To be the best fat burner, support your immune system, and maintain steady energy throughout the day… you'll want to break your fast smartly!
Breakfast might be the day's most important meal… but making the wrong choices can do more harm than good.
Yes, cereal, frozen waffles, and muffins are convenient. Unfortunately, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that leaves you restless, cranky, and yet oddly craving more of that same food. (Forget being at your best for that 10 AM meeting!)
Steer clear of these high-sugar impact catastrophes! When you break your fast intelligently, you'll feel full and focused all morning long.
These five choices create a healthy breakfast foundation that will help you perform like a champ!
Chia seed pudding
Chia seeds come by their superfood status honestly! They have plenty of filling fiber, plus they pack in lots of energizing protein and brain-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids.
Pudding for breakfast? Yes, please… This Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding recipe doubles as a decadent dessert.
Sometimes your hectic morning schedule calls for a meal on the go. Breakfast wraps made with brown rice tortillas or coconut Paleo wraps are a quick, nutritious option without energy-crashing sugar and gluten.
For savory wraps, try pairing scrambled eggs and guacamole (if you don't have an egg intolerance) or make a classic BLT with nitrite-free bacon. Want a sweeter wrap? Layer thinly sliced apples with unsweetened coconut yogurt and walnuts, or go with fresh berries and almond butter. Easy to grab-and-go, and so yummy that leftovers won’t be a problem!
I've got plenty of fab recipes (here are over 50!), but feel free to improvise. Sneak in leafy greens (you won't taste 'em!), antioxidants from berries, unsweetened shredded coconut, or cacao nibs.
Dinner for breakfast
Eating breakfast for dinner is always a hit, but why not do the reverse? A hot bowl of quinoa pasta with no-sugar-added marinara is filling and nutritious. The same goes for sloppy joes over brown rice or gluten-free chicken tenders with a side of sweet potato fries. You might even do double the recipe for dinner… and warm up the leftovers the following morning. Break out of the (cereal) box!
Granola and cereal bars have the right idea, but all the wrong ingredients. The sugar and empty carbs in most brands make them a closer relative to candy than a nutritious breakfast.
I fixed those issues with my bars. While the fiber, protein, and healthy fats differ in each one, one thing is steady… They are all low-sugar impact. I love them all, but my current fave is our Paleo Brownie Protein Bar. A chewy brownie to break your fast… what could be better?*
Need some new smoothie ideas? I've got over 50 top-shelf recipes in this Smoothie Guide… so you never get bored with having a smoothie to break your fast! Get your FREE guide here.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.