The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of an exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 am you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window or put your head on the table.
Hmm… what did you eat for breakfast?
I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mum, who has said it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the meal that’s designed to supply a third of the macro and micronutrients your body needs to run without a problem.
So what are you having each morning to do all these things? A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A cup of sugary yogurt and a muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all?
Your body deserves so much better than that, and so do you!
When you eat a good breakfast, your morning goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or wandering attention to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself.
What Breakfast is Right for YOU?
One of the best – and most fun – ways to find out which foods serve YOU most powerfully is something called the Breakfast Experiment. For one week, eat a different breakfast each day. Record in a notebook what you ate, how you felt immediately after the meal, and how you felt again two hours later.
- Day one: scrambled eggs with veggies on the side
- Day two: bean soup or a bean salad
- Day three: oatmeal
- Day four: green smoothie (yummie recipe below)
- Day five: chia pudding
- Day six: fresh fruit
- Day seven: pancakes (glutenfree/sugarfree)
Feel free to repeat the experiment for another seven days with different foods each morning. Which breakfasts made you feel energised? Which ones didn’t? After the experiment, try adding in more of the foods that made you feel great!
My favourite breakfast at the moment is a green smoothie full of healthy fats, protein and good carbs to keep my energy levels high and my tummy happy till lunch time.
Here’s the recipe (2 portions):
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 avocado
- 4 medjool dates
- 3 Tbs hemppowder
- 1 tsp maca
- 2 Tbs cacaopowder
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
- top with bee pollen and cacao nibs