Breakfast suggestions for busy people

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Breakfast, Food, Health, Recipes, Superfoods, Sweets | 0 comments

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why is it then that it is the most commonly skipped meal? Many people would prefer an extra 10 minutes of sleep over putting time aside for breakfast preparation, but spend the rest of the day trying to make up for the energy that they have missed with sugary snacks and coffee. Unfortunately almost all conventional breakfast cereals are high in sugar and highly processed. A high protein breakfast is super important for improving energy levels, balancing blood sugar levels, limiting sugar cravings, improving concentration and focus and stimulating a fast metabolic rate. Breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated! Here are my ideas for quick, nutritious and protein rich breakfast options to help you through a busy working week. Some need to be prepared the night before so they are ready for morning, while others are breakfasts that should take no time at all to prepare. Here are my favourite breakfast suggestions for busy people:

• Wholegrain toast with avocado/avocado and tomato/cottage cheese and tomato/cream cheese and smoked salmon/almond butter/cashew butter/tahini and banana/almond butter and banana with honey/goats cheese. Good quality bread with a nutrient rich topping is a much better option than most conventional cereals as it contains more fibre and protein for healthy blood sugar regulation
• Rice or corn cakes with tuna and avocado/cottage cheese and tomato/hard boiled eggs and avocado/almond butter and banana. Easy to prepare and quick to eat
• Natural, unflavoured yoghurt (such as chobani, jalna or vaalia) with berries/banana/mango and a handful of raw nuts and seeds (such as flaked almonds, walnuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds)
• Homemade bircher muesli- soak a combination of raw whole oats with cinnamon, chia seeds, LSA, nuts, seeds and sultanas overnight in coconut milk/almond milk/soy milk/cows milk. Serve with a spoonful of natural yoghurt and fresh fruit
• Chia seed pudding- soak ¼ cup of chia seeds overnight with around 1 cup of pureed coconut milk and berries or mango and it’s ready to enjoy in the morning.
• Breakfast frittata- use leftover veggies from dinner to make this even faster to prepare. Combinations that work well include- broccoli, asparagus, spinach and fetta OR roasted pumpkin with mushroom and baby spinach OR smoked salmon with greens OR tomato, capsicum and chorizo. Bake in a flat tray using around 8-10 eggs and this will last for 3-4 breakfasts.
• Breakfast muesli bar- Make your own healthy muesli bars using a combination of whole oats, quinoa flakes, sunflower seeds, flaked almonds, pepitas, sesame seeds, chia seeds and flaxseeds. You can use mashed bananas instead of sugars to add some sweetness. A healthy muesli bar slice should be loaded with nuts and seeds and most will last in the fridge for a full 5 days.
• Homemade healthy muffins- Use wholemeal or spelt flour along with almond meal and add extra nutrition by adding in chia seeds, LSA, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and crushed walnuts. Use a recipe that is low in sugar.
• Breakfast power smoothies- Pile in the superfoods to boost the nutritional profile of your smoothie. I suggest blending a combination of almond milk, natural yoghurt, cinnamon, banana, berries, cacao powder, maca powder, acai powder, chia seeds and LSA
• Breakfast green smoothies- My favourite green smoothie is made using a blend of frozen banana alongside rockmelon, baby spinach, avocado, cucumber and coconut water. Add in a flavourless protein powder for a protein kick to ensure your fullers for longer

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