Breakfast jump-starts your metabolism, "breaking the fast" after a period of not eating. The blood sugar (glucose) we need to power our muscles and brains is normally low when we wake, and breakfast helps replenish it. Breakfast gives you energy, clarity, and focus, and is linked to improved memory and concentration, lower levels of bad "LDL" cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.
Still skipping breakfast because you're too busy?
These simple, nutritious meals are quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy them at home or as you're running out the door.
To your health & happiness,
Overnight Oats Or Quinoa In A Jar
1. Mix an equal amount of rolled oats or quinoa with liquid of choice (water, dairy, or non-dairy milk) 2. Add any spices, seeds, or dried fruit
3. Store in a glass jar and let the oats soak overnight
4. Add fresh fruit, nuts, or other favorite toppings in the morning
Almond Butter Toast
Choose a high quality bread (brands I like are Food for Life for sprouted and gluten free options, Mestemacher, whole grain, or Julian Bakery for paleo) top with 1&1/2 TB raw almond butter, sliced banana and flax or chia seeds optional (seeds are great for added fiber)
1 cup of non-fat or lowfat plain greek yogurt or coconut, almond, or soy for non dairy options; add 1/2 cup of organic berries, 1 TB chia seeds, sprinkle cinnamon