Coffee is NOT breakfast.
If you’re only consuming coffee in the morning or if you’re drinking coffee before eating a well-balanced breakfast, you’re opening yourself up to an unhealthy day.
If you’re skipping breakfast, you’re also missing a massive amount of energy that your brain and body need to function.
Skipping breakfast regularly can lead to …
- slower metabolism
- weight gain
- increased risk of IBD and IBS
- constipation and abdominal pain
- reduced athletic performance
- and more!
Not to scare you – but it’s kind of a big deal. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Think about it: if you’re looking for a 2,000 calorie diet daily (which, is low for most active humans, but let’s go with it), that’s roughly 650 calories per meal.
Your coffee might have 30. Maybe 100 calories if you add some creamer or milk. Maybe 200 if you’re doing some weird thing with butter.
So you’re at 200 cals for the day by 10am after sleeping all night and not eating for another 8-12hrs … your poor body is HUNGRY!
No wonder you’re having major brain fog. Your brain doesn’t have enough energy to function (energy = carbs for your brain).
Here are 5 simple quick healthy breakfast recipes (even if you’re busy and on-the-go):
- Curried Tofu ScrambleIngredients:1 tbsp Vegetable Broth1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)1/2 Yellow Onion (chopped)15 3/4 ozs Tofu (extra firm, drained and pressed to remove water)1 tsp Curry Powder1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast1/4 tsp Sea Salt3 cups Arugula
In a skillet over medium-low heat, add the vegetable broth along with the pepper and onion. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes.Break apart the tofu into large chunks and add to the pan. Use the back of a wooden spoon to break it apart into smaller pieces. Add the curry powder, nutritional yeast and sea salt. Stir to combine the spices evenly.Add arugula to the pan and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, serve and enjoy!
- Protein Packed Avocado Toast (serves 2)Ingredients:
1 Avocado1 cup White Navy Beans (cooked)1/4 Lemon (juiced)1/4 tsp Sea Salt4 slices Bread1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
In a bowl, mash the avocado, white beans, lemon juice and sea salt together with a fork. Continue to mash until you get a guacamole-like consistency.Divide the avocado bean mixture onto the toast. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and enjoy!
- Strawberry and Tahini Overnight Oats
- High Protein Veggie Breakfast Burrito (clean green simple)
- Strawberry Almond Protein SmoothieIngredients:
1 1/2 cups Strawberries (frozen)1 Banana (small, frozen)1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder1 1/2 tbsps Almond Butter1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed1 1/4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!