The alarm goes off. You hit snooze. You stumble out of bed with only a cup of coffee to get you going and then run out the door without breakfast. Or maybe you grab a big, sugary muffin that keep you full for about about 5 minutes and then you're left looking around for anything you can eat (usually a donut that someone brought in to work). The 10 am slump is real, people.
And while there's nothing wrong with a second breakfast every once in a while (or a bottomless Sunday brunch, for that matter), if you're looking to get healthy and keep your energy sustained for longer periods of time, you'll want to up the ante in your morning routine.
Breakfast truly is one of the most important meals of the day. The morning is the time that many people are more clear-eyed and productive (it could be that pot of coffee you drank too, but we're not judging). A good breakfast has the capacity to jump start your day and set the course for healthy choices, while a bad breakfast can set the tone for a day of sugar spikes and crashes.
Healthy fats found in veggies like avocados and protein will keep you from fading before lunch, and you'll make better choices when you do eat (you'll definitely be more inclined to think first before you dive into that mac and cheese at the cafeteria). In addition to those healthy fats that will help you feel full for longer, the morning is also a great time to get in a big dose of your fruits and veggies for the day. Smoothies, juices, and acai bowls are all great morning treats (and some of them taste so delicious you'll forget that they're good for you).
Here are some of our favorite breakfast recipes perfect for busy couples!