One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast! That’s because as a personal trainer and a Nutritionist, I know it’s such an important meal that will not only nourish my body, but it will most definitely help me reach my goals.
Your breakfast, no matter your goals, should include more than just a cup of coffee and/or a donut. You need to fuel your body for the day and break the fast between dinner and morning. Always replenish your good carbs to give you energy along with adding protein and healthy fats to the mix for building muscle and boosting brain power.
Protein, it’s What’s for Breakfast
Whether your goal is to build muscle or lose fat, your breakfast choices do matter. You need healthy complex carbs for energy to power you through not only your workout but also your day. You also need a few healthy fats and know that fat doesn’t make you fat, the good kind actually helps you lose fat! It’s essential for brain function, muscle growth, and many hormonal processes in the body to name a few reasons to eat fat.
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Protein is also a much-needed macronutrient. Protein is the building block of life. It’s found in your hair, muscles, skin, and pretty much every cell in the body, get the point? Great! Let’s protein up your breakfast now with these high protein breakfasts:
Berry Cinnamon Greek Yogurt
27 Grams of Protein
Ingredients- Greek yogurt, berries, cinnamon, honey, walnuts
Savory Oatmeal Bowl
26 Grams of Protein
Ingredients: Bacon, onion, steel cut oats, cheddar cheese, egg
Avocado Toast With Cottage Cheese and Tomato
31 Grams of Protein
Ingredients: Ezekiel bread, cottage cheese, avocado, tomato, cracked pepper
Chorizo, Cheese and Egg Breakfast Burrito
23 Grams of Protein
Ingredients: Whole wheat flax tortilla, eggs, cheese, avocado, beans, chorizo, salsa
Peanut Butter and Banana Toast with Chia Seeds
22 Grams of Protein
Ingredients: Ezekiel toast, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey, banana
You can find the cooking directions for all these great breakfasts right here and feel free to add your own ingredients such as an egg on top of the avocado toast for even more protein and healthy omega 3’s.
Most trainers suggest getting in your protein within 45 minutes of waking up, this is the time that your body is ready to take on these nutrients, and it will prevent your body from digging into your precious muscle stores for energy. Instead, it will utilize the healthy and energy packed carbs you just gave it. Enjoy!