Your body has just spent 7-10 hours starving. Your glycogen stores are low and your metabolism has slowed right down to conserve energy. As soon as you get up, your body wakes up and searches for fuel for energy to start the day. If you do not give it what it wants, guess where it's going to get it from. Wrong, not your fat stores like most people think. It's going to first search for fuel (stored glycogen) in your liver and your muscles. Do you want to lose muscle strength? Do you want to start the day off being weak? Absolutely not! Do you want to kick start your metabolism and turn your body into an efficient machine? YES!
So please, please PLEASE start your day off right to a big, healthy, nutritious breakfast. Give your body what it deserves!
I like to mash up half a banana and sometimes mash in some vanilla or cinnamon protein powder with it, then spread 1/2 tbsp of Almond Butter on each slice then top with the banana mash.
Ezekiel French Toast
Egg whites, cinnamon powder, vanilla essence, pinch of salt and unsweetened vanilla almond milk make the batter for the French Toast.
Dip the slices into the batter and cook in a hot pan. Add half a cup of fresh blueberries to the hot pan and heat up the blueberries to release the sweetness and make them juicy.
Serve with half a banana or not. The banana will add quite a few more carbs so you can leave that out.
Such a great breakfast this is. Filling and gives you plenty of energy. Steel cut oats are low GI, an excellent complex carbohydrate, and some studies state that they could aide in belly fat loss. Who doesn't want that?
1/4 cup raw Steel cut oats, half a mashed banana, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1tsp cinnamon powder, and 1/4 cup of mixed berries (optional). And of course, since I have about 10 containers of protein powder in my cupboard, I sometimes sprinkle in some vanilla or cinnamon protein powder.
I make a sweet potato and salmon pattie using grated sweet potato, a pouch of wild pink salmon, onions, egg whites, herbs or curry powder depending on my mood, and I might add some veggies of some sort like grated zucchini or finely chopped broccoli. I then fry them in a non-stick pan. Top with two poached eggs.
In this picture I've added chopped green beans, 98% fat free ground chicken breast, red peppers, onions, and herbs.
You could add salmon, any type of chopped veggie, sliced avocado, tomato, zucchini.... I mean, the possibilities are endless.
The ones pictured are my Berry Cheesecake Pancakes which you can find here, topped with Greek Yogurt.
I always make them gluten-free with no added sugar. You don't need refined white flour and table sugar anymore. Not when you have oat flour, almond flour, coconut flour, stevia, protein powder, fruits etc.