I believe your health and how you feel about yourself and your body has a direct impact on how much you enjoy your life and even how much of yourself you can give to others. You must have the energy and health to be able to give in the first place.
Today I have some breakfast ideas to share with you. I highly recommend juicing in the morning. These ideas are good if you don't have a juicer yet, or to have after your vegetable or green juice in the morning if you are still hungry.
Breakfast Idea #1 - Fresh Fruit!
Fruits are delicious and I encourage you to eat any of your favorite fruit. You can whip these up in a smoothie with greens or enjoy a big bowl of your favorite fruits for breakfast. Yum!
Breakfast Idea #2
This is for those of you who feel good with juices in morning for a lighter morning - a great rest for the digestive system so your body can focus on detoxifying and rejuvenating you rather than digesting. Make plenty of juice, apple and greens or orange juice and green juice are winning combinations, and then try a carrot-based recipes which are more filling than just greens with lemons. You can also enjoy herbal teas and hot or cold water with lemon and stevia or raw honey for a delicious lemonade.
Breakfast Idea #3 - Sprouted grain toast with avocado and tomato.
This is a heavier option that ideally you don’t want to have every day if you’re looking to lose weight. However, if you are coming from having cereal and toast breakfasts or even heavier foods, then this option is a huge upgrade and so satisfying! Toast some Ezekiel or your favorite sprouted grain bread and spread some ripe avocado on top with sliced tomato. Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt and pepper for extra flavor or add some fresh or dried herbs. I love fresh chopped basil!
Eating lightly in the morning may feel a bit strange to you, maybe even restrictive. The truth is, eating fresh fruits, juices, and teas in the morning is the opposite of restriction. You’re offering your body so much abundance in the form of nutrition, enzymes and hydration that we have been denying ourselves for years eating things like eggs, bacon, oatmeal, and cereal and milk. It might just take a little bit of adjustment for your body to appreciate your lighter mornings but hang in there because soon you will be experiencing a wonderful charge of natural energy.
I hope this helps you to feel more comfortable about eating lightly in the mornings. I gave up eating the standard American breakfast many years ago and when I think about how good I feel I don't miss it at all.
How do you know a whole food plant-based diet is for you?
As you know my kitchen and teachings are around a whole food plant-based diet. You won't know if a plant-based diet is for you or not unless you try it! So many people who make the switch report feeling much better, having less fatigue, losing excess pounds, and otherwise enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
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I look forward to hearing from you about your favorite soups and more.
Enjoy your healthy life,
Teri Sewell Huff, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach