Energizing Morning Routines Part 1 – Breakfast.

Are you a breakfast person? I ask because I am usually a brunch or lunch kind. I am just naturally not hungry in the morning, and I do not know the reason behind it. It works for me because It allows me to incorporate some kind of Intermittent fasting few times a week.

That said, Breakfast is an important way to start the day, especially for kids, so they are not cranky and are able to focus at school. And for adults too, because when you are unprepared and have not developed good eating habits yet, Skipping breakfast can lead to erratic eating patterns throughout the day and perhaps indulgence in more junk food.

A balanced breakfast of protein, good whole grain carbs, and fiber, in general, is beneficial for you. It also revs up your metabolism and wakes up your brain.

Sadly Coffee and Donut (Or bagel, muffin) Or even Standard milk and cereal does not fit the description of a balanced breakfast.

A balanced breakfast includes Green and Yellow Light foods with the right mix of complex carbohydrates and proteins to both stimulate and relax the brain for optimal performance. Protein perks up the brain and, because the body takes longer to digest protein than carbs, it helps you stay comfortably full for a longer period. A high-fiber breakfast of slow-release carbs prevents midmorning crashes and sugar cravings. 

If cereal is the breakfast of choice in your home, you should look for the following:

  • Cereal made from whole grains, not just corn or enriched wheat
  • At least 3 grams of protein per serving
  • Less than 6 grams of sugar per serving
  • At least 3 grams of fiber per serving
  • No hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives, artificial colors, or high fructose corn syrup, really nothing artificial added to it.

Here are some healthy breakfast recipes, posted earlier in this blog. Pick whichever you like. Breakfast Recipes

One of the breads I love to eat is found in the frozen section of grocery stores. Its called Ezekiel bread. Its whole grain, unprocessed, higher protein content. And does not spoil as long as you have it stored away in the freezer. There is just so many things you could do with an ezekiel bread toast. Top it with eggs, avocado, tomato, other vegetables or even fruits. All of it works. Here is one way to eat it – Ezekiel bread with eggs

Here is another genius idea from my long time friend Shashi.

Want to fancy up the Old Fashioned  Quaker Oats and make it a perfectly balanced breakfast with minimal effort?

Here are some ideas to add Proteins, DHA and lot of other micronutrients from the fruits to your morning Oatmeal.

Cool the oats with one of the Chia, Flax, Hemp or Sesame Seeds. And Top with any choice of below:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Add another layer of freshly cut seasonal fruits. (Did I tell you to stock up that Superfridge yesterday?)

Thank you Shashi. These are great.

Dont forget the good old smoothies? This is a slightly complex recipe, and really every fruit, vegetable and spice goes in a smoothie. Enjoy this one from my refrigerator.

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Ice Crispies

Comment below and let me know – What are you eating for breakfast tomorrow?

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