It's important to start your day with nourishment, to break the fast from the night before, and to set yourself up for a day of positive eating habits. If you are already a breakfast eater you can make an attempt to eat healthier breakfasts. If you are not, get started!
The timing of your breakfast will depend on your day. I usually work out first thing in the morning so my pattern is to work out on an empty stomach or eat a small bite before I start. After my workout during the week I eat about 100 calories worth of food after, and then eat my full smoothie when I get to work. On the weekends I usually make my smoothies from scratch and eat them when I am done exercising.
Here are some filling plant based breakfast ideas:
- Oatmeal, rice, or quinoa with assorted toppings (nuts, nut butter, fruit, dried fruit, seeds, coconut, spices, etc.)
- Whole grain or gluten free toast with nut butter, mashed fruit or natural jam
- Tofu scramble
- Cereal, muesli or granola with nut milk and fresh fruit
- Chia pudding
- Breakfast cookies
I'd love to hear your favorite breakfast and welcome any recipes!