Maybe you want to lose some weight, you are trying to maintain your weight, or you just want to eat healthy. No matter in which group you find yourself, a well-balanced breakfast is very important for you. Skipping your breakfast and starting the day with a cup of coffee loaded up with sugar, or starting the day with some highly processed “fast snack“ are one of the worst things that you can do when it comes to healthy diet. The best choice for breakfast is raw fruits or vegetables combined with whole grains, nuts and seeds, so that it provides you with everything that you need for a healthy start of the day.
You will need: 1 banana, 1 apple, 2 tbsp. tahini paste, 1 tbsp. flax seed, 1 tbsp. chia seed, if you want you can add in some berries.
This smoothie will give you the right amount of energy for a good start of the day, and will also give you fibers, vitamins, minerals, omega 3’s and healthy proteins.
- Oats with walnuts and raisins
Mix together: 1-2 cups cooked oat flakes or oat grain, add 50 gr chopped walnuts, and as much raisin as to give it a sweet taste (but don’t add too much raisin, because even though fruits contain “natural“ sugar, you definitely don’t need tons of natural sugar for breakfast.)
It is better to choose oat grain instead of flakes, because the less processed the food is the better choice you’ve made. This breakfast will provide you nearly 600-800kcal depending on the amount of oat and raisin that you will use. And again this breakfast will give you vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fibers and healthy proteins.
- Whole grain bread with avocado paste
If you want to eat something salty for breakfast, you can eat this combination. Choose mixed grain bread or use a homemade bread and spread some avocado paste on your piece of bread. You can combine the bread with humus, sunflower paste, peanut/cashew/almond butter if you don’t really like avocado. Combine this with a big bowl of salad. The bread will give you complex carbs, fibers and some proteins, the paste will give you healthy proteins and healthy fats and the salad is a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibers and phytonutrients.