TOP 5 BREAKFAST IDEAS

Are you one to have a large coffee each morning and consider that your breakfast? Or just not a morning person and would call morning tea or lunch your first meal of the day?

If you regularly skip breakfast you could also be skipping on your daily energy requirements and weight loss or maintenance goals. That first meal of the day (yes breakfast) provides your brain and body with the fuel it requires for effective cognitive function, energy needs and long term health. Studies have also shown that eating a nutritious breakfast can assist in weight loss and provide more energy to perform your daily tasks with a maintained focus.

 

 

Eating breakfast daily doesn’t mean you have to have the traditional big breakfast. There are so many great ideas to get a nutritious hit, break the ‘fast’ and get stuck into your day.

If you are a regular breakfast skipper, don’t feel hungry in the mornings, an early starter, have a large commute to work each day, busy mum or need to eat something on the run, then these are for you!

These top five breakfast ideas will provide your body with essential macro and micronutrients to power through your day and get you on your way to your health goals. These breaky ideas have a varying mix of your key macronutrients fats, protein and carbs with nutritious ingredients thrown in to help yu reach your daily micro nutrient goals. All can be prepped in advance overnight or will take minimal time to create each morning at home or at work:

1. Overnight oats

Ingredients

•       1 x scoop Maxine’s Burn protein powder

•       40g rolled oats

•       15g Chia seeds

•       250ml Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk

Method:

•       Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir well

•       Soak overnight and leave in the fridge to enjoy the next morning.

•       Alternately mix in the morning and cook in the microwave for a warm winter breaky.

•       In the morning top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and berries.

 

2. BFN Berry Basic Smoothie

Ingredients

•       1 x scoop Maxine’s Burn protein powder

•       50g Blueberries & 50g Raspberries

•       5g Pysllium husk

•       15g Chia seeds

•       1 x scoop Max’s NAGG complex

•       250ml Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk

Method:

•       Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

 

3. BFN boiled eggs & avo on toast

Ingredients

·       50g avocado

·       1-2 slices wholemeal or gluten free toast

·       2 x boiled eggs

Method:

·       Prepare your boiled eggs in advance on the weekend or the night before

·       Toast your bread, spread your avocado and top with sliced boiled eggs!

·       Add a smear of vegemite to each piece of toast for some added flavor and a vitamin B hit

 

4. Overnight chai pudding

Ingredients

·       20g chia seeds + ~150ml Almond milk/ water / coconut water to mix

·       100g greek yoghurt

·       100g berries: fresh or frozen

·       40g oats or rice flakes

Method

·       Mix the chia seeds with the liquid of choice, stir well and leave in the fridge overnight. This

       will form a pudding like substance

·       In the morning add 100g greek yoghurt, fresh or frozen berries either whole or pureed and

        the oats or rice crisps.

5. Smoked salmon

Ingredients

·       50g smoked salmon

·       1-2 pieces wholemeal or gluten free toast

·       25g cream or cottage cheese

·       Sliced tomato

Method

·       Toast your bread, or opt for rice cakes/cruskits if you prefer

·       Spread cream or cottage cheese onto toast

·       Top with sliced tomato, smoked salmon and add some cracked pepper for taste

 

With these great ideas there will be no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day!

Brooke x