5 Healthy & Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss
1. Avocado Toast
Not just any avocado toast, but avo toast with my all time favorite seasoning…Trader Joes Everything But The Bagel seasoning! It’s like eating an everything bagel without the bagel calories. Unfortunately, Trader Joes doesn’t sell groceries online yet but if you live near one I highly recommend picking some up. I like to throw a fried egg on top and a little non-fat turkey bacon for some added protein. I like to use gluten free bread from Aldi’s. But any whole wheat bread will do!
2. Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl
I am a smoothie queen. If you can blend it, I wanna try it. Smoothie bowls are a fun thing to have in the morning that is filling and full of vitamins. You can turn it into a bowl by making it a little thicker and creamier with more ice, or add more liquid (like almond milk!) to put in a cup for on-the-go. Here is my favorite GREEN smoothie / smoothie bowl recipe…
Blend the following in your blender:
3/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk (can use more or less for desired thickness)
2 handfuls fresh green spinach
1/2 avocado (ripe!)
1 ripe banana, sliced (frozen is best, but not required)
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
[Optional] 1 scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides (SHOP)
Smoothie Bowl Toppings:
Gluten Free granola, I personally like this one.
2 tsp chia seeds
blueberries, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries…whatever you want!
a spoonful of almond butter if you want a little added protein
3. Oatmeal Bowl
The oats I use for my oatmeal change often but since I’m a college student I really just prefer the Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal with Fiber & Protein (SHOP). It’s so easy and quick to prepare, plus you can literally measure out how much water or milk you put in with the package. So convenient! I like to top it with peanut butter or almond butter from my favorite brand Wild Friends. I also top with sliced banana, chia seeds, and flax seeds for extra nutrition! YUM!
4. Protein Pancakes
I love Kodiak Cakes! They are so quick and easy to prepare and pack some serious protein to keep you going all morning. My favorite are the buttermilk (SHOP) and then I can add my own chocolate chips. I like to top my pancakes with Brummel & Brown’s butter made from yogurt and maybe some turkey sausage or fruit on the side.
5. Breakfast Sandwich
My favorite breakfast that is both delicious and filling is this breakfast sandwich. Here are the directions to make this exact sandwich:
Toast 1 FiberOne english muffin
Scramble 1 egg, 2 whites and cook on non-stick skillet
Meanwhile, cook 2 pieces of turkey bacon on skillet until done to your own liking
Place cooked eggs on top of one side of the english muffin, place 1/2 piece of cheese (you can skip this or use non-dairy cheese if you are dairy free)
Put the turkey bacon on top, close the sandwich, and ta-da!!! All done!
Let me know if you try any of these ideas and what you think of them! I’d love to hear what your go-to breakfasts are too. Comment below!