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5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Ideas

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Ideas

Too many of the pre-packaged breakfast options that are ‘easy’ today (like breakfast bars, oatmeal, protein smoothies) contain large amounts of simple carbohydrates, added sugar, and sometimes even toxic ingredients like added color or preservatives.

Breakfast gives you the opportunity to start your day on the right note with fresh and clean ingredients! So why wouldn’t you do your best to supply your body with the best fuel possible?! When you prioritize breakfast, keep healthy ingredients around and stay true to what you know makes your body feel the best, you give yourself the chance to feel great throughout the morning and tackle your to-do list before noon with vibrant energy and a good mood.

Prioritizing breakfast means that you create the time for it. Plan to have time to make breakfast, whether you give yourself 10 minutes or 20. Prioritize your first meal of the day so you can avoid brain fog, low blood sugar and moodiness!

Ingredients are important to keep on hand—especially your smoothie faves! I always keep coconut butter, almond butter, collagen, greens and almond/coconut milk on hand for my morning Vitamix creations.

How food makes you feel should be considered for every meal of every day. Does your stomach hurt after Greek yogurt in the morning? Or do you feel tired one hour after eating toast with peanut butter in the AM? My body performs best when I follow an anti-inflammatory diet. This means that a majority of the recipes that I include on my blog or that I make for myself exclude dairy, gluten, soy, nightshade vegetables and added sugar. When you’re thinking about what to make for breakfast, remember what makes your body truly feel good, and step in the direction of those ingredients!

Here’s #whatsforbfast under my roof:

Fatty Green Coconut Smoothie
½ avocado
1 Tablespoon organic coconut butter
1 cup full-fat coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
2 cups organic spinach (steamed and frozen to aid in digestion)
2 Tablespoons hemp seeds
1 scoop collagen peptides (I use Further Food Marine Collagen)
½ cup organic frozen berries
6-7 fresh mint leaves (optional)

Blend ingredients on high in a blender until smooth and creamy. If you opt for fresh berries instead of frozen, maybe throw in a few ice cubes if you like your smoothies chilly!

Pasture-Raised Fried Egg atop Sautéed Kale and Paleo Bread

Pasture-Raised Fried Egg
1 egg
2 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
Sea salt & pepper to taste

Fry the egg in a cast-iron skillet or saucepan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Sometimes I spoon the hot coconut oil over the egg while it’s cooking in the pan to get it as crispy as possible.

Sautéed Kale
2 cups organic kale, destemmed
2 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Sea salt & pepper to taste

Sauté in a cast-iron skillet or saucepan on medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until kale is soft.

Paleo Bread
1 piece of Julian Bakery Paleo Bread (available at Whole Foods in the frozen bread section)

Toast until crispy (3-4 minutes).

On a plate, top the paleo bread first with the sautéed kale, and then top the kale with the fried egg. If you want a little drizzle action, try some coconut cream blended with turmeric or lemon juice.

Bulletproof Matcha Latte

If you eat a high-fat diet, or enjoy short-term fasting, this Matcha Latte might be a great breakfast for you. The high-fat content keeps you satiated until lunch time and also provides great energy.

1 teaspoon premium grade Matcha powder
1 Tablespoon organic coconut butter
1 scoop collagen peptides
¼ cup full-fat coconut milk, unsweetened flax milk or unsweetened almond milk
1 Tablespoon Bulletproof Brain Octane oil or MCT oil
1 ½ cups hot water

Blend ingredients until smooth and combined (about 1 minute).

Berry Nut Butter Smoothie
2 cups organic spinach or greens
½ cup steamed and frozen zucchini chunks
1 Tablespoon flaxseed or flax meal
1 Tablespoon raw almond, macadamia or cashew butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop collagen peptides
½ cup organic frozen berries
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Blend ingredients until smooth and combined (about 1-2 minutes). If smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk or water.

Leftovers

What did you have for dinner last night?

Warm up leftover wild-caught fish, roasted veggies or pasture-raised meat. Throw your leftovers over some sautéed spinach and call it breakfast! Dinner should usually be vegetable heavy with a small protein portion—and this is a perfect combination to start the day with!

 

I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas or recipes! Do you have a favorite recipe to share?

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