You hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, all the time, but do you know why?
Eating within 2 hours of waking can make a difference in the way you metabolize glucose all day. Our glucose level rises every time we eat, and our pancreas produces insulin to shuttle the glucose into our cells, where it’s used for energy. Keeping glucose and insulin in the right balance is important for your metabolism and health.
My idea of breakfast definitely isn’t a quick donut and coffee and today I’m sharing some of my favorite clean breakfast recipes.
If you have a lot of time in the morning, you can indulge in a hearty veggie sandwich, if you’re short on time, you can pre-prepare your breakfast and have it on-the-go, like my Banana and Oat Breakfast Bars.
Smoothie bowls can not only be delicious, but also very healthy. Plus, they taste just like ice-cream, and who wouldn’t love having ice cream for breakfast?[ultimate-recipe id=”17511″ template=”default”] [line]
Even if you hated oatmeal as a kid, you will love these overnight oats. I guarantee it. The flavors are insane, the raw carob powder adds such a rich, chocolate flavor, the sliced almonds add a nice crunch and banana is just a cherry on top.[ultimate-recipe id=”15753″ template=”default”] [line]
This veggie sandwich is usually my favorite thing for lunch, but it works as a hearty breakfast too. I posted this recipe a while a go, and I have since went dairy-free so I just skip the feta.[ultimate-recipe id=”14714″ template=”default”] [line]
Whenever I feel indecisive about breakfast, I always opt out for smoothies. They’re quick and easy to make, and if you use the right ingredients- totally guilt-free.[ultimate-recipe id=”13791″ template=”default”] [line]
It’s dairy free, gluten free, rich in fiber, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and, of course, it’s mighty tasty. What’s not to love?[ultimate-recipe id=”14320″ template=”default”] [line]
These homemade banana and oat bars are so filling and a much, much healthier option than the stuff you get from the vending machine. One batch of these will last you close to a week, so you can grab them even on the go. They go great wit almond milk![ultimate-recipe id=”16720″ template=”default”]
Will you be trying any of these?