Sometimes I think that it shouldn't come so early in the day, but I like breakfast.
I'm glad that I can take my time and eat breakfast after I've had the chance to wake up a bit. On most days, I've had a few cups of coffee before I get around to fixing breakfast. I'm okay with something as simple as oatmeal with some walnuts, cinnamon and a little honey, but sometimes I'm up for a little something more.
When I do make oatmeal, it is the old fashioned oats -- none of that packaged oat/throw it in a bowl/loaded with sugar stuff. I do use the microwave to make my oatmeal, but am moving away from using the microwave for cooking or re-heating many things.
I'm thinking about going back to morning smoothies for breakfast. It's not because I need to save on time. I like that I can get a good, high protein, well balanced breakfast that has a variety of flavors available. Generally, I use frozen mixed berries, skim milk, chia seeds, greens of some sort (usually spinach) and whey protein powder. But you have the flexibility to use apples and cinnamon, bananas and peanut butter (or peanut butter powder), oranges and bananas, or whatever else you desire.
I generally use vanilla flavored protein, but it comes in a variety of flavors from a variety of producers.
Eggs are another good source of good fat and good protein -- and I like eggs!
There is a little more clean up associated with preparing eggs for breakfast, but not too much if you do it right. My go-to egg breakfast is three fried in coconut oil and seasoned to taste. I use a little 8 inch cast iron skillet which is well seasoned and makes clean up extremely easy.
Put those over toast or leftovers from last night's dinner and you're in business!
I'll also skip the fat from frying and used poached eggs on occasion.
Here are a few of my recent breakfast meals.
Yesterday, I experimented with banana pancakes.
Two bananas, three eggs, one scoop of protein powder and a little cinnamon. It made four pancakes and I split them with Chris. We did the traditional butter and syrup, but they would also be great with peanut butter or almond butter.
This morning, Chris is fixing bacon and egg sandwiches on homemade sour dough toast.
She skipped the sandwich part and went with apple butter on her toast.
Life is good.