As back-to-school season approaches, it is time to get back into the rhythm of early mornings, packed schedules, and healthy routines. One essential habit that should never be skipped is having a wholesome breakfast to fuel your body and mind for a successful day ahead.
Whether you are a breakfast lover or a breakfast skipper, incorporating a balanced healthy breakfast into your lifestyle could improve the outcome of your entire day!
If breakfast is not for you, you are not alone, 25% of Americans skip breakfast. In turn, people tend to reach for convenient foods such as donuts, pop tarts, or cinnamon rolls. They taste sweet and satisfying in the morning but tend to give you the dreaded sugar crash in the afternoon, leaving you feeling hungry and unsatisfied.
3 benefits to a balanced breakfast
- Breakfast kickstarts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day and can help you maintain a healthy weight.
- A balanced breakfast provides the necessary nutrients and energy to keep your brain alert and focused. If you or your kids are in school, a nutritious breakfast may help you perform better academically and improve concentration and memory.
- A sugar-free breakfast helps stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing energy crashes and mood swings.
3 Simple, Healthy Breakfast Ideas:
1. Greek Yogurt Parfait
Start your morning on a sweet note with a protein-packed Greek Yogurt Parfait. This recipe has been approved by Dieticians at the American Diabetes Association; recipe can be found on the Diabetes Food Hub. Combined creamy Greek yogurt with 5 drops of SweetLeaf Stevia Clear for sugar free and guilt-free sweetness. This is a great alternative to sweetened yogurts which usually contain added sugar. This breakfast is not only quick to assemble but provides balanced amounts of protein, fats, and carbs, keeping you full and satisfied. By focusing on adequate amounts of protein and fiber in the morning you are less likely to experience a sugar crash and more likely to have better concentration.
2. Berry Coconut Protein Smoothie
For breakfast on-the-go, a delicious and nutritious smoothie is another great option to satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugar. You can easily make extra for your kids, your partner, or friends. The natural sweetness from the fruit and SweetLeaf® Coconut Sweet Drops® creates a delightful pop of fresh flavor that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This smoothie is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, making it a perfect breakfast option to keep you energized and focused during those busy mornings.
3. Overnight Oats
Do you find yourself skipping breakfast leaving you feeling hungry, and finding it hard to focus? One solution is to prepare our Overnight Oats recipe the night before, saving you time in the morning. This meal is nourishing and never loaded with sugar because it is sweetened with SweetLeaf Monk Fruit French Vanilla Squeezables.
Bonus, you can also prepare multiple portions ahead of time, so you have breakfast ready for the entire week. Oats have a range of health benefits, they are fiber rich, contain essential micronutrients like vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium. This recipe is easy to prepare, high in protein to keep you feeling satisfied longer and is made with chia seeds to add delicious texture.
As you gear up for the back-to-school season, remember that a balanced, healthy breakfast sets the tone for a successful day. Incorporating sugar-free options using SweetLeaf Stevia sweeteners and SweetLeaf Monk Fruit sweeteners will ensure you stay energized and focused without the unwanted sugar crash. So, make breakfast a non-negotiable part of your daily routine and embrace a healthier, more productive school year ahead. Happy learning!
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