Most of you know that my favorite breakfast is a green smoothie, but its important to switch it up a bit. What's important to keep in mind is that you need a good dose of protein, healthy fats and fiber in each meal, especially in the morning. This helps keep you full, it keeps your blood sugar stable, and of course, it supports proper digestion.
While I have found that a "super-food" protein smoothie is my go-to solution, I often crave something warm and more hearty. On those days, I usually go for a warm bowl of oatmeal. However, as I started paying closer attention to my body and how it feels after different meals, I came to realize that my beloved oatmeal usually didn't keep me full long enough, and I was often feeling tired two hours after my breakfast. Why? Because while plain oatmeal has some fiber and protein, it's just not enough on it's own, and if you add sugar or honey (as I did) without adding more fiber or healthy fats, it can cause a spike in your blood sugar. So I started playing around with my oatmeal to make it a better, more wholesome (and more delicious!) breakfast.
Here is one example that I came up with recently, and absolutely love! It's a gluten-free, protein- and fiber-rich, multi-seed, and delicious oatmeal recipe: Quinoa, Millet & Chia Oatmeal.Read More