Do you believe in good health but still eat pastries, processed meats, or sugary cereals for breakfast? If so, you’re probably well-acquainted with the Sugar Rollercoaster (weeee!) or Saturated Fat Comaville (somebody say something..?).
But chances are you don’t enjoy feeling shaky and lethargic. You’re just a busy person with busy mornings, and you would in fact love to feel the very best you can, including:
- High energy all the time
- Stable blood sugar levels
- Steady weight or weight loss
How? Let me introduce you to healthy breakfasts – even if you don’t have time for breakfast. If you’re already acquainted, read on for fresh inspiration.
Got Five Minutes?
Time is the biggest deterrent to healthy breakfasts, right? You might be surprised to learn that healthy breakfasts take about five minutes or less of prep. As I said in my post about healthy lunches, you can pull nutritious meals right out of the freezer or fridge with a little prep over the weekend (think homemade oatmeal and hard-boiled eggs). But that is entirely optional.
High Energy All Day
Got afternoon crash? Dragging in the evening? Your secret weapon to big fluctuations in your energy level is combining lean proteins, healthy fats, and fibrous carbohydrates at each meal (like a green smoothie).
Eating consistently throughout the day, either as “mini-meals” or as three main meals with small snacks, regulates your metabolism and eliminates that low blood sugar state that causes overeating.
The following breakfast ideas combine both carbs and protein for great metabolism and energy benefits. To mix it up, substitute any complex carb or protein with another!
You can make recipes ahead and pull them out of the freezer or fridge with very little morning prep.
- Veggie and egg or tofu scramble
- Nut butter or hemp seed green smoothie
- Smoked salmon and asparagus frittata
- Protein pancakes
- Buckwheat porridge
- Oatmeal with protein powder, walnuts, and blueberries
- Plain Greek yogurt with chopped fruit and walnuts.
- Whole-grain English muffin topped with a fried egg
This article originally appeared on www.workoutnirvana.com.