What did you have for breakfast today?

Written by Lis Thorolvsen,

The most important meal of the day is breakfast. A solid nutritional breakfast will give you the boost and energy you need and as you have been without food since your last meal, which was properly your dinner the previous day, it is well appreciated and a needed energy source for the body, which despite being operating on idle still have been active keeping all vital functions alive during night-time and needs to be replenish to regain energy for the day.

Breakfast shouldbreakfast-1246685_960_720 be the biggest meal of the day and dinner the smallest unless of course, your activity level is highest at night. In today’s society breakfast is the meal of the day there is perceived less important and some people do not eat breakfast at all, while others eat either on the go or stop by a drive thru for a fast food breakfast.

By eating a big healthy breakfast you provide energy to the body and refuel all the cells for a day full of activity. And from a weight management point of view, calories from breakfast will be burned throughout the day just by our basal metabolism, hence lunch meal should be just enough to top up and maintain energy levels, while dinner should be our smaller meals as the activity level decreases at night.

Your breakfast has to be a solid but light meal and give your starving body the new fuel to start your day. It is not recommended to start out the day with fried egg and bacon, this will only make your body and brain sluggish and you are fuelling up on a lot of unnecessary calories. You need healthy energy and you need water, plenty of water though out the day.

Chia seeds, crushed flaxseed, almond, berry, Greek yogurt, papaya, kiwi, honey, melon cinnamon, oats are all food there will power up the engines and energize you and your metabolism for your day.

If you are in a rush in the morning, you can still obtain a healthy breakfast on the go with this delicious smoothie consisting of a base of home-made almond milk.

Use one cup almonds and two cups water. Soak the almonds in water overnight or 1 – 2 days, the longer you soak the almonds, the creamier the milk will be. Drain and rinse the almonds and blend them with fresh water, add apple and oats for a delicious meal and you can then berries, kiwi, chia seeds and crushed flax seeds.  A super energized and vitality meal to provide your body with vitamins and minerals.

Oats make the tummy feel fuller longer and also is rich in soluble fiber and helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promoting healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness. Oats are among some of the healthiest grain and great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants and further they are whole grain and gluten-free.

Below is some suggestion for a breakfast combination:

  1. Greek yogurt with nuts, honey and chia seeds and few pieces of fruit, frozen or fresh berries.
  2. Oatmeal with raisins, banana and nuts and make your own almond milk if needed as described above.
  3. Boiled egg, avocado and smoked salmon on brown bread.
  4. Fruit smoothie or fresh juice
  5. Multi grain bread with fresh cheese, tomatoes, and basil
  6. Grounded flax-seed soaked overnight and mixed with fresh-cut apples
  7. Or what ever combination their suits your needs for being full and satisfied.

Have a super fantastic day

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Originally posted 2017-08-23 07:22:07.

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