While working on a stress problem, it’s important to start your day off with a nutritious, energizing breakfast.
Chronic stress increases your body’s nutritional needs and also leads to fatigue.
Here are four healthy recipes to try…
A smoothie bowl takes advantage of the energizing properties of fresh fruit, and the grounding activity of whole grains and protein.
It’s the perfect breakfast food, especially if you need a break from regular smoothie drinks.
I like to make my smoothie bowls with a base of organic oatmeal, layer on my smoothie mix, and add my choice of healthy toppings.
1. Make a bowl of slightly thick, organic oatmeal.
2. Create your smoothie layer by blending:
3. Layer a few scoops of smoothie on your oatmeal and top with:
This is a power meal if you like a big breakfast. Pair it with some matcha or yerba mate tea, and you’re set until lunchtime.
1. Prepare the sweet potato hash:
First, add sweet potato to a saucepan of boiling, salted water. Simmer until tender, then drain and dry with paper towels. Once dry, add the sweet potato to a skillet with 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. Blend in chopped onion, minced garlic, bell pepper, kosher salt, pepper and parsley. Saute until slightly golden (about 8 minutes). Keep warm and set aside.
2. Next, cook 2 organic eggs over easy in a little coconut oil. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.
3. Top eggs with avocado slices. Serve with the sweet potato hash.
The key with this dish is using sprouted, whole grain bread and organic berries. This keeps it healthy and flavorful.
Toast your bread to your desired crispiness. Spread on high quality, nut butter. Add a few drizzles of raw honey or agave. Serve open faced with a bowl of fresh, organic berries topped with toasted coconut flakes and/or chia seeds.
This recipe follows the basic principles of a macrobiotic diet. It’s a great breakfast if you’re cleansing, recovering from illness, or want a break from typical breakfast foods.
It’s also a good choice for vegans, vegetarians, or people working on general body balance.
1. Make a blend of cooked brown rice and quinoa (about 1/4 cup of each). Season with kosher salt and pepper.
2. Top with :
Garnish with sunflower or sesame seeds.
Starting your day with an energizing breakfast can turn around a problem with fatigue or high stress. The body responds quickly to nutritional improvements.
These recipes offer all of the food groups your body needs to thrive, and can satisfy even picky eaters. Customize with your favorite foods and seasonings, and enjoy!