Updated: May 21
Do you get stuck coming up with quick breakfast ideas that will keep you charged up all morning and won't spike your blood sugar? Breakfast is necessary fuel that we need after sleeping and after our bodies fasted for 8-12 hours. Extending your overnight fast for up to 15 hours, is a great way to improve insulin sensitivity.
When it's time for that nourishing breakfast, it will help you better focus and maintain work and relationships throughout the day. Whether you're diabetic or conscientious of how your blood sugar responds to what you eat.. these easy breakfast ideas can better prepare you to take control and stay in a healthier balance.
Here's a few easy breakfast ideas to check out: (1 serving options)
1) Smoothies are a perfect option.. just grab equal parts of macro balanced ingredients Carbs w/fiber/protein/fat. Blend it up and and go! ….with minimal clean up. Here's 12 easy smoothie recipes to get you started
2) Overnight Oats can be started the night before. Simply add 1 cup steel cut oats (a recommended type to cook overnight) with 4 cups of water into crock pot and cook 8-10 hrs. overnight (makes 2-3 servings). Just add in some protein options to keep blood sugar from spiking... chopped almonds, peanut butter, chia seeds and coconut oil for some fat creaminess. Then top with some cinnamon and berries.
3) Chia Seed pudding - add 1/4 cup chia seed with 1/2 cup of coconut or almond milk in a bowl, let this sit for 10-15 minutes to gel while you're getting ready to go. Add in dash of cinnamon and 1 tsp. coconut oil and heat up (microwave) 40 seconds. Then add in berries, chopped nuts, peanut butter & more cinnamon. Or get creative with other toppings you'd like to add to flavor chia pudding. Learn the Scoop on Chia Seeds here!
4) Scrambled eggs & veggies- this is simpler than your think... cut up a few veggies, (save time prep veggies the night before) i.e. peppers, onion, mushrooms, garlic, spinach or kale and saute them in coconut oil. Whip up 2 eggs and cook this all together. Top this with avocado and even roll it up in a wrap for more carbs as you head out the door.
You have all the control in choosing easy delicious foods to nourish yourself ...begin your day feeling amazing and in balance!