One big key is eating a protein-rich meal 60-90 mins. upon waking.
Sounds challenging? Ya I know...
So I made it easy by coming up with a recipe that's simple, can be made in batches to freeze (just pop into the toaster like an old-school eggo!), and incorporates all the macros to get your day started off right!
Another thing - this is a WARM nourishing breakfast, perfect for the winter months when a cold smoothie in the morning just won't do (ask any TCM or Ayurvedic doctor... cold foods in the winter are a BIG no-no).
Enjoy this recipe and let's heal together!
Note: This recipe makes one waffle. When I batch-make these on a weekend, I whip up another bowl of batter while the first waffle cooks and do about 7 or 8 at once and freeze them for later in the week.
1 scoop protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp organic chia seeds
1/2 tbsp organic ground flax
1/2 tbsp organic hemp seeds
water *** the quantity of water depends on your brand of protein power. One brand I used required 1/4 cup water, and another brand only needed 1/2 tbsp!
You'll need to test this out - so start with a SMALL bit of water and add as needed until you get the right consistency for your protein powder.
The batter consistency should be fairly thick so it doesn't run off your waffle maker onto the counter (trust me, I've had a few cleanups so far).
You might flub the first one, but by the second, you'll have your formula and then you're off to the races :)
1 cup frozen berries
1 tbsp hazelnut (or peanut butter) butter
1 tsp maple syrup
Whisk all batter ingredients in a bowl. Pour batter over waffle maker and cook on high for 4 minutes.
Add berries and maple syrup to a pot with a bit of water and cook over medium heat. Mash with a fork or potato masher until sauce-consistency.
Pour berry sauce over the finished waffle and drizzle with nut butter. Enjoy!