Thursday, March 7, 2013

Healthy breakfasts & Weekend Outfits

Thought I'd share some trying-to-be-healthy breakfasts I've made recently. First up is my morning smoothie.

Here are some examples of what I make - on the left is a Blueberry-Mango smoothie, and on the right is a Mixed Berry & Banana smoothie.


My smoothie must-haves:

Flaxseed, OJ, Almond Milk, Spinach & Kale cubes, Banana, Berries and Yogurt.

Since I can't use protein powder (even vegan ones break me out!)  I use frozen bananas or mangos as a thickener. I freeze a lot of the ingredients as it makes the smoothie's consistency nicer - and you don't have to worry about things tasting off (there's nothing I hate more than overripe fruit or wilted greens).


I buy pre-washed Kale & Spinach leaves and blend them with a little OJ - I got the idea from this post on the Social Home. You can buy pre-made spinach cubes in the freezer section - but use them at your own discretion. My internet research told me that they may not be safe to use raw since they're intended for cooking before consumption (unlike frozen berries, which are meant to be eaten raw and are therefore prepared differently).

When I have more time, I like making this omelet (completely inspired by Catalina Su): 2 eggs (1 whole, 1 white only), red onions & turkey breast fried together and topped with Sri Racha. Avocado mashed on the side with lemon juice, kosher salt & garlic powder.


I only wish I had the motivation to make these for breakfast every morning... but I'll often end up with deli meats on a wholewheat pita and a mug of coffee. Definitely not as healthy!

WEEKEND OUTFITS: I had some family events to attend but it was SO cold...so I planned my outfits around my trusty fleece leggings - so warm & comfy!

Saturday outfit: I bought this New Look dress 3 years ago but have only worn it once, so I layered it over a charcoal grey long-sleeved t-shirt and wore it with fleece leggings and black Old Navy boots.


Sunday outfit: A repetition of my Christmas party outfit: H&M lace dress, grey cardigan & Forever21 necklace.


In between family parties, I ran into the Bay to pick up a new foundation - and spotted these gorgeous Coach bags. I'm really LOVING their Legacy line (I posted about the Penny Shoulder purse earlier) and these mini-Tanner totes are AMAZING! They remind me of the Celine Luggage Nano bag but at a 10th of the price! Aren't they gorgeous?

Coach Legacy Leather Mini Tanner Tote
Coach Legacy Leather Mini Tanner Tote

What's your favorite healthy breakfast?

18 comments:

  1. I love the lace dress. Very pretty!

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    1. Thanks - I absolutely adore cream-colored lace :-)

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  2. I love having smoothies for breakfast as well! I have never though of putting kale and spinach in the though! It's an amazing idea to blend them and freeze them! I'm going to try that out tomorrow! Thanks for the amazing idea! Love your blog!!! :)

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    1. Glad you liked the tip - it's such an easy way to sneak greens into my smoothie and make it healthier!

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  3. Yes, The coach legacy line is quite impressive! It has made me re-think Coach again :)

    Also, your smoothies look delicious and are making me very thirsty right now!

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    1. This Legacy line keeps bringing my interest back to Coach! Especially love the tassels...

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  4. I love the Coach legacy line as well! So pretty!!!

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    1. Yes - the design and colors are so pretty!

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  5. I like the idea of blending kale and freezing it for smoothies. I usually juice mine, but will try it in my smoothie next time :)
    That coach tanner tote was the first one that caught my eye, but at the end I decided to go with Candace.
    Lovely outfits as usual, very put together!

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    1. Thanks Lilly! Hope you like the blended Kale - my favorite part is that you don't have to worry about the Kale going bad...my personal pet peeve!

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  6. Those smoothies look delish! Great breakfast idea. The lace dress is gorgeous too. As usual, you look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Schnelle - they are such a quick & easy breakfast idea...but I often have to follow up with a green tea as I get so cold after drinking it LOL!

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  7. Hi Ella! I love your blog. My favorite healthy breakfast is eggs scrambled in coconut oil with spinach. Filling, delicious, and super nutritious!

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    1. I've heard about all the benefits of coconut oil but haven't tried cooking with it ever. Your breakfast sounds really appetizing!

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  8. I really want to get into a routine of making smoothies and that idea of blending an freezing the spinach is genius!

    I also adore those Coach bags - great colours!

    http://theworldfrommystilettos.blogspot.ca/

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  9. Sam - I really want to get into a daily smoothie making routine too - right now I make it 2-3 times a week at most.

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  10. Yay for smoothies! I'm about to try making cubes out of collard greens- I'll let you know how that goes! :)

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    1. You are such a health AND decor inspiration Jen!!! Can't wait to read about your collard greens <3

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