Contributed by Emily Brathen
Eating a healthy breakfast could mean an energy-filled day, increased concentration and better performance at work or school. There is a wide variety of foods that one can eat to adequately satisfy them until their next meal without necessarily expanding their waistline. All that’s required of one is to ensure that they carefully select the ingredients and count the calories. Just because you’re observing healthy eating does not necessarily mean that the food is tasteless. With the right breakfast food choices, you will easily meet your nutritional needs while enjoying a burst of rich flavors and tastes from your food.
1. Banana Ginger Smoothie
Tasty smoothies are a preferred breakfast choice known to boost the metabolism if the right ingredients are used. The ginger in this recipe will soothe a nasty heartburn, indigestion, nausea and any stomach problem that you may be experiencing.
- 1 Sliced Banana
- 3/4 Cup of Vanilla Yogurt
- A tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 a teaspoon of grated ginger
Transfer all the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
2. Egg White Sauce
- 2 Boiled Eggs
- 2 blanched tomatoes
- 1 small diced onion
- Olive Oil
Shell the boiled eggs and peel the egg whites away from the yolks and cut them into strips. Set aside. On a medium heated frying pan, heat a teaspoonful of olive oil then add the onions. Stir and cook until well caramelized. Add the tomatoes, oregano and a pinch of salt. Stir and cover to simmer until the tomatoes are well cooked. Add in the egg whites, stir, turn off the heat and cover for 5 minutes. Serve with crusted bread.
3. Orange Dream Creamsicle
This low-calorie citrus infused smoothie is an ideal breakfast drink after a long sweaty workout session
- 1 medium-sized orange, peeled
- 1/4 cup fat-free yogurt
- 2 Tbsp of orange juice concentrate
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
- 4 Ice cubes
Transfer all the ingredients to a blender and process to your preferred consistency. You can add a vegetable of your choice.
4. Spanish Omelette
Eggs are a suitable breakfast ingredient as they are packed with high levels of protein. Include vegetables and you have a healthy snack
- 2 Eggs
- One medium-sized tomato
- A small onion
- 1/4 bell pepper
- A handful of coriander
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Dice all the vegetables and put them in a bowl. Add in the eggs, salt and pepper and whisk until well blended. On a heated pan, heat a Tsp of olive oil and pour in the egg mixture. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, place on a toast of bread and serve.
5. Blueberry Wonderland
This breakfast smoothie is a great source of antioxidants. These are very effective in flashing out harmful toxins from the body.
- 3 Tbsp of water
- 2 tsp of honey
- One green tea bag
- 1 medium-sized banana, sliced in half
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
- 3/4 cup of calcium-fortified vanilla soy milk
Microwave the water until steaming hot and put the green tea bag in. Allow to diffuse for 3 minutes and remove. Stir in the honey until it dissolves. In a blender, put in the blueberries, banana, milk and ice and blend to a suitable consistency. Add in the green tea and blend for a 10 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
6. Oat Meal Anew
Oats are a great source of fiber. They fill you up for longer hence eliminating hunger pangs and cravings which lead to unwanted snacking. The fiber in oats is also friendly to your digestive system.
- 1/2 Cup of organic oat
- 1 Tbsp of honey
- 5 small cubes of dehydrated papaya and mango
Put the oats on a heated pan. Toast the oats then pour the low-fat milk in. Allow to boil for 3 minutes and remove from fire. Stir in the dehydrated fruits and cover for 2 minutes. Serve in a bowl and top up with some crushed nuts.
7. Spinach Surprise
Leafy green vegetables are a wonderful source of fiber and vitamins. These are best known to increase your metabolism which further translates to weight loss and more fat burn.
- 2 leaves of organic spinach
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup crushed ground nuts
- 1 small piece of Grilled chicken breasts
- Pepper (optional)
Place an open spinach leaf on a chopping board. Shred the chicken breast and place on the leaf. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and top up with the crushed nuts. Seal the leaf and secure with a toothpick. Place the leaf in a steamer and over boiling water for 3 minutes. Enjoy. The protein and fiber ingredients will effectively kick-start your metabolism and enable you to burn excess fat throughout the day. Serve and enjoy the dishes while hot and drink the smoothies immediately so as to avoid oxidation. Pair these dishes with a laxative for weight loss for even better results.
Emily is founder of BodyShape101/com, a blog where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Their aim is to help people like you to achieve perfect body. BodyShape101 is concentrated on exercise and fitness tips, and making the most out of it. She is also a mother of one and she tries to find balance between her passion and her biggest joy in life.
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