5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Actually Taste Good

January 28, 2019

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Actually Taste Good

We know that you might have a really chaotic, intense and agitated morning routine every day. In between getting dressed, preparing your personal stuff and struggling to get on time to work, you would prefer to buy some questionable snack in the morning and just move on with your day. However, it is important for you to know that the quality of your breakfast will result in how you will deal with the rest of your day, so the best thing you can do is doing it right. Even if you decide to skip breakfast, chances are you will gain even more weight because you will have to eat more in the next meal in order to compensate for what you didn’t eat earlier.

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For this article, we will go through some delicious, fast and, most of all, healthy breakfast solutions. Most of them are so easy to prepare you can even make them on your desk (just try that your boss wont notice). Also, we will review the concrete reasons why they are so beneficial for you and pursue a fitness lifestyle. Lets begin!

Oatmeal, Fruits, and Berries.

Oatmeal is one of the ingredients that you cant afford missing in order to get a balanced diet. It is easy to get on any grocery store and it can be used for any meal. Grab a bowl, add some oatmeal, flax seed, skimmed milk and every fruit you can think of (banana, strawberries, apple, pear, blueberries, etc.). This is a breakfast with a high content of fiber and essential vitamins that will ensure keeping your energy up all day. They will also help you increase the speed of how your metabolism works.

A Power Smoothie

A smoothie is a great way to start your day because it has all the nutrients you will need for the rest of the day. Also, they are amazing for people heavily involved in fitness and exercise lifestyle:

Pro Tips:

  • Just grab a banana, apple, melon, some yogurt, oatmeal, skimmed milk and get them in your blender. That’s it. You can also use almond milk or coconut milk.

  • If you add milk or yogurt to your smoothie, avoid using citric fruits like lemon, orange, grapefruit or tangerine. Otherwise, they are more than welcome.

  • If you want a refreshing beverage you can drink on the go, you can add ice to the mix, or you can pre-freeze the fruit you will use. This won’t make the drink any less nutritious.

  • Also, if you want to start a weight loss cleanse, you can also try a detox smoothie. In this case, use more vegetables like cucumber, celery, spinach, lemon juice, coriander, cucumber and use fewer fruits. Don’t use milk, but enough water. For better results, try to avoid having many carbs for the rest of the day.

  • Dont add any more sugar.

  • If you want to add a special taste to your smoothie, put some nuts to the mix

    (Peanuts and almonds are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytosterols.

Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is highly renowned because of its great content of protein and probiotics. As breakfast, you can mix it with your preferred berries and oatmeal. You can even prepare your own Greek yogurt for your whole week for half of the price! Here are the ingredients:
  • 1 Lt of Milk (It is recommended to use whole pasteurized milk).

  • 100 ml of Single Cream.

  • 1 Natural yogurt (125g ml)

  • A thermometer

If you don’t have a yogurt maker, don’t worry, up next we will teach you how to do it. You won’t even need a starter culture to prepare it!
Preparation
    1. You need to keep in mind that for the success of the results, the mix needs to be kept hot. A stainless pot will maintain the temperature steady when you need it.

    2. Pour the milk, the single cream, and the yogurt into the pot and mix until you obtain a uniform product. Heat until the mix reaches 85°. At that moment, the use of the thermometer is crucial.

    3. Leave to cook on slow heat until it starts to emit vapor. Right before it boils, retire from the stove and wait 13 minutes or wait until the mix reaches 45°.
    4. Then, pour the content into sealed recipients and let them ferment for 8 hours
    5. Do not put the recipients in your refrigerator. This will slow down or even stop the fermentation process. You will need to keep the mix warm, but not under direct sunlight.
    6. Lastly, you just have to filter the result to get your Greek yogurt. Just use cotton fabric to do it and serve.

Recommendations

  • If you dont have any recipients with a lid to contain the mix, use a vase and a plastic vinyl to seal the content. The whole idea is to not let oxygen get in contact with the mix while it is fermenting.

  • Leave the recipients in your oven (turned off) so they receive indirect heat and wont be in contact with air currents.

Benefits of having Greek Yogurt for breakfast
  • It increases the effectivity of your immunologic system.
  • Its high protein levels are beneficial to help you with your muscular built, cellular growth and the repair of your internal tissue.
  • Greek yogurt is a great source of probiotics. These are a group of healthy bacteria, yeast, and microorganisms that will help you balance your metabolism and increase your health and vitality.

  • It contains Vitamin B12 (fundamental for a good brain performance), iodine (regulates the function of your thyroid gland) and potassium (it will help you balance the excess of sodium in your body).

  • If you like to exercise before having breakfast, Greek yogurt will help you recover the nutrients you lost by sweating. You won’t feel hungry until your next meal.

  • Its content of calcium is vital for the growth of your bone structure and teeth.

A Mushroom Omelet
This is one of my favorites. Gently fry in a pan some mushrooms, diced onion, red pepper and spinach in olive oil on low heat. Break two eggs in a bowl, add a little milk and beat the mix. Add the eggs to your mushrooms. You can also add some light cheese and end up with a complete and healthy power breakfast.

Avocado toast

Over the last years, the famous avocado toast has become one of the favorites meals for young professionals, students, teenagers and yes, even Baby Boomers are jumping in the boat. You ask why? Well, it is delicious, natural, healthy and easy.

Amongst some of the benefits of avocado, we can mention:

  • It is a source of Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, and folic acid.

  • It has more potassium than bananas. As we said before, potassium is vital to balance your levels of Sodium.

  • It is great for your heart. It contains oleic acids that help increase your levels of HDL cholesterol (the good one) and decreases of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (this is the one that gets attached to the internal walls of your arteries, increasing the risk of having cardiovascular conditions and even heart attacks).

  • It is rich in fiber, so it will help you lose weight and reduce the levels of sugar in your blood.

  • It helps you absorb the nutrients of other vitamins. A good avocado salad will increase the intake of antioxidants from the other veggies you are having.

  • It is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds are basic for good visual health.

  • Studies have shown its effects on the prevention of prostate cancer

  • It is great to treat arthritic conditions

  • Most of all, it is really delicious.

There are many ways to prepare your avocado. The most common mix is to add parmesan, but paprika, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, and cucumber are also used. Preferably prepare it with slices of integral bread. As you can see, having a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be really difficult. This is the best way to get the fuel you will need to start your day with full energy, giving your body the essential nutrients so it can function properly. Don’t forget to consult from time to time to your nutritionist so they can give some advice on breakfast habits and diets according to the goals you want to achieve. We also recommend exercising properly too!  Now with these fast and easy recipes, you won’t have any more excuses to have a great kickstart every day.




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