Say goodbye to your typical breakfast of boxed cereal, muffins, and other sugary mainstream breakfast essentials. The worst thing we can do for our bodies, first thing in the morning, is a surge of sugar right into our bloodstream. Don’t believe me? Check the grams of sugar on your cereal, breakfast shake, or, worse yet, your pop tarts. What our bodies need after having been asleep all night, is something to nourish it and prepare it for the day.
Whatever happened to the idea of bacon and eggs for breakfast? Eggs are one of the best sources of vitamins out there. If you don’t like fried eggs or omelettes, make yourself a smoothie using frozen fruit, honey, nutritional yeast, and farm fresh egg yolks. You won’t even know they are in there, and the egg yolks make a smoothie incredibly creamy.
Yogurt has been turned into almost a pudding snack for kids. If they don’t make the packaging super colorful and pack it full of sugar, kids won’t eat it. Well, get your kids started on homemade yogurt with a little jam, or maple syrup in it. The money you will save is incredible. To make yogurt all you need is 2 quarts of milk, and a 1/4 cup of plain yogurt. Heat your milk on the stove until it is luke warm, add the yogurt, stir, place in the oven, turn your oven light on, cover it with a towel, and leave it overnight. In the morning, you will have yogurt! Sometimes I add milk to my yogurt to make it like a kefir, and I just drink it down. It keeps you full and satisfied, and you won’t be reaching for those sugary muffins, or that bowl of cereal that has more sugars and carbs in it than we should eat in a week.
The advertizing for cereal and other sugary breakfast foods is clever. Don’t be fooled by a fancy ad, or promises of getting skinnier if you eat their product. Make your own breakfast for just pennies, and feel energized for the rest of the day.