Quick breakfast hacks

Quick breakfast hacks

Quick breakfast hacks

If you wake up in the morning, scratching your head thinking about what to eat for breakfast... well you’re not alone. Most of us barely have enough time to shower and get going let alone spend time in the kitchen making “brekkie.” Nuts and eggs are well-known sources of protein. Recently, Greek yogurt has also become an increasingly popular source of protein that’s vegetarian and low in fat and calories. Since breakfast is considered one of the most important meals of the day,

Anita Mirchandani gives us her protein-rich breakfast hacks. These are great if you are short on time, have to feed a family or if you are constantly on-the-go.

Overnight Oatmeal
In a medium sized bowl, mix a cup of oats, a cup of natural Greek yogurt, 2 tbsps of honey, 2 tsps of cinnamon, a tsp of vanilla extract and enough milk to create a smooth texture. Seal tightly and pop it into the fridge. In the morning, portion out a cup, and top it with a cup of chopped fruit of choice and ¼ cup of unsalted nuts like walnuts or almonds. Because you prep this the night before, all you have to do is portion and eat away!

Boiled Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Take 2 eggs and boil them the night before. Peel and place them in the fridge. In the morning, mash them with a tsp of unsalted butter, salt and pepper to taste, and spread them on your toast of choice. If you pair this with 8oz of tea or coffee and a Greek yogurt — you’ve got yourself a wholesome, protein-rich breakfast.

Greek Yogurt Bowl
Yogurt bowls are all the craze these days! Combine 2 cups of natural Greek yogurt and any fruit flavoured variety of Greek yogurt. Top with ¼ cup of granola, ¼ cup of nuts, a medium sliced banana and another medium-sized fruit such as apple, kiwi or figs. Voila! A high protein, high fibre and super filling breakfast option.

Whole Grain Toast with Nut Butter
Take a slice of whole grain toast and pair it with 2 tbsps of nut butter. You could make the nut butter or buy a local variety. Almond, cashew and peanut are among the popular varieties. Almond butter is ideal because of the vitamin E component, which is important for keeping your immunity in check.  

Superfood Smoothie
Got a blender? Prep this smoothie the night before. Blitz a medium-sized banana, half cup of berries, a cup of natural Greek yogurt, a scoop of protein powder, 2 tbsps of honey, and any other flavourings like cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice or vanilla extract. Place this mixture in the fridge. In the morning, just add water and ice to the mixture and enjoy!

(The author is a resident dietitian, Epigamia.)

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