Eating breakfast every day can help keep you mentally agile throughout the day and improve your overall health. Our eating habits affect our health, so the best foot forward starts first thing in the morning. Breaking your fast first thing in the morning sends a message to your body that it’s the wake-up call for your metabolism and other body functions to kick in. When you skip breakfast, prolonged fasting occurs, which increases the body’s insulin response to store fat.
Eating more in the morning helps keep insulin levels stable, so you burn fat instead of storing it. Eating breakfast is also important for brain health;
a well-balanced breakfast results in better concentration and productivity throughout the day. Plus, it turns out we also make better choices on a full stomach. By fueling up early, we stay fuller longer and react smarter when hunger strikes again later in the day.
This hearty, high protein, high fiber, good fat breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.
Egg Toast with Kale and Avocado
• 2 organic eggs
• 3 Tbsp water
• 1 Tbsp coconut oil
• 3 kale leaves, washed, stems removed, torn in bite-size pieces
• 1 slice whole grain or gluten-free bread
• 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
• A few slices of cucumber and radish or any crunchy vegetables you have on hand, for garnish
• Sea salt and pepper
In a small bowl, whisk eggs with water. In a medium skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add kale and sauté for 1 minute. Add eggs and scramble until eggs are completely cooked, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Toast bread and place sliced avocado on top. Top with kale scramble and any crunchy veggies you like. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
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