As most of us know, there is a lot of potency and power in starting off our day on the right foot. Morning ritual is something I personally live and enjoy everyday to set the stage for the day I envision and intend to manifest. Mediation, journalling, gratitude and, of course...breakfast are some of my favorite morning rituals.
Summertime is special with it's early morning sunshine, the heartbeat of expansion, and the season's satiating and soulful foods peaking all around us. I thought I would share with you some of my favorite summertime soul satiating secrets so you too can find some bliss in your breakfast.
Not only will a healthy breakfast taste good and fuel us up, but one that is blood sugar balanced will also keep our energy consistent throughout the day, decrease inflammation in our bodies and best of all get those crazy cravings under control.
According to the New York Times:
"Sugary breakfasts full of processed carbohydrates are known to cause abrupt spikes and falls in blood sugar appear to stimulate parts of the brain involved in hunger, craving and reward, the new research shows. The findings, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that these so-called high-glycemic foods influence the brain in a way that might drive some people to overeat."
It's time to SASS up summertime with some yummy breakfast bliss and blood sugar balancing ideas. These breakfasts are designed to keep us synched with the season, keep us efficient with our mornings and fuel us up with a nice smooth, even and energetic plateau so we can continue to rock our summertime days...
4 Summertime Breakfasts to Satiate your Soul
Breakfast doesn't have to be boring, drab, or dull. With just a few new ideas you too can have yummy seasonal breakfasts and a high energy YOU.
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup seasonal berries
- Handful of nuts
- Optional essential oil - 1 drop of French Lavender
Soak the chia seeds for 20 minutes in the morning (or overnight) in coconut milk. Stir in the remaining ingredients and enjoy.
The chia seed is highly nutritious, medicinal seed that has been used for centuries for its beneficial properties. Chia seeds are high in essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, made up of 30% protein, and a wide array of trace minerals. Chia seeds are filling, and are a great way to increase your omega’s and your protein with a plant based source of omega 3.
- 2 Tbsp of butter or coconut oil
- Large handful farm fresh spinach (or swiss chard)
- 1 small onion
- 1 garden fresh tomato (medium sized) sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 6 organic eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat butter or coconut in a heavy pan. Saute up your onion until transparent. Toss in your farm fresh veggies over medium heat until wilted. Lightly beat eggs in a bowl with a pinch of sea salt and/or pepper. Pour the egg mixture over greens into the now well oiled pan. Place tomato slices on top. Sprinkle goat cheese on top. Place into the preheated oven (350 degrees) and cook until the top of the egg is solid and golden.
Organic eggs are chock full of the amino acid, tryptophan, which is a key player in a good mood and inner calm. The protein in eggs is one that will not only satiate your blood sugar due to its delicate balance of protein and fat, but will also keep you feeling brighter and cheerier all day long.
- 4 avocados (halved and pitted)
- 1/2 cup raw cacao
- 1/2 cup dates (pitted and soaked for two hours)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tsp stevia (Truvia is recommended)
- 1 handful slivered almonds
Blend all ingredients (accept the slivered almonds) in a blender or food processor until creamy and top with some slivered almonds or nuts of you choice.
With avocado's delightful voluptuous shape, it has been known for centuries as an aphrodisiac. Avocados were considered so sexy that the Spanish priests at one point prohibited their consumption. This creamy goddess fruit is power packed with nutrients and good fat keeping blood sugar and hormones in balance and your energy ready for summer fun.
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful strawberries
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 12 ounces coconut milk
Coconut oil is a great way to balance your blood sugar, nourish your thyroid, and create sustainable energy throughout the day. Just one teaspoon can make all the difference. Coconut oil is said to lower bad cholesterol, aid in digestion and regulate metabolism.