Mom was right. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! It kick-starts your metabolism and gives you energy to power through your morning. Including soluble fiber — by eating fiber-rich foods and/or adding a scoop or packet of Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotic Blend — makes your breakfast even mightier. It helps fight the mid-morning munchies by keeping you fuller longer and it supports your gut health by feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Here are eight ideas to make the most of your morning meal.
- Become Besties with your Blender
Start your day with good nutrition by whipping up a smoothie. You can easily boost the fiber content — and not affect the flavor or texture — by adding Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotic Blend. This Chia Berry Banana Smoothie is loaded with protein and fiber. Looking for a more exotic flavor? Give this Tumeric Mango Lassi a spin.
- Start it Early
You can sleep in and still have a healthy breakfast when you spend two minutes the night before whipping up these Almond Butter, Berries & Walnuts Overnight Oats. Almond butter contains twice the fiber of peanut butter (1.6g vs 0.8g), helping you inch closer to your daily fiber goal. The current recommendation for dietary fiber is 25 grams/day for women and 38 grams/day for men. Most of us get just 10 to 15 grams per day.For those keeping score, one serving of Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotic Blend contains 5 grams of dietary fiber.
- Think Low-FODMAP
People are buzzing about low-FODMAP foods because reducing their consumption has been shown to help soothe bloating, gas and other GI troubles. The Regular Girl’s Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet explains why this eating plan is worth a look if you’re having tummy troubles.
- Embrace Leftovers
Frittatas and omelets are great ways to use your leftover veggies for breakfast or brunch. Unfortunately, your belly may not be a fan of their common ingredients such as mushrooms, onions and asparagus. This Easy Veggie Frittata contains only low-FODMAP ingredients so it’s easy on the insides.
- Go a Little Nutty
Mixed nuts are a great choice for a breakfast on the run because they contain healthy fats, protein and fiber. But watch your portion size! It’s easy to overindulge because a serving is only ¼ cup.
- Grab a Banana
Bananas are another easy, portable and fiber-rich breakfast. If enjoying one leads to GI upset, take a closer look at the peel color. Ripe bananas contain more sugar and may cause bloating or constipation for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or other GI conditions.
- Add a Little Zing
This sassy juice Jalapeno and Pineapple Cocktail may be just the ticket if you like to start your day with a little kick. Don’t skip the kombucha. It’s an excellent source of gut-friendly probiotics that have been shown to support digestion and a more balanced gut microbiome.
- Go Unconventional
We love this recipe for Oat and Banana Pancakes because it’s made with easy-to-digest rice flour and fiber-rich oats and oat bran. One serving contains 4 times the fiber of traditional pancakes. Jazz it up by adding a fruit sauce boosted with a scoop of Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotic Blend and you’ll have a breakfast that may keep you full all morning long.