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8 Breakfast Ideas for Supporting Adrenal Health & Hormonal Balance

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so we've been told... but is it still? Lately, with the growing popularity of intermittent fasting, people have been skipping breakfast and pushing their first meal into the later hours of the day.  This is all fine and dandy, considering you are sleeping adequately and have generally balanced, healthy hormones.

However, for those struggling with fatigue and adrenal insufficiency, a balanced breakfast first thing in the morning can do worlds for setting us up for better blood sugar and energy balance throughout the day. 

Today, we are sharing some simple breakfasts that not only taste delicious, but ones that will also work to nourish up your adrenals and set you on the right track in terms of blood sugar balance and hormonal response throughout the entire day.  

8 BREAKFASTS TO NOURISH YOUR ADRENALS WITH:

1.  Eggs

Adrenal Nourishing Breakfasts
  • Eggs are a complete protein that is nice and easy for the body digest. They are also loaded with B-vitamins, healthy fats, and thyroid loving selenium.  Such a great breakfast food! 
  • Pair with 1/2- 1 cup of your favourite veggies sautéed in grass-fed ghee or coconut oil.

2. Chia Seed Pudding

  • Chia pudding is such a creamy treat and is chalked full of anti-inflammatory omega 3's and detoxifying fiber.  
  • You can make this the the night before for a quick, easy and super healthy breakfast the next morning, here's a recipe
  • Top with berries and healthy sprinkles of your choice (hemp hearts, bee pollen, nuts, seeds, etc).

3. A Smoothie with Balanced Macronutrients (Carbs, Fats + Protein)

4. Coconut Yogurt Parfaits

  • Unsweetened coconut yogurt or organic Kefir can be infused with a nice grass fed collagen protein and topped with berries, hemp hearts, and nut butter for a super yummy and satisfying breakfast. 

5. A bowl of oatmeal or grain-free "N'oatmeal". 

  • A bowl of oatmeal can be drizzled with coconut butter and topped with berries, and crunchy toppings to make a balanced, comforting and blood sugar stabilizing breakfast.
  • Keep in mind that when it comes to grains, 1/2 a cup cooked = 1 serving. It's easy to go overboard, but blood sugar balance is key-- so please stay mindful.
  • If grains give you trouble, give our oat-free, grainless N'oatmeal a try!

6. Cauliflower Scramble

  • "Scramble" 1 cup of riced cauliflower with 1 egg in some coconut oil with a splash of tamari or coconut aminos.  Throw in a handful of greens at the last minute and top with some hemp hearts!

7. Warm Collagen Infused Latte

8. DIY Smoothie Bowl

  • Turn your smoothie into a colourful and fun morning "cereal". Using a very simple smoothie base, top with nuts, seeds, coconut chip, cacao nibs or superfoods of your choice. 
  • To make sure you keep your macronutrients balanced to keep this health supportive, follow this guide

Adrenal Loving Grain-Free "NOatmeal"

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There is something so warm and comforting about a bowl of oatmeal, especially on a cold day. For many of us suffering adrenal fatigue, this carbohydrate dense start to the day, though delicious, can get in the way of our recovery. So voila, today we bring you our Adrenal Loving Grain-Free "NOatmeal".  (We couldn't resist that bad pun (#sorrynotsorry)). The way your typical bowl of oatmeal is handled by your body very much depends on a few important things, such as:

  1. How well your body tolerates grains
  2. How you prepare your oats and what you eat with them

Enjoying a bowl of oatmeal with berries, sugar, and milk is a very high sugar, low protein start to the day. This is not ideal for someone trying to balance their hormones and recover from adrenal fatigue. Instead, the focus should be on healthy fats and protein and THEN carbohydrates. This approach will help provide you with balanced energy all morning long and set you on the right path for the rest of the day.

The recipe we are sharing with you today is very unique. It has a similar taste and look to oatmeal, but this recipe is actually 100% grain-free. This recipe is packed full of healthy, anti-inflammatory fats, and blood sugar balancing protein. It will keep you full for hours while providing that comfort we all enjoy from a bowl of oats topped with your favorite fruits and lots of cinnamon. Whether you haven't been tolerating grains well lately or just want a new adrenal supportive breakfast recipe to add to your arsenal, this recipe has got your back.

Adrenal Loving "NOatmeal"

  • 3/4 cup of cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsb of collagen protein powder
  • optional: sweeten with a bit of honey, maple syrup or stevia or monk fruit if desired
  • Top with ½ cup of organic berries and a dollop of coconut butter

Mix everything together in a pot on the stove top. Heat and stir. Remove from heat, add your fave toppings and enjoy!