Three Healthy Breakfasts You Will Love

· 25th June 2015

If you want to start your day off on the right foot and in the right mood, eating a healthy breakfast is the first step. While most of us are busy, and running around like a chicken with our heads cut off, making the time to eat a healthy breakfast is probably one of the best things you can do for your health. Eating a healthy breakfast has many benefits. For starters, it improves your mood, gives you energy and if you choose the right foods, a healthy breakfast will keep you satiated until lunchtime. So what does a healthy breakfast mean? Well, you can start by eliminating processed foods from your morning routine. That means instead of reaching for a sugar packed cereal bar, try reaching for a bowl of oats. If you tend to crave sugary coffee drinks in the morning, try drinking a cup of strong green tea instead. There are many ways to modify your breakfast in the morning to make it healthy, delicious and satisfying. It is never too late to modify your diet. If you are up for a change, experiment with incorporating these three tasty breakfasts into your morning routine.

Breakfast burritos

Who says you can’t enjoy the tastes and tangs of a Mexican dinner for breakfast? If you are the kind of person who craves the traditional flavours of Mexican dishes, breakfast burritos are perfect. Sounds unhealthy? Surprisingly, breakfast burritos, if made with the right ingredients, are extremely healthy and filling. Modification is the key word in breakfast burritos. That means substituting egg-whites for eggs and a vegetable cooking spray for butter. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to prepare this dish in the morning, you can prep the ingredients the night before. In the morning, throw all of the ingredients into a frying pan and voila, you have yourself a hearty and healthy breakfast.

Recipe (serves 4)

  • organic vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 whole-wheat/ whole-grain tortillas
  • 100 grams of grated fat-free cheese
  • 200 grams of dried pinto beans, soaked for at least 8 hours
  • Salsa (freshly diced)

Spray frying pan with vegetable oil. Scramble egg-whites in separate bowl and fry until desired consistency is achieved. Turn adjacent stove burner on low and place tortillas directly on burner for no more than 2 to 3 seconds. Place the cooked egg-whites into hot tortillas and sprinkle grated cheese over the eggs. Roll tortilla and add a spoonful of salsa.

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Peanut butter banana smoothie

Smoothies are a great option for people who are in a rush. They are generally easy to prepare if you have the right ingredients on hand. All you need is a good blender. The key to keeping smoothies healthy is making sure you have a good sugar substitute. Stevia is a natural plant derived from sugar that sweetens drinks, and you only need to use just a touch. If you are a busy person on-the-go, use the following smoothie recipe for a healthy breakfast.

Recipe (serves 1)

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 236 ml of almond milk
  • a handful of ice cubes
  • a touch of stevia

Combine banana, almond milk and ice in blender. Blend on high until mixed well. Add peanut butter and blend again. Add stevia to taste.

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Quinoa breakfast bowl

Quinoa is a superfood and a supergrain. It will keep you satisfied and satiated all day long. Unlike refined grains, quinoa is not only a whole-grain but a complete protein. Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains you can eat. Normally when we think of quinoa we think of a lunchtime or dinner meal. If you want to make quinoa part of a healthy breakfast, try cooking it with almond milk instead of water. You can also add a dash of fruit and honey to make it super tasty. This dish is best prepared before the morning as quinoa generally takes a little while to cook.

Recipe (serves 1)

  • 236ml of soy or almond milk
  • 100 grams of quinoa (or one package)
  • 300g blueberries
  • 80g chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

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Cook quinoa soy or almond milk, water, blueberries, chia seeds and honey together in a slow cooker. Let stew for at least 6 to 8 hours. Store overnight in refrigerator. In the morning, heat up in the microwave.

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