healthy breakfast recipes

6 Healthy Breakfasts To Try for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it all before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sometimes our schedule can get too busy, and we end up missing our first meal.

If you’re trying to lose weight, what you eat for breakfast is what sets you up for success (or failure). Remember that weight loss is 80% what you eat, and 20% exercise.

To make sure you never miss the chance for a healthy breakfast, here are 6 recipes that are easy and quick to make! No excuses!

 

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Mango Pineapple Acai Bowl

This recipe is perfect for days when you’re in a hurry and need a quick breakfast. You’d be surprised at how filling this is! This is the perfect pick-me-up to start your day with its long list of health benefits. Benefits include boosting brain function, improving cholesterol levels, and improving heart health.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ frozen mango
  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 30ml oranique acai
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp crushed pistachios
  • 2 tsp puffed brown rice

Servings: 2

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine pineapple chunks, mango, bananas, and coconut water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Top with pistachios and puffed rice and/or granola.

 

The Super Benefits of the Acai “Superfruit”

The acai berry has been gaining popularity in the health community as a “superfruit”. With its endless list of benefits, it’s easy to see why:

  • Loaded with anti-oxidants
  • May improve cholesterol levels
  • Could boost brain function
  • High in fat, low in sugar

I use Organique’s Premium Blend drink for these recipes, they’re available at every Mercury Drug in the Philippines and most leading drugstores and supermarkets. Check out Organique’s social media pages for more info:

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Coconut Oat Bowl

No more regular plain oatmeal. Once you try this recipe, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t tried this earlier. Coconuts are high in good fat and are a perfect source of hydration!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup chopped coconut meat
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

Instructions

  1. In a pan, cook oats with coconut water on medium heat.
  2. Add coconut meat and coconut sugar. Let simmer until it thickens.
  3. Add in coconut cream and cinnamon powder, mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, top with coconut sugar and cinnamon.

 

Protein Bar

Protein bars are a great source of energy packed into a tiny snack. It’s always best to make your own protein bars so you know exactly what goes into the recipe. Make these in batches to save for days when you need breakfast on-the-go.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 large banana
  • 3 tbsp of almond butter
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 4 tsp coco sugar
  • coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, almond butter, pistachios, oats, banana, and coconut sugar. Blend until it turns into a thick paste.
  3. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil. Place batter into the baking dish in a flat, even layer.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Slice into bars while it is still warm.

 

Protein Shake

Protein Shake

Protein shakes are also great for breakfast on-the-go, and are also commonly prepared for a post-workout snack. Make this when you need an instant boost of energy!

Ingredients

  • 1 portion iso whey protein
  • 4 frozen small bananas
  • 1/3 cup cashew cream
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 30ml Organique Acai
  • ¼ cup coconut water

Instructions

Cashew cream:

  1. Soak cashew nuts in water overnight. Drain.
  2. Blend cashew nuts with water until smooth.

Protein shake:

  1. Combine cashew cream, whey protein, bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, and acai juice in a blender.
  2. Pour in coconut water until you reach your desired consistency.

 

Macro Bowl

Macro bowls provide a perfectly balanced meal. They’re a complete source of carbs, protein, and fat. A macro bowl is made up of 4 essentials: grains, vegetables, protein of your choice, and healthy fat (like dressings). Make this when you want something filling, or even as a post-workout meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped greens (kale, kangkong, or camote leaves)
  • 200 grams of poached chicken breast (can be raw as well, just cook it first)
  • 1/3 cup cashew cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup red rice

Poached Chicken

  • 200 grams of chicken
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp of Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic.
  2. Add in cabbage and kale until slightly wilted.
  3. Add poached chicken and cashew cream.
  4. Season with salt and chili powder.
  5. Add rice and mix until well combined.

 

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Who said you can’t indulge while eating healthy? Satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthy ice cream recipe. Midnight snacks don’t seem much like a guilty pleasure anymore with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 90ml cashew cream
  • 30ml Organique Acai

Servings: 3

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine bananas, cashew cream, and acai juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Freeze for 2 hours or overnight.

 

Watch how to make these recipes!

Erwan Heussaff
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