It's probably well known by now that I’m a big fan of breakfast. For one, it has an incredible amount of benefits for us including:
Building stress resilience
Supporting hormones and cycle
Improving energy levels
Reduce cravings for sugar
Can it really be that easy to start seeing symptom relief by eating breakfast? YES. However, what you eat is equally important. Here are a few simple steps to creating your balanced morning meal.
Choose savory over sweet: Breakfasts high in refined sugars can cause a blood sugar roller coaster which introduces a whole lot of symptoms including: stress, anxiety, irregulated hormones, energy crashes, insulin resistance (more on that later)
Add a quality protein: Most women aren't getting nearly enough protein. Protein BUILDS hormones. We need quality protein if we want to see differences in our cycle and hormonal health.
Combine P+C+F: As a general guideline, build your plate with ¼ protein, ¼ fat, ½ carbohydrates
Breakfast has tremendously changed my health and something I find incredibly important for a woman's health journey. When I focus on a balanced breakfast and aim for quality protein, my energy stays high, digestion runs smoothly, and I notice a clear impact in my mood.
There are a lot of different deeply nourishing foods you can add to your plate. Some ideas are listed below:
Pasture raised eggs
Organic chicken sausage
Plant protein (beans, lentils, soy, etc.)
Leafy greens (kale, collard greens, swiss chard)
Sweet veggies (carrots, squash, plantains, sweet potatoes, etc.)
Sprouts and microgreens for huge nutritional boost
Ghee, butter, coconut oil (used for cooking)