Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Hello loves! Today I wanted to piggy back off of yesterday’s post with some healthy breakfast ideas. I know breakfast is a frequently underestimated meal, but it’s so important. It kicks your metabolism into gear right away in the morning and gives you the energy to start the day. I used to be the kind of person who would run out the door with a water bottle and a tiny granola bar, but since I’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been making a point to eat breakfast! Today I wanted to share with you some quick easy and filling breakfast options I love.

First off is my favorite, and a classic: toast and fresh fruit. I’ve been staying away from gluten recently and have really seen a difference! Gluten free bread tastes the best toasted, so I like to toast it up and spread crunchy peanut butter on top. The peanut butter gives a boost of protein to keepy you energized for a longer period of time, and the bread has carbs to give you immediate energy. (I’ve been obsessed with the Peanut Butter Company crunchy peanut butter, all peanut butter isn’t equal. It’s not.) I also like to have some fresh fruit with this, today I had a honey crisp apple.



For my second example, a yogurt parfait. I like using either Dannon Healthy and Fit vanilla Greek yogurt, or Yoplait vanilla Greek yogurt. These two are a little last tart and a bit lighter which I really prefer. I like to top it off with a layer of Udi’s granola. Then finish it off with your choice of fresh fruit. My favorite is basically any kind of berries, today I had fresh strawberries, which are super great right now!



For my last example, this is my new and improved on the go breakfast. I love making smoothies in the morning (and waking everyone in the house up bright and early.) A good basic recipe for smoothies is 2 cups of fruit (if not using frozen, add ice cubes), 1 cup of juice. This next part is kind of mix and match as you’d like for your own personal preference. If you want a thicker consistency, 1/2 cup of yogurt. If you want to add some greens, add just a handful, so you don’t over do it. I like to add 1 scoop of vanilla protein power along with 1 tablespoon of flaxseed for some fiber. In the one I made for the example today, I put two cups of a mixture of pineapple and mango, then added 1 cup of apple juice, a scoop of protein powder and a few scoops of non-fat Greek yogurt.



I know these are super simple suggestions, but they are some of my favorites! I wanted to share this with you all because I was one of those people who rushed through the morning, not giving a thought to food before starting my day. But since I’ve started eating breakfast, I’ve seen a huge improvement to how I feel all morning long and it starts my day off on the right foot. That’s more of what I wanted to share with you guys as well, and the fact that eating a good meal before starting your day can be super simple and delicious! I hope this has inspired you to take time for yourself to eat in the morning! Have a fabulous day!

xoxo,

The Blonde Brunette

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