top 10 breakfast ideas

A nutritious breakfast is a great way to set the pace for a healthy day of eating!  Studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less because they are less likely to overeat later in the day.   Breakfast is a great way to keep you fueled up and energized!

It’s been argued whether one should eat breakfast upon waking even if they are not hungry.  Breakfast “breaks” the “fast” from sleeping and revs up your metabolism.  However, your body needs the “fast” while you sleep so try to refrain from late night munching!

Try out these ideas to start your morning off right!

Top 10 Breakfast Ideas

1.  Banana with nut butter, hemp seeds and cacao nibs (raw cashew butter used in photo below)

2.  Scrambled eggs with asparagus, tomatoes and goat cheese

3.  Sprouted bread or gluten free bread toasted and topped with avocado, hemp seeds and sea salt

4.  Overnight Oats

5.  Wilted Greens with brown rice and toasted sesame oil (sounds weird but don’t knock it until you try it!)

6.  Cooked quinoa warmed with milk of your choice and topped with dried fruit, slivered almonds and dash of cinnamon

7.  Smoothies or Green Juice

8.  Strawberry Parfaits – Plain or coconut yogurt layered with fresh strawberries, ground flax seeds and low-sugar granola

9.  Miso Soup – Great on cold mornings!

10.  Almonds and a piece of fruit

cashew butter banana with cacao nibs and hemp seeds

start small and keep it simple


There is so much hype out there on taking healthy eating to the extreme.  We’re forced to believe that if we don’t make dehydrated pulp crackers, add goji berries, hemp hearts and bee pollen to everything we eat or own a super duper blender such as a Vitamix we are never going to be healthy.  Yes, I admit that I am a sucker for the “super foods” and consider my Vitamix a beloved member of the family…  However, you DON’T need these things to start living a healthier life!  Start small and don’t get overwhelmed by all the hype.

Follow these simple steps to improve your nutrition:

  1. Drink more water.  Choose water over sugar laden beverages.  A general rule of thumb is to drink ½ your body weight in ounces.  For example; if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 ounces (~9 cups) per day.
  2. Bulk up on fiber to keep you full all day long.  Aim for 25-30 grams of fiber per day.  Make half your plate vegetables at meals and reach for fruit for snacks.
  3. Just say NO to white processed foods such as refined sugar, white flour and white rice.  These foods lack nutrients and send your blood sugars soaring.  Instead, opt for whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat sprouted bread and quinoa.
  4. Cut out processed meat products such as salami, hot dogs, ham and sausage.  I’m not going to lie, these foods are evil!  I know nothing says summer like the smell of dogs roasting on the grill.  Don’t worry, you can enjoy them every once in a while (if you have to) but please don’t eat them on a regular basis!

These little changes will add up and your body will thank you!  Before you know it you’ll be grabbing for that bottle of kombucha, making kale chips and purchasing a juicer :)


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