By Lula Brown
I’ve always been a huge breakfast person. 9 times out of 10, I wake up, meditate for a few minutes, then make breakfast right away. It gets my metabolism buzzing and keeps me focused and energized all day.
The breakfast I’m sharing with you today is a powerhouse for metabolic function, rich in iodine from the seaweed, protein and choline (key for focus) from the eggs, and bursting with healthy essential fats from the avocado and probiotics from the sauerkraut.
One of the primary causes of anxiety, depression, and frustration is low metabolism due to excess consumption of processed food, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol.
When you’re low on key nutrients like iodine, protein, and essential fats, your pituitary gland is compromised and you process food less effectively, leading to chronic fatigue, weight gain, skin problems, lethargy, and more.
Your pituitary gland controls metabolism, mood, and all other organ functions, and it’s either weakened by toxins or fueled by nutrients each time you eat, starting with breakfast – the most important meal of the day.
Photos by Sasha Landskov
Seaweed Breakfast Wraps
This is a simple recipe that will boost your metabolism.
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 large sheet nori seaweed, perforated and torn into four pieces
2 organic farm eggs
Grass-fed butter or coconut oil, for scrambling
Raw, fermented sauerkraut
Fold seaweed in fours and tear along the lines to create smaller pieces.
Halve and score avocado and scoop it out. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bring butter or coconut oil to medium-low heat in pan.
Crack eggs in bowl and add salt and pepper. Beat vigorously.
Pour eggs into pan and let them slightly set for 30-60 seconds. Gently scramble with spatula until cooked to your liking.
Keep the heat medium-low to avoid overcooking Transfer to plate.
Assemble seaweed wraps by adding a small amount of scramble eggs in the middle of each piece of nori, then topping with avocado and sauerkraut.
Roll up and enjoy!
Lula Brown is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, writer, and chef based in New York City. She works with women to lose weight, gain energy, and get focused. Lula writes for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Mind Body Green, among other online publications. She takes a select number of catering events each season. Connect with Lula at goodtastebylula.com, on Instagram, Twitter and Periscope @lulaibrown, and on Facebook.