Most health experts will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can’t agree more.
Frankly, I haven’t always been good about making breakfast a priority. Most mornings I am rushed to get out the door so I rarely have time to sit down and eat a proper meal. I have to sometimes make a conscious effort to be better about starting my day in less stressed out way and to pay attention to what my body needs.
I’ve discovered that the key to starting my day in a nourishing and healthy way is preparation. Like with everything else in life, creating good habits requires some discipline and a good deal of planning ahead.
What and how you feed your body first thing in the morning is indeed important and should become a priority especially if you want to be healthier and have more energy.
Eating a well balanced and nutritious breakfast is also crucial when trying to lose weight as our metabolism is strongest in the first half of day, and siginifcantly slows down in the later part of the day and into the evening. Most of us have our eating schedule completely screwed up by going without much to eat during the day and stuffing our faces with heavy foods when we go home at night simply because we feel starved.
Planning for your breakfast meal doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. All you need to do is come up with a few easy and nutritious recipes you can easily prepare and store, so when you wake up in the morning you have everything ready and waiting for you. Then you can sit down, eat and enjoy a nourishing and peaceful moment before you get your day started. Trust me, it makes all the difference. Not to mention, you will feel happier, more energized and will not struggle with unhealthy cravings all day.
Here is one of my favorite breakfast recipes that you can easily put together in less than 5 minutes. It’s so easy, very nutritious and also delicious! This recipe is great because you can experiment with the ingredients and add in more variety in your breakfast oats.
- 1 cup oats (gluten-free if possible)
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
- ¼ c blueberries
- ¼ c chopped mango or banana
- 2-3 cups almond or organic soy milk
- Mix all ingredients together. Starr well to make sure oats a well coated and soaked in the milk
- Place in an air tight container or mason jar
- Store in the fridge overnight or for a few hours to allow the oats to soak up the liquid and soften