There may be no one who understands the concept that food is fuel better than fitness professionals. After all, when it’s your job to exercise all day, you’re going to need some serious stamina.
Expand your horizons and try these six healthy breakfast snacks to boost your energy!
1. Avocado Toast With Egg
Sometimes simple is just better. Top two lightly toasted slices of whole-grain bread with smashed avocado and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Layer on two sunny-side up eggs for a healthy dose of protein, and you’ve got a well-rounded breakfast. Stack ’em in a tupperware container for easy transport or cook the yolks a bit more and make the whole thing into a sandwich.
2.Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze. Remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch. Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.
3. Zucchini, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Any recipe that fits a serving of veggies into a delicious baked good is a winner in our book. These muffins are jam-packed with better-for-you ingredients—coconut oil, zucchini, banana, whole wheat flour, and brown sugar—so add in those chocolate chips without an ounce of guilt.
4.Cheesy Spinach Baked Eggs
Fried eggs are great, but what about baking a whole egg with veggies and cheese and skipping the added oil? Try making a pan of these babies at the beginning of the week and bringing one along each day. (Tip: If you use the individual silicone muffin molds, it makes the egg cups even more convenient for on-the-go snacking.)
5. Peanut Butter Banana & Oatmeal Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please. While Oreos or Chips Ahoy may not make a balanced breakfast, a cookie made of banana, peanut butter, protein powder, and oats is a top-notch choice. Plus, you can pick and choose what you like to mix—go for almond butter and raisins in one batch and peanut butter chocolate chip in another.
6. Tofu Scramble
Stuck with last night’s leftovers? No problem. If you have some leftover tofu and veggies (like peppers and kale), you’re good to go for this easy scramble. Combine your ingredients in a pan, scramble in eggs, and throw some potatoes on the side for maximum taste.