5 Breakfasts to Keep You Going to Lunch

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Better Breakfast on SproutRight.comBreakfast can be full of flavour and beneficial calories, instead of the fast toast and smear of butter, or bagel and peanut butter you might otherwise reach for. Fast, simple and yummy breakfasts can keep you going until lunch time with the right fibre, protein and fat combinations. Here are a few suggestions for a powerful way to start your day. These breakfasts can be prepped in advance, made in bulk or whipped up that morning.

Overnight Oatmeal

Fast and simple and a one pot wonder. You can make a big batch on Sunday, and heat up portions throughout the week.

1 ripe banana, mashed or half a grated pear

1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

heaping 1/3 cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup milk; almond rice or dairy

1/3 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon and a sprinkle of ginger

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and cover. Put in the fridge overnight. Warm through on medium heat stirring frequently. If it thickens up too much, add more water or milk. Add more spices, seeds, dried fruit or a drizzle of raw honey.

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of protein, fibre, calcium, iron, vitamins and essential fats. It might seem like an odd thing to eat seeds and milk, but this is a meal or snack that will appeal to the whole family.

1/3 cup white chia seeds

1 1/2 cups milk

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla

Put all the ingredients in a medium jar. Cover with a lid and shake it all up.

Put in the fridge. Go back in an hour or so and shake it up again. Leave it overnight.

In the morning, pour about a cup into a bowl, add blueberries or other fruit, nuts or seeds.

Be sure to drink lots today as these seeds are fantastic fibre.

Blender Pancakes 

Anything that can be made in my blender is a good thing. Fast, simple, and with just one thing to wash. I came across this one weekend, made a massive batch and ate them all week long. They are so filling so you won’t need as many as your mile high stack.

2 cups gluten free oats

1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk

1 large ripe, organic banana

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp raw honey

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

coconut oil or butter for cooking

Place all ingredients (except egg and coconut oil) in a blender and blend until smooth. Add egg and pulse a few times.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat and melt a teaspoon or two of coconut oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter and cook for abotu 2 – 3 minutes each side.

*Batter can become thick, so continue to add more milk if needed

Egg and Avocado Wrap

Protein, good fats and greens. Win-win all around. This only takes a few minutes to make. Colourful, filling and ticks all the nutrition boxes for a powerhouse breakfast.

Beat two eggs in a bowl and pour into a greased hot pan. Scramble until cooked through.

Add a handful of spinach and allow it to wilt slightly from the heat.

Remove from heat and pour egg and spinach mixture into a whole grain wrap.

Top with a few slices of avocado. Add 2 tbsp of salsa.

Roll up, and enjoy!

Breakfast Bar and Fruit

For anyone who is a slave to the granola bar, this is for you. Most store-bought bars are carb-rich and keep you going only until mid morning (if you are lucky). These Go Faster Granola bars with an apple or orange on the side makes for a super speedy and portable on-the-go breakfast, and it will last and last.

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper for the best energy and balance throughout the day.

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