4 Fantastic Breakfast Options to Fuel Your Day
Starting your day with a hearty, healthy, balanced breakfast is not always easy but with these 4 breakfast options you can be prepared to get the energy you need to achieve your fitness or weight-loss goals.
Best for Everyday
Yogurt, Berries & Bran
This is my go to breakfast everyday. All you need is 5 minutes to make it. It tastes great, has a great texture like a gourmet parfait and its packed with everything you need to fuel your day and keep you satiated until your next meal.
175g 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Frozen Berries
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1/3 cup All Bran Buds
Heat frozen berries in microwave for 35-45 seconds
Combine yogurt with protein powder(a whisk works best).
Add warmed Berries
Top with All Bran Buds
Best To Fuel a Work Out
Peanut Butter Toast & Banana
Choose this breakfast when you want to work out in the morning. I will also eat this as a pre-work out meal/snack later in the day. The banana provides quick energy in the form of fructose as well as a host of B vitamins and Niacin to help utilize that energy. Whole grain toast and peanut butter will sustain you through your work-out or game and keep you going strong to the final minute
2 Slice Whole Grain Toast
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Medium Banana
Best in a Hurry
Cottage Cheese and Peaches
Two ingredients, throw them in a bowl and you’ve made and eaten breakfast in less time than it takes to read this sentence. Cottage cheese is a super food. Some people can’t get past the texture but the lean protein it brings to the table is a goldmine for people looking to lose fat and build muscle.
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese 2%(sodium reduced if you can find it)
1/2 cup canned peaches(leave the syrup in the can…)
Best on the Road
Tim Horton’s - Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin
Let’s face it, it’s not always possible to get out of the house in the morning with a full stomach. This breakfast sandwich finds it’s way through my open driver’s side window more than I’d like to admit. But part of any good nutrition program is finding the things that will work for you in less than ideal situations. This sandwich may not be the optimal start to your day but it is low calorie, has a decent mix of protein, carbs and fats and it tops all when it comes to convenience.
About the Author
is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals and C.E.O in the software development sector. With a passion for personal fitness and helping others achieve their best health and performance Aaron coaches nutrition and exercise programs at Elite Personal Training in London, On.