Building a balanced breakfast will help to keep you full and control your blood sugar. Ideally, you want all of your meals to have a nice combination of protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats! Skipping just one of these components, or skipping breakfast all together, may result in overeating, cravings and low energy levels throughout the day. One of our NYC RD, Paige’s, favorite breakfasts she brings to the office is overnight oats! Here is her go-to recipe:
1/4 cup dry steel-cut oats (Paige prefers steel-cut oats because they are slightly higher in fiber!)
3/4 cup fruit (1/4 cup each: pomegranate seeds, blueberries, blackberries)
1 Tablespoon flax seeds (rich in omega 3 fatty acids!)
1 scoop Legion Dutch Chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, grab your overnight oats and head out the door!
Other ingredients to think about: fruit(s) of choice, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, nut butters, Greek yogurt, milk of choice