Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can give you a nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
I never used to be a breakfast person, but now that I’m more business-focused, I haven’t skipped breakfast in the past seven months. It used to be that I got up out of bed (groggy, I might add) and sat down at my computer. I would only have water until lunch, but changing it so I also have breakfast is a game-changer. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It jumpstarts your metabolism and gets you focused. It helps you work faster and smarter. If you’re searching for the most filling breakfast foods, try these proven to be tasty solutions.
First, make a fruit smoothie. There’s just about every combination you can think of here to fit any region and season. Try mixing strawberries and bananas, for instance, or mix in pineapple and mangos. If a smoothie is too bland, it means you’re missing a sweet ingredient, such as pineapple or berries. If it’s too sour, it may mean that you’re blending mismatched ingredients. It’s easy to follow a smoothie recipe, but half the fun is dumping different fruits and veggies into a blender. Everyone has their own taste pallet. What’s sweet to you may be bitter to someone else. Regardless, keep a record to indicate which smoothie you enjoyed the best. If it didn’t fill you up then I’d be surprised; this may mean you put too much water it in. All smoothies are trial and error, but that’s half the fun of it!
Just like smoothies, oatmeal is healthy and filling. I prefer not to buy the oatmeal in the packets because I think it has preservatives. Instead, get a big container of rolled oats and boil water. You can put fresh fruit inside your oatmeal, such as strawberries, blueberries or cranberries. Include pieces of apple inside your oatmeal. While it takes extra time to prepare the fruit, it’s so much healthier than the fruit the packaged oatmeal claims to be inside the box. Also, rolled oats is about as healthy as you can get for oatmeal. There are no additives and no added sugars. There aren’t any color dyes. Those that have a sensitive stomach, like I do, are going to find this solution to be much easier.
And finally, I can’t resist mentioning eggs. There are countless ways to fix eggs. Poach them, scramble them or fry them but you have to eat them. Eggs are a powerhouse of protein. When you mix in vegetables or meat with your eggs, this is going to add extra vitamins and minerals to your breakfast. If you mix in broccoli, you’re boosting your immune system by helping it fight colds and viruses. This is because broccoli is rich in Vitamin C. On the contrary, if you add salmon to your eggs, this meat is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which helps to reduce heart disease.
I’m super proud of myself that I have ate breakfast every day for the past seven months. I’m one to start something and not follow through when it gets hard, but this has been the best decision for my health—and it will make a big change in your health as well.