As cliché as it sounds, breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. In fact, studies have shown that when you eat a hearty and mindful breakfast, you are less likely to eat unhealthy throughout the day. So whether you’re jetting out the door to the gym or rushing to class, check out these five simple ideas that won’t compromise your taste buds:
1. Nut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast:
As a fellow peanut butter lover, this recipe hits home. The nut butter gives you protein and vitamin E. The banana gives you potassium which helps lower blood pressure and reduces the chance of heart disease. In addition, according to draxe.com, chia seeds help you with your skin, digestive health, and bone health.
2. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is filled with antioxidants that aid in the effects of aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer (driscolls.com). Since this smoothie is quick and simple, all you need to do is blend your favorite frozen berries, Greek yogurt and either coconut water, milk or juice.
3. Savory Oatmeal with an Egg
Oatmeal is rich in fiber, calcium, and potassium which are known to reduce blood pressure. For this recipe, you simply make oatmeal, per usual with water or milk. Then, instead of adding sugar or cinnamon, you add a pinch of salt and pepper. Lastly, you add protein rich poached egg and sprinkle cheese for an extra zest.
4. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Chocolate lovers: Your dreams have come true. All you need to do is prepare a bowl of protein, iron, and fiber rich quinoa. Then add berries of your choice to the mixture. The fun part comes with the chocolate. Add a couple of pieces of chocolate that is at least 72% cocoa. This will fulfill your sweet tooth but also be healthy for your heart.
5. Berries and Oats Microwave Muffin
You are probably wondering how it’s possible to make muffins in a microwave. Well, I’ve got the answer. All you have to do is add ¼ cup quick oats, 1 egg, a handful of berries, and a sprinkle of brown sugar into a mug. Simply mix until it is evenly combined. Then microwave on a high of 1 minute, and keep microwaving on 30-second intervals until the muffin looks firm.
When you incorporate these simple, healthy, and delicious recipes into your life, you will be ready to take on the day. What are some of your tried and true breakfast meals you love? Let us know in the comments below.