Did You Have Breakfast This Morning?

A 2010 study of over 15,000 people examined the correlation between breakfast eating and obesity. The findings revealed:

1. The prevalence of obesity decreased as the frequency of breakfast consumption increased.
2. Breakfast skippers reported lower general quality of life.
3. Breakfast skippers reported lower vitality.
4. Breakfast skippers reported lower scores in social functioning.
5. Breakfast skippers reported lower scores in mental health.

If you’d like to read the abstract of the study article, you can do so on the U.S. National Library of Medicine website.

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Sounds like a good reason to have a hearty, healthy breakfast tomorrow, right? Go for it! Here are a few recipes to help you help you have a delicious start to your day.

Fruit-Goodness Smoothie

• 1 cup Greek yogurt
• 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
• 1 banana
• ¼ cup strawberries (can be frozen if you like)
• ¼ cup blueberries (can be frozen if you like)
• ¼ cup raspberries (can be frozen if you like)
• ¼ cup mango chunks (can be frozen if you like)
• 1-3 scoops unflavored protein powder

1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

Baby-Spinach Scramble

• 6 eggs
• 1 Tbsp. olive oil, coconut oil, butter, or ghee
• 3 cups baby spinach
• Black pepper to taste
• Salt to taste

1. Heat the oil, butter, or ghee in a fry pan.
2. Scramble the eggs with black pepper and salt to taste.
3. Add the baby spinach to the pan and cook it over medium heat until it’s wilted.
4. Add the eggs and stir the mixture until the eggs are cooked.

Super-Kale Frittata

• 6 eggs
• 5 leaves green kale, trimmed and chopped
• 5 leaves red kale, trimmed and chopped
• 1 Tbsp. olive oil, coconut oil, butter, or ghee
• Black pepper to taste
• Salt to taste

1. Heat the oil, butter, or ghee in an oven-safe fry pan.
2. Scramble the eggs with black pepper and salt to taste.
3. Add the kale to the pan and cook it until it’s wilted.
4. Add the eggs and mix the kale and eggs together.
5. When the eggs are set on the bottom and about to set on top, place the pan in the oven and broil for three or four minutes until the frittata is lightly browned and fluffy.

Remember your mantra for today: NOURISHING MOVEMENT, NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING LIFE.

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