By Kavina and Kaya Amin
Experts say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but as high school students, most of us find it difficult to eat breakfast. It’s hard to find something easy, quick, and tasty that can keep you energized for the school day. But breakfast is so important because it kick-starts your metabolism and helps you burn calories throughout the day. lt also gives you energy so you can perform your best at school and in other activities. Here are some simple and healthy breakfast recipes to start your day off right!
Avocado Egg Toast
If you don’t love eating something very heavy in the morning this is a great option. Avocado Toast is something doesn’t take very long to cook up in the morning and contains many healthy fats and proteins you need in the morning. Avocados are a superfood that improves skin, keeps eyes healthy and improves digestion
- 1 slice of bread, toasted
- 1/2 of a Hass Avocado, mashed
- 1 large egg
- Salt and Pepper
- Squeeze ½ lemon juice from fresh lemon
- Mash up the avocado in a small bowl and season will salt, pepper and lemon juice.
- Heat a nonstick skillet on low heat and crack the egg.
- Poach egg for five minutes.
- Place the mashed avocado on the toast and top with the egg.
- Finish with salt, pepper, chilli flakes, squeezed lemon or any other topping you desire.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl
A smoothie bowl does not only look super appetizing but will make you feel amazing. This breakfast option will keep you filled up, has great nutritional value and,most importantly, is so delicious. Whipping up a smoothie bowl is a quick option for hurried mornings with so many health benefits. All of the berries provide antioxidants and great flavor. Peanut butter and almond butter are very nutritional because they contain a healthy dose of potassium, biotin, magnesium, and zinc. They are both also high in fiber, have lots of protein, and have a limited amount of sugar. Even though you should limit the amount of agave nectar you add your smoothie bowl, it is a great alternative to other sugars. This is because it is a real sugar that has a glycemic index that is significantly lower than artificial sweeteners.
- 2 cups of any mixed berries
- Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries
- 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons almonds
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tablespoons granola
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter(optional)
- Additional berries( optional)
- Place the ingredients for the smoothie in the blender and process until it has the right consistency (smooth and thick).
- Pour the smoothie into the bowl and layer the toppings over the surface.
Flourless Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes
Everyone loves pancakes, but some pancakes are very messy and hard to make in the morning! Luckily, this recipe is easy, tastes amazing, and so quick for the morning! Banana-egg, pancakes are great if you like something sweet in the morning, but also has some great nutritional benefits. Bananas are a great morning fruit because they have potassium and calcium and keep you feeling full. Also, making your own pancake mix limits the extra sugar that is added to packaged pancakes mixes. This is also great for some protein in the morning and is gluten-free! Be sure to try this amazing recipe!
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter
- Fresh Berries (strawberries, blackberries)
- Maple Syrup
- Mash up bananas in a large bowl.
- Whisk eggs (using a fork is just fine!) and add to banana paste.
- Add one tablespoon of peanut butter to the mix.
- Fry in a pan with a little heated oil or butter
- Add any toppings!