I love breakfast.
Especially delicious bowls of oatmeal!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup hemp milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 sliced banana
- Toppings: blackberries, strawberries, pecans, cinnamon
This was my first time trying Hemp Milk. I normally use Almond Milk.
I bought Hemp Milk because the Husband claims not to like the taste of Almond Milk in his smoothies (he uses cowâ€™s). I really cannot taste the difference with milk subs in smoothies or oatmeal, but I told him Iâ€™d buy him some Hemp to try.
Advantages of Hemp over Almond:
- Twice the calcium
- Twice the protein
- Less sodium
Advantages of Almond over Hemp:
- No sugar (compared the the Hempâ€™s 6 grams â€“ thereâ€™s brown rice syrup in it).
For me, itâ€™s a toss up. I couldnâ€™t really taste the difference in my oatmeal. But I hope the Husband likes it!
How to Start Eating Breakfast
I wasnâ€™t always a breakfast girl. I used to believe that skipping breakfast was good for my â€œdietâ€ because I was â€œsaving calories.â€ I wasnâ€™t actually hungry for breakfast, anyway, so it didnâ€™t matter,
About 8 years ago, I started to try to eat breakfast after I read an article about the numerous health benefits of breakfast. People who eat breakfast actually LIVE LONGER (although that might be compounded by other factors, of course)! And they have a healthier weight overall, because eating breakfast helps stabilize your metabolism and keeps you from overeating at lunch.
To get myself use to breakfast, I started off with one slice of toast and a smear of peanut butter. Sometimes, I had to force down the toast because my body truly was not used to eating breakfast at 6 AM. But after a week or so, my body started to crave food in the morning. Because I ate a more regular diet during the day, I didnâ€™t stuff myself at dinner and actually woke up feeling a little hungry and ready for food.
I also noticed how much more ENERGY I had when I ate breakfast. Over time, I began to crave bigger breakfasts with more variety, and now I typically eat 400 to 500 calories within 30 minutes of waking up!
Three cheers for breakfast!
(The Husband in 2007, eating a wonderful breakfast at a hotel in St. Augustine. This was the weekend we got engaged!)
Do you eat breakfast? Did you always eat breakfast? How did you get used to breakfast? And whatâ€™s your FAVORITE breakfast?