• Easy Peasy Breakfast

    Looking for a fast, nutritious, filling breakfast?  This has been a personal challenge for me.  I feel best when I avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, and have a low sugar diet.  That basically rules out breakfast, right?  Occasionally I’ll make a vegetables and chicken sausage, or a ground turkey hash, but I like to limit my meat intake, too.  If you can relate to any of this, I think you’ll appreciate my new breakfast.

    This is a simplified version of Dr. Mercola’s breakfast.  You can check out his version here.

    We love this fiber mix at our house.  It’s a great before bed snack, and tastes good with a little bit of OJ and water, mixed in the blender.  I found the protein powder at Costco, on sale, and it’s pretty tasty.

    To make the breakfast, I use a half serving of each powder, mixed with water or almond milk.  I use my old Magic Bullet (like the Nutribullet) to blend it up.  Usually, I let it sit for about 15-30 min. to thicken up, and then I eat it with a spoon.  You don’t have to do this, but it makes it more satisfying and filling.  I usually have a piece of fruit between this breakfast and lunch.

    Benefits of this breakfast:

    • High in fiber.  Fiber is important for heart health, healthy digestion, weight management, and hormone balance (flax clears excess estrogen from the body, which helps PMS symptoms)
    • High in protein. Getting protein throughout the day supports your adrenal glands, and gives you sustained energy that lasts all day.
    • Blood sugar balance.  Fiber, protein, and low glycemic meals keep your blood sugar balanced, which prevents mood swings, energy dips, and that dreaded 2am wake-up cycle.

    Are you struggling with low energy, allergies, digestive upset, or simply need support on your path to greater health?  Chinese medicine can help, and I would love to be your acupuncturist.

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