Add large handfuls of baby spinach to your Smoothies!
Although I drink fresh vegetable juices daily, I do not add greens to them. Greens are expensive, and you have to use a bunch to get even a tiny bit of juice. So I drink carrot, celery, green apple, turmeric, beets and ginger juices. I add huge handfuls of baby spinach to my smoothies. That way I am getting the fiber as well as the fat that helps me assimilate the nutrients in the greens. By adding coconut cream I am getting the essential saturated fats that are needed to be ingested at the same times as the greens. Remember that there is a reason that throughout time people have used bacon or fatback to cook greens with…and the flavor is great!
For more info on why saturated fats are crucial for your health- Saturated Fats are Needed for ALL Biological Functions
People often complain that they get sick of eggs every day for breakfast. I personally cannot relate- I can eat eggs any time, any way! Scrambled, poached, fried, in egg drop soup, on French toast, deviled, boiled..But an all time favorite of mine is the breakfast frittata. I make them in a spring form pan, make them very deep dished with plenty of veggies…and have breakfast already made for several days! With a serving of fruit or coconut milk yogurt..they are a perfect breakfast!
Deep Dish Breakfast Frittata
Makes 8 slices
1/2 cup butter
2 whole potatoes- washed, grated
1 Vidalia or Spanish onion- diced
1 red bell pepper- matchstick cut
1 yellow pepper- matchstick cut
1/2 pound mushrooms- sliced
1 1/3 teaspoon thyme (or dill if you are using smoked salmon)
20 organic eggs
6 ounces rice mozzarella (optional)
10 slices bacon (optional or leave out if using smoked salmon on top of already baked Frittata)
salt and pepper to taste
1) Sauté, mushrooms, onions, peppers and herbs until softened. place grated potatoes on top of other veggies AND DO NOT STIR! turn to low, cover and let simmer 10 minutes. Season with herbs, salt and pepper.
2) Prepare a spring form pan with foil just as if you were doing a cheesecake. Spread grated potatoes mixture in your buttered spring form pan.
3) Add grated cheese, then pour eggs over it. Bake at 350° until eggs are done. Approximately 25 to 35 minutes, until eggs are just set in the middle.
I offer these on the Meal Delivery Service for my clients to have for breakfast.
The Dumb Little Man blog posts a condensed wealth of tips and tactics for getting yourself up and at ’em, including a tip that might make you reconsider that toast-and-coffee morning routine. Guest-poster Alex Shalman notes that eating a bigger breakfast gives you energy that burns off all day, while a lighter meal at night has its own benefits:
Eating like a pauper, meaning small light meals, in the evening allows us to go to sleep on an empty stomach. If your body is functioning normally, and you don’t have stomach ulcers, going to sleep on a mostly empty stomach will allow you to sleep better. This nightly fast allows your body to take its focus away from digestion and put it towards repair and rejuvenation of the body’s cells.
Check out our Top 10 Ways to Sleep Smarter and Better for more eating-for-sleep tips. How do you slot your food and resting hours for maximum energy and rest? Share the secret in the comments.