We all know what breakfast is, am I right? It literally means to “break the fast.” So clever, eh? But really. Breaking a fast from a night’s rest. Feeding our body and fueling it for the day.
In the Cotter house, we like to break the fast a little different each day. I know I know, some people have their go to breakfasts’ each and every morning, and that’s totally fine, but for us, we never know what our bodies will be craving come morning. We don’t eat right away, usually a little coffee first. And then BOOM, we know what our bodies want. Some days it’s a big hearty breakfast, other days it’s a quick smoothie, or even just GF toast and banana. But I’ve (we’ve) come to realize that we don’t plan meals well, we just crave them well.
Here are a few (okay more than a few ) ways we BREAK the FAST….
Fresh Fig and almond butter, carrot ginger grapefruit juice.
Coconut Creamed GF oats with egg, Paleo Bread toasted with butter.
Attune Foods Hemp Cereal or Hot Hemp seed and brown rice meal with yogurt and berries.
Cocoa Eggins or Basil Coconut Banana Protein Shake
Rum Raisin Dough Balls with Coffee or Kefir, fig jam, and goats milk yogurt
Love Grown Foods ANYTHING (hot Oats or Granola Clusters)
Gluten free and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cookie with tea or Grain Free Faux Rye bread with cream cheese.
Frozen Kefir, molasses, and GF muesli or egg and chicken sausage Breakfast tacos on corn tortilla.
Cheesecake Protein Poppers (grain free) or plain Kefir with Orange, cherry, cashew butter.
Egg Salad toasted GF sandwich (made with cultured cottage cheese) or a plain jane banana almond kefir yogurt smoothie.
Told you we are NOT creatures of habit when it comes to food. Haha.
I do have a point here. You see, all these foods BREAK the FAST and give us nourishment, energy, and well…LIFE. But what if applied this to the week, or even the whole month? Is there something you need to BREAK the FAST pace of life from. Will that thing FUEL you? Will it RESTORE you? Will it NOURISH you? Could be a week of rest from working out. Could be saying NO to other commitments in order to spend time RESTORING your energy at home or with family.
I realized this today as I was figuring out what I wanted for BREAKFAST. I wasn’t too hungry, but needed the nourishment. Simple ingredients. The same goes with this week. I need a simple week to get me back on track.
And so it is..
Don’t worry, I’ll be around, just not writing. I’ll be back at the end of the week with a Kombucha tutorial Vlog and maybe a giveaway.
How do you BREAK the FAST? Do you?
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