5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas with Tea Leaves
Elevate your mornings with a healthy breakfast that’s quick, delicious, and fuels you as you move into your day and towards your goals. It’s amazing - the small action of adding tea leaves to your breakfast has big benefits! Whether your day’s challenges include spreadsheets, meetings, or boisterous children, you’ll be at your best with the 5 healthy breakfast ideas below that include tea leaves.
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What is the Healthiest Breakfast to Eat?
After a number of hours at rest, the body needs to break the fast with nourishment that will support its needs. Water, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber are required. The healthiest breakfast to eat includes all of these. (Psst… you find all of these nutrients in tea leaves).
5 Nutrients in Tea Leaves You Need Each Morning
- B vitamins - for natural morning energy.
- Vitamin C – antioxidant support the immune system that protects you all day.
- Fiber – helps the colon move out waste, reduce constipation, and detox daily.
- Calcium – helps muscles contract during your morning yoga, walk, or workout.
- Catechins – proven by research to support metabolism and memory.
What to Eat for More Energy in the Morning
Caffeine is a common must-have for tired mornings. But it comes with jitters and a crash. Try tea leaves instead. Tea leaves are an awesome caffeine regulator: it contains caffeine for a boost of energy, as well as L-theanine, a natural brain wave calming nutrient. L-theanine is called the closest thing to meditation you can consume. Plus, if you’ve awoken tired, you’ll be grateful for another compound in tea leaves, the catechin called EGCG- it’s been found in a study to prevent memory impairment when sleep deprived.
Why Your Breakfast Should Include Tea Leaves
Tea leaves are a delicious choice, with nutritional benefits far greater than most leafy greens you’re used to. In fact, tea leaves are the best leafy green you can eat.
Can I Eat Tea Leaves for Breakfast?
Yes, with a very mild flavour and conveniently ready to use right out of your freezer, chopped tea leaves are a perfect leafy green addition to many of your favourite morning recipes. Most importantly, when you eat tea leaves you get 15x more antioxidants than when you drink a cup of steeped dried green tea.
Top 5 Healthy Breakfasts Ideas with Tea Leaves
- Potato patties
- Breakfast burrito
What is the Best Breakfast to Lose Weight?
We know this is a popular question, so let’s STEEP on the science and see if tea leaves can help those trying to reach or maintain a healthy weight. Water is most important to your body – without enough you’ll struggle to reach any health goal, including weight management. When you awake in the morning, you may find you are thirsty. That’s great – you’re listening to your body. Drink up - rehydrate with a glass of water. Science suggests drinking plain water about 30 minutes before breakfast or lunch may reduce calorie intake (promoting healthy body weight management).
Next up, sip on a cup of tea made with fresh tea leaves: evidence shows tea leaves, from the plant Camellia sinensis, support the maintenance of a healthy metabolism, as well as prevent debilitating human diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes) and offer anti-aging benefits.
5 Delicious Healthy Breakfast Ideas with Millennia Tea Leaves
Start your day with eating tea – it’s a nutritious thing to do! Leafy greens, such as tea leaves, include nutrients that boost your energy, offering a jumpstart to your morning. With B vitamins for energy, fiber for your gut, and antioxidants to protect you from whatever your day brings. Steep your tea – it’s tasty too! But, be daring – try tea leaves! It’s a nutritious addition to your healthy breakfast.
1. Crispy Potato Patties
Shredded potato and carrot, a chopped Superfood Tea Cube, and a medium onion with a bit of corn flour create patties that crisp up in a hot pan (about 20 minutes) to create these patties. Add salt and some red chili powder for some extra flavour.
2. Breakfast Burrito
Wrap up in a whole-wheat tortilla with all the best breakfast burrito ingredients. Scramble tofu (or eggs) with a chopped Superfood Tea Cube, then put into your wrap with colourful veggies, sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, and hot sauce.
Blended with vibrant fruit flavours, greens hide well in smoothies even for the pickiest of eaters. We’ve got some great green smoothie recipes for you to try.
For mornings when you aren’t scrambling, try making an egg omelette using a variety of vegetables in your fridge and a tablespoon of chopped tea leaves. Simply sauté on medium heat in a bit of oil finely chopped veggies, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, or onion until tender. Toss in two lightly beaten organic free-range eggs. After 2-3 minutes, gently run a spatula along the outside edge of the egg mixture to loosen it. Once the mixture is able, using the spatula sitting well under one edge, flip half of the egg mixture on top of the other, creating a half moon shape. Continue to cook until firm. Option to add grated cheese before you flip for a gooey center.
From overnight to steel cut oats made on the stovetop, oatmeal is one of the most popular healthy breakfasts because it’s delicious and nutritious. Packed with fiber, including beta-glucan, famous for its ability to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood, oatmeal is a great choice. Ready to take your oatmeal up a level? Add in antioxidant-rich berries, tea leaves & nut butter.
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