I love breakfast Breakfast is your first source of energy for the day and sets your metabolism going. It's also tasty, providing your body fuel to make sure you can thrive in your day, especially if it's a wholefoods plant breakfast!
Often breakfast is overlooked or skipped with being busy, dieting or sleeping in. Ways to make sure you have breakfast is to prepare in advance. Make overnight oats for the week one evening, or have smoothie packs ready to blend in the freezer. Have easy things like toast, oats or cereal on hand. Fruit is great in the morning to give your body a boost of nutrients right away. Breakfast can be simple.
Breakfast fills you up so you're less likely to later reach for high calorie fatty or sugary foods from the calorie deficit caused by skipping breakfast. Your morning meal restores your glucose levels, important for brain function and happier, less stressed people.
Moral of this post: EAT BREAKFAST. Make it yum. Make it easy. Make it fun. Wake up in the morning excited for your first meal
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Everyone around me is sick, so today's pesto contains one full bulb of heirloom garlic. I read in Eating on the Wild Side (amazing read!), that in order to keep the garlic active when cooking, you should let it sit for 10 minutes after you chop, minced or crush it. Here's to a flu free winter!
This power pesto is made with:
1 bulb garlic, crushed and sauteed in water
1 huge bag of spinach
2 handfuls of fresh basil
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Handful of raw cashews
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon flaxseed
Pepper to taste
All blended to perfection in my Vitamix
Sprinkled powdered cashew on top
Your 3 must haves to start off with essential oils are lemon, lavender and peppermint. The rest are bonuses! I will be explaining why in my first monthly oil series. Keep a look out on my Facebook profile (@breeorata)
Those falafel thingers aren't pretty, but they are amazing... I looked up a few different falafel recipes and sort threw something together, praise the gods of old, it worked in the most delicious way possible. There are made of spinach, collard greens, garlic, hummus, oat flower and seasoned to taste. Oh, sweet potatoes and greens on the side.
It's a new year which means it's a great time to start reflecting and setting intentions for yourself! 3 years ago, I was so unhappy with myself, my body, and my mind. I was constantly struggling trying to find the perfect eating regimen and exercise routine to give me that "perfect body" I had always wanted and to make myself happy. It wasn't until I found veganism that I finally started opening my eyes and actually loving myself as I was! I started practicing yoga and and with a high carb low fat plant based lifestyle, that "perfect body" I had always wanted came to me. I started eating unlimited amounts of healthy carbs like fruit rice potatoes pizza and pasta and started feeling more amazing than I ever have! The best part is, there's absolutely no restriction and I get to help save animals and our mother Earth in the process!! I highly recommend anyone interested in veganism to watch the documentaries @forksoverknives and @cowspiracy!! Remember friends, you are what you eat! I choose to make my body a garden and not a graveyard and I've never been happier or felt like I was actually living!! Here's to positive changes for the new year!!