For countless individuals around the world, breakfast is the most boring meal of the day, even though everyone knows it's important to eat a good breakfast to start the day off right. However, this can get incredibly difficult, particularly when life gets busy. Every morning, many individuals sit down to a bowl of dry cereal with milk, or maybe they have time to toast a bagel and slather on some cream cheese before they run out the door to work or school. However, these breakfasts are not the healthiest ones out there. Thankfully, it's a myth that healthy breakfasts have to be time-consuming. With this in mind, here's a list of some amazing breakfasts that will provide the boost to supercharge everyone's morning.
The Avocado Green Smoothie
For those who really want to run out of their door in the morning, a smoothie may well be the best option. It's simple, requires little prep work, and best of all, smoothies, when done properly, are crammed with tons of nutrition. The avocado green smoothie is just one way individuals can start their day well. To make a healthy avocado green smoothie, individuals should put one scoop protein powder, one tablespoon chia or flax seeds, a quarter cup of sliced banana, two tablespoons avocado, water or coconut milk, and a scoop of super greens or a handful of kale or spinach into their blender. Once it's blended well, individuals can pour the smoothie into a travel cup, and rush out the door with healthy fuel to start the day.
The Great Greens Smoothie
For those who don't like avocado, there is another green smoothie. To get the maximum benefits from this smoothie, individuals should only use organic greens, fruits, and vegetables. Here's a basic recipe everyone can try. To start, individuals should put two cups of water into a blender with half a bunch of spinach and a head of romaine lettuce and blend until smooth. Next, they should add chunks of de-seeded pear, apple, and four stalks of celery, and blend again. Lastly, they should toss in chunks of banana and the juice of half a lemon. After that, it's just a matter of blending once more, pouring into a travel cup, and drinking! This smoothie is full of antioxidants, which are important to fight aging and many health conditions.
Yay For Yogurt
Yogurt is a mainstay for many individuals who are trying to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. But let's face it, it can get boring eating granola and yogurt or fruit and yogurt every day. After so long, It begins to feel like a punishment to have another meal with yogurt. But why not try something a little different with yogurt? Using Greek yogurt as a base, individuals should add some cut up granny smith apples, a teaspoon or two of chia seeds, a tablespoon of walnuts, and a pinch of cinnamon. The good thing about these yogurt breakfasts is they can be prepared in advance, which makes them a perfect meal to grab and get out of the house.
Oats Are More Than Okay
It would be hard to talk about breakfast without talking about oats. Just one hundred grams of oats has seventeen grams of protein, and 8.2 grams of fiber, which is essential to help digestion if individuals are eating whole flake oats. Rapid-cooking oats don't have as much fiber as they have been processed to cook quickly. Stove-top oatmeal is good for quick mornings, but baked oatmeal is something to enjoy on the weekend. Both can be topped with fresh berries, bananas, nuts, and seeds. Individuals can also try adding different types of seeds and nuts, including chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, walnuts, and hazelnuts, to get a good variety and to fill up so they don't feel the need to snack later.
Whip Up Some Eggs
Eggs are another popular breakfast food, but much like eating yogurt every day, it can be a bit boring eating eggs the same way all the time. Here are a few ideas to switch things up with eggs. The first is a bit of a switch-up from the everyday breakfast sandwich. Rather than having a breakfast sandwich from the fast-food restaurant down the road, individuals should try this: take some sprouted grain bread (rye is especially good with this simple switch), toast it, and toss some fresh kale into a frying pan. SautÃ©e the kale until it is wilted, then put that, along with some avocado and a sliced hard-boiled egg, on top of the sprouted grain toast. For a little more vitamin B, individuals can sprinkle on a bit of nutritional yeast and spread some grainy mustard on their toast.
Something Different To Scramble
Scrambled eggs are an incredibly easy way to enjoy eggs in the morning. They don't take much time at all, and it's possible to add other ingredients to make them more interesting if individuals have the time and the ingredients. A bit of spinach is always good, or alternately, individuals can try adding some chopped onions and peppers. Serving this with half an avocado gives beneficial fats and the addition of greens like spinach or kale provides the needed leafy greens to start the day. Mushrooms, peppers, and spices can make something simple something special.
Frittata For Family And Friends
If individuals don't have lots of time in the morning, but want to enjoy eggs differently or need breakfast for a group (or both), they should try making a frittata the night before and refrigerating it overnight. Early risers can get up and put this in the oven then. A frittata can be made with many different ingredients, and are tasty served either warm or cold. Better yet, a frittata can be made in the slow cooker, which makes it perfect to serve when having breakfast for supper. One popular and healthy option has sundried tomatoes, red peppers, parmesan, and prosciutto, and is served with fresh arugula. Some also use spinach, onion, peppers, and ham.