Let’s be honest, even though many of us know that we SHOULD be having a nutritionally balanced breakfast, sometimes life gets the better of us and we simply DO NOT HAVE TIME. So, for the many time poor among us, here are my Top 5 quick and easy breakfasts.
1. Green smoothie
Whilst I am always reluctant to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ when it comes to new health crazes as they always come and go, even I have to agree that there is a lot to be said for a ‘green smoothie’. A mix of as many green veges as you can fit, with a little protein powder or Greek yoghurt and 1 piece of fruit is a great breakfast option.
2. Protein Shake
I do consult t leading supplement group BSc and the reason is that clean protein mixed into a breakfast or recovery shake can be a nutritionally balanced meal on the go for busy people. Mix 20g of Whey protein with some fruit and almond or low fat milk and you will be good to go for 2-3 hours at least.
3. Thick Greek yoghurt
Forget the sugary fruit varieties of yoghurt and swap to a high protein Greek yoghurt with a few berries. Not only it is low in calories but a great mix of carbs and protein to keep you going for at least a couple of hours.
4. Coffee and a fruit
Forget the coffee and thick, high carb toast, instead enjoy your favourite coffee with a piece of fruit or a fresh fruit salad for a nutrient rich breakie which will not blow your carb and calorie intake in the same way that thick toast and butter will.
5. Toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich
This one may surprise you but if you choose a good quality bread with some lean ham and a slice of cheese, not only does it taste good but will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime – yum!