How do you kickstart your morning routine? Are you fueled by a hearty breakfast or do you prefer a lighter start to your day? Everyone has a favorite go-to breakfast but mixing it up might not be a bad idea either. Let’s dive into the current go-to breakfast trends and see how they stack up against each another.
There’s a reason avocado toast is so popular among nutritionists and health gurus. This simple breakfast provides you with the healthy fat, protein and fiber you need to stay full all morning long. And choosing a breakfast high in fiber is key because fiber slows digestion which helps you feel fuller longer after you eat.
Don’t be afraid of the fat in avocados! Seventy-five percent of an avocado is made up of monounsaturated fats and according to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease. The Mayo Clinic says that they may also help with blood sugar control.
Starting your morning with a smoothie can pack a powerful punch. Finding smoothie recipes you love might take a bit of experimenting but start by balancing your fruits, veggies, protein and fats to ensure a well-rounded, nutrient-dense blend that powers you up to start your day off right.
Making your smoothies ahead of time or ordering pre-portioned, ready-to-blend smoothies can be a real time saver. Just grab one out of your freezer, pop it in your blender, add a little blending liquid and voila, breakfast in 30 seconds or less! Check out Blendtopia’s line of organic, ready-to-blend superfood smoothies.
Oatmeal, Overnight Oats or Chia Pudding
High-fiber, protein-packed oatmeal, overnight oats or chia pudding makes for a great start to your morning! If you take a few minutes to prep in the evening, you’ll wake up to a healthy, on-the-go breakfast that’s loaded with fiber, protein and iron. Why not combine both oats and chia together for a supercharged start that will keep you full for hours.
Yes, you do have to give a little thought the evening before but why not make 4-5 days worth while you’re at it. Then you’re good to go for the work week!
Eggs, a household staple for anyone other than our vegan friends. Eggs can’t be overlooked and don’t need to be overthought when considering quick and easy breakfast options. Why not boil a dozen, peel them and have them prepped in the frig so you can grab and go!
One large scrambled egg serves up six grams of protein. That high-quality protein provides all nine essential amino acids your body needs. One large scrambled egg also contains just 91 calories. Those numbers are even lower for a boiled egg (78 calories) or a poached egg (71 calories).
Eggs are also high in a number of valuable vitamins and minerals. One large scrambled egg contains 11 percent of the recommended daily value (RDV) of vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and is critical for bone growth.
Coffee or Bulletproof Coffee
Do you skip breakfast all together and just go for a cup of coffee, or two, or three? Maybe consider changing up your morning coffee routine slightly by making a bulletproof coffee.
Bulletproof has set off a massive emerging trend with it’s Bulletproof Coffee fueled by high quality beans, grass-fed butter or ghee (your choice) & MCT Oil. Created to supercharge your brain function, it’s a great way to get healthy fats into your body first thing in the morning. Want the recipe? Click here. If you’re dairy-free, opt for ghee (clarified butter – the lactose & milk solids are removed).
For those who have no issues tolerating coffee or other caffeinated beverages in the am, the most important thing to remember is to keep hydrated as coffee can dehydrate you due to it’s diuretic effects. And secondly, make sure to have healthy, balanced meals throughout the remainder of the day. Your body is a temple, remember!
The Blendtopia Team