When it comes to eating healthy, no meal is more important than breakfast.
Studies show that breakfast is responsible for providing the energy and nutrients that last the whole day – as it restores glucose levels and improves memory and concentration.
A healthy breakfast makes a huge difference to your day – so take the time to prepare. Here are some meal recipe ideas for quick, healthy breakfasts.
Poached Egg Avocado Toast
Avocado is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. A source of good dietary fat, this is a superfood that is good to get in early.
The protein contained in eggs will also give you a good start to the day. Use whole wheat toast or gluten free bread depending on your allergies.
You’ll need 2 eggs, avocado, lemon juice, 2 slices of bread, 2 spoons of white wine vinegar and some salad.
They take just 20 minutes to prepare, so prep the oven and poach the eggs.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/392°F or fan 180°C/356°F
- Cut avocado in half and scoop flesh into bowl.
- Add lemon juice, pepper and a pinch of salt.
- Toast the bread in a toaster or grill.
- To poach eggs, fill a deep skillet halfway with water. Bring it to simmer and add vinegar.
- Crack both eggs into individual cups. Stir a whirlpool effect into your pan.
- Slowly tip each egg into the water, white first.
- Cook for three minutes then remove with a slotted spoon. Drain onto kitchen paper.
- Spread avocado mixture onto your toasted bread
- Top the bread and avocado with your poached eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
One of the quickest ways to get the most nutrients from a breakfast is to make smoothies.
Buy a blender and get yourself a selection of greens so that you can start the day off quickly and easily.
Blending whey protein into your shake is a great way to help you build muscle and strengthen your body.
An easy recipe consists of almonds, vanilla protein, spinach, acai berries, goji berries and blueberries.
This is a sweet, delicious breakfast you can prepare and drink within 5 minutes.
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
You might not think of cookies as healthy, but for fitness enthusiasts who crave a sweet treat and need a snack you can make the night before to enjoy the next day, making protein cookies is a great option.
You’ll need peanut flour, 1 scoop chocolate protein, 6 Tbsp smooth peanut butter, 5 Tbsp honey, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp sea salt and a handful of dark chocolate chips.
- Preheat the oven to 170C, then line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- In one bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Then, gently melt together the honey and peanut butter, then stir until smooth and add in the salt and vanilla. Add the egg once the mixture has cooled slightly.
- Stir the dry mixture into the wet until combined, then mix in the chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking tray.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden. Press a few more chocolate chips on top, then leave to cool before enjoying.
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