I never use to eat breakfast. Or I would drink a pot of coffee and call that my breakfast. (which still happens every now and then) But as I get older I have realized the importance of a eating a healthy morning meal.. If I eat breakfast I have more energy throughout the day. I go to the gym in the mornings and find that if I eat before or right after that I feel so much better and stronger and am less likely to have a major energy crash.. I also made breakfast a routine, where I read while I eat, which is one of my favorite parts of the day. This bowl of greatness has made me wake up hungry, to the point that sometime I go to bed excited to wake up and eat, and i'll be honest, to drink coffee.(that's totally not weird)
And I know, this might seem like a strange combination to some, that lentils should not be a breakfast food. But really think about it. Why not? I am a firm believe that anything healthy that provides a great amount of nourishment is good breakfast food.
This breakfast bowl is full of everything that I love. It's backed full of proteins and all sorts of other hearhtly vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (I am not going to list everything) and is the optimal form of nourishment…. The perfect breakfast.
Still skeptical…Well don't be because I am telling you, this is oh so tasty. Just trust.
The stuff*…. Cooked and cooled lentils, a carrot, a couple strawberries and a small apple, all chopped up. And cinnamon. Don't forget the cinnamon.
*Note.. I always start with the lentils and carrots but will change uo the mix ins. I like peaches, blueberries, cherries, pears, roasted sweet potatoes. I'll use pretty much whatever I have for fruit in the house. So what I am saying is use whatever you like.
Take you stuff, and pile into a bowl all nice and pretty.
Sprinkle on a spoonful of cinnamon..
Then mix it all up!
This is for real, the best breakfast ever!
Start your morning right and have a great day!
Lentil Breakfast Bowl
- Between 1/2- 1 cup cooked and cooled lentils
- About a cup of mix ins. (use whatever you like.. apple, pears, any type of berry, roasted sweet potato, cherries, peaches, nuts, carrots, mango)
Place lentils and mix in's into a bowl. Sprinkle on desired amount of cinnamon. Mix together and eat.
Can be made the night before so it is all ready for the morning.
Use a spoon or your fingers, Always chew with mouth.