You’ve all heard by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It’s called “breakfast” because you are literally breaking your fast, waking up your metabolic rate that has slowed overnight while you were sleeping. Breakfast is also credited with weight control, better concentration and lower cholesterol.
So how to cram breakfast into an already busy morning? I thought I’d share my favorites with you.
You all know by know I love my Nutribullet smoothies, and I discovered a totally delicious new recipe the other day.
Blueberry Blast Smoothie
Blend all of the ingredients together and go!
(Makes one serving)
-1 cup of fresh (or frozen) blueberries
-a handful of spinach (or whatever greens you have around)
-1 banana (I like to freeze them the night before — make sure you take the peel off before putting them in the freezer!)
-coconut milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice, but the coconut gives it a really nice flavor)
-1/4 cup of walnuts — optional, but a good brain boost!
I often run out of time getting ready in the morning, so I take breakfast to work with me. I have some old fashioned quaker oats that I make in the microwave in a tupperware container. Add some sea salt and some cinnamon, put the lid on, and then I eat it at work while I’m checking my email and getting ready for the day.
On the weekends especially I make some version of eggs for breakfast. While I do try to reduce my consumption of animal products, I make an exception a couple times a week for eggs because they have so many great nutrients. Of course I always buy organic and certified humane eggs. Make them however you like — sunny side up in some grapeseed oil, scrambled or even put a couple over brown rice like my friend Tara. Here’s a great omelette recipe for you that I made this morning!
Avocado Pepperjack Omelette
-1/8 Red Onion
– 4 thin slices Pepperjack Cheese (or shredded if you have it)
-2 teaspoons cumin
-Sea Salt & Pepper
1. Scramble eggs with finely chopped red onion, S&P, and cumin
2. Roughly chop tomato
3. Slice avocado
4. Heat up a saute pan on medium heat for 2 minutes
5. Pour in the scrambled eggs mixture
6. Let the eggs cook for about 2 minutes or until the eggs start to solidify, turn down the heat to low
7. Lay the cheese on the whole area
8. On one half of the eggs, lay all of the fillings
9. When the cheese has started to melt, fold the half without the fillings over
10. Put a lid on the pan and cook for 1 more minute to steam everything together.
Don’t mind my messy omelette – this was my first attempt with my brand new omelette pan that my lovely sister bought me for my birthday 🙂
What are your favorite breakfast items? Feel free to share in the comments!
Until next time,