Hello vegetarian friends!

Now that I"m wearing a CGM I see how bad my breakfast affects my numbers - the spike is really bad.
I usually have 1/3 cup of no-sugar muesly mix with some blueberries, some wheat bran, and unsweetened almond or soy milk.
I love this breakfast, and I think it's pretty healthy as well, but I can never get away without spiking.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a more suitable breakfast? I generally like to stay on the healthier/organic side, but I haven't been able to think of anything else. I must also add that my breakfast needs to give me enough energy, as I usually work out later in the morning.

Thanks!

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There is a cookbook called "Raw Food Made Easy" and it contains recipes for "muesli" using rolled oats, raisins, nuts and seeds with berries and almond milk. Also, "granola" using soaked nuts and seeds, a few dates(I didn't use as they are very high glycemic), fresh fruit and almond milk. Also has a recipe for "oatmeal" using soaked oat groats with vanilla and cinnamon with apple and maple syrup (I would "x" the syrup and use stevia liquid) with some raisins. Tried the granola and it was good and BS did well (I didn't use the fruit).

I do well eating oat bran, a shake with almond milk, raw protein powder and frozen strawberries and 2 T. PB. I noticed less of a spike when adding the PB. Perhaps you may also see improvement adding more protein to your breakfast. You could try that first to see if it helps. Also do well with eggs and I have no problem eating them often but too lazy to make them that often!

Don't know how unconventional you get for breakfast but the "30 Day Diabetes Miracle Cookbook" has breakfast recipes using beans and has waffles/pancakes made from beans too.

This is a good article on building a balanced breakfast. Don't know if the ideas in the article fit your particular idea of "healthy/organic". Most of these have a decent amt of protein in them which can help blunt the spike. If you do dairy, Greek yogurt is great since low in carbs/high in protein.
Breakfast ideas
add some nuts or nut butter to slow down spike. Also can mess with duel wave bolus. Other good breakfasts....some kind of wrap with veggies and avacado, etc,
trade wheat bran for flax meal or coconut?
Assuming you're not a vegan, I recommend eggs in its many forms. I can't eat any form of cereal at all, especially with fruit which is how I like to eat it. I tried and tried and finally gave up. I eat eggs with chiles, onions and tomatoes with 1/2 cup of refried black beans during the week. But there are an infinite variety of egg combinations that work.

If you eat eggs and cheese, one of my favorite breakfasts is Egg Beaters with grated cheese on top (minimizes the quantity) and salsa. In any case, I'd add something with protein to your meal. Sounds weird, but why not add cubes of tofu to your cereal mix as well as some cinnamon (which improves insulin resistance)?

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