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Dr Mercola’s Breakfast Recipe

In December we are often running short of energy, and facing both winter ailments and the additional tasks Christmas can bring. To give yourself maximum health protection, breakfast is the most important way to boost your body.

Dr Mercola

Many people have asked me what I eat for breakfast. My morning meal has evolved over the years as I have increased my understanding of what types of foods will keep me optimally healthy, and what pattern of eating works best as well.

Did You Know?

This foundation of my breakfast is coconut oil, a food that supplies ketones to fuel your mitochondria.
Avocado adds additional healthy fats and flaxseeds contribute plant-based omega-3s and lignans
My morning meal also contains raw cacao nibs, chia seeds, psyllium, cinnamon, and more, each with a unique nutritional contribution.

Your body probably only needs two meals a day to stay healthy. Personally, I start my day out with a nutrient-dense breakfast and then eat lunch later, finishing up my meal by 3 or 4 p.m.
This gives me about 16 hours of fasting before preparing my breakfast at 7 or 8 a.m. The breakfast I currently enjoy is designed to improve the health of your mitochondria, the main power generators in your cells.


2 ounces organic coconut oil
1 whole avocado
2 tablespoons organic whole flaxseeds
1 tablespoon organic raw cacao nibs
1 ounce chia seeds
2 ounces organic whole husk psyllium
2 ounces organic black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon D-Ribose
1 to 2 scoops organic vegan protein powder, chocolate flavor
12 ounces filtered water
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
½ teaspoon Acetyl L-Carnitine (optional, recommended if you’re vegetarian or vegan)


Grind the flaxseeds and cacao nibs in a coffee grinder.
Combine the ground flaxseeds, cacao nibs, and all other ingredients in a bowl.
Use a hand mixer to blend thoroughly.
Consume right away.

Each of these ingredients is beneficial on its own, but when you combine them into one power breakfast, the end result is a phenomenal super-breakfast. Try it out for yourself. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good you feel as a result, especially if you’re used to eating typical breakfast fare like cereal, bagels, or pancakes.

Helpful Information

When there is a lot going on, or you are stressed with extra work or day to day problems, it is important to support your body to stay healthy. A healthy diet is essential, and so is hormone balance as you will be depleting your hormone reserves if trying to deal with stress and fatigue.’t-underestimate-the-effect-of-stress-on-your-hormonal-symptoms/

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