It’s Day 8 of the Mindful 21 challenge and it’s the kick off of the mindful eating portion. For the next 7 days I’m going to be incorporating 5 minutes of meditation to start my day plus sharing nutritional tips, plant-based recipes, and conscious eating facts. I believe food should fuel us, should aide in our physical and mental activity, should help assist in our health instead of contributing to our sickness.
Let’s start with breakfast!
I’m not a huge breakfast fan. Lunch, bring it. Dinner, I’ll take seconds. Breakfast I can take or leave it. That being said, it’s the most important meal of the day. For real. It gets your brain functioning and stores energy you use for the rest of your day.
Some Fat Facts:
- 60% of your brain matter is made of fats that create all the cell membranes in your body
- Fat supplies 60% of the bodies ongoing energy needs during rest
- Good fats help promote fat burn
Fat totally gets a bad rep and there are plenty of good fats you can start having for breakfast. Avocado being one of them. I often have avocado toast or avocado on a brown rice cake sprinkled with raw sesame seeds (which have omega-6 fatty acids and are FULL of protein) & pumpkin seeds (full of anti-anxiety properties and vitamin E).
Plant-based breakfasts are full of live enzymes, vitamins, minerals….the list goes on and on. I say if you want to start your day on the right foot, drink some water upon waking, meditate for 5 minutes, then eat some avocado, beans, saute some spinach in some coconut oil and top it on your toast, eat some healthy fat to get your body movin’.