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 cow’s). I really cannot taste the difference with milk subs in smoothies or oatmeal, but I told him I’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 Hemp’s 6 grams – there’s brown rice syrup in it).
For me, it’s a toss up. I couldn’t really taste the difference in my oatmeal. But I hope the Husband likes it!
How to Start Eating Breakfast
I wasn’t always a breakfast girl. I used to believe that skipping breakfast was good for my “diet” because I was “saving calories.” I wasn’t actually hungry for breakfast, anyway, so it didn’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 didn’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 what’s your FAVORITE breakfast?