A good breakfast will provide you with the “fuel” you need to start you day with plenty of energy, and give your body the essential nutrients it needs to function correctly. That’s why nutrition experts strongly recommend that you never skip breakfast. Plus, they suggest eating a full breakfast that will provide your body with enough energy for the day and activate your metabolism.
Numerous research studies have revealed that not eating breakfast can contribute to weight gain, because one of the effects of not eating breakfast is that you feel hungry throughout the day, meaning that you end up consuming more calories. Eating a nutritious breakfast, on the other hand, makes you feel full and offers the body a number of health benefits.
If you think about how important breakfast is for your body and your health, you should definitely start focusing on different healthy and nutritious breakfasts. Coming up, we’ll show you 8 easy breakfast recipes so you’ll never have to come up with another excuse to skip the first meal of the day.
Oatmeal with fruit
Oatmeal and fruit are two of the best ways to speed up your metabolism, give your body the energy it needs, and keep yourself healthy in general. This breakfast is very easy to make, because all you need to do is prepare half a cup of rolled oats with skim milk. Then, add one tablespoon of wheat germ or powdered linseed and ¼ cup of berries, apples or bananas.
We do not recommend using instant oatmeal, because this variety often has added sugar and less nutrients.
Greek yogurt with granola
Greek yogurt has become quite a popular item because it has double the amount of protein and probiotics when compared with regular yogurt. Ideally, you should use natural Greek yogurt and add ¼ a cup of granola (nuts and fruit).
Waffle with fruit and peanut butter
This delicious breakfast is perfect for kids, because its delicious taste and fun shape will be an exciting change for them. Pop the waffle into the toaster and, once its cooked well, spread a bit of peanut butter on top and add a few berries. You can even fold it in half to make a “waffle sandwich.”
Egg and mushroom burrito
If you have a bit more time on your hands at breakfast time, you’ll definitely love this healthy option. Pour one tablespoon of grape seed or extra virgin olive oil into a pan and add chopped mushrooms and an egg. Scramble the egg with the mushrooms for a few minutes, and then add a whole wheat tortilla to complete this burrito recipe.
Prepare your own breakfast sandwich at home with these healthy ingredients and enjoy a unique and delicious breakfast. To prepare this treat, just fry an egg up in a bit of olive oil, set it between two slices of wheat bread, add a slice of bacon, a few spinach leaves, and, optionally, a slice of low-fat cheese.
This vegetable omelette is a great way to take advantage of the benefits of veggies to make the start to your day a bit more pleasant. Beat one egg in a bowl, then add pieces of red and green peppers, onion, and a few leaves of chopped spinach. Pour the mixture into a pan with a bit of olive oil and let the egg cook. To finish it off, you could add a bean filling or a few slices of avocado.
Milk, fruit and oatmeal smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to have a healthy breakfast that’s quick to make. This delicious smoothie is very easy to make and has all the ingredients you need to start your day off with lots of energy, as well as the necessary ingredients to keep going all day long.
- 1 cup of 2% or non-fat milk.
- 1 part banana, apple, cherry, peach or your favorite fruit. You can also combine several fruits.
- ½ cup of oatmeal.
How do you make it?
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix them well until you have a smoothie texture. You can also add honey or sweetener. We recommend drinking this smoothie nice and cold.
Yogurt, strawberry and oatmeal smoothie
Another great smoothie that you can use as a breakfast alternative is this delicious yogurt, strawberry and oatmeal smoothie. The nutrients in this drink will give you lots of energy, stimulate your digestion and make you feel full.
- 1 cup of natural low-fat yogurt.
- 160 grams of strawberries.
- ½ cup of oatmeal.
How do you make it?
Mix all of the ingredients in a blender and add honey or sweetener.