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5 PALEO BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR A HEALTHY START

When trying out a new diet that fits your body it can be hard to find breakfast ideas. When you own the morning, you own the day! The energy you give your body in the morning can fuel a more positive, energetic, and focused you. A nutrient-dense breakfast can empower your day. Combined with rituals like having water with lemon, meditating, or listing your daily goals can power up your paleo breakfast. 

As a nutritional energy practitioner, I think food should be a yummy source of energy not the cause of any health issues. One of the challenges of finding the right diet for you is meal planning. After all, if you’ve decided to try a paleo diet what is a quick paleo breakfast? I put this list together to help my paleo pals with easy paleo breakfast ideas to focus more on your life than your meals. 

The right diet can shift how you feel. To feel your best look at what you’re eating. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, increase energy, reverse insulin resistance, balance your hormones, or heal your gut, a paleo breakfast can help you meet these goals. Keep in mind, everyone’s nutritional needs are different due to their genetics, environment, microbiome, and other health factors. There is no one-size-fits-all diet. 

Going paleo can help you to up your protein levels, trim down, rely more on whole foods than processed, and remove inflammatory agents like dairy.  A general rule of thumb on healthy eating is to reduce the amount of sugar and processed foods you’re eating. It can be hard we all can get lured in by candy or potato chips. But a new diet can give you an excuse to cut out these problematic treats. All while increasing the colorful array of fruits and vegetables. 

Breakfast on a paleo diet has gotten so much easier when it comes to finding options at the grocery store. However, if you’re just getting started with this new lifestyle and you’re looking for simple breakfast recipe ideas, here are my favorite Paleo breakfasts! 

 

QUICK PALEO BREAKFAST IDEAS

Chia Pudding

chia pudding paleo

If you’re craving oatmeal, but following a paleo diet, chia seed pudding is a great alternative! Chia seeds pack major nutrient-dense power. Chia seeds contain protein, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Mix nut milk to make your pudding. Make sure to be mindful of the ingredients in your nut milk as many store-bought kinds of milk often include added sugar, preservatives, or fillers. Try making your own. 

Top your chia pudding with a spoonful of nut butter for added protein and unsaturated fats. You can also select paleo-friendly fresh fruits, to brighten the dish and add more fiber and antioxidants.

 

Eggs, Half An Avocado, Salmon, & Broccolini

This is a great, simple energizing paleo breakfast for meat fans. This protein-rich meal is great for fueling a workout or for a long, stressful day. Animal-based foods carry a lot of energy. Eggs are a great source of B vitamins, which support the body’s energy production as well as protein and omega-3s. Salmon also delivers plenty of omega-3s. Avocado is full of fiber and healthy fats.

When I’m preparing this as an option for pescatarians or other meat-eaters, I like to add a vegetable with a high nutritional value to balance the meal. In this case, broccolini delivers a nice dose of phytonutrients and additional fiber.  

 

Apple with Nut Butter

almond butter with apple slices

This may sound like an overly simple breakfast option, but it’s a great choice for when you’re on the go or making breakfast for young children. Apples are rich in polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants,  as well as vitamin C and potassium. They are also hydrating and full of fiber, which is great for your digestion.  

Adding a spoonful of nut butter to your apple slices will provide enough protein and fat to keep you feeling energized and satiated all morning. Ideally, you want to choose a nut butter that only has one ingredient – nuts! Nut butter is easy enough to make at home. Simply add your chosen nuts, a paleo-friendly oil, and salt to your blender or food processor.  If you’re purchasing nut butter at the store, try to choose options that are low in sugar and salt, ideally with none at all. Also, make sure they do not have unnecessary preservatives or oils. Also, remember that some seed-based oils, while often lighter in flavor and fat, are not part of a paleo diet.

 

Breakfast egg muffins  

Paleo Egg Muffins

Breakfast egg muffins are an ideal grab-and-go option. You can prepare larger batches in advance to save time with meal prep. For the paleo-friendly version, simply fill muffin cups with eggs (or egg whites), spinach, salt, and pepper. 

Bake them in the oven and then keep them on hand for easy-to-serve options for the whole family. Eggs are a rich source of protein, omega-3s, and B vitamins. Spinach contains fiber and is a great source of iron, folate, and calcium. These vitamins and minerals can sometimes be more difficult to find in plant-based foods. You can add more cooked protein like leftover roasted chicken or more veggies like chopped broccoli florets into the mix! You can also top off with vegan cheese!

 

Sweet potato breakfast bowl  

Mashup sweet potatoes and top with hemp seeds and blueberries for a warm, sweet paleo breakfast. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene, antioxidants, and fiber. They make a great unprocessed source of healthy carbohydrates. Hemp seeds are high in protein, fatty acids and vitamin E. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and add a little extra sweetness to the dish, especially if they are wild. This is also a dish that can help you ground your energy. This is my favorite hearty breakfast for when I’m struggling with anxiety or stress. 

 

Superfood protein smoothie 

Just Add Water®

A smoothie is a great option for breakfast if you are short on time. I love to fill my smoothies with leafy greens, berries, and the self-care supplement I created, Just Add Water®. Just Add Water® contains superfoods, adaptogenic herbs, power greens, essential daily vitamins, minerals, probiotics, prebiotics, dietary enzymes, and amino acids. 

This blend delivers a concentrated portion of nutrients in an easily digestible format. While I don’t always recommend replacing meals with smoothies, it can be nice to give your digestive system a break. It helps your body reallocate resources and recover. You can also add a clean plant-based protein supplement or a bit of nut butter to your smoothie to help you feel more satisfied and add an energizing dose of protein in the morning.  

 These recipes are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and contain a balanced ratio of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. These low-carb paleo breakfast recipes help train your body to run off of a different source of energy by removing sugars and grains. The benefits of sticking to a paleo meal plan typically include fat loss, improved glucose tolerance, blood pressure control, lower triglycerides, and fewer cravings. 

Try these recipes and let me know how they work for you! Get creative with spices, and try out seasonal fruits and vegetables to keep your breakfast natural!

XO - Serena

 

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