Guest Post: 5 Breakfast Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts

Skipping breakfast is not a habit that you should adopt, but still many people do it because they don’t have the time or the energy to eat in the morning. To each their own, of course, but you should know that having the first meal of the day on a regular basis allows your metabolism to go on full speed from an early morning and it actually helps in waking up. Healthy breakfast regulates your blood pressure and blood sugar, not to talk about the fact that it has a significant impact on how you’re going to eat for the rest of your day and if you’ll be able to keep cravings away.

All of these reasons are but the tip of the iceberg of why you should always have your breakfast of the champions and we’re here to help you out in this domain. Here are some breakfast ideas that won’t take up a lot of your time in the morning, they are perfect for every fitness enthusiast and they are delicious.

1.    Muffins Omelets

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This doesn’t mean you actually have to make a full batch of savory muffins, although you can do that too if you’ve got some extra time. We’re talking about easy to make, easy to take with you muffin omelets that are made quickly and with anything you like. All you need is a muffin tin, some eggs and whatever veggie ingredients you love and know will taste good. If you want an additional protein boost, you can add some cottage cheese, but otherwise go for bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, garlic, zucchini, spinach, whatever comes to your mind will do the trick. Pop them into the oven for 20 minutes, do your morning workout in that time and you’ll have your breakfast waiting for you. Extra plus here is that you can take muffins with you wherever you go, add some greens as a salad, and you’ve got a nutritious snack.

2.    Oatmeal

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You might be making faces at the screen now because oatmeal isn’t quite packed with flavor, but it’s still amazing for your body. Not only does it help with your digestion thanks to the fiber it offers, but it’s a great source of protein and simple carbs, that can be used up by your metabolism as the prime source of energy. The good news is you don’t have to settle for tasteless goo you get when you eat plain oatmeal, you can make it sweet or savory by adding some nuts, dried and fresh fruit, honey, whatever you like pretty much goes. Just don’t go overboard with nuts and dried fruit, as nuts are full of fats and need to be eaten in moderation and dried fruit can throw quite a sugar punch if you overdo it.

3.    Healthy Pancakes

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Well honestly, who could say no to pancakes for breakfast? And it’s a great idea too, as long as you remember to cut out all the white flour and sugar from the equation. Thanks to the nutrition experts, there are now plenty of healthy pancake recipes which don’t contain ingredients that don’t do us any favors in calories domain and you should take full advantage of that. Also, if you’re an expert in healthy meal prep, you can mix up your pancake batter the night before you want them for breakfast, so that you don’t waste any time in the morning. When it comes to toppings, we encourage you to be gentle on your body – don’t go for maple syrup and butter, but rather add some smashed banana into the batter, it will already be sweet enough, you can add a dollop of Greek yogurt with some fresh fruit. And sometimes when you feel extra wild, add some dark chocolate chips into your pancakes and enjoy.

4.    Healthy Yogurt Parfaits

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Yogurt makes everything better, thanks to its creaminess and not imposing taste, which makes it excellent breakfast food. Parfait means grain in Italian, and yogurt with some grains of your choice and fresh fruit will give you all the healthy carbs, protein and fiber you need in one swoop. Parfaits work best with Greek yogurt as their base and how you build it from there is up to you. We like to go for oats when we’re mixing these babies up, and some blueberries and strawberries work wonderfully in this combo too. It’s a good idea to whip up your parfait the night before, that way your grains will be juicy and moist and yogurt will be kind of sweet thanks to the fruit.

5.    Whole Wheat Waffles

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Another breakfast classic is waffles and we’re all for it, as long as you go for the whole wheat version of them. You can prepare your healthy waffle mix the night before you need it and then just toast it into waffles real quick while you’re doing your morning rituals. You can use waffles either for making super nutritious sandwiches or you can drizzle them with honey and serve with some fresh fruit. You can’t go wrong here, just choose whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory breakfast that day.

As you’ve probably come to realize, the best breakfasts are made when you’ve got plenty of room to experiment with various ingredients and tweak the recipes to your taste. The most important thing here is to know how to make classic recipes much healthier simply by changing some of the ingredients. Results will still be scrumptious and your breakfast will only make your body ready for the workouts in the future, which is vital for any true fitness enthusiast. – Monica Nichols

6Being a writer and fashion designer is a dream come true for Monica Nichols and since she was a child, she knew her artistic tendencies will determine her life. She is a beloved writer of diet.st, she is 32 and currently living in Omaha, Nebraska. Monica likes to spend her time doing yoga and going to live jazz gigs whenever the opportunity arises.

 

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