We don't live by any hard-and-fast rules for breakfast, but we do think that it sets the tone for the rest of the day!
We've talked about our fave post-workout smoothie in the blog. That smoothie is a great option post-workout, but if we don't have some sort of crazy muscle-taxing workout, or we have more time in the AM and want to spoil ourselves, here are some of our favorite go-to breakfasts.
Everyone in the wellness space has heard about Bulletproof Coffee - the coffee concoction that combines coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil or coconut oil.To avoid dairy, we switched out the butter for unsalted cashew butter, which is naturally deliciously sweet. So, we blitz up a cup of freshly brewed organic coffee, a tablespoon of MCT oil, and a tablespoon of cashew butter and chug! For days where there's a lot going on and we need to be on our mental A-Game, this "Vegan-Proof" coffee is a lifesaver.
Eggs N' Greens
If you eat eggs in your diet, this is a great breakfast staple that cannot do you wrong. Protein and fat from the eggs sustain us well into lunch, and getting those greens in first thing in the morning will set a healthy tone for the rest of the day! We love choosing asparagus, kale (duh), chard, collards, zucchini, or any other green veggie we have in the fridge to eat with our eggs.
For extra credit, we enjoy our eggs with 1-2 slices of homemade almond bread.
Parfait All The Way
When we stopped consuming dairy, there are some things I definitely missed: cheese and yogurt being on the top of the list. Well, luckily, my favorite yogurt ever is dairy-free, low-carb, and has 6g of protein per serving! We love making parfaits with a cup of Kite Hill Almond Milk yogurt (the plain, unsweetened flavor), a pinch of stevia for sweetness, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and some bright, colorful berries to top it off. So simple, so good, and such a "treat."
Although oatmeal isn't exactly low-carb or ketogenic, it's still a perfect option to have in the morning if we're having a physically active day and know we'll need the sustenance. The key here is keeping it low-sugar by avoiding honey and maple syrup. We use simple water to cook up our oats and top with berries, nuts or nut butter, and (you guessed it!) chia/flax/hemp seeds.
If we're feeling fancy and have a whole ton of time on our hand, which mainly only ever happens on the weekends, we'll whip up pancakes or waffles in our waffle maker. This recipe has stood the test of time in our household, and is approved by all our friends.
Speaking of friends... we love to make a nice, big frittata any time we're hosting a brunch gathering. It's easy, can feed a crowd, and by leaving out the cheese, is perfect for our household.
We hope you enjoy these ideas! Please let us know if you try any of these recipes.