This month, we’re busting some common food and nutrition myths – beginning with the first meal of the day, or should I say, lack thereof. I believe we are all breakfast champions deep down, so let’s get to it and bust our first myth of the month!
Myth one: “I don’t have time for breakfast”
The “I don’t have time for breakfast” spiel is very convincing, but can be 100% busted with simple meal suggestions and some basic preparation.
1) Overnight Oats: Tonight, combine ⅓ c. oats with ½ c. unsweetened almond milk + add in’s of your choice (chia seeds, hemp hearts, ½ banana, dash of cinnamon etc). In the morning, add a handful of nuts and/ or berries. That’s it! You’ve got yourself a grab & go breakfast.
2) Smoothie: Tonight, stack your blender with these super powered smoothie ingredients: ½ ripe (frozen) banana, ½ c. frozen blueberries, 2 tsp peeled & grated ginger, 2 cups kale or spinach, 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional), dash of cinnamon and store in the fridge. In the morning, add 1 c. unsweetened almond milk, blend until smooth and you are on-your-way.
3) Greek/Coconut Yogurt Parfait: Tonight, combine ¾ c. of Greek yogurt (such as the brand Liberte) or coconut yogurt (dairy free) with (frozen) ½ c. blueberries & ½ c. raspberries, 1-2 tsp honey, 1 tbsp hemp hearts + 1 tbsp chia seeds plus a dash of cinnamon. You’ve got a perfect parfait waiting for you!
4) Avocado on Toast: Prep time – less than 5 minutes, no excuses here people. Spread ½ medium avocado (2 tbsp) on whole grain toast (such as the Stonemill brand) – top with 1 tbsp hemp hearts and season with sea salt & pepper.
5) Hard-boiled eggs & toast. Let’s keep it simple people. On Sunday, hard-boil half a dozen eggs to allow for a simply delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Claire LeGresley, RHN
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