3 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast

3 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast

According to the University of Washington, start your day right with a balanced breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates and protein. If you eat full of empty calories cereal, your sugar levels crash even before 10 AM. That causes low energy and hunger. These are the three healthy recipes for breakfast or suhoor we would like to share with you today! 

 

Chocolate Muffin with Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a good source of fats which is proven to lower triglycerides and insulin levels, which promotes heart health.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk, room temperature
  • ½ cup (114 g) Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon mixed nuts
  • ¾ cup (75 g) fresh cranberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners, set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl or 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk the milk, butter, and eggs, until well combined. 
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Stir and mix until almost fully combined. 
  5. Add the mixed nuts and cranberries and gently fold them into the batter.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached. 
  8. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

 

Energizing Smoothie

Flaxseed is known as an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) that can be used to improve digestive health, lower bad cholesterol, and reduce the risk of cancer. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon pre-ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fish oil 
  • 1 scoop protein powder 
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk, room temperature
  • Fruit juice or water 
  • Slices of mixed fruits

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and shake well.
  2. Add slices of mixed fruits and place in a blender until smooth. 
  3. Sprinkle berries on the top of the drink.

 

Quinoa porridge

Quinoa is a gluten-free pseudo-cereal grain that is beneficial as a vitamin and minerals source, good for the gut’s health and helps with weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa 
  • 2 cups water- or use apple juice for added sweetness
  • berries 
  • Chia seeds 
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg 
  • 3⁄4 scoop protein powder 

Instructions:

  1. Add quinoa and water to the stove pot. 
  2. Cook for 15 min or until liquid has almost all absorbed into the quinoa 
  3. Add protein powder, chia seeds, apple juice, berries, cinnamon, and nutmeg, stir for another minute.
  4. Ready to be served.

 

*pictures are for illustration purposes only

 


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