We all know that we should eat fresh and healthy produce in order to not only get our weight down to a healthy and manageable level, but also to ensure that we perform at our absolute best athletically, and that we remain as fit and as healthy as possible. People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for very good reason too. When we sleep, we hopefully get around 7 – 8 hours on average, and as most of us don’t go to bed on a full stomach, that means that we may go 8 – 10 hours without any food whatsoever. As soon as we wake up, our bodies are crying out for food and energy, yet despite this, many people are guilty of skipping breakfast, which is one of the worst things you can do. Breakfast provides energy for the day ahead, it kick-starts the metabolism, and it is a great way of getting nutrients into your body. Forget about expensive and out-there foods, here’s a look at a few sensible, healthy, and balanced breakfast ideas.
Scrambled egg and smoked salmon wholegrain toast – When people encounter high fat foods, they often avoid them like the plague, for fear of them making them gain weight. In reality, many healthy fats are incredibly healthy and beneficial for the body. This breakfast has healthy fats, it has carbs, and it has protein. The eggs are rich in protein and amino acids, they contain minerals and B-vitamins, and they contain healthy fats in the yolks. The smoked salmon is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, as well as an abundance of protein. The wholegrain toast is a great source of fibre and slow-release energy, plus it contains niacin and B-complex vitamins in the process. What’s more, this breakfast is also very simple to throw together.
Fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt – For those of you who claim to have no time to eat breakfast, this breakfast can be prepared and made in seconds. Simply find yourself a good quality Greek yoghurt, take some fresh fruit, such as mixed berries, give it a mix, and hey-presto. The Greek yoghurt is rich in healthy bacteria and protein, whereas the berries are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Protein pancake stack – Protein pancakes are very much in fashion at the moment, and you can understand why. They’re rich in protein, amino acids, and vitamins, and are much healthy than regular pancakes. Simply take some protein powder, mix it with oats, and egg, and some milk or water until it resembles a batter, and then cook as you would a pancake. Protein pancakes can be served with fruit and yoghurt, they can be served with sugar-free syrups, or they can be eaten by themselves if you would prefer.