What do you normally eat for breakfast?
When I think back to the past 5 years of my breakky-history, I can see how I have slowly evolved to more hearty, healthy and ‘real food’ breakfasts (as opposed to what I would call fake food = store bought bagels, slim fast shakes, etc). It’s been quite the path to get to where I am today though, but I am so glad that my preferences have evolved (my body thanks me as well)...
History of my Breakfasts.
Back in high school, I skipped breakfast and maybe stuck with an apple or a bagel.
In University, it was a bowl of fruit or maybe Vector Cereal and greek yogurt.
While I was away traveling, it was sugary oatmeal or greasy pancakes (had no control here, so I ate what was given to me!)
And now, my breakfasts look like this…
This was oats, chia, sunflower seeds, banana, berries and a few other add ins…
Kale and an Egg
Green Smoothie! My new favourite!
My recipe usually includes; KALE, banana, frozen or fresh fruit, almond milk, chia seeds, and any other veggie I have laying around.
A friend from work also shared with me a delicious-sounding recipe for an evening more nutrient-rich green power smoothie (thanks Franny!)
2 cups kale
1 cup pineapple
1 whole apple (de-cored)
1 frozen banana (slice pieces of banana for easy access.)
1 inch piece of ginger
1 1/2 cups water (add more if to thick, can use coconut water)
1/4 cups orange juice
2 table spoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax
2 teaspoons maca
protein power (optional)
How good does that sound?
THIS recipe is also another good one to try! My problem is that I never have all of these ingredients, grr!
Omelet (lots of veggies packed into here)
There are still times when I accidentally skip breakfast or have a below-average meal, but I make a conscious effort to include something extra nutritious into my mornings.
The benefits (in my opinion) of having a power-breakfast;
- You’ll be less tired throughout your morning, because you’ve energized yourself with nutrient-rich foods
- Your cravings for certain foods later in the day will decrease
- Looking and feeling more alive, instead of walking around like a zombie
- Getting your day started on the right foot – with healthy foods at the core of this (by starting your day with lots of fruits, veg, whole grains, nuts, etc. you will hopefully be more motivated to continue this pattern for the rest of your meals that day!)
Maybe it’s time to give your breakfast a makeover?