Staying in ketosis is a fantastic way to boost your brain power, to improve your cell health and to encourage weight loss. Ketosis means that your body is relying on alternate sources of energy to function and this is a great way to avoid the insulin spikes that lead to energy spikes and crashes, lipogenesis (fat stores) and a wealth of other issues.
The only problem is that ketosis can also be a struggle to maintain. Sugar is in nearly everything we buy in stores these days (which of course is part of the problem) and preparing meals that contain small enough amounts often means spending more time and money, while ultimately resulting in a less satisfying meal. There’s a reason that sugar has found its way into everything: it’s delicious and actually highly addictive!
So the question is what you can make if you want to stay ketogenic without making your life difficult; especially first thing in the morning when you’re pushed for time and your appetite is a little more complicated. Let’s take a look at some of the very best keto breakfast recipes to help you get things off to a positive start.
Below are some of our favorite ketogenic meals to make for breakfast. These meals can be a healthy alternative to the stuff everyone else is eating to start their days.
Avocado is one of those foods that will quickly become a staple as soon as you decide to go ketogenic. Avocado is not only delicious and highly convenient, it is also a great source of natural fats and can provide all-day energy without spiking your blood sugar.
One easy keto breakfast recipe is to take your avocado and mush it up on some toast. As long as the toast is something like rye bread (which is a complex carb), you’ll be good to go! This is especially nice with some lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
But for something a little more inventive and delicious, try hollowing out an avocado by removing the stone and cutting it into two halves. Now fill each half with tuna fish chunks and just the tiniest bit of mayonnaise.
Egg porridge might not sound like the nicest combination of things but actually, this is a highly creamy and delicious recipe that is perfect for keeping you full long into the day. It’s similar to scrambled egg but is grainy and sweet and goes fantastic with a little cinnamon. To make it, you’re going to curdle the egg, which will give the porridge-like effect. It’s super quick and super easy and you should definitely try it before you knock it!
First, take two eggs and drop them into a bowl. Now add some cream and a tiny bit of sweetener (stevia or similar). Now whisk slightly to break the eggs and mix the ingredients. Add some butter to a saucepan and heat, allowing the butter to melt. Then turn the heat right down and add the mixture you just created. Continue to heat on a very low setting, mixing at all times to prevent burning. One the mixture is thick and slightly curdled, it should have a few tiny ‘grains’. Stop before the grains get too large and try to keep the mixture creamy.
Top with a couple of pieces of fruit (blueberries or raspberries for example) and you’re good to go!
This cereal is not just keto, it’s also vegan, low carb, low calorie and pretty much suitable for anyone as a result! It’s also delicious (of course) and once again, very easy to make.
You’ll need, 3-4 tsp of butter or ghee (optional), ½ cup shredded coconut, 2 cups of coconut milk, sweetener and a dash of salt. Then add some crushed walnut pieces, toasted flaxseeds and macadamia nut pieces to taste and you’ll have a deliciously sweet cereal that looks and tastes healthy and amazing.
But maybe you haven’t quite been won over by all the nuts and coconut milk yet. Maybe you miss the chocolatey cereal you used to enjoy? Well in that case, you will like this next recipe: high fiber keto cereal with cacao nibs. You will need ½ cup of chia seeds, 1 cup of water, 4 tbs of hemp hearts, 1 tbs fine psyllium powder, 2 tbs of coconut oil (melted), 1 tbs of swerve and 2 tbs of raw cacao nibs. Now, heat an oven to 285 degrees and combine the chia seeds and water in a bowel. Add the rest of the ingredients except the cacao nibs and then whisk or mix everything together until evenly separated. Add the cacao nibs if you wish and stir them into the dough.
Now roll out two large pieces of oven paper and make a cylinder with your hands. Put this on the parchment paper, shiny side up, and then flatten. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll it out with a rolling pin to a thickness of ¼ inch. Now bake on one side for fifteen minutes, flip and then continue on the other side for another 15. Cut the final product into squares and scatter into a bowel of almond or coconut milk.
It takes a little time but if you prepare the cereal in advance you can then just eat it out of a Tupperware each morning!
There’s literally no need to miss out on any of the old things you used to enjoy, just because you’re going keto! For example, if you want to have a fry up then you can, all you need to do is to choose which ingredients you want and to find replacements for those you have to omit. A good option is to fry up some avocado and bacon strips (of course using coconut oil) and then make yourself some scrambled egg with butter. It’s a delicious and healthy combo that is perfect for when you’re feeling hungry and want something savory!
There are plenty more great ketogenic breakfast recipes out there of course (even just porridge oats) so let us know your favorites in the comments below!