“Breakfast? Who has time for that! Eh, I don’t need breakfast. I’m not hungry now.“
Does this sound like you? Well that’s how I sounded (lol I sound like an infomercial trying to sell you some new cool product right?).
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And if you start eating right you will actually look forward to eating it since you’ll be hungry in the morning. More on that another time.
If you skip breakfast you will most likely get hungry a little later and eat something you shouldn’t be eating or too much food. People think to lose weight we need to starve ourselves. Well, it’s the total opposite. If you aren’t eating enough you won’t lose the weight. Our bodies need nutrients and all that good stuff to keep going and stay strong. And breakfast is the perfect place to start.
Imagine you wake up and eat a big piece of leftover chocolate birthday cake. Now, it might feel great then to eat that fattening cake, but give yourself an hour or so and you will feel heavy and have low energy. You want to eat foods in the morning that will help you get going. Help you stay awake. Feel good and feel light. You have a whole day ahead of you. What a shame if you felt weighed down all day because of that stinky piece of chocolate cake.
Enters my delicious breakfast of champions.
This breakfast includes one of my favorite superfoods- Flaxseed!
What’s so good about flaxseeds?
It has “
from Omega-3 fatty acids
High in fiber- which will keep you fuller, longer
Is a complete protein which means it has every amino acid your body can’t make on its own.
To get these great benefits you need to grind the whole flaxseeds into flour consistency. I just put a cup or so in my blender and in a few seconds I have a nice amount of flaxseed meal to last a while. Then put it in a sandwich bag and place in your freezer to stay fresh. You can also buy already ground flaxseed.
Because flaxseed fills you up it is a great thing to have in the morning since you will feel satisfied for a while. I usually have a mid-morning snack, but on the days I have this breakfast I am not usually hungry to even have a snack. What’s funny is, I actually prefer my oatmeal with flaxseed. It tastes so much better and makes it thicker too. Even talking about it makes me crave it! Hey, and if i’m craving things like flaxseed -we’re all good!
Flaxseed meal mixed with water is also a great egg substitute for many baked good. Just 1 Tb of flaxseed meal mixed with 3 Tb of water. Let it sit till it gets thick and use like you would one egg.
You can also throw some ground flaxseed into your smoothie or baked goods, but I prefer it most in my:
Breakfast of Champions Oatmeal
1/3 cup quick oats
2/3 cup boiling water
1-2 packets of truvia or sweetener of choice
cinnamon, as many shakes as you like. I put in a lot.
1 Tb ground flaxseed
2 Tb raisins or 1/4 cup blueberries
1/2-1 Tb all natural no sugar peanut butter (optional but very delish)
Put quick oats in bowl. Add in truvia and cinnamon. Mix together. Pour the boiling water on top and stir. Cover bowl with a plate or just leave to sit for 2 minutes till it get thicker. Add in flaxseed and raisins/blueberries. Mix to combine. Top with some peanut butter. I like to swirl the peanut butter on top.
You can leave out the fruit and eat any fruit on the side. Sometimes I have it with an apple.
To add protein to your breakfast you could add one scoop of your favorite protein powder or have with a side of scrambled egg whites.
You can also make a smaller portion of oats using 1/4 cup dry oats and 1/2 cup boiling water.
This tastes so good!
And really keeps you full for a long time. I love eating this breakfast on the days I workout since it gives me a ton of energy. And who doesn’t need some more energy in the morning!
See this cute spoon I eat my oatmeal with! I love eating it with a small spoon. It helps me take my time and make my oatmeal last a while. Not to mention the 1/3 cup of dry oats get much bigger when cooked so you feel like you are eating a ton.
Give this recipe a try and let me know how it went!