If I took a poll of our readers, friends, and family what percent of them do you think would call themselves “morning people?” It’s becoming a rarity these days to find those who wake up easily in the mornings, love to arise with the sun and get moving in preparation for the day ahead! One word: BREAKFAST. Everyone may know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that, unfortunately, does not mean that everyone takes the time to sit down to a solid meal before jetting off to work or school. According to the NPD Group, approximately 31 MILLION Americans skip breakfast. The same survey also found that many males ages 18-34 as well as teenagers (as opposed to younger children) do not eat breakfast. Women ages 55 and older were the most likely to eat a morning meal. What were the common reasons for skipping? People weren’t hungry, they didn’t feel like eating, or they were too busy or running late.
Despite whether you are hungry or not, busy or not, you NEED to make time for eating breakfast. Breakfast consumption can increase the feeling of fullness, and high-protein breakfasts can help regulate appetite throughout the day. Breakfast is also good for your overall mood, metabolism, and overall health.
Kick-start your day with some new Spring recipes below! These are simple to prepare the day of, or, if you still think you will be rushed in the morning, these can easily be prepared the night or weekend before! You are worth a few extra minutes to have breakfast!
Don’t stop, however, at simply eating breakfast. The morning meal is the perfect opportunity to insert some family time and inspiration into your day. A wonderful tradition to start with your kids is to do a simple devotional or bible verse first thing in the morning. It not only gets your kids’ minds jump-started, but it also has them (and YOU) putting your mind and focus on important things first thing in the morning. You can even stick those bible verses or quotes into your little ones’ or loved one's lunchboxes!
Here are some of our favorite breakfast recipes you can add to your mornings!
Spring Greens Shake
- 1 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 serving Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup crushed ice
Blend, serve, and top with fresh mint leaves and cacao nibs! Enjoy!
Chia Coconut Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats of old-fashioned oats
- 1-ounce dry chia seeds
- 1 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 4-5 drops stevia extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp. 100% pure maple syrup (optional)
Soak oats and chia seeds in coconut milk overnight (I place in a large mason jar and shake a few times). Before eating warm oatmeal on stovetop or microwave until desired consistency. Stir in stevia and/or maple syrup and more coconut milk to reach desired consistency and top with coconut flakes.
Mini Egg Frittata
- 10 large eggs
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup cooked crumbled chicken sausage or turkey bacon
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick or silicone muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat olive oil into a a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Add the bell pepper and onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the meat and spinach and cook an additional 2 minutes. Place 1 heaping Tablespoon into each muffin cup.
Next whisk the eggs into a medium size bowl. Stir in the salt and pepper. Then pour over the meat mixture in the muffin tin, leaving 1/4″ from the top.
Cook for 23 to 30 minutes, or until the egg has puffed and comes clean with a toothpick.
Run a knife around the edges to pop the egg frittatas out. Enjoy while hot.
Store in the an air tight container in the refrigerator. Eat within 5 days.
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We hope you enjoy these new, healthy breakfast recipes! Let us know what you think! You can find more recipes our website if you want more meal ideas!
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