There is no such excuse as “I don’t have time” when it comes to breakfast. Every study around for years has told people that the most important meal of the day, is the first meal, immediately upon rising. If you skip breakfast, you set yourself up for a host of problems throughout the day, and for life. Lethargy, foggy brain power, bingeing, and fat storage, to name a few. If it sounds serious it is!Commit to eating breakfast every day. I will give you some easy options that anyone can use. A good rule of thumb is to ingest somewhere around 3-400 calories. Mostly protein, then carbs, then fat.
The night before….
Make an almond butter, or organic peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread, w simply fruit(jar of spread in jelly section), or sliced bananas.
One fat free greek yogurt (more protein and calcium) add your own fruit for way less sugar, add 10 almonds, or walnuts
Put in blender the night before for a morning smoothie (add ice in am, and blend)
Options to add:
Pick one or two from each category, or experiment!
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup fat free yogurt
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup fat free organic milk
greens (kale, parsley,spirulina,)
1 T. ground flax seeds
1 T. ground chia seeds
1/4 avocado (makes shake super creamy,blends well w/fruits)
(The bullet blender from bed bath and beyond is great for this, and has travel cups)
Early morning (easy) breakfasts.
1 cup kashi or any whole grain cereal with less than 12 grams of sugar added (any flavor)w/ 1/2 cup fat free organic milk, add fresh fruit.
1 muffin top (I love the name of these, taste awesome too!organic freezer section) w/1 cup fat free organic milk
3 soft or hard boiled eggs, 1 pc. ezekiel (organic freezer section) toast, or whole grain toast
Cottage cheese, w fruit, almonds and/or walnuts
SEE! These are easy enough for anyone that is crunched for time in the morning…as we all are.
Make a commitment to the best thing you will ever do for your overall health. Use any one of these options, and change it up regularly!
You will be so happy you did.