Avoid carbs-only breakfasts
Almost all of us have been conditioned to pretty much start the day with a sugar bomb. Things like toast with jam, cereal with milk, some type of wheat-pancake drowned in syrup, and a sweetened beverage are all too common. And those are the supposedly healthy choices. Think of all those last minute in-a-hurry bagels, donuts, croissants, and scones. It’s all a giant carb-fest, and everyone is invited.
This is not to say carbs are bad or something to avoid at all costs. When it comes to breakfast, it’s actually not a bad time to have some. After a night’s sleep, your muscle’s glycogen reserves are almost empty and a lot of the carbs you’ll consume will go to replenish them. It’s just a reminder that carbs are usually the easiest to over-eat, not very nutrient dense, and provoke the biggest insulin response. So, think of carbs as just one small part of your breakfast that should be complemented with sources of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and even healthy fats.
Recipe: Banana pancakes with Matcha
This recipe shows that you can make a sweet and tasty breakfast that’s not just carbs. The eggs provide a high-quality protein and healthy fats, while bananas and blueberries are great sources of carbs, fiber, and vitamins. And Matcha tea powder and cinnamon will add some potent anti-oxidants on top of that!
• 2 large eggs
• 2 bananas
• 1 tablespoon of butter
• 2 teaspoons Matcha tea powder
• Handful of blueberries
• 1 teaspoon of honey
• Pinch of cinnamon
1. Mash up bananas in a large bowl.
2. Whisk eggs using a fork and add to banana paste along with Matcha powder.
3. Fry in a pan with a little heated butter.
4. Serve dressed with blueberries honey and cinnamon.