Breakfast is not called the most important meal of the day for nothing. In fact, research has shown that if you eat a good breakfast, you will eat healthier and have more energy throughout the whole rest of the day. Here are 3 healthy breakfast ideas that will fuel you up with all the right nutrition for a perfect start to your day.
Just like oats, eggs are more filling than most other foods with the same amount of calories. This makes eggs a perfect breakfast for weight loss, and our favorite way to eat them is in an omelette. Too lazy to turn on the stove? No worries, cooking it in a mug in the microwave works just as well!
Fill your omelette with vegetables like tomatoes, spinach, onions, mushrooms and bell pepper to add vitamins, minerals and fiber. Adding tofu is a great way to increase the protein content, and using about a teaspoon of sesame oil will make your omelette more flavorful and provide you with healthy unsaturated fat. Experimenting with spices like curry, cumin, chili and basil is also a good way to add more flavor.
Peanut butter banana smoothie
This smoothie provides you with the perfect combination of carbs, fats, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals to prepare you for the day. Simply add 1 banana (frozen if you want a thick milkshake-like consistency), 2 tablespoons of pure peanut butter and some plain yogurt or milk to a blender, and you’ve got yourself a smoothie that’s just as nutritious as it is satisfying. If you want you can even throw in a ¼ cup of oats to make it extra fibre-rich and filling.
Believe it or not, but those tiny little chia seeds are one of the healthiest things for you on the planet. They’re loaded with protein, fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, magnesium and calcium. Fun fact, omega-3s make up about half of the total content of chia seeds – more than in salmon!
While chia seeds can be added to just about any breakfast, including all of the ones listed above, one of our favorite ways to eat chia seeds is by making chia pudding. Take 2 cups of milk, whisk ½ cup of chia seeds, and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. It will gel up and form a thick pudding-like consistency. Feel free to add in cacao powder, vanilla, spices or a sweetener of your choice. We also recommend topping your finished pudding with some fruit, berries and nuts to make it even tastier.