Breakfast is a big opportunity to start your day with a nutritious meal that delivers long-lasting energy. You have many options for making delicious foods that take very little time.
Smoothies are a popular category because they are highly portable for people who have to rush out the door. Blending in leafy greens, seeds, or wheatgrass into a protein-rich base like milk, yogurt, or protein powder is a great strategy for packing in nutrients that help you feel vigorous.
When you’re not in the mood for a smoothie, choose whole grain foods that can power your body for hours. The following ideas will help you master the art of the energy-rich breakfast.
1. Nut Butter Wrap With Fruit
Select a whole wheat or flax wrap to increase nutrient and protein content. Spread your choice of peanut, almond, or cashew butter on the wrap and then add slices of fruit.
2. Icy Berry Smoothie
On hot summer mornings, you can stay cool with a smoothie made from a blend of berries, yogurt or kefir, ice, and chia seeds. The chia seeds contain fat, carbohydrates, and protein. As a whole grain food, they prolong your feeling of satisfaction and keep hunger at bay.
3. Green Veggie Smoothie
If eating enough vegetables challenges you, then go the green smoothie route. Blend kale and spinach into avocado, apple, and raspberries. Then add some kefir to give the smoothie body and spirulina because it is high in B vitamins that support brain function and alertness.
4. Peanut Butter, Jam, and Oats Parfait
This one will feel more like dessert than breakfast, but you can control sugar content by choosing plain Greek yogurt and relying on only the jam for sweetness. In a tall serving dish, make layers of yogurt, peanut butter, jam, and rolled oats. The oats increase protein and give your stomach some fiber to increase your sense of satisfaction.
5. Oatmeal With Fruit and Nuts
A good old-fashioned bowl of oatmeal has been popular for generations because it tastes great and sticks to your ribs. Oats are already whole grain powerhouses, but you can get more energy from the meal by adding your favourite sliced fruit and sprinkling on nuts.
A diet focused on high-quality foods, especially whole foods, will help you feel energetic and productive. Shop at Famous Foods in Vancouver to find the fresh produce and bulk foods necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.