Is it not frustrating to feel hungry shortly after having your “breakfast”? We feel you! However, working through the noon hours, ignoring the screaming tummy is all you can do. Fret not, we’ve got a sigh of relief for you.
Some slight changes in your morning routines solves the problem. Two critical factors you need to focus on while preparing yourself a serving in the morning are adequate volume and satiety.
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day and it should be consumed in sufficient volume.
1. Nut butter on toast
Well established studies suggest that having nut butter in the morning keeps you satiated and prevents you from overeating.
However, moderation is key. Ideal serving of nut butter is roughly around 2 tablespoons. The best thing about this meal is that it can be customized in accordance to your liking.
You can however customize the meal with fruits and seeds as per your taste.
Banana complements the toast very well. Moreover, chia seeds provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids.
The meal is a complete package in terms of quick preparation, nutrition, taste and satiety. Try it in the busiest of your mornings and save yourself some time and effort.
- Quick preparation
- Highly nutritious
- Can be customized according to taste
- Keeps you full for long
One-cup pancakes with berries
If you’ve been cooking for some time already, you must have encountered pancakes very often.
Pancakes are super easy to make, taste delicious and keep you full for long which is exactly what you need in your breakfast.
Talking of customization, you can add a scoop of flavored protein powder to increase its protein content as and when required. Let’s quickly go through a sample recipe.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- Olive oil
- Pink salt
- Berries of your choice
To prepare the batter, add the flour, egg, banana, milk, Greek yogurt and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to the blender. Blitz the mixture until it is uniform and granular.
Getting the right consistency of the batter is the key to make perfectly fluffy pancakes. It should be thin enough to uniformly spread on the griddle with an approximate thickness of ¼ inch.
Once the batter is ready, pour a tablespoon of it on a non-stick pan. You can initially spray some oil if required. However, it is not necessary while using non-stick cookware.
Let the batter rest for a couple of minutes on medium to low heat. Carefully flip it over once it develops brown patches on the side facing the heat. Cook the other side for a couple of minutes and take it out of the pan.
Similarly, make a few more. Top the pancakes with some maple syrup and berries of your choice. You can always experiment with the toppings and come up with your own versions. You can also prepare the batter ahead of time.
If doing so, refrigerate it in an air-tight container. While thawing the batter, add a pinch of baking powder to the mixture and you’re good to go.
Getting that extra 5 minutes of sleep shouldn’t cost you your breakfast. That is just not fair! Well’ if you have ever compromised on your breakfast due to a tight morning routine, we are here to save the day!
are extremely easy to make and take relatively less time to consume. Also, there is so much room for improvisation. You can add all sorts of fruits and veggies in them and you’d hardly notice they’re there.
Let’s have a look on this quick smoothie recipe that could potentially save your Monday morning.
- Almond milk or fruit juice
- Pineapple pulp or any fruit of your choice
- 1 peeled Kiwi
- Baby kale or spinach
Add a cup of almond milk to the blender. To it add a cup of freshly cut pineapple pulp or any other fruit of your choice. Then add a peeled kiwi and a handful of baby kale or spinach.
Blend all the ingredients into a smooth mixture. There you have a nutritious, antioxidant rich and filling blend of goodness on the go!
You can literally never go wrong with smoothies. The more you try and add new ingredients, the better it gets.
Moreover, smoothies are an excellent way of getting in your veggies. Let alone tasting them, you’d hardly even notice that they are even a part of the delicious goodness.
These were our best picks as breakfast ideas that are extremely easy to prepare, taste good and keep you full for long. We are confident that if tried, these ideas will surely ease up your busy mornings.
The recipes by no means claim that they are perfect and cannot be improvised. You can experiment with your choice of ingredients and make sure to let us know how they came out.