Healthy breakfast ideas: Healthy Chef Steph reveals 10 easy morning meals to keep you fit
Stephanie Elswood has won an army of 173,000 followers on Instagram for her approach to health and wellbeing.
The fitness blogger – who trained as a dancer and graduated from the Urdang Academy in 2015 – will often share her workouts and healthy meals on social media.
In an exclusive chat with Daily Star Online, the professional trainer and body positivity ambassador has revealed 10 healthy breakfast ideas.
There are so many breakfast options: Read here to see the most healthy ones
1. Smashed avocado on rye bread
Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food that contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
As for rye bread, it can help with controlling your appetite and helps to regulate and improve the blood glucose profile.
2. Granola, coconut yogurt and berries
Coconut yogurt supplies several key vitamins and minerals, the dairy alternative is popular among nutritionists as coconuts are rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3 and B5.
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3. Breakfast smoothie (berries, oats, flax seed, banana)
They’re quick and easy to have especially if you’re on the go.
Flax seeds have many health benefits including reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The seeds helps boost your immune systems and helps maintain healthy skin and bones.
4. Protein shake (protein powder, peanut butter, banana, oats and milk)
Adding protein to your breakfast is ideal for people who are trying to build muscle.
Not only does it help with keeping fit, it also keeps you full longer.
5. Peanut butter on toast
Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
A serving of peanut butter has 3mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49mg of bone-building magnesium, 208mg of muscle-friendly potassium and 0.17mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6.
This is a great morning meal because oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.
They’re gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.
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7. Banana and peanut butter on rice cakes
Rice cakes are usually made from brown rice, which is a health benefit because whole grains provide fibre, carbohydrates and phytochemicals.
8. Omelette packed full of veggies
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein.
More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk.
9. Scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu on toast
If you don’t eat meat, tofu is great alternative and it contains protein.
It also contains all eight essential amino acids and is a great source of iron and calcium.
10. Sweet potato fritters with avocado and sun-dried tomatoes
Not only are they tasty, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They also contain vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6.