Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, yet so many people skip it (including myself). A study at Harvard has found that by skipping breakfast, it can increase your risk for a heart attack. Who likes heart attacks? Not me.
"Experts aren't certain, but here's what they think: People who don't eat breakfast are more likely to be hungrier later in the day and eat larger meals.
Those meals mean the body must process a larger amount of calories in a shorter amount of time. That can spike sugar levels in the blood and perhaps lead to clogged arteries. "
I try to think of recipes that actually make me look forward to waking up. Anything with the words Chocolate and Peanut Butter usually does the trick. I used sprouted bread for this recipe because it contains more nutrients and natural peanut butter which contains just peanuts sans the sugar and preservatives.
You can also slice some frozen bananas if you have some in your freezer. It adds a nice surprise to your mouth that will wake you right on up in the morning! And if you want your chocolate a little melted, just nuke it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds before putting on your bananas and honey.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA TOAST
- 2 slices sprouted bread
- all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 banana (frozen works too)
- raw honey
- handful of dark chocolate chips
Place bread in toaster. Meanwhile slice bananas and gather your ingredients. Spread peanut butter then top with sliced banana, chocolate chips and drizzle with honey.
This recipe is so easy, a child could do it. And who says this is only good for breakfast? I also eat this as an after workout snack since it has your carbs, protein and potassium all wrapped up in one.
Genius, I know. Now stop skipping breakfast and start living life like a champ!