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Heart Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. These recipes will kick-start your day, and keep your heart beating strong.

Almond Butter Amaranth Parfait
Serves 1

Ingredients
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter (peanut butter
also works)
1/2 cup puffed amaranth
1/2 cup fresh fruit (blueberries or
strawberries work well)
1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs*

*Note additional topping ideas include shaved coconut, chopped nuts, and hemp seeds.

Instructions
In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and almond butter.
Stir together thoroughly.
In a small mason jar or container, put a layer of yogurt mix, amaranth, yogurt mix and top with fresh fruit and cacao nibs.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving):
Calories - 371
Carbs - 37g
Fat - 19g
Protein - 15g
Fiber - 7g

 

Super Green Waffles
Serves 1

Ingredients
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup raw spinach
2 tablespoons almond milk or other
unsweetened milk
1 medium banana (or avocado if you are doing low carb)
1/2 cup gluten-free oats or almond flour
1 scoop protein powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Toppings
1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
4 tablespoons crushed walnuts or pecans

Instructions
Heat waffle iron or flat skillet if making pancakes.
In a food processor or blender, blend all batter ingredients until smooth and fully mixed (1-2 minutes).
Pour batter into the preheated waffle iron or skillet.
Close waffle iron and cook until waffle is slightly browned and cooked through (typically about 5 minutes). For pancakes, flip when edges are lightly browned and bubbles form in the middle.
Top with Greek yogurt and crushed walnuts or pecans.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving):
Calories - 443
Carbs - 32g
Fat - 22g
Protein - 29g
Fiber - 6g