10 Easy, Energy Boosting Breakfast Recipes
If you're skipping breakfast, odds are you're running out of energy during the day. We're giving you 10 energy-boosting breakfast ideas you need to try!
It’s important to pay attention to what you’re eating throughout the day, and some believe that the easiest way to implement this into your life is by starting your day with an energy-boosting, healthy meal.
Peanut Butter & English Muffin
This recipe is delicious, full of protein, and can be made in five minutes. All you have to do is throw a whole wheat English muffin in the toaster (none of that white bread energy-sucking stuff) and cook it until your preferred toastiness. Next spread some peanut butter on both sides, slice up a banana to put on top (eat what’s leftover), and sprinkle some chia seeds. The protein in the peanut butter will boost your energy, while the banana will give you a good dose of fruits and calcium, and chia seeds provide you with delicious fiber.
Boiling eggs is the easiest way to make an egg, and it can be done while you’re getting ready to head to work. Just toss a few of those suckers in a pot of water and turn the burner on medium for about 13 minutes. If you want the eggs a bit softer reduce the time to about 8 minutes, and if you want them more cooked, bump the timer up to 16 minutes. Eggs are full of protein and vitamin D, both of which will give you energy and help with bone strength!
Avocado Toast & Almonds
A three-ingredient meal that could not be tastier. Toast a piece of whole wheat bread, slice up some avocado, and either sprinkle shaved almonds on top for some crunch or put a handful on the side. If you’re looking for a challenge and want to add some more flavor, sprinkle the avocado with salt and red chili flakes. The avocado will provide you with energy-boosting fats, while the almonds will give your body the protein it craves.
Egg Whites & Veggies
Egg whites are easier to obtain than most think. You don’t have to split the egg yourself, but instead, you can simply purchase egg whites at the store and cut the workload in half. Simply heat a pan, toss some egg white mix into it. Then add spinach, onion, and bell pepper and scramble it until it’s cooked to your desire. The protein in eggs sit in the egg whites, and spinach provides a large number of vitamins, as well as iron and magnesium.
Oatmeal & Flax Seeds
You can easily purchase this as a premade meal and all you have to do is add water and microwave, or boil water and let the oatmeal soak for a bit. You can also make your oatmeal and add flax seeds, as well as fruits and some honey if you so desire. No matter how it’s consumed, oatmeal contains fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids found in the flax, both help boost energy that will last throughout the day.
Greek Yogurt & Granola
Greek yogurt not only tastes delicious, but it provides calcium and probiotics, both of which are good for the gut and give your body healthy bacteria to hold onto. Now throw some nut-based granola into the bowl to add protein, as well as fiber which will help with digestion. Just make sure to level the amount of granola because it can add a significant amount of calories into breakfast.
Avocado & Baked Egg
This recipe is a little trickier but just as delicious. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Then cut your avocado in half and rest the halves on a baking sheet, green side up, so they won’t tip over. Gently crack two eggs into a bowl so the yolk is still intact. Next, scoop the yolk and a little bit of egg white into a spoon, and transfer it into the avocado where the pit used to be. Next, put the pan in the oven and cook it for about 15 minutes, or until the egg looks done!
Apple & Peanut Butter
If you’re looking for a lighter breakfast, this one’s for you. Simply cut up an apple into slices, squeeze some lemon on it for a more interesting flavor, and dip the slices into peanut butter. This fruity, protein-packed deliciousness will give you an immediate energy boost from the apple, while the peanut butter protein will help your body maintain it.
If you’re expecting to run out of the house in the morning with zero time, overnight oats will save you. The night before, simply grab a bowl, or Tupperware if it’s for on the go, and add a cup of oats, a handful of chia seeds, and a spoonful of Greek yogurt. Next, pour in a cup of milk and mix until it’s all one substance. Cover up the bowl, or seal the Tupperware, and put it in the fridge until the morning. Once you go in for the kill, you can add some fruit and nuts for flavor.
A simple and delicious protein-filled smoothie is right around the corner if you’re looking for it! All you have to do is add a frozen banana, a scoop of peanut butter or peanut butter powder, one cup of oat milk, and a few ice cubes. Press blend until it’s all mixed, and you’ve got yourself a breakfast that will keep you up and at 'em all day!