Waking up is way more enjoyable when you have something to look forward to. While work may seem like the first thing on the agenda (and not something to necessarily look forward to), there’s actually one little thing that happens before that: breakfast.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because after a night of sleeping, your body is in need of nutrients and calories. But what you eat for breakfast matters, so we’re sharing five foods that are not only healthy, they’ll wake you up for the day.
A breakfast favorite, eggs pack protein which builds strong muscles and boosts brainpower. Along with protein, eggs contain other essential nutrients such as omega-3s that will keep you full longer.
Fruits contain natural sugars in the form of glucose, which boosts energy and short-term memory. Berries such as blueberries are also loaded with antioxidants. Be sure to add a protein such as almond butter for sustained fullness.
A healthier dose of sweetness, honey’s natural sugars require more energy to break down, meaning your body has to be awake and functioning to digest it. As a bonus, local honey has also been rumored to reduce seasonal allergies.
Add honey to your morning oatmeal, green tea, or enjoy a tablespoon straight!
Just like eggs, Greek yogurt has a high protein content that will get your brain going. Not only that, it’s full of healthy probiotics that promote healthy digestion and a strong immune system.
Add Greek yogurt to your morning smoothie, or top with fruit or honey.
Ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and other spices
Spices boost our metabolism, giving us a burst of energy. While you may not want a spice fix first thing in the morning, the zing of spices are toned down when added to foods. Cinnamon and ginger pair well in chai tea or oatmeal, and spices can easily be infused in a morning smoothie without you noticing them.
Looking to stay awake throughout the afternoon? Order healthy lunch catering to keep you going.
Wake up and enjoy these feeds that will not only provide energy but improve your health.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.