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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing my tips on how to make ridiculously healthy breakfasts, including different meat and nuts breakfast food combinations.
Before we get into it, in the comments below, let me know what you had for your first meal this morning.
I’ll post what I had for breakfast, as well.
Are you ready to:
Regardless of if you call it breakfast or meal number 1, or what time of day you eat it, the first thing you eat during the day plays a huge role in dictating how you’ll feel and perform physically and mentally throughout the day.
In other words, the foods you eat for breakfast can set you up to feel high levels of sustained energy, like an olympic athlete, or energy dips and crashes like a rollercoaster.
These foods can also keep you mentally dialed in and focused throughout the day like a productive Fortune 500 CEO, or like one of those scatter-brained 5 year old kids on a sugar high.
When it comes to breakfast, what has worked best for me, and many other athletes, entrepreneurs, and 9-5 office workers, is a breakfast high in protein and fat, and low in blood sugar spiking carbohydrates.
I first read about this style of breakfast called the “meat and nuts breakfast” from strength coach Charles Poliquin.
The meat and nuts breakfast was coach Poliquin’s best tip for achieving optimal lean body composition.
I began incorporating the meat and nuts breakfast into my diet back in 2012.
Before this, I usually followed the typical bodybuilder breakfast of oats and egg whites.
This breakfast always left me feeling even more hungry, and I found my energy levels were lower throughout the day.
Since incorporating the meat and nuts breakfast, I’ve personally found it helps me stay focused, has increased my productivity, has helped provide me with sustained energy, and keeps me feeling full up all the way up until the late afternoon.
On one of my daily vlogs over at BradGouthroTV, I showed you how I made my meat and nuts breakfast in just 7 minutes.
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The reason why the meat and nuts breakfast keeps you feeling full is because foods high in protein and healthy fat are very satiating.
These foods also raise two important neurotransmitters involved in mental focus:
To put it simply, neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that communicate information throughout your body.
They tell your lungs to breath, your stomach to digest food, and they can also affect mood, your weight, your sleep, and so much more.
In addition to keeping you full, the energy boosting meat and nuts breakfast provides protein and healthy fats to allow your blood sugar to steadily rise and remain balanced.
This is the opposite of the quick rise and drop that occurs after eating a typical bowl of cereal.
If eating meat and nuts for breakfast sounds weird to you, start on a Saturday when you’re not as rushed in the morning.
I’m telling you, you’ll love the feeling of:
To help you out, here is a table of numerous foods that you can simply combine to create a new meat and nuts breakfast everyday.
This means you can rotate different meat and nut variations every day, to avoid boredom and decrease potential food sensitivities.
Note: if you have allergies to nuts, simply substitute avocado or a low glycemic fruit from the list above.
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88 responses to “How To Make Ridiculously Healthy Breakfasts”
how about tons of fruits in the morning?
I eat every morning overnight oats, I absolutely love it!!! I use steel cut
oats (Bob’s Red Mill) black chia seeds, almond vanilla honey milk, then I
add frozen blueberries, or frozen mango chunks. You can actually use any
fruit as long as it’s frozen, the reason why is because it sits in the
refrigerator over night (hence the name) and in the morning before work ill
add more almond milk if needed and then I sprinkle cinnamon, ginger, and
nutmeg and a very small amount of agave syrup for taste, (but not all the
time) to the oats and then they’re good to go. You can heat them or eat
them cold you can find recipes for overnight oats everywhere. I love them
because I get my whole grains, antioxidants, vitamins, basically a lot of
I had , carrot, zucchini, 1/2 onion, brussil sprouts, 1/4 green pepper, and
3 egg frittata. used about 1/2 Tbsp avocado oil to cook it with.
porridge honey and banana
i always eat shreded wheat honey and nuts, is that good?
i had oatmeal with cinnamon and banana with plain greek yogurt.
Oatmeal with nuts and berries, and some natural yoghurt with granola an
2 whole eggs
Drank egg whites mixed with 1/2 scoop protein powder and 2 slices Ezekiel
After seeing this steak for breakfast does not sound so strange
I don’t know the name of the food so i will tell you it i took whole wheat
bread and made a hole in the middle of it then i put it on the stove putt
it on mild then putt a egg in the middle let it cook.
meat and nut breakfast
Green smoothie made with kale, cucumber, celery, pineapple, banana, ginger.
can you eat the same breakfast 5 days in a row?
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Cottage cheese with a small side of granola and almond milk.
I had a sandwich with wheat bread, 2 eggs, spinach, onions, and a cup of
I had half of a mug of chocolate milk…
what about vegetarians?
I had eggs, toast, and a banana
1st meal was a Protein shake (Protein shake mixed with wheatgrass and
Coconut Milk) and a banana
I drank Fight Milk because I’m cultivating mass.
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that? It is unnatural. Also some time you might consider looking at the
teeth of your cat or dog. Do your teeth look like any carnivore on the
planet? No. Humans are not designed to eat meat period. You are wrong on
I had two egg muffins (just egg and veggies) + a cluster of grapes 🙂
What about a vegan mostly vegan person
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I had one egg with a piece of sausage on top of a bolani with a veggie
I had oatmeal with one apple and some organic, salt free, sugar free peanut
butter and a smoothie made of kale, banana and homemade fresh pear juice
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Two chicken legs and pecan nuts
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3 egg omelette with udos oil and cup of raw spinach
Hi may i know is nestle coco crunch with fresh milk good for breakfast?
3 slices uncured bacon and 2 eggs from my chickens, usually I have sweet
potatoe hash, but I need to save the few I have for the bolognese.
3 whole eggs, 2 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 slice low fat cheese, 2
tablespoon grounded flexseed
Banana and peanut butter
Bullet proof coffee!
Wholemeal bread toasted with peanut butter
i had whole meal bread with nutella
*goes to the other channel for the full rundown * I been need ing a new
breakfast besides oatmeal
A banana and 4 Brazil nuts
cup of coffee (no sugar) and two small oranges
250g sweet potato, 38g whey, 12egg whites w/kale and franks hot
sauce….trying to make some lean gains
It is fascinating how many people are addicted to meat and don’t even
realize it. :/
My first meal of the day is two pieces of peanut butter toast and a bowl of
fresh fruit (usually grapes, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon,
bananas, and an apple). Sometimes I’ll add steel cut oats with a banana
and cinnamon. And I always put down a liter of water before I ever take a
I had an egg with sauted mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, a little bit of
cheddar on it. Then half a banana and berry smoothie with semi-skimmed
I’m back to doing IF these days (it just works better for me, I don’t feel
I obsess about food as much) so my first meal will be at lunch time: tuna
(tuna, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, cumin, red peppers, onion) with 6
rice crackers and a bowl of vegetable soup.
I usually start with a green smoothie and some nuts.
I had tofu with one egg, a few pistachios and an artichoke 🙂
I had 1/2 a watermelon followed by vegan pancakes (1 banana, blended with
oats and water)
3/4 cup of egg whites with 3 turkey stripes and a slice of wheat beard 🙂
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i make oftn a rolled oat cake with, whey ,apple, pear , its lake a cake
and take only 5 min in the microwave
Vegetable smoothie + protein powder.
Eggs with cheese
I made for my week 8oz of geound turkey with onions garlic a habanero
pepper and some spices like chilly flakes cayenne pepper tumeric black
pepper and a pinch of salt.. with 9 eggs and i split it for 5 days then im
pairing that with a couple raspberries mixed with pecans.
I had 3 whole eggs with chicken
greek yogurt and banana.
I had a protein shake with raspberries half a banana one cup unsweetened
vanilla almond milk and Vanilla Pea protein
Always happy to see these videos.
two eggs fried with butter and a glass of milk. Missed my bacon and
buttered coffee today.
Eggs, ground beef, and broccoli. I keep it simple baby
I had two boiled eggs
2 eggs over easy with organic turkey bacon, wild sockeye salmon, and kale
cooked in coconut oil.
I had water, 6 grapes, and 2 cookies.
Can you share some healthy snacks to have during school days please
I had nature paths blueberry cinnamon flax oatmeal with toppings of
strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
and i broke my fast after i lifted around 3pm
brad how many inches are your arms?
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What did you eat this morning for your first meal? I had salmon patties and
spinach in coconut oil with a side of almonds.
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