June top nutrition tip - recipes to make breakfast the most valuable meal of the day

When so many elements of life are adding to your stress levels, don’t let food be one.

Big highs and lows in blood sugar will cause insulin spikes and impact your cortisol levels.  By eating smart at breakfast you can break this sugar roller coaster.  The goal is to have carbs +fat + protein as fat and protein will slow the release of the glucose from the carbs.

Here’s 3 simple breakfasts to balance your blood sugar levels so you have a steady stream of energy all morning, making you better equipped to deal with all that life throws at you:

Morning smoothie

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of berries
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed
  • 1/2 inch of ginger root
  • + a hypoallergenic protein powder of your choice, such as collagen, pea, hemp or rice

What makes this a stress busting smoothie?

  • Fats = avocado & flax seed
  • Protein = protein powder & almond milk
  • Carbs/fibre = spinach & blueberries
  • The ginger gives you a dose of gingerols for good gut health & the ground flax seed is a plant-based source of anti-inflammatory omega 3

Paleo pancakes

Mix:

  • 1.5 cups ground almond
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Cinnamon

Cook like normal pancakes in a small amount of coconut oil and serve with some berries

What makes this a stress busting breakie?

  • Fats = eggs, almonds & coconut oil
  • Protein = eggs & almonds
  • Carbs/fibre = almonds & berries

Poached egg, sweet potato & smoked salmon

What makes this a stress busting breakie?

  • Fats = eggs & salmon
  • Protein = eggs & salmon
  • Carbs/fibre = sweet potato
  • Smoked salmon is also high in anti-inflammatory omega 3’s