Breakfast is the very first meal of the day it ought to be healthy since it gets absorbed the most by our body. After a night of starvation, our body is vulnerable to absorb the first meal of the day so it is essential to feed yourself with good things to get the most out of it. Having a fulfilling breakfast with all the healthy ingredients can keep you from munching throughout the day. Here are the top 20 foods for breakfast:
- FRUITS PARFAIT
Fruits parfait is nothing but mixture of chopped fruit with healthy muesli and yoghurt. To make this recipe, you need diced fruits- strawberries, apples, grapes, pineapple, watermelon and whichever fruit you have at present, thick yoghurt, sweetened muesli, honey and whipped cream. Keep fruits chopped or diced in the night itself and refrigerate. In the morning, add little yoghurt in the bottom of mason jar; follow with honey, muesli and fruits. Again add a layer of yoghurt, honey, muesli and fruits. Do this till the brim and finish off with whipped cream. You can also mix everything up and eat it in a bowl! More on Mason jar breakfast recipes>>
- PEANUT BUTTER BREAD
Brown bread layered with peanut butter makes a protein-rich fulfilling breakfast. It would be the best if you can make peanut butter at home. Toast bread and slather peanut butter on it. The butter will slightly melt and make your breakfast even tastier! Homemade peanut butter recipe>>
- SPICY BOILED EGGS
All you need is pre-boiled eggs peeled (you can do this at night itself), red chilli powder, pepper powder and little salt. Cut eggs into wedges and sprinkle chilli powder, pepper powder and salt on it. Your quick and protein-rich spicy boiled eggs are ready! Healthy poached egg recipe>>
- KALE SMOOTHIE
Kale is rich in fibre and proteins that makes a fulfilling and healthy breakfast for you. You need 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 cups kale, 2 cups frozen mango and 1 ½ cup green grapes. Blend together kale, lemon juice, kale, mango and grapes until well combined and smooth. Add water to it to adjust consistency and blend again. Add ice cubes to it and serve chilled. More on healthy green breakfast smoothies>>
- OVERNIGHT EGG TOST
Overnight egg toast is easy to make and can be prepared even when you are in a hurry. It is rich in proteins and makes a healthy fulfilling breakfast. Whisk together 4-5 eggs, 1 ½ tablespoon chilli powder, salt, pinch of turmeric, 1 medium sized onions and tomatoes each. You may even add finely chopped cilantro to it if you wish. Soak in the bread slices and refrigerate overnight. In the morning simply microwave till golden brown or toast it in a flat pan with little olive oil/butter. More on overnight toast recipes>>
- OVERNIGHT CHIA SEEDS PUDDING
Chia seeds are healthy and keep you full for longer, beside4s they are also a great source of protein. To make this, you need 3 Tbsp. chia seeds, 1 cup coconut milk, 2 (5.3-oz) containers yogurt, 1 mango, peeled & diced, 1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled & diced, 2 cups strawberries, hulled & diced and some shredded coconut, for serving. Stir the chia seeds into coconut milk and refrigerate to soak overnight. Fold in yogurt to chia seed mixture. In glasses or jars, layer it: strawberries, yogurt mixture, pineapple, yogurt mixture, then mango. Top with coconut and serve. Enjoy! More on overnight breakfast recipes>>
- PROTEIN SHAKE
Having a protein shake is a great way to start your day. Several types of protein powder can be used, including whey and pea protein. It keeps you full for longer and also is a great energy booster.
Bananas are very healthy and are available all year round; and are quite economical. They add fibre to your system that keeps your body clean and clear. Bananas can be consumed individually or can also be added in smoothies. They add a nice texture and flavour to your smoothies and desserts. They can also be used as natural sweeteners in a number of desserts. Bananas turning brown? Freeze it and try this one ingredient banana ice cream>>
- OVERNIGHT FLAXSEED OATS
Flaxseeds are a great source of folic acid and oats are rich in fibre. To make this, You need ⅓ cup yogurt, ½ cup rolled oats, ⅔ cup soy milk, 2 tablespoons ground flaxmeal, a pinch of salt and honey or maple syrup for taste. Combine all the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Put everything in a tight fitting jar and refrigerate overnight (or 5 hours if preparing during the day). Stir again in the morning and consume! More on overnight oatmeal recipes>>
- BANANA BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
Get a blender and put two sliced bananas into it. Use frozen bananas for better results. Add a cup of ice and half cup of milk to the blender. Go for crushed ice to make your shake quickly. Now take at least six almonds (chopped) and add them to the blender for a bit of texture. You can even use half cup of quinoa, oats, or peanut butter in place of almonds. Start your blender and let it work until you get a smooth mixture. Let it work for a couple of minutes and then add some sugar for taste. Pour into frosted mugs and enjoy!
- SCRAMBLED EGGS
Egg scramble is the easiest and quickest breakfast to make. You need 3 eggs, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 small tomato chopped, red chilli powder, any kind of boiled beans and salt as per taste and chopped coriander. Add everything in a pan and cook. More on scrambled eggs recipe>>
- HEALTHY CEREAL BOWL
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in oven until fragrant and just beginning to crisp, about 10 minutes. While the oats cool, combine the unsweetened grain puffs, cranberries, dates, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (and anything else if you like) in a large storage container. Stir gently to avoid crushing the cereal. Incorporate toasted oats, sprinkle with cinnamon and stir again. Store in an airtight container. Mix it with cold non-dairy milk and enjoy! You may add honey to it if you desire. More on healthy cereal bowl recipes>>
- SALMON TOAST
To make this toast you need 1 slice of brown bread, cream cheese, sliced onions, microwaved or smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes and little mayonnaise. Toast the bread and spread ½ tablespoon of mayonnaise on it. Now spread cream cheese on it and place tomatoes and tomatoes on it. Keep the salmon pieces on it and your salmon toast is ready. Healthy toast recipe>>
- COTTAGE CHEESE WITH FRUITS
Cottage cheese when combined with fruits taste delicious and the two ingredients complement each other very well. Cottage cheese is packed with protein which is the best thing to eat if you’re snacking. Mash cottage cheese and sprinkle it over freshly cut watermelon and grapes.
Watermelon makes a great breakfast since it is high in water content and hydrates your body. It is a great source of anti-oxidants, is rich in lycopene and is good for your eyes and kidneys. You can simply chop it and have or add it into your smoothies or salads. More on reasons to love watermelon>>
- RICE WATER
Rice water makes a good breakfast consider its health benefits. It is really easy to make and can also be a good alternative to the water/milk used to make oats porridge. Place 1 cup of rice in a sieve and rinse under running water. Transfer the rice to a pot along with 4 cups of water. Cook the rice until it is done, then drain through the sieve while mashing the rice. Pour the rice water in a bowl. Add Indian black salt and pepper. Consume warm! More on rice water for breakfast>>
- BOILED EGGS
Boiled eggs are packed with healthy vitamins and essential fatty acids. Instead of making an omelette or scrambled eggs, simply boil them and remove the shell. Cut them into small slices and sprinkle some sea salt and pepper on it.
- APPLE AND PEANUT BUTTER
Apples can be combined with peanut butter or any other nut butter you have at the moment. Nut butters that are homemade make a healthy alternative to the commercial butters. Simply slice apples, spread some nut butter on it and enjoy! More on clean eating snacks for breakfast>>
- CINNAMON FLAXSEED MILK
Cinnamon and flaxseed when consumed on empty stomach gets absorbed by the body pretty fast and it beneficial. It helps you lose weight in a healthy way. Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in 1 cup warm milk and consume. Have a toast or cereal bowl along with it.
- SWEET YOGHURT
Nothing beats a dose of healthy bacteria in the morning! Yogurt is filled with essential bacterial cultures which boost your metabolism. Sweet yogurt not only is healthy, but it also tastes great. Add honey or brown sugar to yogurt; give it a good mix and consume.