Breakfast can be tricky. Yes, we all know it’s the most important part of the day. But sometime the day gets away from us and it’s tough to spend time cooking an involved meal first thing. I rarely start with a baked good like clean eating donuts, but save those for special snacks for my kiddos later in the day when I have more time. Truth be told I’d prefer just to have a cup of coffee and be done with it. Unfortunately, I feel terrible if that’s all I have and crash quickly.
My very favorite breakfast meal right now is super easy. I cook one sweet potato (you can either cook a bunch in the oven or in the crockpot) or just heat one up in the microwave. I slice it in half and put a tablespoon or so of nut butter. I try to find nut butters with only one ingredient- the peanuts, cashews, or almonds etc. Next, I slice half a banana and sprinkle with cinnamon. It sounds strange, but try it. It’s really delicious and is a great start to your day. I have so much more energy when I start my day with a veggie.
I also really enjoy smoothies. Try Eat Live Run’s Popeye Went on Vacation to Thailand smoothie. It’s is so yummy. I don’t always have mint or mango on hand, so sometimes I just throw in spinach, a banana, Kiefer, and some frozen berries. We love Kiefer in our family. It’s full of good probiotics and 99% lactose free. Buy the plain flavor and you can sweeten it with fruit or honey.