Hunger crushing breakfasts

On recent Meetings with Matt, athletes have been asking for "breakfast suggestions" that will promote recovery, leave the athlete satiated and not have you reaching for snacks an hour after finishing breakfast. Try one of these four protein-packed breakfast ideas and let us know if they hit the spot!

Turbo-charged Oatmeal* (instant oats work too)

1 cup of rolled oats

1 cup of water

1-2 cups of milk depending how thick you like it (soy, almond, coconut if dairy doesn’t work)

1 tbsp of molasses

1 banana, chopped

1/4 of raisins

1-2 dates, chopped finely

1-2 eggs cooked your preferred style… I like poached or scrambled but perhaps your preference is fried eggs?

1. Cook oats, salt and water for 5mins to a low boil.

2. Add milk, molasses, banana, raisins and dates and cook until oats reach desired thickness, 10-15mins. Spoon into a bowl and top with eggs.

*Adapted from The Feed Zone by Biju Thomas

 

Smoothie (perfect if you are on-the-go)

1 banana

1 tbsp of almond butter

4-6 ice cubes

10-12oz of milk (soy, almond, coconut if dairy doesn’t work)

1-2 dates

Favorite protein powder (e.g. Unipro’s Perfect Protein - lots of BCAAs!)

Throw everything in the Vitamix and blend for 30-60secs!

 

Sausage & Veggie Scramble

4 pre-cooked sausages, sliced (e.g. Aidell's chicken-apple)

1 bell pepper, diced

1/2lb mushrooms, sliced

1 sweet potato, pre-cooked and cubed (8-10mins in the microwave to cook a medium sweet potato)

2-3 handfuls of spinach

1-2 eggs cooked your preferred style

1/2 avocado (per serving)

1. Saute the sausages and veggies in a large pan, adding the spinach in the last minute of cooking.

2. While cooking the veggies, prepare the eggs to your liking.

3. Serve veggies and eggs with half an avocado and a dash of salt.

The above amount should make 4-6 servings of the veggie scramble so you can eat it throughout the week. 

 

Avocado Toast

1-2 slices of your favorite bread

1-2 eggs

1/2 avocado per slice of bread

salt & pepper

1. Prepare the eggs in your preferred style. I like poached eggs for this breakfast!

2. Mash the avocado with a dash of salt and pepper.

3. Toast the bread then smear the mashed avocado on each slice before adding the eggs.