Healthy Breakfast Choices

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
It has to bring the energy for the full day, being rich in proteins, fiber, minerals and vitamins. These are three, of my personal favorite, selections for a lovely morning time.

Oatmeal with some extras

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Photo: Half Baked Harvest

I love this kind of breakfast as it’s not only super tasty, but also easy and quick to prepare. Into a small bowl I am chopping 1 banana, adding an extra fruit (berries/ mango/ apple), getting 1 table spoon of almonds/walnuts in plus 3 table spoons of oats, a pinch of cinnamon and finishing it with 200ml of rice milk. Oats are great source of minerals (manganese!) and fiber. Fruits are bringing needed vitamins. Rice milk stands for the proteins and the nuts are rich in good fats. Mixed all together makes me feel full, yet not overwhelm with food

Avocado + veggie variation omelet

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Photo: rachelhulshof.nl

This is a meal that I am preparing mostly during the weekends when I have more time in the morning. I love the combination of eggs and avocado. It brings out the best from each of the ingredients. I like to mix 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon of grain flour, some spices and cook it on coconut oil. While it’s still on the first side I am adding half of an avocado in and some feta or mozzarella cheese on the top. After a while, I turn it to let the second side cook well. Usually I serve it with tomatoes and some baby spinach leaves on a side. This way I am having a healthy meal full of proteins, good fats, and minerals. Plus – it looks amazing on the plate!

Rich Smoothie

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Photo: Amazing Lace

I love preparing smoothie breakfast. I love it even more if I am in a hurry. Mixed before at home, goes with me for the metro. I like to do the fruity versions on the ice-cubs, but even more I love the ones prepared on vegetarian milk, where I can add some soaked oats as well. That way the breakfast is more rich in fiber and minerals. My favorite mix is banana with 2 tablespoons of oats, 200ml of almond milk and pinch of cinnamon. I love it also with peaches and blueberries. Brings my body exactly what it wants.

What’s your favorite type of breakfast?