The 12 Days of Blood Sugar Balancing Breakfasts: Day 2
Yesterday I began a series called The 12 days of Blood Sugar Balancing Breakfasts (see it HERE) and while there will many days of recipes, I am starting out with TIPS and a SHOPPING LIST that will prove helpful for the next few days.
Tips. These are guidelines for what to do even before breakfast! They are not hard and fast rules but they do help with digestion and avoiding the blood sugar roller-coaster.
- Drink 2-4 cups (or more) of water every morning sometime before breakfast. Warm or hot water with lemon juice is particularly great! This is very important for you digestive tract to wake up and get what it needs to digest the goodness you are about to eat. (It may prevent feeling bloated after eating)
- Aim to eat within 1 1/5 hours of waking up. People throw back a lot of excuses with this suggestion but folks, it is possible for most people because breakfast does not have to be huge or time consuming. Nourishing your body in this time frame prevents you from climbing onto that nasty roller-coaster the rest of the day. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat at the same time each day. I never so. Each day will be different. The point is to nouish your body and level out that blood sugar early on, even if it is by eating a very small breakfast) For some of you this might be hard but I challenge you to just try it!
General Shopping List for Breakfasts
- Almond Milk (or milk alternative. YOu can use regular milk if you really want to)
- Cottage cheese
- Nut Butter (could be peanut butter although I prefer almond or sunflower seed butter)
- Protein Powder: (Greak Lakes Gelatin or Vital Proteins are my favorite
- Flaxseed meal
- Almond Four
- Chia seeds
- Veggies: Avocado , greens like kale and/or spinach (a MUST) + a mix of your favorites: bell peppers , celery, cilantro, parsley
- Lemon (100% lemon juice is fine but 1-2 whole lemons would be good)
- Tortillas- corn or a whole grain of some kin (there are some can be GF versons). Sprouted tortillas are great too! (note that they are very hearty! L
- Spices: Cinnamon (a staple item!), Nutmeg, Allspice, Sea salt, black pepper
- Sweeteners: 100% Pure Maple Suryp (Grade B), Honey or Stevia ( I prefer the Truvia as it does not contain any sugar alcohols which can cause gas)
Excited? Hope so! Stay tuned!