I think it’s no secret that breakfast is my favourite time of day. It’s what gets me out of my toasty bed on these freezing cold mornings. I’m doing the December Nike Fitness Streak challenge this month. Thirty consecutive days of exercise. Alongside it I’m going to fine tune my diet further. With Christmas parties blowing nutrition out the window (plus yes I want to enjoy some gingerbread), I find keeping the diet and exercise tight between these days will enable you to go into the new year feeling really good, and fit.
Join me? I love lifting heavy at least four times a week. The other day’s I’m going to run, and do active recovery sessions and experiment with yoga. Of course fit in what works for your life, whether thats hitting classes, or doing a run at weekends. Diet wise, just waving goodbye to the morning porridge and having only protein for breakfast so I can enjoy yummy Christmas carbs, at the festive markets and friends parties. Lots of greens with every meal. Tons of water. Scotch free from Christmas season guilt. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had those festive seasons where I’ve gone all out, but after feeling gross by the new year I thought test a different approach.
So like a said, start your day with protein and fats. Sometimes though, when you’ve exhausted the egg option, coconut yogurt is a brilliant alternative. The main thing I want to get out from my breakfast is that I want to feel full satisfied, and ready for the day ahead.
I can guarantee you’ll love this. I love Coyo coconut yogurts (the vanilla’s my favourite). They have no sugar, and are perfect for dairy intolerant people. This is a big yum amalgamation of nut butter, seeds and nuts on top of a creamy coconut yogurt. Fats & proteins to keep you full. It’s so easy I can’t even call this a recipe.
Ingredients are as follows…
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1 tablespoons greek yogurt
- Teaspoon Almond butter
- Pumpkin seeds
- Coconut flakes
Gently blend up your coconut flakes and once they have created a paste add in your yogurt and coconut cream. Blitz lightly till it has all blended.
Scoop into a bowl and pour on your toppings of choice.
Why all the good fats?
- Supports your metabolism
- Can improve body composition with other dietary changes
- Hello amazing skin and glossy hair.
- Supports hormones (goodbye mood swings)
- Keeps you full between meals
Tastes absolutely amazing. One thing I would say is have about 25-30g max of the nuts, as its calorie dense due to the healthy fats. But perfect for those days where you you know you won’t be able to grab lunch till late, as this will keep you really full.