Preparing and consuming healthy breakfast meals is a key factor in optimal fat loss and fueling an active lifestyle. One of my favorite healthy breakfast meals is the following:
1/2 cup orquakeroats
1-1.5 cups of skim milk
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp of almonds
1/2 cup of raspberries
1 packet ofSplenda
Combine the milk, oats,splendaand protein powder in a sauce pan and mix thoroughly. Place on stove top on medium heat. Stir throughout the cooking process until the the mixture reaches a very light boil. Remove from stove top and pour into bowl. Top with the almonds and raspberries.
This littleconcoctionpacks a high quality nutritional punch and gets your day started on the right foot. Lowglycemiccarbohydrates, lean protein, health fats...you can't go wrong. Thethermiceffect of this meal is also very high: your body will use a lot of energy while it digests and absorbs this meal, which means you absorb less calories. This meal will also sustain you throughout the morning hours and keep you satisfied...you won't feel the need to make the trip to the vending machine at 10:00 a.m. if you start your day with this meal!
If your calorie needs are on the lower end (in the 1200-1500 calorie range), I'd suggest cutting all the serving sizes listed above in half. Remember, even though a meal is "healthy" and of high nutritional quality, this doesn't mean you don't have to worry about the caloric content (rule #1 of fat loss nutrition).
Make eating healthy breakfast meals such as this one a priority and reap the health, vitality, and fat loss benefits!