Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Overnight your body enters a mini fast because you haven’t eaten for around 11-12 hours. Having breakfast kick starts your metabolism, and will prevent you from bingeing out at morning tea / lunch.
Your breakfast should include a good mix of carbs, protein and fats, as well as fiber. Eating protein and fiber for breakfast will help keep you feeling full. Here are some of my favourite options that I eat on a regular basis.
This one’s my favourite, as you probably already know! It’s also great if you’re really busy and don’t have time for breakfast. You can whip it up the night before and have it on the run. This is what I recommend putting in your smoothie:
- ½ to 1 banana
- 1 cup berries of choice
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder (gotta get that protein in!)
- Chia seeds (optional)
- Nut butter (optional)
- Greens (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
The omelette combinations are endless! I usually start my omelette off my mixing 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg whites (for extra protein) and then mixing in my meat of choice and vegetables. You can also serve with a slice of bread (optional). Here are some great omelette additions:
- Smoked salmon
- Spinach or leafy greens
- White or sweet potato
- Capsicum / peppers
- Feta or ricotta cheese
YOGHURT WITH BERRIES AND HOMEMADE GRANOLA
At the start of each week, I usually make up a big batch of healthy granola. I will usually have around 1/3 cup with my yoghurt and fruit. The granola can be high in calories (depending on what you put in it), so make sure you don’t go overboard. You can make up your own granola with your own ingredients, but these are some things I usually put in mine:
- Raw buckwheat
- Puffed rice
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Dried fruit (optional)
Choose natural yoghurt that has no added sugar. If you look on the label, one serve should have less than 8g of sugar. And top it with some berries.
CHIA SEED PUDDING
Chia seeds are great because they are EXTREMELY high in fiber! And fiber keeps you feeling full. To make chia seed pudding, mix 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) in a large bowl. After 2 hours, give it a stir. Leave in refrigerator overnight. In the morning give it a good mix. Top it with whatever you like! I usually top mine with some of these:
- ½ banana
- Coconut flakes
- Nut butter
BACK UP BREAKFAST = AVOCADO ON TOAST
If all else fails and you haven’t got anything prepared, my go to breakfast is a piece of toast with avocado (and you can add eggs too!). Yum!
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