September is a special month for breakfast enthusiasts because it’s National Breakfast Month! Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. A nutritious breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients you need to kickstart your day and stay productive. Here are ten delicious and nutritious breakfast ideas to help fuel your mornings right.
1. Greek Yogurt Parfait: Start your day with a creamy and protein-packed Greek yogurt parfait. Layer low-fat plain Greek yogurt with fresh berries, honey, and a sprinkle of granola for added crunch. It’s a satisfying and nutritious breakfast that’s ready in minutes.
2. Avocado Toast: Avocado toast has become a breakfast staple for good reason. The healthy fats in avocado provide sustained energy, while the fiber keeps you feeling full. Top whole-grain toast with mashed avocado, a sprinkle of sea salt, and a drizzle of olive oil. Add a poached egg for extra protein.
3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a classic breakfast choice that’s both nutritious and versatile. Make it with milk or water and add your favorite toppings like sliced bananas, nuts, seeds, and a dash of cinnamon. It’s a warm and comforting way to start your day.
4. Veggie Omelette: Whip up a quick and nutritious veggie omelette by sautéing bell peppers, spinach, and tomatoes in a non-stick pan. Pour beaten eggs over the veggies, cook until set, and fold it in half. Top with a sprinkle of cheese for extra flavor.
5. All-Day-Energy Smoothie: For a breakfast on the go, blend together a smoothie. Use my all day energy smoothie formula by combining 1-2 servings of mild-tasting veggies, 1-2 servings of fruit, protein like greek yogurt or protein powder, fiber-rich fats like nut butter or avocado and water or milk.
6. Almond Flour Pancakes: Satisfy your pancake cravings with a healthier twist. Almond flour adds plant protein and good fats to the base. Add mashed bananas or blueberries to the batter for natural sweetness, and serve with a drizzle of pure maple syrup if desired.
7. Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seed pudding is a nutritious breakfast that you can prepare the night before. Mix chia seeds with your choice of milk, a touch of honey, and your favorite fruits. Refrigerate overnight, and you’ll have a delightful pudding waiting for you in the morning.
8. Breakfast Burrito: Wrap up your favorite breakfast ingredients in a whole-grain tortilla to create a hearty breakfast burrito. Fill it with scrambled eggs, black beans, diced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of cheese. Top with salsa for an extra kick.
9. Smashed Avo and Egg Breakfast Sandwich: Combine the goodness of avocado toast and a breakfast sandwich by smashing avocado onto whole-grain bread and topping it with a fried or poached egg. Add some baby spinach or arugula for a fresh twist.
10. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Quinoa is a good source of plant protein and fiber. Cook it as you would oatmeal and top with chopped nuts, dried fruit, and a drizzle of honey. It’s a unique and nutritious way to start your day.