Breakfast has become very important to me. From not having any appetite in the morning, breakfast is now one of the highlights of my day. As you have probably heard billions of times before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and determines how much energy you will have throughout it. What defines a complete breakfast depends on personal preferences, metabolism and the activities that lay ahead of it. In other words: only you can know how your ideal breakfast looks like. But if you need some inspiration you can check out how I compose mine, and why this template works so well for me.
My breakfast contains of four different things: one hot beverage, one cold beverage, one food rich on calories and one food rich on fat. The hot beverage serves the purpose of soothing both me and my throat, making me calmer and my throat able to produce sounds that can actually be considered words. Most often this is coffee, contributing with some caffein as well, or tea.
The cold beverage is most often a glass of ProViva, which is very beneficial for my stomach. Otherwise it is a glass of regular juice that partly contributes with some fast calories giving me energy quickly but is mostly something, as with the ProViva, I prefer over hot beverages to accompany my food.
Moving on to the actual food, I mentioned that I have one component rich on calories and one rich on fat. Both calories and fat are great sources of energy, something we need lots of in the morning. The calorie-rich food is most often a bread with some sort of berry or seed baked into it (my favourites are cranberry bread and bread covered with sunflower seeds at the moment), toasted together with cheese and ham. Eating warm foods makes me stay satisfied longer, which is why I prefer it.
The fat-rich food is some sort of yoghurt, at the moment something called Kesella which is basically a sweetened yoghurt based on cottage cheese, topped with fresh berries, dried banana, chiaseeds and either granola or a mix of other seeds. Fat is the macronutrient with the most energy tied to it, which means you have to eat less of that than many other things to obtain the same amount of energy. If you are having trouble eating in the morning adding some healthy fats to your meal might be something to consider to make sure you are consuming enough energy to get you through the day.
No matter what day it is, I enjoy my breakfast in bed. Sometimes, for example when I am in a rush, I obviously do not have the time to do this. But I try to as often as I can. I go upstairs, make my breakfast, carry it down on a brick, put on an episode of Friends on school days or Gossip Girl on days off, cozy up and enjoy the meal. This ritual of mine is probably one of the reasons I like breakfast so much nowadays, because it is such an enjoyable moment. If you do not have much time in the morning this may not be something you can do, but I am sure you can create some circumstances under which breakfast becomes something you will look forward to.
Maybe, you have gotten some inspiration out of this, maybe not. Either way I really encourage you to find a way to make a proper breakfast and find a way to enjoy it. My life has honestly changed since I managaged to do so. I have more energy, my ability to focus has increased, waking up in the morning is easier… It makes a big difference. And if you want more tips on how to make your mornings better, feel free to check this post out.
Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo