Forget the morning bagel or fruit salad, start your day off right with a super powered breakfast that will jump start your energy and help you sail through the day. Here are 3 ways to uplevel your breakfast.
Up your protein
I love bready carbs first thing in the morning as much as the next girl, but it’s super important to include a good dose of lean protein when starting out your day. Protein helps to build and repair tissue, and it also helps the body make hormones, enzymes and muscle. Aim to consume about 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body mass per day.
If you’re into smoothies add in a scoop of plant-based protein powder.
Load up of veg
If you haven’t already guessed it, I love me some vegetables. I try to sneak in a much veg as possible whenever I can. Vegetables are a low-calorie way to get in tons of volume and nutrients in one shot. The micronutrients and fiber alone will not only keep you feeling full, but keep you in great health over the long haul.
The great news is that it doesn’t have to be just steamed asparagus and broccoli, you can easily add lots of veg into sweeter options too.
Try adding in some shredded zucchini into baked good or oatmeal; it’s mild flavour goes really well here.
Spinach and cucumber make a great addition to any protein packed smoothie.
For the savory lovers among you, try a breakfast sandwich or wrap using a sprouted grain option with scrambled tofu along with your favorite vegetables like arugula, grilled preppers and sautéed onions.
Add in some superfoods
Superfoods are all the rage these days and for good reason. They help your body fight free radicals, reduce inflammation and keep your heart and brain healthy. Things like blueberries, cinnamon, turmeric, goji berries, acai and spirulina can all contribute to boosting your health in an easy and effective way.
It’s so easy to add these into your breakfast too.
Blend in some blueberries, wheatgrass and cinnamon to your smoothie. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try out ashwanghanda or spirulina powder, or grate in some turmeric and ginger root.
Another great option is to mix in some of these powdered superfoods into overnight oats and then top with goji berries.
Get your day and body going with a solid breakfast to set you up for success. These are all simple ways to boost your health without spending hours cooking and trying out new recipes (unless that’s your jam, then you do you!). Give some these super powered breakfasts a try and get ready to uplevel your health for good.