Updated: Jun 11
Change Up Your Breakfast
Breakfast is incredibly important.
It helps with weight management, energy levels, and your overall mood. It can literally change the way you look at the world, lower your stress levels, and improve symptoms of depression, according to this study.
So as a functional medicine health coach, I’m always looking for ways that my clients can spice up this oh-so-essential way to nourish their bodies regularly.
Here’s just a few ways you can serve up that tasty start to your day!
This recipe from Minimalist Baker sounds amazing to me because I love sweet potatoes.
Among their health benefits, they have a rich orange color which provides one of the highest sources of beta carotene in the form of Vitamin ‘A’. Plus, sweet potatoes are phytoestrogenic and help rid the body of unusable, destructive, cancer-causing estrogen that interferes with the body’s hormone function.
The recipe uses soy (either a beneficial or neutral effect on various health conditions. Soy is a nutrient-dense source of protein), coconut oil, turmeric (another powerhouse food for its anti-inflammatory properties), and hearty kale to whip up a breakfast hash full of nourishing goodness.
And this sweet potato & zucchini breakfast hash recipe from Sieteis is Whole 30 approved.
Yes, I got sick of oatmeal a long time ago too. Even with different toppings and flavors.
So here’s a baked oatmeal recipe you can make one evening then eat for the rest of the week if you feel like it (be sure to check that your oats are gluten free). Or, freeze in portions to pull out. Heat up and add a scoop of dairy free yogurt or your favourite nut butter for protein.
Basically, you mix oats, frozen blueberries (or any type of fruit), baking powder, any type of milk, eggs and cinnamon together, bake, and voila! A delicious, inspiring breakfast.
How can something that can be cooked a million different ways get so boring sometimes?
Here’s a recipe to spice up your egg life - mini, dairy-free egg pizzas on seeded tortillas, using my favorite grain free tortillas. Cover the bottom of a tortilla with roasted red peppers and tomato puree, crack a couple eggs on top, bake in the oven for ten minutes then add greens, herbs, avocado, or whatever you have on hand!
Breakfast As Fuel
We need to stop thinking of breakfast only as a sweet treat. It’s actually much better for your glucose levels (aka blood sugar swings) if you have a savoury, hearty breakfast in the morning (take a look at this new book from biochemist Jesse Inchauspé to see just how important it is).
Want more individualized health information designed specifically for you?
You’d be amazed at how much shifting your lifestyle, diet, and habits can improve your mood, energy, and any ongoing illness.
Schedule your free discovery call here, and let's have a chat.
In good health,
This communication may contain general nutrition and lifestyle advice. I am not a licensed physician. My advice is not intended, and you should not use it to attempt to diagnose, prevent or treat diseases, ailments, pain or other medical conditions. Please consult your personal licensed physician to seek advice about diagnosing, preventing or treating specific ailments.