For Father’s Day, prepare a breakfast for your father that is both a treat and will do his body good. Sure, Father’s Day is an exceptional occasion and is an excuse to indulge, but a decadent breakfast doesn’t necessarily have to derail his diet or figure. The following breakfast recipes for a vanilla frappuccino, hashbrowns and a poached egg sandwich will light your Dad’s eyes up with without the post-breakfast slump.
Start Dad off with a delicious and refreshing wake-up call. This frappuccino is vegan, so he can have a creamy caffeine boost while respecting animals and his body at the same time. Next, let him indulge in the comfort of hashbrowns, but sans the excessive carbohydrates. Celery root has a similar texture and taste to potatoes, but it is lighter. Lastly, end Dad’s meal with poached egg over whole-grain bread. The addition of roasted tomato deepens the taste, while the green leaves make the meal fresher and easier to digest.
- 1 cup coffee cooled
- 1 cup almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, or skim milk
- 1 banana
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 handfuls of ice
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 4 drops of liquid stevia, or 2 packets of powdered stevia
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Chocolate syrup (optional)
Low-Carb Celery Root Hashbrowns
- 1 large celeriac (aka celery root), peeled and chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 thick slice of hearty bread, cut in half
- 2 thick tomato slices (or 1 plum tomato, halved lengthwise)
- 1 small handful arugula
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until softened and deepened in color. Place the arugula on both halves of the bread. Now it’s time to poach the eggs. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and immediately reduce to a low boil or simmer. Add the vinegar and delicately crack one egg into the water, let it cook for about 1 minute. Remove with a large, holed spoon. Repeat with the other egg. Place each egg as delicately as possible onto the bed of arugula, careful not to crack the yolk. Add 1 tomato slice atop each egg, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
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