What is reccommended for a healthy breakfast?
My suggestion is some sort of lean protein with vegetables. Suggest eggs or white meat like chicken or turkey. And some water with it. Steer clear of juice, as it contains way too much sugar, and spikes up your insulin (a bad way to start the day... will sap your energy later, and make you hungry sooner).
Every night before I go to bed I prepare a fresh easy breakfast that is also yummy and satisfying! It contains fruits and healthy fats + protein without anything artificial or any animal derived foods.
Organic Strawberries, blueberries, sweet potato, and almonds
Boil or bake a medium sized sweet potato until it is soft. Chop it up and set it aside in a bowl. The skin has nutrients also so I don't take the skin off but if it bothers you feel free to peal it!
Step 2: Wash then chop the strawberries and add them to the bowl with the already chopped sweet potato and set aside.
Step 3: Wash then sprinkle a little less then a handful of almonds into the bowl of chopped sweet potato and strawberries. Also wash the blueberries and add them to the bowl and VOILA!
You can mix it all up or eat it any way you want. The almonds will absorb some of the water from the other foods so they will be a little tender when eaten and not dry. But I loooove this breakfast! Its yummy plus provides me with a healthy boost of energy for the morning! ENJOY! Any questions? Feel free to ask :D
Stone ground oatmeal comes to mind. You can make a bunch of it at once, portion it out, fridge it and reheat as needed. I think it tastes a ton better than the mushy stuff. Just add some sliced bananas, raisins, cinnamon, milk, apple - whatever floats your boat.
I also like tofu scramble which reheats really well (much better than an egg version would). There are recipes for various versions all over the web. It also is a great way to use up the veggies hanging out in the fridge. I like to top it with avocado, pico de gallo or sour cream. If you toss it in a warmed whole wheat tortilla, you have breakfast you can eat on the go.
I like to make black beans in a pressure cooker at the beginning of the week and use them as a basis for breakfasts; it may sound odd, but they are very filling and I really like them with a little plain yogurt on the side. If I have time to actually make a breakfast instead of grabbing something I can heat up at work, I have a bowl of egg whites. Not delicious, but great for my goals.
I make several "Smoothie" drinks in the AM... My favorite so far
1 Med banana, cut into pieces
⅔ cup Very Cherry blend (Trader Joe's)
6 oz Coconut Milk - Vanilla (Trader Joe's)
¼ teasp Cassia Cinnamon
1/2 scoop Designer Whey (Trader Joe's)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
I like to mix Grape Nuts or almonds (or both!) into plain non-fat Greek yogurt. I add frozen unsweetened berries for the vitamins and the flavor, plus some grated ginger. Mix it all together and let it sit for a while - lots of texture, flavor, and protein.
I'm severely under impressed with the breakfast options offered. i personally hate the protein shakes and refuse to have them every day for breakfast. I do egg whites omelets instead or hard boiled eggs and tuna or chicken or beans and rice or well bout anything else besides the dreadful shakes but i dont work out until late a night
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