The REAL Breakfast of Champions
If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know that I loooooove me some breakfast. Every day is different, and I do my best to mix it up so I don’t get bored with the same old smoothie or oatmeal bowl.
My breakfasts change throughout the year with the seasons. I’m not someone who tends to enjoy cold foods in the wintertime, unless I want to end up shivering all day long (I’m always cold as is!).
Breakfast is a meal that tends to get ignored, but as Grandma always said, it truly is the most important meal of the day. What you eat first thing will determine your energy level and metabolism for the first few hours of the day, which will in turn affect the decisions you make around food for the remainder of your day.
Food is real life fuel, and ingredients matter. A Shakeology smoothie isn’t going to cut it (sorry, loves). Nor will an artificially sweetened protein bar or latte.
In my FREE 3-Part Food or Fiction Video Training Series (have you signed up yet?!), I talk a lot about mixed media messages and why it’s so important that we start to listen to our own bodies instead of trying a million fad foods or diets.
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Back to breakfast.
As I mentioned, once the weather starts to turn, my breakfasts completely change. I love smoothies and smoothie bowls in the warm weather as a way to get in greens first thing in the morning, but I have a hard time digesting them when I’m cold.
In cooler months, I opt for either my Protein Oatmeal, or an egg-based breakfast like the one you see below. This “superhuman breakfast” is full of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates to energize you for hours without the mid-morning crash that tends to happen after a high-sugar or low-protein meal.
You’re going to love this dish! Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients (all organic if possible):
½ large sweet potato or yam, shredded
½ bunch of kale (or any kind of supergreen), de-stemmed and chopped
2 pasture-raised eggs
Few spoonfuls of kraut (I like Farmhouse Culture)
½-1 tablespoon ghee (or coconut oil)
Salt, pepper, and red pepper flake to taste
¼- ½ avocado as topping
Shred sweet potato while sauté pan is heating on medium withghee. Add sweet potato to pan and stir for several minutes. Once potatoes start to brown, add greens to the pan. To gently steam the mixture, add a few tablespoons of water and cover pan with lid for a minute or two.
While greens are wilting, heat separate pan on medium to cook eggs. Add some ghee, and crack eggs open onto the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Once the egg white portions begin to cook, flip your eggs. You want to make sure they are still slightly running on the inside!
Once the greens have wilted, add the remaining ghee, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flake. Potatoes should be cooked through.
Place eggs, greens, and sweet potatoes on a plate. Add kraut to the side, and top eggs with avocado.
So simple, so delicious, so satisfying to your heart and belly :) Enjoy!
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