We often rush out of our homes in the morning regardless of whether we are going to work or to school which usually means that we don’t have time for a decent breakfast. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons why we tend to become lethargic in the morning because we don’t have enough energy to muster to get through lunch all the way to the afternoon. Even if you are pressed for time, there are still plenty of breakfast options that you can prepare so you will have more energy to do your tasks including boosting your performance in your workout.
Here are some power breakfasts that you might want to try out.
Piña colada. For those who are in a rush to leave their home, this blender-based breakfast is perfect for you. This drink is high in protein content which can extend your energy levels longer than before. For this drink, you will need 8 ounces of crushed pineapple, 2 tbsps of shredded coconut or extra virgin olive oil, 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder, 16 ounces of crushed ice, and 6 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice. Mix them all together to create your drink and transfer to your drinking bottle for your commute.
Smoothie. Another power breakfast that is perfect for performing better in the gym is making a smoothie consisting of peanut butter, banana, and whey protein which can give your muscles the energy they need to perform better during lifts and other exercise routines that you are following.
Spinach egg-white scramble. You can also prepare an egg white scramble with peppers, spinach, and other vegetables that you would like to add to your protein breakfast. This is relatively easy to prepare and packs quite a powerful punch in terms of nutrients so that you will have plenty of energy until your next meal.
Chocolate peanut butter yogurt. If you want to squeeze in plenty of nutrients in your morning meal minus cooking, this one is for you. You will need a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter, 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder, 1 banana, and 16 ounces of crushed ice. Blend the ingredients for a few minutes then drink for more energy.
No cook oatmeal. Cooking oatmeal can take some time and going for the instant ones means getting fillers and other additives into your system. So why bother cooking it at all? You can actually have a no cook oatmeal dish for breakfast. Simply combine 1 ½ scoops of whey protein, a tablespoon of slivered almonds, ½ cup thick old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 ½ tablespoons of frozen berries, 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds, 1 dash of ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, ½ cup of organic skim milk. You can keep it overnight in the fridge or mix them all together in a Tupperware 10 minutes prior to eating. This breakfast will certainly deliver the nutrients and energy you need for the day.