Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. However, it is often the most neglected one too. In our bid to fix a ‘quick breakfast’, we tend to skip it every other day. But skipping breakfast means we lose out on the necessary nutrients that help us hustle through the day and stay healthy.
The need to have a filling breakfast increases all the more if you are working out. Now, your go-to morning meal might be a glass of protein shake, but you can also elevate your favorite protein powder without compromising on the essential nutrients. Want to know how?
Read on for the recipes of three delicious and easy breakfast meals:
Who doesn’t love crepes? You can use just a few simple ingredients to give them a healthy twist and enjoy them without any guilt. All you need is six egg whites, one-third cup rolled oats, one-third cup fat-free cottage cheese, one cup skimmed milk, one-fourth cup yogurt and a scoop of protein powder such as GNC Lean Shake (Vanilla). Blend the ingredients together into a smooth batter. Sweeten it with honey or any natural sweetener of your choice. Heat a non-stick pan and pour half a cup of the batter on it for each crepe. Cook for a minute or two until the edges start pulling away from the pan. Flip and cook for another 10 seconds. Your crepes are ready! Enjoy them with fruits, or any topping of your choice.
Banana Split Breakfast Smoothie
A smoothie is one of the easiest and fastest-to-make breakfast options. If you are in a hurry to go out in the morning, then this recipe would be just perfect for you. All you have to do is take half a cup skimmed milk, half a frozen or fresh banana, half a cup plain non-fat yogurt, one tablespoon of sugar-free strawberry jam and one scoop of protein powder such as GNC Lean Shake (Chocolate) in a blender. Process it all till you get a creamy and smooth texture. You can also throw in some ice cubes if you like it chilled. Top it up with some dark chocolate chips for that extra indulgence.
Warm Oatmeal Smoothie
Do you love rolling with rolled oats for breakfast? Well then, this smoothie can be your go-to breakfast fix! The first step would be to grind one-fourth cup of rolled oats into a fine powder. Then, add a scoop of protein powder, some vanilla extract, half cup cool brewed green tea and half cup frozen strawberries to the ground oats. Blend it all till the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Pour the mix into a microwave-safe mug and cook it in the microwave for about a minute and a half. Your warm, oatmeal breakfast is ready to be devoured!
Remember, a well-balanced breakfast is the best way to start your day. So don’t miss to load up on your essential nutrients with these breakfast recipes and kick-start your day on a super healthy note.