Wondering What to Eat for Breakfast When You Have ADHD?
You may be wondering what food is best to eat for breakfast when you have ADHD. The standard, high carb, American breakfast of sugary cereals, donuts and pancakes often can result in a late morning crash and lack of focus. A breakfast that has ample protein, healthy fats as well as fruits and/or veggies can help sustain focus and start your day off on the right track. Remember that it is important to eat breakfast every morning to help start the day. Begin with a glass of room temperature or warm lemon or lime water to rehydrate your body from the night before. Then choose from one of these three quick and easy breakfast options …
1. Breakfast Burrito with Eggs, Veggies and Avocado
Spray a pan with a small coating of coconut oil spray and add two eggs. Add vegetables of choice like green peppers, onions or tomatoes. Add half of an avocado (cut in chunks) when eggs are almost done. Finish cooking eggs. Season with pepper. Put entire egg mixture into a healthy wrap. I like the Pure Wraps on Amazon or from your local health foods store or a whole grain wrap from the grocery store.
2. Protein Smoothie
In a blender, take ¾ cup or more of frozen or fresh vegetables of choice. I often use kale, collard greens or spinach. Add ½ cup of fruit such as berries, green apples or melons. Add ½ of an avocado (frozen is fine, too). Add 1 cup of almond or coconut milk. Add 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder. I like the Omni Vanilla or chocolate flavor from online or Vega Protein from Amazon available online or usually at Costco. You can add a little water too if you prefer. Add a drop or two of liquid stevia if you prefer it sweeter, but many protein powders already have it in them. Lastly, if you are looking for a grab and go option, then the following is a great choice …
3. Nuts with an Apple or Berries
Take approximately 2 ounces of nuts. Almonds and pistachios (raw or dry roasted and unsalted if possible) are great choices as they tend to have higher protein than other nuts. Grab an apple or a bowl of berries and you can take your breakfast with you on the go. Note – Those with nut, egg and other allergies should consult their medical provider.
By Robin Bartko Robin is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Coach. To learn more about Robin, go to WellnessGirlfriend.com or email her at Robin@WellnessGirlfriend.com