I have always had to struggle with eating in the morning.
I recognize that it’s healthy and that we shouldn’t skip breakfast but here’s what I find difficult:
a) how to find time when you’re running out the door
b) what to make that is a healthy choice
c) how to not eat said healthy breakfast *every.single.day*
d) make a breakfast that fills you up but doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach all morning, especially when you’re having a particularly early start
My typical breakfast? A smoothie typically made with banana, some type of frozen fruit/berries, almond milk, hemp seeds/wheat germ/whey/bee pollen/etc (sometimes a number of these, sometimes one). At times I add spinach or a dollop of peanut butter.
But effectively, the smoothie is the same every day…see difficulty ( C ) above. Boring!
(Also can I add COLD! On a cold winter’s morning, do I really want to be sipping at a frozen beverage? Not so much :P)
I love my smoothies, but I eventually lose interest and either then skip breakfast because “Meh” or end up eat something that doesn’t really fall into the healthy category.
So, my point? Breakfast needs an overhaul, a new perspective and a new approach.
This article: 31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year has some brilliant ideas and is what kickstarted this train of thought.
Many of the options on this website call for actually cooking ingredients, which I admit does not happen on a regular basis.
Somehow the idea of cooking breakfast equals weekend mornings, when you are relaxing after a long week and have time to cook a luxurious breakfast. Perhaps this is a perspective that needs to change.
I have more investigating and reading to do, so for now I’ll ask, what do YOU do for breakfast?
Fast, healthy, yummy…all in one. Possible? Would love some suggestions!