Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how many times do we have to tell you? Don’t skip it tomorrow morning. Skipping breakfast is linked to poor performance in school, sports, workouts, and just bad for your overall health. Eating a nutritious breakfast will boost your metabolism and give you the energy you need to start your day. Here are some of our suggestions for a champion breakfast:
- Right when you wake up, chug one or two glasses of water to make up for your fast during sleep. Remember, hydration is life.
- An athlete needs the right amounts of carbohydrates and protein in their diet. Strive for a breakfast with 500-750 calories, about 50% from carbs, 25% from fats and 25% from protein. Good breakfast carbs come from fruits and veggies, whole grain cereals and breads. Some suggestions are oatmeal with blueberries or 100% whole wheat toast with butter. Eggs, nuts, seeds, milk, cheese, peanut butter, meat, and yogurt are great sources of protein for your breakfast.
- With your morning meal, drink a cup of green tea or coffee (maybe a reduced acid coffee as this has quite a few health benefits compared to normal coffee). Green tea and coffee have antioxidants that boost your immune system and caffeine that gives you energy and enhances your metabolism.
- Sometimes, I don’t have the appetite for a hefty meal in the morning. I recommend a powerful smoothie to start your day loaded with fresh and frozen fruits and veggies. It’s a great way to pack your body with fortifying nutrients without having to actually eat them. You just made it all into a delicious, drinkable concoction. Be sure to sneak in those super greens like kale, chard, and spinach with your smoothie and mask it with your favorite fruits. Pineapple is a great fruit to have on hand for smoothies; a juicy and flavorful fruit will go a long way. Adding some yogurt or protein powder is also recommended.
Now you’ll never forget your breakfast.