I know you’ve probably heard this a thousand times growing up, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It’s the first meal to get your metabolism up and running and will help you avoid snacking until lunch time.
If you find that you’re completely starving come 11am, here are three easy and nutritious breakfast ideas that are loaded with fiber to keep you full until lunch.
1. Apple and Raspberry Smoothie
Now you’re probably thinking that a smoothie can’t be the most filling breakfast, but think again. If you put the right ingredients in it, a smoothie will not only keep you satisfied but will also taste amazing. The best part is that you can take it on the go if you are in a hurry.
Here’s one of my favorite filling smoothie receipes:
– 1 large apple, sliced
– 2 cups of raspberries
– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
– 1/2 cup of ice
– 1 banana, sliced (optional)
The apples and raspberries are high in fiber, while the banana will add some extra potassium. Just blend the ingredients above together and you’re done.
2. Avocado Toast
There is a reason everyone is obsessed with avocados. This superfood not only contains vitamins C, K, E and B-6, but it also has “healthy” fats that keep you feeling full longer. Mash an avocado with a little salt and pepper–hot sauce, too, if you’d like!–then spread on your favorite whole grain or wheat bread for a quick and delicious breakfast. Finish with a few red pepper flakes for an extra dose of heat.
3. Oatmeal Parfait
Oatmeal itself is a great option to avoid mid-morning snacking. If the thought of eating it plain is unappealing, you can add some fruit and nuts to make it tastier and healthier. Don’t have a lot of time in the morning? This meal will take you only a couple of minutes.
One last important tip: drink plenty of water with these meals!
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