A healthy breakfast starts your day off right!
Studies show that people who eat the wrong food for breakfast or skip breakfast all together, have problems with hunger, energy, metabolism, concentration and are more likely to gain or have trouble losing weight.
A healthy breakfast should contain a balance of nutrients to keep both your brain and your body functioning best.
Breakfasts with both protein and carbohydrates are key. Read on to find out why.
Healthy Breakfast: Why You Need Protein
Every cell in your body contains protein. You can literally think of protein as your body’s building blocks. In order to build muscles, repair damaged tissues and perform optimally, your body needs a steady supply of protein.
And because protein is digested more slowly than carbohydrates, it gives you a steady supply of energy and helps to balance hunger, energy, and cravings all morning long.
Healthy Breakfast: Why You Need Carbohydrates
Your brain needs energy to function, and the way your brain receives this energy is from glucose. When carbohydrates are broken down in your body, glucose enters your bloodstream. This glucose is required to create enzymes and neurotransmitters that are essential to keeping your central nervous system functioning properly.
Skipping breakfast causes blood glucose level to drop, increases hunger and cravings, decreases energy, and can even put your body into a state of starvation. When your body is deprived of the nutrients it needs, your metabolism slows down and your body automatically burns fewer calories to conserve energy.
Want a simple and convenient way to get your protein and carbohydrates in one delicious breakfast? Take boring, plain oatmeal and turn it into a delicious protein packed meal with new Protein4 Oats by PEScience!
Oats are a great whole grain, low-glycemic, slow digesting carbohydrate. But they fall short when it comes to protein and taste. Many manufacturers have overcome the taste by adding lots of sugar…but we don’t want that!
That’s why I was so excited about the launch of Protein4 Oats.
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Mix it into a typical serving of oatmeal to turn your boring oatmeal into a complete breakfast with 20g total protein!
- 1 C Unsweetened almond milk
- ½ C Oatmeal
- ¼ C Peanut Butter & Honey Protein4Oats
- ½ Banana, sliced
- Combine unsweetened almond milk and oatmeal in large microwaveable bowl.
- Cook for 2 minutes on high.
- Stir oatmeal and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes as needed.
- Add in Peanut Butter & Honey Protein4Oats after oatmeal is cooked.
- Top with sliced banana and enjoy!
Think outside the bowl with delicious and creative healthy oatmeal recipes like these homemade, chewy granola bars.
- 1 ½ C Oats
- ½ C Puffed cereal of your choice (we love rice, millet and kamut)
- 1 C Peanut Butter & Honey Protein4Oats
- 2 T Ground flax
- ¼ t Salt
- ¼ C Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- ¼ C Sugar free honey substitute
- ½ C Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 t Vanilla extract
- ⅓ C Mini chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, Protein4Oats, flax, puffed cereal and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, almond milk, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Gently mix wet mixture into dry mixture and stir well. Fold in chocolate chunks.
- Pour into baking pan. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan, pressing down firmly.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until edges begin to turn golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into bars.
Or these Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bites. These tasty, no-bake balls are perfect as a portable breakfast-on-the-go, a protein-packed snack, or a no-guilt-necessary sweet treat!
- 1 C Nuts (such as pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds, etc.)
- 1 C Old-fashioned oats
- ½ C Apple Cinnamon Protein4Oats
- ½ C Raisins
- ½ C Peanut butter
- ¼ C Sugar free honey substitute
- 1 t Pure vanilla extract
- ½ t Ground cinnamon
- ⅛ t Ground nutmeg
- In a food processor or blender, pulse nuts until finely ground.
- In a large bowl, combine ground nuts, Apple Cinnamon Protein4Oats, oats, raisins, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix well until completely blended (if possible, use an electric stand mixer to make it quicker/easier to fully incorporate the peanut butter and honey).
- Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to scoop mixture and roll into 1-inch balls (or whatever size you would like them).
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This product is a brand-new, never before seen product to the health and supplement industry. While there may be high protein oatmeals on the market, I can tell you from personal experience, they definitely they fall extremely short on taste and texture.
Make sure you stock up on all three delicious breakfast-inspired flavors:
- Apple Cinnamon
- Peanut Butter & Honey
- Maple Brown Sugar
This flavored protein powder has been designed specifically to be mixed with oatmeal for an amazing taste and texture….I’ve never seen anything like it! Hurry and grab it before it’s gone!
Moms, you’re not the only ones who need a healthy breakfast of protein AND carbohydrates!
Be sure you’re including both carbohydrates and protein in your kid’s breakfasts as well. This will help them concentrate at school and ensure that they have the nutrients they need to support normal health, growth and muscular development.
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If you need more family-friendly recipes that are also fat loss friendly, check out the recipe section in the BeyondFit Life Club Members portal!