When you went to bed, your body didn’t stop working. It was busy restoring tissues and systems broken down or worn out during the day. That’s why you feel refreshed after a good night’s sleep.
Since your body works so hard at night, you owe it an energy boost in the morning. A balanced and energy-packed breakfast with an accelerating routine will do the job.
Below are 4 healthy and energizing breakfast ideas to get you started on the right foot. But first, a word on the accelerator.
Step up your mind and body coordination
It is not unusual to wake up feeling famished, and groggy. But it’s important to ensure you have efficient coordination of the mind and body. Adopt a morning routine that sets you up for a rewarding day, and back it up with a balanced and energy-packed breakfast.
Your morning routine should include two crucial aspects: a time for quiet meditation and a glass of lemon water. The benefits of meditation are well-known, but lemon water might be a new concept to some people. A glass of lemon water in the morning has tons of benefits. But the most important is: to boost your hydration levels and supply potassium. A dose of potassium in the morning is crucial because it facilitates efficient nerve communication and muscle contraction.
You could also consider trying drinking water from a copper bottle. Proponents of drinking water from copper bottles claim that it offers several health benefits, including improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and boosted immunity. The main benefit of drinking water from a copper bottle is that the copper ions leach into the water, providing anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Now that you know how to start your day with a bounce, here are four healthy, and energy-packed breakfast ideas to fuel your day.
Oatmeal and wholemeal cereals
The energy supplied: 400 Calories per 100g.
Wholemeal cereals are an excellent addition to your breakfast because they are an excellent source of energy, fiber, and various nutrients. We singled out oatmeal because they don’t break down quickly when consumed. Other cereals or grain-based breakfast foods, like bread (from wholemeal wheat), break down quickly and are pumped into the bloodstream for burning. However, oats are slow to digest. Thus they supply long-lasting energy. Oats are also packed with fiber and the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin B complex
The energy supplied: 63 Calories per egg.
Eggs are almost synonymous with breakfast. But it is not without good reason. Eggs are one of the richest and best proteins in our diets, and you know how crucial it is to have a protein-packed breakfast.
Eggs are also so versatile. There are like a million ways to prepare eggs. But in this case, we recommend you serve them soft-boiled to retain the goodness and interfere the least with the nutrient structure.
An egg in the morning with supply the following nutrients:
- Vitamin B12
3. Greek yogurt
The energy supplied: 60 Calories per 100g.
Yogurt is an excellent addition to your breakfast, but Greek yogurt is super amazing. Not only does greek yogurt supply all the goodness, but it also contains probiotics that boost your digestive system.
Probiotics help your digestive system work better and be more efficient. This helps to extinguish that sluggish feeling when your tummy is full and protects you from various other health issues.
Greek yogurt is also a good source of calcium, protein, vitamins, and other nutrients. You can scoop and swallow or spread it over your granola or fruit mix.
4. Fresh fruits and berries with granola
Fruits vary in nutrient and energy value. There are high-calorie fruits like avocado (320 cal for a 200g serving) and low-calorie varieties like lemons (17 cal for one 60g lemon).
Most fresh fruits are rich in vitamins, fiber, and other minerals. On the other hand, Berries are rich in antioxidants and other disease-fighting elements, thus it is crucial to have them on the breakfast menu.
Serve them as smoothies, cut up, or eat them whole with some healthy blueberry granola. Just don’t miss the goodness in fruits.
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Closing remarks, eat in not out
You may not fancy preparing meals at your home. But eating out might rob you of all the goodness of the above foods. Besides, you could indulge in something low in fiber and high in sodium at the food outlet. The above foods are easy and quick to prepare. They are energy and nutrient-packed – just what you need for a healthy and energized day.