These days breakfast often times gets pushed aside with early morning routines and rushing out the door for work. ‘Convenience’ is the new market for breakfast companies, which leaves you the option for a quick, easy processed and packaged meal that does your body no good, only expiring you through the day… Take notes from these tips below from Lynda Griparic, a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher with over 13 years of experience in the health industry who specializes in detoxification, food cravings and fat loss:
Make double the amount for dinner and consume the leftovers for breakfast. This may seem unusual at first, but anything that combines protein, vegetables, and healthy fats is a good way to start the day.
Think about digging into these in the morning:
- A vegetable-packed curry
- Soup with lots of good veggies (like the smoothie’s warmer cousin)
- Leftover crispy skin organic roast chicken or a poached egg thrown together with salad, avocado, and a lashing of olive or macadamia oil
Keep it super simple.
There’s no better way to get an injection of nutrients first thing in the morning than with a smoothie, especially on those busy days when fast and nutritious is what the body and mind are calling for.
Smoothies are also perfect for those who simply want to shed “those” extra pounds or are transitioning from an unhealthy diet to one that’s cleaner and more rewarding. All one needs is a blender.
Give these a try:
- Purple Power Detox Smoothie
- 3 Simple Green Smoothies for Energy, Immunity & Glowing Skin
- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Use a basic formula for making better choices when eating out.
I have the following formula in my head when eating breakfast out:
A palm portion of protein + vegetables + 1 to 2 tablespoons of healthy fats.
For example, your protein may be poached eggs, bacon, or a fillet of fish with vegetables like spinach, asparagus, sautéed cabbage, kale, and healthy fats such as avocado, seeds, nuts, and olive oil.