You reach for the toast…then remember you’re on a gluten-free diet. So you go for a bowl of cereal…and, again, remember you’re on a gluten-free diet.
If you’ve just started to follow a gluten-free protocol, you might feel a bit restricted. Going gluten-free, even for a short time, can help alleviate bloating, skin conditions, brain fog and other symptoms. But it can also be frustrating when so many breakfast options are full of wheat and refined carbohydrates.
The good news is, once you find your groove, eating a “free from” diet can feel amazing. As you learn new recipes, and feel better in your body, you won’t want to turn back. Not on a special diet? It’s still nice to change up your breakfast routine once in a while. I mean, there are only so many bowls of oatmeal or scrambled eggs you can eat.
5 Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
- BLT SaladArrange salad greens and tomatoes on a plate. Add cucumbers, sprouts, avocado slices and any other ingredients you like. Top with cooked slices of bacon. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with basil. No bread required!
- Sausage & Veggie Hash
Cook ground sausage in a cast-iron skillet until done. Set aside. To the same skillet, add quick-cooking veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers and cook until soft. Combine the veggies and sausage. Top with a fried egg or avocado slices, if desired.
- Paleo Porridge
Skip the oats and opt for creamy porridge made with coconut flour, shredded coconut, nuts, and flaxseeds. This 3-minute Coconut Almond Porridge recipe is on my radar. Top, sweeten and make your own.
- Butternut Squash Porridge
While we’re talking porridge, I have to mention the butternut squash variation. Sounds strange, but pureed squash with cinnamon, coconut, maple syrup and nutmeg actually tastes like dessert. Try this recipe from Mind Body Green. Trust me!
- Turmeric Latte
If you need an on-the-go gluten-free breakfast idea, blend up a golden turmeric latte. Simply combine milk, fresh or dried turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and a bit of honey and blend. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that will get you off to the right start. If you need an extra kick of protein, add a few scoops of collagen powder. Here’s an easy recipe for ya.
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