Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to “think like a healthy person” so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
“Feel-Good Mondays” are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
Want to know one of the most common questions we get from new clients?
“What should I eat for breakfast??”
Well, I’m glad you asked! Because as Moss Wellness clients know, we seriously love breakfast over here
You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sound familiar? Moms everywhere have been spreading the breakfast gospel for years.
What breakfast can do for you: A healthy, balanced breakfast helps to regulate our blood sugar levels after a night of fasting. It gives us the nutritional fuel to start off our day with energy and stamina. It supplies us with “brain food” to kick off clear, focused thinking, and helps to keep cravings at bay by keeping us balanced and satiated.
Moss Wellness #1 Breakfast Tip: When it comes to your breakfast, always make sure it contains some protein and healthy fats. Protein gives us long-lasting energy and helps us to build muscle. Healthy fats help to keep us full and assist in stabilizing blood sugar levels (which helps to keep our weight, mood, and cravings balanced).
New clients often come to us hanging their heads with “breakfast shame”: They know they’re “supposed” to eat breakfast, but who has the time?
In the rush to get ourselves (and our families, dogs, etc) out the door in the morning, we can feel overwhelmed and short on time when it come to preparing a nutritious, delicious meal.
But here’s some very good news: a healthy, tasty breakfast doesn’t have to take much time. In fact, I rarely spend more than 5 minutes on breakfast each morning.
Here’s a breakfast I make on many mornings, especially as the weather gets colder and my icy smoothies lose their appeal:
5-Minute Recipe: Andrea’s Super Simple Seed Cereal
Most breakfast cereals are filled with processed flours, sugar, and fillers. These cereals contain simple carbohydrates that our bodies burn through really quickly. That means you’ll be full for about 20 minutes after eating your typical cereal, then hungry about an hour later.
Starting your day with most of these popular cereals is like trying to go on a 500-mile road trip with a quarter tank of gas: you’re going to end up feeling empty and desperate for more fuel very quickly.
(Hint: this happens even with those so-called “healthy” cereals out there!)
This seed cereal is different. It’s packed with healthy fats and proteins, and it’s low in sugar. It also happens to be very easy to prepare and it’s incredibly delicious. It’s become a highly popular client favorite!
The chia seeds and hemp seeds provide a big ol’ dose of omega 3 fatty acids, which are fantastic for brain health and for creating glowing hair, skin, and nails. Omega 3s also help boost our mood, assist in weight management, and keep our joints nice and lubricated (which helps reduce achiness and stiffness in the body).
It also travels well. Simply toss the dry ingredients with the milk in a Tupperware, snap on the lid, and off you go!
Andrea’s Super Seed Cereal
1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
1 tablespoon organic hemp seeds
1 tablespoon organic sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds)
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, raw or lightly toasted
1/3 cup organic, unsweetened almond milk
10-12 chopped, raw nuts (slivered almonds, walnuts, or pecans)
1/2 cup fresh berries, or fresh/dried fruit of your choice (1/2 banana, 1/2 chopped apple or pear, a light sprinkling of raisins or several chopped dried apricots)
A sprinkle of cinnamon
Optional: 1 chopped date for additional sweetness, if desired
Combine all seeds in a bowl with shredded coconut. Add almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes. The chia seeds will soak up the almond milk and become creamy/pudding-like. NOTE: The longer this cereal sits, the longer the chias will “gel” and create more of a tapoica-like consistency.
Top with chopped nuts, fruit, a sprinkling or two of cinnamon, and chopped date if using. Eat and enjoy the burst of energy to come!
Want more quick, easy, healthy breakfast ideas? Check out my gift to you: Our **FREE** e-book on Seven Five-Minute Healthy Breakfasts?
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What do you eat for breakfast? Let us know your personal favorites – we’d love to hear from you on our FB page.
You can feel good every day. And we are here to support you.