For the good of humanity, I eat breakfast, and I think you should too.
Cranky pants over here without the breakfast.
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”
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)
“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. 😉
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?
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)
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 😉
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.
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.
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,