A diet designed to help you burn fat isn’t that hard to put together. There are plenty of great recipes out there for most meals — but what about breakfast? All too often you wind up eating traditional carb- and sugar-heavy breakfasts that start your day off on the wrong note and make it a challenge to drag yourself all the way to lunch.
Try these healthier alternatives that give you plenty of healthy energy and keep your metabolism blazing away…
Muesli is a traditional Scandinavian cereal that’s packed with plenty of great nutrition. Don’t rely on store-bought brands, though; they’re often packed with sugar and preservatives. You can make your own energy-rich muesli blend at home to get your day off to a healthier start. It’s packed with plenty of protein and fiber.
To get started, combine rolled oats (non-instant) and wheat flakes on a greased baking sheet. Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes. Add chopped almonds and coconut flakes and bake for 8 more minutes. When the oats start smelling good, turn off the heat. Drizzle honey over the mix and add vanilla and cinnamon to taste. Slip the muesli back in the oven and let it cool for a few hours.
This mix will keep for up to two weeks if refrigerated. Adjust the amounts to suit your personal tastes and mix up large batches. At breakfast time, have a bowl with skim milk or low-fat yogurt and some fresh fruit sliced on top.
Smoothies are a perennial favorite for the fat-conscious breakfast set. You can make a lot of different kinds yourself. Here are two favorites:
If you’re loading up on whey protein for muscle-building or fat-burning workouts, make a whey smoothie with strawberries and cinnamon. The strawberries give you a nice shot of dietary fiber and some healthy sugar energy, and cinnamon is a great metabolic stimulant. (It also tastes delicious!)
A simple berry smoothie is a great way to start a lower-intensity day without pigging out. Use a cup of orange juice combined with a banana and a half cup of silk tofu or low-fat yogurt for a base. Add a cup of frozen berries — any variety will do — and blend. This gives you a nice load of healthy carbohydrates and a huge shot of vitamin C to get your day rolling.
Wheat Berry Cereal
Wheat berries are a terrific but under-utilized source of healthy nutrition. Fresh wheat berries need to be softened before cooking; you can do this by rinsing them thoroughly and then putting them on the stove in a saucepan with water. Bring them to boil and then let them simmer for an hour.
Once the berries are softened up, they’ll keep for a day or two (or a month if you freeze them). They can be added to a variety of different hot cereals to add a tangy crunch. Try adding a cup to a bowl of whole-grain oatmeal with almonds and apples.
Omelets are a great way to build a filling, power-packed breakfast that can curb hunger pangs for hours. In order to provide plenty of volume and great taste without filling up on empty calories, make your omelets with plenty of healthy vegetable ingredients. The avocado is an ideal ingredient since it gives you energy in the form of healthy slow-burning fats.
Add spinach for a little fiber and vitamin content. If you’re comfortable with spicy foods, sliced hot peppers will give your omelets a kick and may help to accelerate your metabolism.
In order to give you the right mix of energy, you should try to build a breakfast that’s truly complete. That means getting a serving of protein and a serving of fruit along with the traditional breakfast carbs. (You should aim for whole grains and plenty of fiber to keep your carbs healthy, too.)
If your morning isn’t complete without a blast of caffeine, try substituting green tea for your usual coffee. It can be brewed as strong as you like, and it’s packed with antioxidants and other healthy ingredients that help you burn off fat.
Hopefully, these recipes and suggestions have given you one or two great ideas for building your own fat-burning breakfasts. More than other meals, breakfast gives you absolute freedom to eat whatever suits your needs. Don’t be afraid to keep experimenting with your menu! You’ll hit the ideal blend of nutrition and energy sooner or later…
P.S – you can also give a try for the fat burning recipes for breakfast listed in the video below… All the best 🙂