Have you been skipping breakfast lately? Better think again, even if you’re in a rush. Breakfast fuels your body throughout the better part of your day. It gives you energy and provides many of the key vitamins your body needs to function optimally.
A low-carb breakfast can help you control blood sugar levels, and it is also good for your heart. If you eat breakfast, you’re less likely to overeat later in the day to compensate for your lost meal. In other words, eating breakfast helps you maintain a healthy weight.
5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes
But what breakfast foods should you eat to max out on energy early in the day? These 5 easy breakfast recipes are a great start.
Papaya and Rolled Oats Cereal
Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, papaya is good for the heart. With this recipe, you can take advantage of papaya’s health benefits in just five minutes (serves 2).
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1 cup of coconut yogurt
- 1 cup of fresh papaya
- ½ cup of granola
- A bit of cinnamon
Cook the oats in hot water with the cinnamon for up to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add the yogurt, granola, and fresh papaya into a bowl. When the oats are ready, add them in and mix.
Blueberry Pudding with Chia Seed and Cacao Nibs
Blueberries are a superfood with remarkable antioxidant properties. This recipe offers a fresh take on incorporating blueberries into your recipes.
- 2 cups of almond or cashew milk
- 1 cup of chia seeds
- ½ cup of blueberries – fresh or defrosted
- ¼ cup of cacao nibs
- Honey to taste
Pour the milk into a large bowl, add the chia seeds and the honey, and keep it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. When it has thickened, add the blueberries and the cacao nibs.
Breakfast Protein Box
Simple, fast and delicious: breakfast recipes for energy don’t get easier than this!
- 2 cups of low-fat cheese
- 6 oz of almonds or cashews
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
- Fresh diced pineapple
- ¼ cup of dried cranberries
- 1 hardboiled egg (optional)
Divide the ingredients in a prep container (or arrange them nicely on a plate) and snap an Instagram-ready photo (optional).
Quinoa Porridge with Berries
You can prepare this meal the night before, just don’t forget to take it out of the fridge an hour or two before serving (serves 2).
- 1 cup of quinoa flakes
- 1 cup of coconut milk (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- Lemon juice
- 1 cup of water
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of fresh raspberries
Cook the quinoa on medium heat. If you’re using coconut milk, add it when the flakes soften. Add in the lemon juice, sweetener, and hemp seeds. Cook until the porridge has thickened. Top with the raspberries.
Sweet Potato Toast with Salmon
Being a fatty fish, salmon helps reduce inflammation in the body, and it also promotes the health of the vascular system. If you want to add protein to your breakfast, smoked salmon is the ideal choice (serves 2).
- 1 medium-sized sweet potato
- 2 oz of smoked salmon
- 1 tablespoon of hummus with tahini
- Mustard to taste
- Dill or parsley
Slice the sweet potato into thin slices and toast them for about 5 minutes on high. If your toaster doesn’t have a high setting, toast repeatedly. Coat the toasted potato with hummus and mustard and add the smoked salmon. Finish the meal with parsley or dill.
Breakfast Ideas to Power You Up Through the Day
Quick, easy, and delicious, these breakfast recipes for energy can help you get more work done and feel better throughout the day. Pick your favorite and try it tomorrow morning. There’s no reason to put it off – breakfast has never tasted better.