Gosh, I love breakfast. I haven’t always had this affinity for breakfast though. Years ago breakfast would stress me out. I was confused about what to eat. I tried experimenting with different foods. I would stumble upon something that made me feel good for a few days and then I was back to the drawing board. I did this on repeat so many times I lost count.
Ladies, I’ve cracked the code! If your breakfast isn’t centered around protein, fiber, and fat you’re setting yourself up to feel sluggish and tired later in the day. Nobody’s got time for that!
Following this formula (protein+fiber+fat) at breakfast is tricky for many women. We’re busy, on the go, and in general don’t have a lot of spare time. Driving through the coffee shop for a latte and muffin is quick and easy. Grabbing a prepackaged bar while running out the door takes little to no thought and effort.
Guess what? Those quick, near effortless options are dragging you down in big ways. The short explanation is sugar, sugar, and more sugar will tank your energy and have you moving through your to do list at a snail’s pace.
Breakfast doesn’t need to be difficult. As a matter of fact, no food needs to be difficult. I’m a firm believer in creating recipes that can be done ahead of time and made in bulk. Prepare once, eat many times.
This recipe for Vanilla Coconut Chia Seed Pudding will be right up your ally if you’re looking for a quick, delicious, and well balanced breakfast that will give you sustained energy to get knock out your to do list.
The protein comes from collagen and chia seeds. (There are countless collagen brands available. I like Vital Proteins, but any brand will do.) The coconut milk is a healthy source of fat. Those chia seeds do double duty and provide that much needed fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Extra bonus, there’s less than a teaspoon of sugar per serving. Woohoo for that!
As you can probably tell, I’m super excited about this recipe! If you try it, leave a comment telling me if you noticed any difference in your energy.
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- ⅓ cup collagen
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- Place all the ingredients in a blender
- Blend approximately 30 seconds until combined
- Divide the mixture evenly into 4 containers
- Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight