Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting your day by eating well and eating right does wonders for your physical and mental health. No matter how busy you are or how hectic your schedule may be, missing breakfast is never an option. The most important thing is to know and understand what makes up for a healthy breakfast. Starting your day with junk or something that gives you little or no nutrition is as good as not having a meal.
We understand that lives are busy today and most people have no time to prepare a healthy meal first thing in the morning, but a little planning and management can help you kick start the day on the right note. Here’s a list of 5 breakfast recipes that take little time to make but give your body the nourishment and energy it needs to support your daily activities:
- Breakfast Smoothie
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Smoothies are the latest and healthiest fitness trend. The best part is that you can even have it on the go! Collect a number of healthy smoothie ingredients and make a new combination every day. You can use low fat milk or yogurt with fruits of your choice and even add a little whey protein to it. Fresh fruits or frozen fruits, oatmeal, peanut butter, cocoa… the choices and combinations are endless. If you don’t want a very heavy smoothie, you can opt for a green smoothie with kale or spinach with a few fruits of your choice.
- Cereal and Fruit
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It’s a breakfast that many people rely on, but there are ways to make it healthier. Choose high fiber cereal and add fresh fruits to it. You can add low fat milk or even soy milk to the cereal bowl. Add a few dry fruits and nuts for a complete power packed bowl of taste and goodness!
- Boiled eggs
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Skip the fluffy omelet for hard boiled eggs. These are highly rich in protein and have lesser calories as compared to omelets or scrambled eggs. Add two whole wheat toasts and a glass of orange juice of unsweetened hot cocoa in milk and you are ready to start the day high on energy.
- Scrambled Eggs
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If you insist on scrambling your eggs, then make it healthier. Add mushrooms of boiled black gram to your eggs for better energy. Compliment with two whole wheat toasts and a glass of fresh juice or milk.
- Apple and Cheese
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If you are in a real hurry and have absolutely no time to toss up something, this is the simplest but healthiest option. An apple with about an ounce of cheddar cheese is great to eat on the go. It gives the body good fiber and protein to work its way till the next meal! Something is better than nothing!
Each of these recipes will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare. Stock up on healthy foods over the weekend and enjoy a high energetic start to every day.