We know that eating breakfast is one of the golden rules for boosting metabolism. But it's safe to assume that feasting on a donut at 8 a.m. won't do the trick—what you eat is arguably more important than making time for breakfast in the first place.
"A morning meal with the right combination of healthy fats, carbohydrates, and proteins can jump-start your [metabolism] for the rest of the day," writes Prevention. "If you eat like this on a regular basis… your metabolism will run better, hunger and cravings will subside, and weight loss will occur." The below recipe, from Prevention's new book The Fat Cell Solution, will lower your insulin levels and fuel your body for hours to come. Here's how to make it:
Grain-Free Waffles With Fruit Sauce
Garbanzo-fava or garbanzo bean flour
Whole milk Greek yogurt
Unsweetened soy, almond, or whole milk
Neutral-tasting oil, such as high-oleic safflower or avocado oil
Pure vanilla extract (no sugar added)
Frozen blueberries, strawberries, or cherries for sauce
Preheat the waffle iron. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, yogurt, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined. The batter should be thick like a muffin or cake batter.
Beat the egg white with a whisk or the whisk attachment of an immersion blender until it forms soft peaks. Gently fold the egg white into the batter.
Brush the waffle iron with oil. Spoon 1/2 cup of batter per waffle into the waffle iron (or follow the manufacturer's instructions).
For the full recipe, head over to Prevention.
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