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Zucchini Pancakes

Here’s a delicious way to incorporate some greens into a breakfast favourite!



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk (1 cup of milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice – let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. Prepare buttermilk & melt butter
  2. In a small bowl, sift dry ingredients
  3. Whisk melted butter, buttermilk and eggs
  4. Incorporate dry ingredients into wet, stirring until just combined
  5. Fold in zucchini and coconut
  6. Cook in a greased pan approximately 3-5 minutes each side, until golden brown
  7. Serve with honey or maple syrup, if desired



Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches & Dates

Another delicious chia seed pudding. Great for breakfast, snacks or even dessert!

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  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of  ginger
  • 2-3 chopped dates
  • 1/2 peach, chopped


  1. Combine ingredients in a mason jar
  2. Stir until well combined
  3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!

Pineapple Mango Overnight Oats

A tropical twist on a breakfast favourite!


Serves: 2          Prep Time: 5 mins          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pineapple (I used frozen)
  • 1/4 cup chopped mango (I used frozen)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mason jar
  2. Stir until well combined
  3. Refrigerate and serve with shredded coconut

Coconut Coffee Chia Seed Pudding

Need an extra dose of caffeine to accompany your cup of java in the morning? This make ahead breakfast is sure to do the trick!


Serves: 2          Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1 cup of your coffee of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut


  1. Brew coffee and let still until it cools to room temperature
  2. Meanwhile, add remaining ingredients to a large mason jar
  3. Add coffee and stir until well combined
  4. Refrigerate overnight
  5. Serve with shredded coconut, if desired, or chocolate covered mocha beans

Mocha Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Chocolate and coffee collide for a dessert-like breakfast pudding. It takes minutes to prepare, then refrigerate overnight. In the morning you’ll have a tasty, satisfying breakfast with caffeine included!


Serves: 2-3          Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready-In: Overnight


  • 1 cup of your favourite brewed coffee (instant works too!)
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of cocoa
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder


  1. Brew coffee and pour into a large mason jar (I recommend brewing a strong, bold cup)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients
  3. Stir until well combined
  4. Refrigerate overnight
  5. Sprinkle with coconut, if desired, a scoop of peanut butter, or enjoy it on its own

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

I just whipped up this recipe while waiting for supper. It’s a quick and nutritious breakfast that can be prepared in the evening to have on hand on those busy workday mornings. I’m a huge fan of coconut, but if you aren’t a fan, omit the coconut and replace coconut milk with almond milk.

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Serves: 2                    Prep Time: 5 minutes                    Ready In: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup of coconut milk
  • 3 dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • sprinkle of unsweetened coconut, if desired


  1. Blend all ingredients blueberries, bananas, milk and dates in an immersion blender.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir until well combined
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 30 minutes
  4. Serve with fresh blueberries and shredded coconut

Raspberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are my new favourite breakfast. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and a very satisfying meal for a busy morning in the classroom.

My staple recipe is 1/2 cup of oats, 2 tbsp of chia seeds combined with 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and 1/2 cup almond milk. Then I just add 1/2 cup of whatever combination of fruit I’m craving (berries, dried fruit, bananas, etc), 1-2 tsp of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, peanut butter, honey, vanilla) and a sprinkly additional toppings (coconut, nuts, raisins, etc)

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Serves: 2         Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1/2 cup rolled steel-cut oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup raspberries


1. Combine all ingredients except raspberries in a large mason jar. Shake and stir until well combined.

2. Add raspberries and gently stir.

3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


Picture to follow in the morning!

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