Tagged: breakfast

06 Sep


The Perfect Breakfast, In More Wheys Than One!


Hi there, it’s Christina from Rouxbe. I just wanted to share my little breakfast secret with all of you and help make your morning routine a little easier. I don’t know about you, but I wake up in the morning with little time for snoozing. I must admit, I am a little slow in the morning and tend to get side tracked easily. Apparently, I think cleaning my fridge before I go to work or playing with my cat is necessary. I don’t give myself very much time for a good wholesome breakfast.

I am not very hungry in the morning, but I realized that I need a substantial amount of protein to satisfy my belly, to keep my blood sugar balanced and keep my energy up, until I have my morning snack. I was trying to figure out what I could prepare the night before and have my breakfast take no more than 2 minutes to make in the morning so that I could have time to play with my cat or clean my fridge. Smoothie was my answer!

Smoothies are what you make them. In other words, they can be as healthy and satisfying to the body as you make them to be. They are a great start or addition to a whole foods lifestyle!

Nutrient dense liquid drinks give your digestive tract a little break, due to the fact that everything is broken down into little pieces. This way your body does not use up its energy to break down big particles of food.
It is important to nourish your body with liquid food such as soups, pureed vegetables or smoothies. They can give us more energy, contribute to better bowel function and allow our body to use energy to heal and reduce inflammation.

This smoothie recipe provides your body with:

Raw enzymes (Speed up chemical reactions in the body, which in turns allows the body to function more efficiently) from the raw fruit.
Potassium (Regulates heartbeat) in the banana.
Antioxidants (Fight free radical damage) from the blueberries.
Calcium (Strong bones) from the almond milk
Electrolytes (Essential for normal cell and organ function in the body) from the coconut water.
Raw honey (Immune supportive and contains raw enzymes for proper digestive health)
Protein (Builds muscle and tissue, provides energy) from the protein powder.

GOOD Fat (Provides energy, carries fat soluble vitamins throughout the body and every cell is coated in fat) from the coconut oil.
Pure vanilla extract is the flavor of love!

1/2 fresh or frozen banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon raw local honey
3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 scoop protein powder (I use a whey isolate protein powder that has about 18-20g per scoop. If the scoop has 40g of protein, use half a scoop for one smoothie)
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Buy a whole bunch of blueberries, mangoes and bananas and portion 1/2 cup of blueberries 1/4 cup of mangoes and 1/2 a banana into small re-sealable freezer bags. Done, frozen and ready to go in the morning!
In a glass jar with a hand blender or in a regular blender, add all of your ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Note: I like my smoothie really cold so sometimes I add 3 ice cubes after I have blended everything together.

Happy Smoothie Making!

Christina Acevedo, R.H.N, Red Seal Chef



23 Sep


Fresh Muesli Recipe


One of the best things about this breakfast is that it can be made the night before. It also happens to taste great and it’s good for you too…what a bonus! Muesli, often referred to as Bircher muesli, seems to have many names, as well as many different recipes.This particular recipe uses a variety of oats, dried fruit, apple juice, freshly grated apples and yogurt. Everything is then mixed together and then chilled in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning you give it a little stir and voilà…breakfast is made. How easy is that; right? If you like, you can also serve it with some fresh fruit for a little extra nutrition and pizazz.

Another good thing about muesli is that you can make a fairly big batch at the beginning of the week. It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator, which is great for those busy mornings when breakfast somehow doesn’t make it on the list of “things-to-do”.

Here is the link to the full text recipe for Fresh Muesli.



30 Jan


Homemade Granola


Homemade granola is one of the simplest things to prepare and while it can be convenient to buy it pre-made, many store bought varieties are often loaded with corn syrup making them too sweet and unhealthy.

Homemade Granola | Rouxbe

It takes just a few minutes to combine some large-flake rolled oats with your favorite combination of nuts. Stir with a bit of maple syrup, grapeseed oil and vanilla and after about 10 to 15 minutes of baking, you’ve got yourself some delicious homemade granola. The granola will keep for quite sometime if stored in an airtight container.

Homemade Granola | Rouxbe Start your engine in the morning with a bowl of granola, topped with yogurt and fresh fruit puree. To add a dose of omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, sprinkle the granola with some ground up flax seeds. Or add some dried fruit and soy milk and you’ve got yourself a tasty cereal.

Granola with Yogurt and Fresh Fruit Puree | RouxbeA little goes a long way, so it also makes for a quick mid-day power-snack. It’s also the perfect snack to keep your energy up on those pretty Fall hikes. Here is a my homemade granola recipe, for anyone that is interested.

Have a great weekend!


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11 Jan


How to Make a Frittata | Rouxbe Cooking School Lesson


Frittatas are Italian-style omelets which can be light and simple or hearty and elaborate. Since almost any type of filling can be added to a frittata, they are an excellent way to use up leftover ingredients in the refrigerator. One of the best things about a frittata is that you don’t need a recipe – you just need to follow a few simple guidelines.

How to Make a Frittata | Rouxbe Cooking School Lesson

In this Rouxbe Cooking School lesson, you will learn how to make a frittata. You will also learn how to choose the right pan and how to add a variety of ingredients to a frittata. Since the combinations are endless, frittatas never need to be boring and make for a quick and creative meal any time of the day.

Happy Cooking!

The Rouxbe Cooking School Team.

05 Sep


Ricotta Pancake Recipe


If you’re tired of the same old pancakes, try changing it up with some ricotta cheese. Turn this weekend breakfast into an easy, yet fancy, experience for the whole family to enjoy.


These golden, delicate and fluffy pancakes become extra special when topped with a slice of lemon or orange compound butter and a high-quality, warmed maple syrup.

Below is quick video on “How to Make Compound Butter” – just add lemon or orange zest instead of any herbs.

Click on the link to view the text recipe for Ricotta Pancakes.

Happy Cooking!

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