If you’re looking for the right way to start your busy day, nothing beats healthy breakfasts! Getting proper nourishment first thing in the morning fires up your metabolism, streamlines your digestive system, floods your body with vital nutrients, and gives your organs and internal functions the energy required to function. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, so here are a few healthy breakfasts you should add to your daily menu:
Healthy Banana Smoothie
Bananas and milk are a complete meal, delivering a hefty dose of proteins, fats, carbs, and fiber. However, to really double down on the awesome, add in a few extra ingredients. Chia seeds provide more protein and dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Dark chocolate is awesome for getting more antioxidants in your diet, and makes your smoothies so much more delicious. A bit of almond butter or peanut butter delivers more healthy fats and fills you up a lot faster.
Yoghurt is one of those foods you should consider adding to your daily meals, thanks to its high calcium content and its hefty doses of proteins and healthy fats. The right probiotic yoghurt can also aid in your digestion, improving your overall body functions by balancing out your gut bacteria. To make it a proper breakfast, mix in some fruits, some oats (or granola), and plenty of berries. Few foods provide such a wide range of antioxidants like berries, and you get lots of healthy fiber and just enough natural fruit-based sugars to give you energy for the day.
Eggs and Vegetables
Few sources of protein can rival eggs! Not only are they packed with protein, they contain healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to function. Pair them with some high-fiber, high-mineral veggies, and you’ve got one hell of a powerhouse breakfast. Turning your morning meal into a cheesy egg-and-veggie omelet, or throw some vegetables into a skillet for a breakfast scramble. Onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, mushrooms, arugula, and spinach all make wonderful additions to your egg breakfast.
A bit of carbs can go a long way toward making your day more energized! Use a whole-grain tortilla as the base, and wrap in some refried beans, scrambled eggs, bacon, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, spinach, and bell pepper. Don’t forget the salsa and a dollop of sour cream to finish off your wildly delicious, surprisingly healthy breakfast!
Fruit Parfait with Cottage Cheese
Parfait half-dessert, half-healthy breakfast, thanks to the high quantity of fresh fruits and granola. To make it fully healthy, take out the heavy cream or sweet yoghurt, and instead mix in cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is loaded with amino acids, particularly one very important one for muscle-building: leucine. Add in your favorite fruits, sprinkle on some toasted nuts and seeds, and don’t forget some of your delicious homemade granola. This treat will be rich in proteins, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals—everything you need for a healthy day!
If you want something quick and easy, have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Oats provide a hefty dose of highly digestible carbs and fiber, plus a bit of protein to help boost your muscle growth. Using milk will increase the mineral content of your breakfast and provide more protein. Throw in some berries, mixed nuts, and a few raisins, and you’ve got one hell of a breakfast. Plus, it’s an amazing option for warming up when the morning is cold—and a wonderfully delicious way to start the day.