Making healthy breakfast on Monday mornings doesn’t have to be a hard work. Here are several ideas for a delicious and easy-to-make healthy breakfast
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. This old saying clearly shows the wisdom of our antecedents and even today breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Eating healthy breakfast provides many health benefits including:
- Gives energy for daily activities;
- Improves concentration and performance;
- Helps in weight control;
- Provides the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Early in the morning we are usually in a hurry and don’t have much time for preparing breakfast, so here are several ideas about healthy,fast and easy-to-make breakfast.
Smoothie is a great way for a healthy start of the day. It is a blended beverage made primary from fresh fruit. It is best to use locally-grown and seasonal fruits. In addition to fruit many of them are made also with honey, maple syrup, green leafy vegetables, crushed ice, peanut butter or super foods like AFA algae, spirulina, chlorella, maca powder, poppy seed, goji berries, black seed (nigella sativa) and etc, adding extra nutritional value to it.Smoothies have many health benefits and their nutritional value mostly depends on the included fruits and greens, but all green leaves are rich source of chlorophyll which is well- known for its health benefits such as improving the digestion and assimilation, promoting formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells, alkalizing the body, detoxifying, to name just a few. Also, they are rich in fiber and that makes them a complete meal.
You can find our recipe for a healthy breakfast smoothie here
Oatmeal is an old-fashioned, nutritious meal with multiple health benefits. Oats are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the cardiovascular health and for balancing the cholesterol levels. They are, also, a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, iron and fiber.
Pair a bowl of rolled oats with almond milk, add fresh fruit such as banana, strawberries, blueberries, or apples and nuts such as walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and you will get perfectly balanced breakfast which will keep you full till the lunch.
Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made of boiled chickpeas, lemon juice, sesame paste, garlic and condiments. It has a unique, tangy taste and it can be consumed individually, as a spread in sandwiches, as a side dish or as a dip with fresh or steamed vegetables. Hummus is good source of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, manganese and folic acid. Due to its high fiber content it is good for lowering the high cholesterol and for weight loss diet. For an easy breakfast, just spread the hummus on a whole-grain piece of bread and pair it with some olives, sliced tomato or cucumber.
Fresh fruit – simple healthy breakfast
Making homemade healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be a hard work. And if you really don’t have time to prepare it, then eating a fresh fruit is always a good idea. You can choose fruit according to your preference from the opulent Nature’s Garden: bananas, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, etc. Fresh fruits are rich with natural sugars and they can give you energy for the rest of the day. Drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not the best start of the day, at least try to postpone it after the breakfast and your body will be thankful