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If you're anything like us here at Great Harvest in Austin, your New Year's resolutions probably include trying to eat a little healthier after some Christmas indulgences. If that's the case, follow some of our recipes for healthy breakfasts to kickstart your days in 2015.

A healthy breakfast combines complex carbohydrates to provide slow-release energy to keep you going, protein to keep you feeling full, and plenty of fruit and/or vegetables to provide the vitamins and minerals you need for good health.

Scrambled eggs with ricotta and spinach

Whisk together 1 egg yolk with 4 egg whites (save the other yolks to use later!) and scramble together. Roughly chop a ; cup of baby spinach and toss this through the egg as it cooks. Once they're done, top with a couple of tablespoons of low-fat ricotta and enjoy!

Fruit ; yogurt smoothie

Greek yogurt is an exceptional protein source - just be sure to check the label to ensure the protein content is high (it can vary from 2g per 100g to 10g per 100!). Combine 1 cup Greek yogurt with 1 cup frozen fruit (banana and berries go together very well) and ; cup milk for a quick and easy breakfast you can enjoy on-the-go. Include some blueberries for an antioxidant boost.

Fruity breakfast quinoa

Quinoa is high in protein and healthy carbs and is packed with iron and other nutrients. It's a great savory dish, but cook it in milk, add cinnamon and nutmeg, and add fruit and chopped nuts to make a sweet breakfast alternative. It's a great substitute for oatmeal if you want to switch things up a bit.

Avocado on toast

Avocado is a high-fat fruit, which means some people try to avoid it. They're making a big mistake though, as the fats in avocados are healthy unsaturated fats and they're rich in omega 3 fatty acids which actually help to control your weight. Toast some whole grain bread and top with avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and squeeze over a little lime.

Whole grain bread is a good protein source, but for a little extra you could add a poached egg.Whole grains are an integral part of a healthy diet, so read a little about some of their benefits in this post and then drop by Great Harvest to pick up a loaf baked with our own freshly-milled whole grain flour. It's the healthiest, tastiest bread in Austin. Call (512) 329-9216 ;or (512) 345-0588 to find out what we have in store today.
Great Harvest Bread of Austin