Breakfast as Spiritual Practice?

cukes for bfast--tp
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

What and how we eat affects everything!

  • Not only our tastebuds and digestion,
  • but also the wellbeing of our cells,
  • which create our organs and tissues,
  • which keep our body alive….

And without an alive body, our spirit would have no vessel to animate!

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I refer to the body as the bodysoul. We can’t separate our physicality from our spirituality. The soul lives in the body and the body lives in the soul. Read more.

So, what and how you eat breakfast affects your entire bodysoul!

Do you pump your bodysoul full of caffeine and sugar in the morning, wreaking havoc on your adrenals and blood sugar levels?

  • If so, your bodysoul may have a hard time feeling balanced—being jerked around from caffeine creating stress and sugar causing nutrient depletion and energy drop.
  • It’s hard to stay present, meditate, have good relationships, or be the best person you know you can be when your bodysoul is affected in this way.
  • I could go on and on…but I won’t! 🙂

So, how could you choose to eat breakfast as a spiritual practice?

  • Start by checking in with your bodysoul to see what you really want/need to eat.
  • If you’re having caffeine, drink at least 1-2 cups of water first. And then drink your caffeine while eating protein.
  • Lessen or drop the added sugar altogether—unsweetened fruit is a great way to enjoy healthy sweet, and consumed with healthy protein and fats, you’ll find you have a sustaining meal.
  • Skip juice—it’s so concentrated that it’s pretty much as harmful as eating sugar! (Think of it as dessert for breakfast.)
  • Consider adding veggies to your breakfast! This was a revolutionary idea to me years ago, but now I often include veggies in some way. See recipes for Wakame Eggs, Green Breakfast Bowl, and here’s one of my current faves:

Summer Breakfast Bowl
Berries and cucumber make this simple breakfast fresh, juicy, and nourishing—perfect for starting your day with your bodysoul in mind!

  • Once you have your food chosen, take a moment to savor it before you begin to eat. This is a way to mindfully take in your food with all of your senses BEFORE and while you are eating it.

Enjoy starting your day with a super-charged bodysoul spiritual practice and see how it affects the rest of your day!

If you’d like more ideas about how to add more veggies into your life, join me at Glorious Greens, a demo/presentation on Sunday, August 23rd from 1-3 pm.

If you’d like more ideas about how to make eating part of your spiritual practice, check out my Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching for women by signing up for a free Nourishing Wholeness Discovery Session.

How do you make breakfast part of your spiritual practice?
I’d love to hear about it!

Author: Katy Taylor

I am a regular person, like you. I am an earth lover, a seeker, a singer, a gardener, a partner and friend. I have attended a lot of trainings and continue to do my work to grow and deepen and become a more loving person. If you're interested, you can read more about me on the About page.

One thought on “Breakfast as Spiritual Practice?”

  1. Ya know, I do a lot of this already–but i have been thinking of it as “How do I fuel up for my goals/demands/needs for the day. Adding the spiritual component is a lovely way to reframe–and SO necessary! THANK you!

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