5 Easy Breakfast Recipes To Get You Fueled For the Day
Updated: Oct 15, 2019
by Emily Goh. |
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We have heard it all too often – how important is breakfast as the first meal to set your day right.
Nevertheless, if you are a student or a working adult, your morning tends to be a frazzled state of rushing to get ready, mentally going through your To-Do List, and rushing out the house because you are late, late, late!
Who still has time for breakfast? You rather gulp down your coffee and let it do its magic.
Why Skipping Breakfast Might Be Bad For You:
Unless you want to feel sluggish in the morning, skipping breakfast is not a wise decision. When you don’t have fuel, your mornings won’t be as productive as you’d like it to be. Also, beware – when you skip breakfast, you may have a higher chance to reach out to junk food as a pre-lunch snack or overeat during lunch. So you might just end up eating more than you should.
But, will any breakfast do?
Any breakfast is better than no breakfast. Nevertheless, it is still important to make the right breakfast choices in order to start the day right.
You don’t want to be overeating and end up feeling tired and sluggish, so save those Nasi Lemak and Mee Goreng breakfasts as a treat once in awhile.
The recommended breakfast that can fuel your day should be a high protein breakfast.
Most of us don't get enough OF protein that is crucial for energy in the morning. Not only it gives us an energy boost, it can also keep us full till lunchtime.
Not sure where to start? Here are some super simple high protein breakfast that will change your mornings - making sure you are pumped up and ready for the day.
Oh and this we promise you – these recipes will take you less than 10 minutes in the morning. Trust us, that extra energy and productivity are going to be worth it.
1. Go nuts over this Nut Butter On Toast
Photo Source: Eating Bird Food
Nut butter toasts – it doesn’t get simpler than this.
Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew etc) are all high in protein that can keep you fueled for the day, be it getting to work or going for a workout.
All you need to do is to toast your favourite bread (we recommend wholemeal bread over white bread for the extra fibre), spread some nut butter of your choice and you are all set.
If you are feeling fancy, you can top your nut butter toast with some sliced bananas or berries, and sprinkle some chia seeds to make it a supercharged breakfast.
You can get toppings ideas for your peanut butter toast here: Eating Bird Food
2. Sip on This Protein-Packed Smoothie While Rushing Out The House
Photo Source: Desserts with Benefits
If you don't even have time to munch on your breakfast, this smoothie would be a great alternative to your coffee.
The best thing about it is you can prepare it the night before, pour it in your tumbler, keep it in the fridge and just grab it the next morning.
Not only it is healthy, but it would also make your commute much more enjoyable.
To make one, use Greek yoghurt, coconut milk or even nut butter as a protein-filled base. Add your preferred fruits, vegetable, oatmeal, chia seeds and other superfoods that would make it filling and packed with the energy you need.
For more smoothie ideas, go HERE.
3. Eggcellent Protein-Packed Sandwich
Photo Source: Australian Avocados
Here is another straightforward recipe you can prepare in advance and keep refrigerated.
Simply prepare your egg salad with hard-boiled eggs, and you can swap mayonnaise for a homemade option with pasteurized eggs, or you can use Greek yoghurt or sour cream as healthier alternatives. Add on avocado for some healthy fats or any other options you fancy to keep you full till lunchtime.
You can get the recipe here: Australian Avocados.
4. Hot and Yummy Egg Muffins To Make Your Mornings Worth It
Okay, we know, this would take more than 10 minutes. But, you can prepare this over the weekend and store it in the fridge for up to a week. It will be worth it!
In the morning, all you need to do is heat them in the microwave for a minute and there you have it - a hot, tasty and nutritious breakfast to fuel you up for the day.
These high protein egg muffins are very versatile. As long as you have eggs as the base ingredient, you can tweak the recipe according to your preference (or to whatever is in your fridge). That means anything from greens like spinach to mushrooms and even cured meat for that extra protein.
Get the recipe here: Café Delites
5. Nestlé MILO® Protein Granola
Do all the other ideas still sound like too much work for you? Here’s the ultimate solution for you: granola. Nowadays, it is so simple to get them. Just visit your favourite store or supermarket and grab it off the shelf.
Granola, in general, is packed with nutrients. However, it’s important to pick the right granola that will give you a high-protein breakfast energy boost.
Nestlé Breakfast Cereals Malaysia recently came out with a new MILO® Protein Granola, and it will change your breakfast game. With the protein content of 5.9g per serving, that is equivalent to the protein in one egg or two slices of cheese – it is easily one of the most convenient high protein breakfast options out there. You can pour it in a bowl together with cold or warm milk (yes, it will stay crunchy!), or you could switch things up by adding fruits like bananas or apples into it for that extra texture and nutrition. You can even blend it into your favourite smoothie to get that added protein fix and power up that active you!
Made with Whole Grain Oats & wheat, it also has that unique MILO® taste that all Malaysians love. Not only it is high in protein, calcium and iron, it also has fibre that can keep you full longer.
On top of having it for breakfast, you can keep a box at home or in your office so you can munch on as a midday snack to overcome the afternoon slump.
Want to get your hands on the Nestlé MILO® Protein Granola? Go here: Nestle MILO® Protein Granola.
With these high protein breakfast recipe ideas that are super quick and easy to make, you no longer have any excuse to skip breakfast.
We hope this will help you stick to the life-changing habit of having nutritious breakfast as part of your daily morning routine, so you can give your 100% to the busy day ahead.