5 Easy to Make and Nutritious Breakfast Ideas. Wherever your morning may take you, these breakfast ideas will serve up the fuel your body needs to get through the day—and lose weight over time, too! While all of the combinations are different and delicious in their own way, they’ve all got one thing in common: they’re packed with healthy fats, protein, and complex, fiber-filled carbs. Consequently, they are the ultimate morning breakfast.
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas #1 Orange Flax Smoothie
2 cups frozen peach slices
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (see Tip)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
Mix peaches, carrot juice, orange juice, flaxseed and ginger in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Tip: Look for ground flaxseeds (or flax-meal) in the natural-foods section of supermarkets or natural-foods stores. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas #2 Oatmeal with fruit and seeds
Another great way to start the morning is with gluten-free oats topped with chia seeds, walnuts, shredded coconut, a few berries and a touch of honey or maple syrup for added sweetness. When it comes to breakfast, I always include foods that are filled with healthy fats to help keep me satisfied and prevent my blood sugar from spiking and then crashing. On occasion, I’ll also have a small green juice to boost my daily intake of veggies throughout the day!
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas #3 Cheddar Spinach Omelet and Toast
½ cup baby spinach
2 tsp. olive oil
1 egg plus 2 egg whites, beaten
1 slice 2 percent Cheddar
2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted
In a skillet over medium heat, sauté spinach in olive oil for 3 minutes until wilted. Pour eggs and egg whites evenly on top of spinach and cook without stirring until eggs are firm about 4 minutes. Top with cheese, season with pepper and fold. Serve with toast.
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas #4 Greek yogurt with chia seeds and blueberries
Chia seeds aren’t just a pet, they’re a party in your mouth. Oh, what a party they are. I’m a huge fan of them because they’re chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3s, fiber, protein, and calcium. Since Chia seeds are quickly absorbed by the body, they are very nourishing and satiating. I add them to my breakfast smoothie or pair them with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese along with some blueberries.
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas #5 French Toast
12 small strawberries (sliced)
Dash of artificial sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg
2 tbsp. skim milk
2 slices diet bread
Beat egg, milk, spices and artificial sweetener. Dip sliced diet bread. Fry in a non-stick pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Top with strawberries. (absolutely heavenly)
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