Breakfast is the single most important meal of the day. However, it so tempting to skip. Many people just follow the principle “take it or leave it.” For some, it consists only of coffee and toast, while for others it’s an explosion of vitamins and nutrients.
If you’re not a breakfast aficionado, that’s probably because you haven’t tried a really good one yet. But then again, that’s why we’re here: to present you 9 of the healthiest and most delicious breakfasts ever, so morning becomes your favorite time of day.
Once you discover the pleasure of having a nutricious breakfast, you won’t throw your alarm against the wall anymore – you’ll embrace that shrill, annoying sound as if it were an old friend.
9 Energy Boosters
- Eggs (omelet or poached)
An omelet is pretty much a given because, let’s be honest, it’s such a delicious food. If you think that it’s kind of trivial, think again. You probably don’t have a clue on how many health benefits eggs have.
You know that some bodybuilders drink them raw, right? Why do you think they do it? Because eggs represent a fantastic source of proteins. There are approximately 20 grams of proteins in 2-3 eggs, depending on the size.
If you want to make the omelet even better, dice a pepper, half a tomato and a green onion and add them to it. Absolutely fantastic! It looks like a work of art, and it is packed with vitamins and proteins. As for an equally healthy drink to go with it: pour a glass of milk and sprinkle some cinnamon on it. Stir it until it is incorporated properly.
If you put a ton of whipped cream and artificial syrup on them, they’re not that healthy. But made with the right ingredients they are a breakfast to die for. Milk? Good. Wheat flour? Good (it is full of fiber). Vanilla? Of course.
As for the topping, Greek yogurt and fruit should be your first choices. Greek yogurt is richer in protein and calcium than milk. Potassium and vitamin B12 can also be found in it.
- Cinnamon buns
Cinnamon has antioxidants and is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Those are only two of the numerous health benefits of this exquisite spice. And did you know that you can add it to your coffee, too? That’s right! It gives it such a nice taste.
And while we’re here… There is no breakfast without coffee, so get your hands on a good coffee maker that will offer a delicious black miracle every morning.
- Oatmeal with peanut butter
Few breakfast foods can compete with this one when it comes to nutritional value. As you may know, peanut butter is one of the richest foods in protein (25 grams per 100 g). Oatmeal has got potassium, sodium, calcium, vitamin A, and fiber. Mix the two together, and you’re good to go. Make sure you put the peanut butter after you cook the oatmeal.
- Protein smoothie
Most people usually mistake protein shakes for steroids. Wake up! You can make a protein shake in your own kitchen. There are hundreds of recipes all over the Internet. For instance, blend fruit and milk, a scoop of protein powder and some cocoa, and you’ll feel full well after lunch time.
- Fruit and seeds
You simply cannot go wrong with this breakfast. You can mix them all up if you want, to get something similar to a salad. There will be an incredible amount of vitamins and proteins in it, especially when seeds like almonds and pistachios are added to the recipe.
Make sure to add some avocado, in order to get your dose of Omega 3 essential fatty acids and beneficial fats.
- Sautéed vegetables
No, not on the side of a steak or bacon. Those are not healthy in general, let alone for breakfast. Vegetables will provide a proper intake of vitamins and proteins, giving you the energy you need to get to lunch. Stir fry vegetables work as well, as long as you’re not drowning them in oil.
- Fried chicken with mozzarella
Mozzarella is a gift from God himself. And chicken too. The best way to cook it is to fry it as schnitzels and add plenty of mozzarella on top of each of them when they are ready. Chop some fresh parsley to add color and additional vitamins. Have it with a glass of milk (simple, almond or coconut milk).
Don’t worry; chicken is much healthier than pork and better than bacon.
You can buy it or make it yourself. What’s important is that muesli is incredibly healthy because it is made only with healthy ingredients in the first place: dried fruits, nuts, and oats. It’s the perfect way to incorporate fiber, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates in one bowl.
A delicious breakfast is addictive. Even for those who are not really hungry in the morning. It’s all about the taste and the explosion of colors that makes it so appealing. You don’t need to have the same thing for breakfast each day. Now you’ve got nine ideas to try out each morning!
You may think that the whole idea of breakfast being vital to health is foolish, but that’s not true. It provides the energy the body needs to function properly, so you better start having it.
What is your favorite breakfast? Did you have any of the nine we mentioned or are you willing to try one of the above?