Does your day start fast out of the gate? Or slow and steady as you catch up on the day’s news and plan out your new day?
I have some of each of those kinds of days, but none get by me without starting it out right! I am a firm believer in breakfast and know when I try to skimp on it or go without it my day goes “south” quickly. Grumpy. Fuzzy Headed. Fatigued. I need the nutrients and energy sources so I can attack what is before me. It is no wonder that the word “breakfast” is composed out of the thought that we need to break the fast. We have been without food for too long. I certainly am not wandering the house in my sleep munching away so unless I start it with quality food my human food tank is empty.
I also want something that will last me until I have time to eat again. No quick sugary overloads that bottom out quickly or nutrient deficient foods that leave me empty in the long run. It has to fill me with taste and texture that says “Good Morning, Sunshine!” You know bright, flavorful, filling without being heavy. It has to be quick and easy. It has to be adaptable. I have never been one that wants to eat the same thing every day…boring!
My Smooth Berry Chickpea Smoothie is just that kind of breakfast. It is exciting…I start with the question “What do I want in it today?” and go to the fruit bowl, open the freezer door, or refrigerator’s crisper. Continue reading