Today I got up and really wanted to eat pumpkin pie. So I made a super easy breakfast version that is delicious. I am actually eating it right now as I write this post, heehee!
The important thing with breakfast is that it kick-starts your metabolism for the day (i.e. the rate that your body is burning calories for energy). It also wakes up your digestive system and gives your liver a break from providing glucose (sugar) to your brain all night while you sleep. We really help our bodies out by having breakfast every morning, so if you currently don’t have anything try and eat at least one thing, even a piece of fruit. If you already have breakfast then feel free to try some creative options once in a while! Keep the following in mind and you’ll be golden: have something that will provide energy (carbohydrates like fruit or oats), protein to keep that energy stable throughout the morning (like almond butter or chia seeds) and fat to keep you feeling full (like nuts or coconut oil).
Recipe for breakfast pumpkin pie:
*disclaimer for this and future recipe posts…..I never measure anything, I just go by taste and what appears to look normal. But I’ll put approximate measurements down for you guys for those who like measuring :)*
1 can pumpkin puree (pumpkin is great source of vitamin A!)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1tbsp pumpkin pie spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger….I just bought a package that said “pumpkin pie spices”)
2 tbsp chia seeds
Mix everything together in a bowl! I also added some extra things on hand to boost the nutrients: vitamin C powder, acacia fibre, and coconut oil.