Breakfast of Champions- 3 Quick & Easy Organic Meals To Start Your Day For Success

Grandma was right… breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  If you’re skipping breakfast, you’re shortchanging yourself, and setting yourself up for a mid morning crash.  It seems simpler to opt for sugary breakfast cereals, pastries, or a quick cup of coffee on the run.  The mornings are a crazy time and it’s easier to grab and gulp.  But what’s the real cost of skipping breakfast?

For starters, breakfast sets the tone for your whole day.  Before I started eating right my favorite breakfast was cereal with regular milk.  Other days, I wouldn’t eat at all, or I’d grab a granola bar or banana out the door.  The result: my energy dropped, and I could barely keep my eyes open past 2 p.m.

So what foods set the tone for a successful day?  By successful, I mean you are at your personal best.  Your focus is clear, your memory sharp, and your brain is “ON”!  You don’t feel sleepy mid day, and you feel as bright as you did in the morning. A good night’s sleep the night before will certainly help with this, but you need to add fuel to the fire with a great breakfast.

A great breakfast consists of high protein and high fat.  The protein is fuel for your mind & muscles, and the fat will keep you satiated until it’s time to eat again, and keep blood sugar levels steady. 

I heard Jordan Rubin say that his breakfast of champions consists of 3 over easy eggs cooked in coconut oil, accompanied with toasted sprouted bread slathered with raw butter and coconut oil. Now that’s setting yourself up for success, because you’ll be going hard until lunchtime with that meal. 

Here’s a few other breakfast menus that would make their way into the Champion Hall of Fame:

1) Follow in Jordan Rubin’s footsteps and go for the over easy egg.  Accompany this with a glass of raw milk, raw kefir, or other fermented dairy, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, and you’ll be flying out the door.  Total preparation time for 2 over easy eggs: 5 minutes.  Seriously, they almost cook themselves. Over easy eggs are my personal favorite, and I especially love eating them with grated raw cheese, or diced green onion and some sun dried tomatoes.

Here’s what you do: Make sure your pan is clean the night before, walk to the kitchen, turn it on and melt your oil of choice ( organic butter or organic coconut oil) and crack the eggs in the pan.  Then walk away and get your fermented dairy and take your coconut oil, your multivitamin, etc…  Flip the eggs, put some bread in the toaster, and you’re done!  Won’t take you more than 7-8 minutes to eat.  

2) Breakfast of Champions Smoothie or Juice

This is for all of you who don’t do the Edible Egg, for your own reasons. I do hope I can change your mind.  Eggs contain all known nutrients except for Vitamin C. They are a powerhouse of balanced nutrients!  They are chock full of protein, lutein, and choline. But, nonetheless, if you say you don’t have time for a hot breakfast, I promise you have time for a smoothie or a fresh juice.  Smoothie– Combine 8 oz. raw milk or coconut water, 1 tbsp. coconut oil, 1/4 cup frozen or fresh organic fruit, 1 frozen or fresh organic banana and 2 tbsp of raw nut butter and blend well in a high speed blender or VitaMix. Fresh Juice– use a whole beet with stem, 5 carrots, 2 apples, and a handful of spinach. Then add 1tbsp of flax-seed oil or norwegian cod liver oil and blend well with a spoon. That’s it- breakfast in less than 3 minutes!  Drink it in the car if you have to! Get more juice recipes here.

3) Soaked Oatmeal With Coconut Oil & Raisins

This is the breakfast for the grain-inclined.  Forego processed cereals and make your own oatmeal!  Got this recipe from Nourishing Traditions cookbook – Here’s what you do: 12-24 hours before you want to eat (this only takes 2 minutes!) combine 1 cup of organic old-fashioned oats in a bowl, and cover with 1 cup filtered or spring water, and 1 tbsp whey, yogurt or lemon juice.  The morning you want to serve, add 1 cup more water, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon, a dash of vanilla, a sprinkle of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and bring to a boil.  Simmer until oatmeal is desired consistency usually takes 10 minutes or less.  When it’s done, add raw honey, at least 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and raisins to taste.  Stir well.  You can also add coconut milk or cream, and you can also cook the oats in milk instead of water. Also you can add a beaten egg to the mixture while it’s cooking for added protein.

So there you have it- three quick and easy meals to start your day off right.  No more excuses for skipping breakfast!

Now it’s your turn: tell me about your favorite breakfast of champions! Leave me a comment and let me know!

 

With love, and to your health!

Irina Thomason 

 The Natural Ways

The Natural Ways

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Natalie
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 16:55:50

    ahhhh breakfast… such a struggle! but I guess, it doesn’t have to be…… food for thought. *pun intended 🙂

    Reply

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