With a full day ahead, breakfast is a really import first step to tackling my to-do list. Aside from eating in general, what I’m actually going to eat this specific morning gets me *really* excited. I try super hard to make my grocery lists as appetizing as possible so that meals are always a fun adventure. With that being said, this breakfast combination is one of my favorites:
For starters, eggs. Eggs today, eggs tomorrow, the next day, until who knows when. I rip through eggs like it’s nobody’s business. Now, you might be wondering how I don’t get tired of them. Please refer to My Ways with Eggs to see all of my approaches to different morning egg ideas 🙂
In this particular match I used scrambled eggs. I recently discovered that if you let the olive oil/Pam sit in the pan for a few minutes with the stove on medium heat then the pan will get hot enough so that the egg starts cooking right when it touches the pan, which avoids any egg getting stuck to the pan throughout the cooking process. This makes cleaning up so* much easier. So anyways—hot pan with oil then I throw in 2 eggs and scramble those suckers until I have a nice mixture of whites and yolk. If I want more of a homogeneous mixture then I’ll mix it super well right as I add the egg to the pan. If I’m feeling a little sassy then I’ll let the eggs cook for a few seconds before I start to stir them around the pan. In this case, the yolk acts as more of a sauce or “dressing” to the egg whites that are cooking much faster than the yolk. I also casually top off my eggs with Everything seasoning. That stuff is truly a life enhancement.
As the eggs cook, or after they are done depending on how high the heat is, I prepare the tasty side. I start with a base of vanilla Greek yogurt. I prefer Chobani but really any yogurt will do the trick. The next add is the fruit. This specific dish has bananas, but grapes also work, as well as strawberries or any other fruit you enjoy in yogurt. (Friendly reminder to clean your fruit before you consume it/add it to your yummy parfaits!) For more added protein and substance, I sometimes smack on a large dollop of peanut butter—that I keep in the fridge because I like cold peanut butter better—specifically when the fruit featured is a banana or some grapes. (I did not do this for the image featured because oddly enough I wasn’t feelin’ the peanut butter that day.) If you are using strawberries, then maybe skip the peanut butter. But hey, you do you.
The final step is to top this mountain of goodness off with some granola. I prefer any sort of granola that has bits of chocolate in it, which is why the one featured here is cacao and cashew butter. I have learned that a little granola goes a long way, but if you’re in the mood for some granola with a side of yogurt then go for it. As you can see, I tend to go overboard with my granola.
Now that you have your side done, it’s time to dive in! Breakfast with coffee and tea is nice, but I recommend adding in a glass of water too. Or if you don’t like drinking water with meals/right when you wake up, drink the glass of water while you are making breakfast; this way you are side tracked and won’t realize that you are actively setting yourself up to have a better day. Staying hydrated helps with body soreness/fatigue and your ability to stay focused. Making sure we replenish water first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day off on the right foot. Drinking water early and often helps us feel more energized earlier in the day, allowing for us to really go hard with that daily check list.
If you try this specific breakfast combo or something similar please comment about it. I want to know all of your thoughts, feelings and emotions!😊
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