6 Facts & 7 Recipes that will make you a Breakfast Lover

 New Reasons to Eat Breakfast

 

For the good of humanity, I eat breakfast, and I think you should too.

 

Cranky pants over here without the breakfast.

Cranky. Pants.

 Yet SO MANY PEOPLE I talk to just don’t “do” breakfast.  I get it, I do. Mornings are busy.  But trust me when I say, I would be a zombie without it.  So if you’re needing a few good reasons to start becoming a breakfast eater, here for your healthy pleasure are 6:

 

1. Your metabolism will burn more effectively all day long

 

2. It’ll stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep you satisfied throughout the day  (IF you’re eating the RIGHT breakfast…more on that later)

 

3. You’ll eat fewer calories at lunch because you won’t be starving and wearing cranky pants.

 

4. You’ll have more energy and better mental focus.

 

5. Breakfast eaters have a lower BMI than non-breakfast eaters

 

 6. People who eat breakfast regularly have a significantly lower risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes

 

Ok, who’s Jones Ing for some scrambled eggs right about now?  Here’s the deal though you guys, in order to set ourselves up well,  we gotta eat the right breakfast and no, grabbing a churro from 7-11 does not count.  #Adulting.

You wouldn’t put High Fructose Corn Syrup in the gas tank of your car and expect it to run right? Same goes for your body. You can’t throw Lucky Charms & a Bagel down the hatch and expect to feel great.

 

All white carbs all the time will set you up for what a friend of mine calls “glucose bang bang.” They’re very Science-y.

Your blood sugar will spike and crash and that will be the end of it your mood and your energy levels. BUT if you eat a Healthy breakfast packed with Protein and Fiber…well, now we’re talking! 😀

 

So because I love you, here are 7 Delicious, Healthy, Quick & EASY breakfast recipes that will fuel you up right.

 

 

 Warm Paleo Brownie Batter aka “N’Oatmeal”

Warm Paleo Brownie Batter

Oops, you might want to wipe that little bit of drool before we begin :p

This is a brand new recipe so let’s just jump right in.

 

  • 2 Tbs Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbs Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbs Almond Meal
  • 1 Tbs Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp chopped dates
  • 1/2 coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops of Liquid Vanilla Stevia
  • tiny pinch of sea salt
  • Non-dairy milk (My fav’s right now are Calif’s coconut almond or Good Karma’s Flax Milk)

Directions:

“Melt” 1/2 banana in the microwave for aprox. 40 sec or until soft. Add all other ingredients, except coconut oil, to the banana and mix well.  You’re just adding enough milk to keep it moving, but coconut flour absorbs a TON of liquid, so feel free to add in a little water if necessary too. Microwave on High for 2-3 minutes. When your Breakfast Brownie Batter is still warm, add in the coconut oil and stir.  If you’re a brownie “purest” eat as is, but adding a few walnuts or pecans to the top never hurt anybody either. 😉

 

 

Coconut Breakfast Cake

coconut-flour-breakfast-bakes

This is a new favorite that I’ve grown to love for a few reasons. It’s easy, so versatile, takes 3 minutes and totally tastes like carby comfort food without actually being carby comfort food. #Winning.

Here’s the original recipe! And here are a few variatons I’ve been playing with:

Berry Banana Coconut Cake

-Original recipe (2 egg) Add in a handful of berries, a few drops of stevia and lemon zest

Savory Breakfast Cake

-Omit Banana, Lemon Zest & Vanilla extract.

-Add 2 generous spoonfuls of canned Pumpkin, sliced mushroom, chopped spinach, a sprinkle of goat cheese, fennel seed, garlic powder, sea salt & pepper

If a Pancake and an Omlette had a baby, it would be this breakfast. Need I say more?

 

Tropical Green Smoothie

Cilantro Detox Smoothie

I told you about this little gem a while back and it’s been making its way into the regular breakfast rotation ever since. The main ingredient is a little crazy, BUT if you don’t like boring food, you’re gonna love it!

(ALSO…my hubs makes a pr-ett-y mean smoothie himself. AND he’s promised to show that to your cute little No Small Life very soon. Rumor has it, he may even vlog it! #What)

 

 

 

Coconut Flour “Instant Cereal”

Allergy Free Instant Cereal

When I was a little girl, I loved Cream of Wheat. So. Much. I thought those days were long long gone with food allergies. However, Chocolate Covered Katie, revived that breakfast dream in an allergy friendly way with Coconut Flour and I am smitten once again! Check out the recipe here. One tip: Buy your coconut flour at Trader Joes. It’s SOOOO much cheaper 😉

 

 

Pumpkin Smoothie

Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

I love a good green smoothie. And even though pumpkin screams “autumn.” I still make this bad boy year round. I’m a season rebel like that. I’ve also been known to wear white AFTER labor day and leave my Christmas tree up a liiitttttle too long. #GettinCrazy Check out the recipe here.

 

Microwave Omelette

Quick & Easy Microwave Omlet

Once upon a time, also known as last May, I blogged about How to make an Omelette in the Mircowave. I got a lot of flack for making an omlete in the microwave UNTIL… ya’ll tried it. An Omlette that you don’t have to babysit and you can get dressed WHILE it’s cooking. Now THAT’S an Omlette that you can get on board with Monday-Friday. Check it out Here.

 

Chia Pudding

Vanilla Bluberry Chia Pudding

The interwebs are crawling with Chia Pudding recipes and for GOOD reason! They’re yummy. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and a myriad of other nutrients. (Check out all the goodness here) AND you can make them ahead of time.

When I travel I usually bring little Ziplocs with 3 Tbs of Chia seeds & cinnamon, a carton of berries, a few walnuts, a carton of cashew milk, and stevia. Then I pack a couple of paper bowls or even cups, stir it all together the night before, stick it in the hotel fridge AND I’m done. Breakfast is ready. Of course, I’ll do this at home too, but just trying to give you a few options 😉

 

There you have it friends 7 Delish Breakfasts to help you avoid “hangry.”  Don’t let your mood or metabolism get hijacked by having crazy food or *gasp* NO food in the morning.

 

Eating a healthy breakfast regularly is one of the easiest ways to add some health, clarity, energy, and overall “niceness” to your No Small Life.

 

I’d love to hear, what’s your favorite go-to breakfast??

 

Until Next Time,

Meg

 

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Comments

  1. My favorite breakfast is toasted PB&J – you get toast *and* a sandwich, and melty peanut butter is delicious xD
    I don’t always need breakfast, and sometimes I’ll eat something every morning, sometimes I won’t eat anything until lunch. Just depends on how busy things are or what all is going on for the day. I can attest, however, to the fact that cranky pants is a real thing (though I do quite like the “hangry” way of putting it!). That doesn’t normally hit me until mid-afternoon, though, if I haven’t eaten yet, and boy oh boy does it mean I need something right *now* xD

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  2. Those recipes are awesome! I don’t love eating breakfast but I do it because I know how important it is! 🙂

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  3. I go through periods where I’m super good about eating breakfast and others where I got a week or more without it. All of these look so delicious, though!

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  4. So many friggin’ AMAZING recipes- omg I am going gaga over the first two… And that Chocolate Covered Katie is a genius in the kitchen!

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  5. Therese Zott says:

    Want to try them all – started with the Coconut Breakfast Bake this morning. I couldn’t finish it all! Very satisfying, to say the least. here is one of my favorites – http://www.thedailymeal.com/recipes/paleo-baked-egg-muffins-recipe

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  6. Hi Megan,
    I agree with all your facts and I think so many people under estimate the power of a good breakfast. I love your tasty and healthy breakfast recipes. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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  7. I have always been a breakfast lover and can definitely feel it when I skip it or delay it because mornings get crazy. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity.

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  8. They’re a little bit of prep work, but I love hard-boiled and deviled eggs for eas “to go” breakfasts for busy mornings! But I definitely need to try that microwave omelette! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Tweeted and pinned!

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  9. Hi Megan,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7 pm EST. Thanks for being part of Real Food Fridays mission to help make this world a little bit healthier every week.

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  10. I’m one of the people who generally don’t enjoy eating breakfast first thing but I do try to make myself because I know it is important. You have some really nice alternatives here, I fancy trying the omelette and the smoothies.

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