6 easy recipes for a balanced breakfast

6 easy recipes for a balanced breakfast

As much as we would love to sit down in the mornings to enjoy a perfectly prepped breakfast, work commitments and busy schedules don’t often allow for it.

This doesn’t mean you have to skip the most important meal of the day, though! These quick-fix brekkies are ideal for when time just isn’t on your side. Plus, they’re packed with all the good things to keep you fired up for the day.

Smoothies and shakes

A delicious beverage is a sure-fire way to start your day off the right way, and it’s a great option for people on the go.

Smoothies and shakes are also an easy way to pack in as many nutrients, vitamins, and minerals as you need to keep you going throughout the day.

You’re also given the freedom to create a blend that suits not only your taste, but your health needs too. We love that you can prep and freeze smoothie or shake packs ahead of time to ensure they fit perfectly into your schedule.

Looking for a little inspiration? Here’s a tasty Strawberry Shake recipe to get you started.

Express oats

Great for when there’s a busy day ahead, oats are super filling and have loads of health benefits.

They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to topping combinations. Oats are loaded with fibre, so consider adding fruits for extra vitamins, nuts for healthy fats, and a scoop of your favourite protein shake for an all-round bowl full of goodness.

Here’s an Express Oatmeal recipe that’s as quick as it is delicious for particularly busy days.

Breakfast cookies

Who says you aren’t allowed cookies in the morning? You sure are – when they’re quick to make and packed with nutrients, that is!

An assortment of healthy seeds, oats, and fruits means you’re left with a crunchy treat that’s yummy to eat and good for you.

Another plus? They’re super easy to make. Whip up a batch over the weekend, then grab a couple on a rushed morning.

These Breakfast Cookies are all the inspiration you’ll need to get started.

Waffles and muffins

Waffles and muffins are great for preparing ahead of time, too. Whether you prep the batter the night before or cook them ahead of time and freeze into individual portions, you’ll be thrilled to wake up to a protein-packed breakfast, even on your busiest mornings.

Using ingredients like skimmed milk, eggs, and a protein shake mix is a great way to ensure your baked goods are as nutritious as they are delicious.

This easy Vanilla Waffle recipe is perfect for achieving just that! More into muffins? Try these Spiced Apple Protein Muffins.

Yoghurt bowl

You can’t go wrong with a yoghurt bowl to kickstart your day. They’re full of protein, calcium, and probiotics – and that excludes the benefits of any toppings you choose to add.

Berries are a good first-choice; they’re packed with antioxidants, are a great source of fibre, and have anti-inflammatory properties. Add some fat-free Greek yoghurt to the mix, and you’re good to go!

Here’s a frozen Fruit Yoghurt Cup recipe that’s sure to get your mouth watering.

It’s easy to ensure that you get a great start to every day with a little planning and some help from Herbalife Nutrition. Visit myherbalifebreakfast.co.za for more ideas and recipes to help you Shake it, Drink it and Live it, and make breakfast a breeze.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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