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Breakfast is by far my most favourite meal. Every morning, when you awake it's a completely new opportunity for a fresh star to the day. Not only for your food intake but your entire life.
Breakfast definitely doesn't have to be boring or simple. It can take less than 5 minutes to create a healthy breakfast. There's a few key things to include in your breakfast.
1. Protein - Starting off the day with a solid dose of protein will help with so many things as the day progresses. Keeping cravings in check, balancing out blood sugar and hormone levels and giving your brain and muscles a boost. If you find yourself groggy or slow moving in the mornings, check in with your breakfast and see if you've included enough protein to keep you going.
2. Water! - You've been fasting and dehydrating all night long. Once you're up, it's time to rehydrate. Aim to get in at least 2 large glasses of water prior to breakfast. This helps you get a jump start on your water intake for the day, give your cells a mini cleanse and can help to suppress appetite. Many times if we feel hungry, we're just thirsty! We often gravitate to coffee and tea in the morning and although those are fine in moderation, they should come secondary to hydration.
3. Quality supplements - A few quality supplements with your breakfast can help you get a good start on the day. Nothing crazy but a quality multi-vitamin (more specifically one designed for your Metabolic Type, a high quality fish oil and a digestive enzyme).
After being on a smoothie kick forever, I'm loving the change over to Smoothie Bowls. Super simple and so much volume! Who doesn't want to their food to last longer?! This morning was Vanilla Blueberry Banana with Peanut Butter.
Banana Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
40 g (1 scoop) Vanilla Whey
8 g (1 tsp) Xanthan Gum
250 g (1 cup) Unsweetened Cashew Milk
1 cup Ice
50 g (1/2) Banana
50 g (1/4 cup) Blueberries
12 g (2 tbsp) Powered Peanut Butter (you can also use regular PB)
Blend first 4 ingredients in your blender for 1 minute on low and an additional 2 minutes on high. Your mix should start to "fluff" up and give you more volume as time goes on. Transfer your mix into a bowl and layer with toppings.
If you don't have Xanthan gum, you can always just add an extra 1/2 banana to the base mix but it won't "fluff" up like it does with the Xanthan gum.