Your mom always told you, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And she was right! Numerous studies have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast helps in weight loss or just maintaining a healthy weight. Eating breakfast increases your metabolism, enhances your mood, and fuels your day. Whether your off to the gym or off to work, a healthy breakfast is a must!
Try 1 of these 7 balanced, wholesome meals to kick start your morning!
1. The Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Loaded with super foods like flax seed, spinach, blueberries, greek yogurt, and coconut milk you’ll be alert and awake for the day!
Full recipe by Lee Hersh at http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/06/blueberry-flax-superfood-smoothie/#_a5y_p=1913740
2. The Breakfast Babe (a.k.a. the healthy chocolate peanut butter breakfast shake)
A craving killer made with all healthy ingredients: banana, peanut butter, cacao powder, honey & almond milk. Try adding protein powder or oats as well!
Full recipe by BakerByNature at http://bakerbynature.com/thick-creamy-chocolate-peanut-butter-breakfast-shake/
3. The Breakfast Burrito
Made with ham, egg, avocado, light cheese, and a whole wheat tortilla this nutrient loaded breakfast will not disappoint!
Full recipe by Jared at http://tone-and-tighten.com/2014/07/ham-egg-and-avocado-breakfast-burrito-recipe.html
4. Oatmeal Apple Blender Pancakes
Gluten free, dairy free, simple and delicious! Made with only 5 ingredients and a blender: apple, oatmeal, almond milk, coconut oil, and eggs.
Full recipe by Somethewiser at http://www.wholeyum.com/oatmeal-apple-blender-pancakes-gluten-free/
5. The Skinny Pancakes (a.k.a. the low carb option)
Made with almond meal, eggs, water, and spices to taste, these pancakes will satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra carbs!
Full recipe by Lindsay at http://www.delightedmomma.com/2012/01/skinny-pancakes.html
6. Egg White & Spinach Omelet
Back to basics with this egg white and spinach omelet. Made with egg whites, spinach, olive oil, cottage cheese, and light parmesan cheese. Try adding a dollop of salsa on top for an extra kick!
Full recipe by Jen at http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/2014/04/easy-spinach-egg-white-omelette.html
7. Breakfast of Champions: Avocado and Eggs
Full of healthy fat and 3 simple ingredients: eggs, avocado, and whole wheat toast. You can't go wrong with this breakfast staple!Full recipe by Lauren at http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2012/02/23/avocado-and-eggs-breakfast-of-champions/