Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating well in the morning plays a role in your overall health. It sets your mood and provides you with the energy that you need for the rest of the day. The nutrients you consume for breakfast act as a fitness garden for your routine! It keeps you physically and mentally fit and energised. Also, regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and are more successful at losing weight-and keeping it off.
Choose well when you opt for a breakfast meal: it needs to be full of essential nutrients as it breaks the overnight fasting period. Here are a few healthy breakfast ideas for your next happy morning:
Healthy oats: Oats come loaded in fibre which will give you a sense of satiety during the day. You can top your oatmeal with a scoop of whey protein to boost your protein intakes and add some fresh fruits and nuts to give it a tinge of crunch and sweetness. This breakfast combo is balanced with protein carbs and fats and packed with vitamins and minerals
Eggs with avocado on toast: Eggs are best for breakfast. You can have them scrambled, boiled or as an omelette. You can always be creative with eggs by adding some delicious veggies like onion, mushroom, tomatoes and capsicum. You can also add seasonings like Italian seasoning. Having eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast and avocados makes this breakfast balanced with protein , carbs and healthy fats and will energise you for the day and makes you feel full, too
Breakfast smoothies: A quick and easy recipe to gulp in all the essential nutrients is – a breakfast smoothie. For the days you are running late for office, grab your favourite fruit, along with some almond or coconut milk. Add some peanut butter and a scoop of chocolate or vanilla whey protein. Et voila you have a well-balanced breakfast!
Healthy breakfast wheat tacos: You can either get this in-store or take some wheat flour and bake them in the shape of tacos. Add some leftover veggies from the night or prepare a fresh serving of veggies, eggs, and meat (according to your preferences) for a quick and incredibly healthy breakfast meal.
Nut butter, banana, and chia seed toast: This breakfast meal is an absolute superfood, loaded with goodness. Toast a slice of bread with some almond or peanut butter. Top it up with banana slices and a generous amount of chia seeds. All in all, this toast provides all the essential minerals and vitamins that one needs to sustain the day!Written by Lauren Jacobsen, Nutrition Director