Breakfast is often considered to be the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. A well-rounded breakfast will nourish your body, keeping you full for hours after eating so you don’t feel compelled to snack unnecessarily as your meal will satisfy your cravings. When it comes to creating the ideal breakfast for weight loss, prioritizing protein and healthy carbs is essential for increasing satiety while providing your body with valuable calories to burn so you feel energized without depriving yourself. If you have limited time to cook in the morning but want to fuel your body with a nutritious and filling breakfast, this five-minute recipe is the perfect staple to start out your day.
Protein Overnight Oats
Overnight oats have grown in popularity over the last several years for the ease in which they provide your body with a multitude of nutrients while still tasting delicious. The versatility of overnight oats also makes them a valuable asset to your morning routine as they can be personalized to include your favorite toppings and natural sweeteners, effortlessly packing in protein without ever becoming tiresome. This quick and easy breakfast can be whipped up the night before in five minutes so you can run right out the door and know you won’t have to worry about being hungry again until lunchtime. Created by registered dietitian Shanna Hutcheson, you can’t go wrong!
Ingredients: Old fashioned oats, vanilla whey protein powder, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, banana, blueberries, almond butter, unsweetened almond milk, toppings of your choice
Nutrients: 450 calories | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 3.2mg