Healthy Breakfast and Snacks for Weight Loss

Breakfast for Weight Loss

To have breakfast or not to have breakfast? That’s the big question if you are trying to lose weight.

Some research shows that more than 75% of people who lose more than 30 pounds and keep it off eat the morning meal every single day!

Breakfast and healthy snacks that can help you stay healthy and lose weight. Easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious, they will give you energy for the morning.

Eating the morning meal keeps your appetite in check, by controling your sugar blood levels.

If you skip breakfast, you won’t get the nutrients and calories to start the morning with energy. It can also make you overeat at lunch or you’ll choose more unhealthy options.

 

Here are 5 quick, easy, nutritious and delicious breakfast recipes that can help you lose weight too. You can eat them as healthy snacks during the day.

 

#1. Strawbellicious Smoothie 

Ingredients:

•1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)

•1/2 banana

•1/2 cup Greek yogurt

•1/2 cup vegetable milk (coconut/almond/ quinoa milk)

•1-2 tsp hemp seeds

•Honey to taste

Preparation:

Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix for 1-2 minutes.

Pour the composition in a glass and decorate with fresh strawberries or banana slices.

Serve within 10-15 minutes to prevent oxidation.

 

#2. Smoothie for Brain Power

Ingredients:

•1/2 avocado

•1 cup of strawberries/ blueberries

•Coconut oil

•Mint leaves

•Spinach

•Honey to taste

Preparation: Mix the ingredients in a blender and decorate with mint leaves. Serve it with ice and enjoy this powerful cocktail full of antioxidants. Serve within 10-15 minutes to prevent oxidation.

 

#3.Blueberries and Yogurt Smoothie

Ingredients:

Layer #1: a handful blueberries, one small yogurt with 1-2% fat

Layer #2: a handful raspberries, a handful figs, coconut oil, a few mint leaves.

Preparation:

Mix the ingredients in the blender, put the layers in a glass and decorate with mint leaves. Serve within 10-15 minutes to prevent oxidation.

 

Chia pudding

#4.Flavored Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup blackberries and 1 cup strawberries / raspberries

2 tsp honey or maple syrup

1/2 cup chia seeds

1-2 cups vegetable milk (coconut/ almond/quinoa milk)

Mint leaves

Preparation:

For blended/smooth version: MIx all the ingredients  in a blender for 1-3 minutes until completely smooth. Pour the composition in a  glass and decorate with fruit and mint leaves.  Serve within 10-15 minutes to prevent oxidation.

For more visual impact, you can serve it in a pineapple or coconut.

For whole chia seed version: Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth, including  any added flavors, fruits, or chocolate. Then add the  whole chia seeds into the mix.

Pour the mix into a jar or glass container and leave it the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours to let gel. Decorate with fresh fruits and mint.

Variations:

For vanilla-orange pudding: use 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon orange zest. Decorate with orange slices.

For chocolate pudding: add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the blended version and decorate with nuts and seeds. For strawberry-banana pudding: 2 cups frozen/ fresh strawberries; 1/2 banana.

For peach pudding: 2 cups frozen/fresh peaches.

For mango pudding: 2 cups frozen/fresh mango.

 

#5.Wake Me Up 2-in-1 Coffee Smoothie   Coffee smoothie

Ingredients:

•1-2 tsp coffee

•1 banana

•1 tbsp hone

•3-4 tbsp oats (or more, depending on your desired consistency)

•1 cup vegetable milk of choice (almond, quinoa, coconut)

•1 tbsp cocoa powder

•Cinnamon powder

•Ice

•Hemp Seeds

•1-2 tsp coconut oil

Preparation:

Blend the ingredients until the composition becomes smooth.

Check for the desired consistency and add more oats or vegetable milk. Add ice.

If you wish, decorate it with chocolate bites, cocoa/cinnamon powder and/or coconut flakes.

Serve this healthy 2-in-1 breakfast at home or take it for to go.

 

 

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Read more:

https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/breakfast-lose-weight#1

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