The best way to kick start your day is with breakfast of course. It’s super important to get enough nutrients and energy to start the day well. Eating breakfast helps with our metabolism and blood sugar levels. What do we all want when we wake up? Energy! To get through the day, our workout or whatever else we may have planned for that day. Most of us reach for  a caffeine kick start. I don’t….I reach for my weetbix, homemade granola, or cook up some protein pancakes or eggs/avocado on toast.

It’s important to have a balanced breakfast with a carbohydrate, protein and fat portion. As I always start my day fairly active I start with a bit more carbohydrates than someone who perhaps drives to work and sits at a desk all day. However if your are planning to do your KX workout in the mornings, it’s definitely essential to have something to eat before coming in (this can be small, perhaps a half portion before class and another portion after class).

How best to kick start your day...

Ask yourself this question, do you always eat before working out (can be something light like fruit, nuts, yoghurt). In my opinion if you currently do not eat anything for breakfast (no matter how early it is), then you should change your habits and start eating breakfast when you wake up. It can be super fast (2-5 mins) so if we are getting up out of bed, what’s a couple minutes earlier to get some breakfast in the body.
You can try the recipe below for homemade granola (one of my relatives made this for me and it’s delicious). I have my granola with blueberries, dried cranberries and milk. ENJOY…GRANOLA

Ingredients:

  • 10 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 2-3 scoops vanilla flavoured protein powder
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds (ground)
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 160 degree Celsius. In a roasting pan stir together the oats, coconut, seeds, nuts, protein powder and wheat bran. Combine the water, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in the coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt. Pour the hot syrup over the oat mixture and mix until well combined. Bake for 45 mins-1 hour, stirring every 15 mins, until crisp and golden. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container

– Silvia

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