We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, did you know that by simply adding a few key ingredients it can also increase your energy, boost your metabolism and change your cravings for the entire day? Try these simple additions to help make the most of your breakfast!
Chia seeds are loaded with cholesterol-reducing fiber, energizing protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Because they are relatively tasteless and don’t need to be ground like flaxseeds, they are also extremely easy to incorporate into your day.
Try adding 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 1 cup of Greek yogurt and a half-cup of fresh fruit for a refreshing and energizing start to your day.
The egg yolk has gotten a bad rap because it is where the cholesterol and majority of the calories are found in the egg. However, it has recently been discovered that dietary cholesterol does not significantly impact body cholesterol. Moreover, the egg yolk contains high levels of choline, which helps improve brain function.
Try adding 1-2 whole eggs to your morning egg scramble for a brain-boosting beginning to your day.
Almonds are one of the most nutrient-dense nuts, which means that calorie for calorie you are getting more vitamins and minerals than you can get from any other nut. In fact, 1 tablespoon of almond butter contains as much protein as the same amount of animal meat. Protein keeps you satisfied much longer and helps reduce your cravings for sugars and refined carbohydrates.
Try adding 1 tablespoon of almond butter to a half-cup of oatmeal for a sustaining start to your day.
Salada Green Tea
One of the most powerful components of green tea is its high level of the antioxidant EGCG. EGCG has been shown to protect your cells and have a powerful impact on cardiovascular health. A study at Purdue University showed that the simple step of adding lemon juice increased the amount of EGCG by up to six times!
Try adding fresh lemon juice to your Salada Green Tea first thing in the morning for a heart-healthy day.
Vegetables are our best source of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, we typically wait until the end of the day to incorporate them. Vegetables are also high in fiber, so trying to get the recommended five servings in one sitting can be daunting, if not uncomfortable! Breakfast is a great time to incorporate more vitamin-filled vegetables into your diet. They will help you feel full longer as well as energized from the added vitamins and minerals.
Try adding a half-cup of chopped vegetables to your egg scramble or sneaking in 1 cup of leafy greens to your morning smoothie for an invigorating start to your day.
This week, try adding one of these simple breakfast additions and be sure to let me know how it goes!
And remember, a few small steps can lead to big changes.
Article first appeared on unbottleyourtea.com/tara.