A healthy breakfast is one of the keys to a great body, good health – and energy for the rest of the day. But what most people do not understand is that you do not have to eat breakfast first thing in the morning. Here's a simple and healthy breakfast recipe that you can pre-make, ahead of time – and enjoy in the mid to late morning as part of a 'meal shifting' fitness / weight loss plan.
While the muscle-heads reading this article will scream out in fear of not getting enough protein – I will calmly note that since I've cut my protein intake in half, a few years ago (it was way too high) – I have not lost a single ounce of muscle, but I do look better – and I feel much better.
BREAKFAST TIME: 11am
Yeah some people may say "Oh, that's too late to be eating breakfast!" – but if you are already hip to the 'meal shifting' tactic – then you know how this works. If not – here's a quick summary:
Instead of eating first thing in the morning – you wait until mid to late morning to get your first meal in. Naturally all of your meals get pushed / shifted back a few hours – giving you less opportunity to overeat and consume unnecessary calories.
Here's the recipe:
– 1/3 cup whole oats – cooked on low heat (stove) for 10 minutes in …
– 3/4 cup water
… When cooked – drop on top of …
– 1/2 small / medium banana
– 1 tablespoon dried berry mix (I used Newman's Own Organic)
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
– 1 heaping tablespoon of (organic) ground flax seed (this is vital to my daily nutrition)
– 1 strong pinch of stevia extract powder (for all natural, zero calorie sweetness)
Stir it up …
Add some water to tweak the consistency to your preference …
I eat this about five times per week.
If scheduling this type of breakfast for your self is a challenge – try this …
On Sunday, follow the same recipe as above. Just multiply it by 5. When it is done – divide it up into 5 storage containers – and put them into the refrigerator.
Now you have one for each day of the week.