This morning, I decided to take on the challenge of making it at home. It worked perfectly.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

honey lavender latte 2 Honey Lavender Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 honey
  • 3 sprigs of fresh lavender
  • 2 shots of espresso or 4 oz of extra strong coffee
  • 1/2 C 2% organic milk

Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and honey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add sprigs of fresh lavender. Let simmer until syrup covers the back of a spoon, making sure to stir occasionally preventing burning. Let lavender steep in syrup for an additional 10 minutes.

Using an Aeropress, pull shots of espresso. (We love our Aeropress and couldn’t recommend it more. It gives you great quality espresso for a fantastic price.) Warm milk and using a blender, milk frother, or immersion blender, foam your milk. To assemble the drink add 1 T of honey lavender syrup and stir with espresso. Add frothed milk and enjoy!