In case my ‘nutritional plan’ seemed hard to reach. It is important to remember that each meal can be so full of nutrition that these goals are impossible not to reach. The following are the three simple breakfasts I tend to enjoy in the morning. Clean, Vegan, and delicious of course. Each includes, one serving of whole grains, one serving of nuts, and one serving of fruit. Breakfast on! (and please do, it is, as they say, the most important meal of the day).
- Slice of whole wheat toast. I have been searching for my favorite type of bread, and I have found my winner so far. It is Trader Joes ‘Whole Wheat Tuscan Pane.’ It is more of sour-dough thick sort of whole wheat loaf. The only ingredients are: whole wheat flour, water, sea salt, and yeast. Music to my ears! Anyhow, I spread on some organic nut butter. At Whole Foods, I can even grind my own. This morning, I used organic almond butter (only ingredient = almonds!). Then this is topped off with sliced bananas.
- Oatmeal (not instant), cooked with water. Chop a handful of almonds and then blend into a fine powder (or as fine as possible), sprinkle onto oatmeal. Core and chop one red apple into whatever size slivers you would like, sprinkle this onto oatmeal. Mix ingredients together and top with cinnamon.
- Cereal with almond milk. Be careful here, cereal can be dangerous ground. It is important to find something enjoyable, but as clean as possible. Scour the cereal isle at your local health food stores and get reading (the labels that is). Remember, strive for five ingredients or fewer, look for whole wheat options, look for low to no sugar added in. Also with the almond milk, check the nutrition label as there should be no additional sugar added, and there should be 1-2 grams of fiber (if not, chances are there are not actually many almonds within the milk). Slice fresh berries on top of your cereal or enjoy a kiwi on the side.
THERE YOU ARE, THAT SIMPLE! HAPPY BREAKFAST-ING!