An American writer, Robert A. Heinlein, once wrote: “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” Although most of us would say that his words are only a pure exaggeration, I am more than sure that if our body could speak, it would highly disagree with us. The importance of a healthy breakfast is often challenged by the demanding requirements of our 21st century lifestyle, which either forces us to eat some sugared doughnut with big latte on our way to work or to skip breakfast completely.
The food we eat for a breakfast serves to wake up our metabolism and also works as a signal for our body, telling it that it will be nurtured regularly throughout the day. Eating your breakfast guarantees you to be physically and mentally prepared to face all the morning challenges that wait for you on your work or school desk.
However, never forget that to start your day with healthy energy and healthy thoughts, you first have to choose healthy breakfast. Here are my 7 healthy breakfasts I use to prepare for myself 🙂
1) “Sketchbook” breakfast that will paint your day
While the eggs and broccoli stems are cooking, I cut the smoked salmon and cheese into small pieces. I add rocket salad and multi seed cracker to balance the taste of my not only colorfully looking but also colorfully tasting breakfast. When everything is cooked, add the broccoli stems and eggs cut into halves.
Are you rushing to school or work without any spare time? Have a look in your fridge and grab all the fruits you see. I guarantee you that you will cut them beautifully within couple of minutes and enjoy their refreshing taste. My favorite combinations are berries with banana, green and red grapes and pears with Pink Lady apples. Our body can absorb all the fructose and vitamins from fruit the best in the morning time till 1PM, so don’t lose this brilliant opportunity.
This is one of my favorite breakfast that I eat when I feel very hungry in the morning and I know I will need lot of energy for the following day tasks. I simply wash some green salad (Rocket always wins for me), add tomatoes, onion, peppers or any kind of vegetable. Then I add pieces of roasted salmon with honey and some cheese. Finally I season it with drops of olive oil, salt pepper and mix of beans and peas (this one contained baby peas, Azuki and chick peas).
4) Liquid Morning Pleasure
It often happens to me that I wake up and I don’t feel any hunger, but I know I don’t want to start my day with an empty stomach. In this case, I prepare myself a proper healthy liquid breakfast. In the first case, I mixed blueberries with little bit of milk and banana and in the second I replaced blueberries with strawberries. I love this breakfast because it’s very refreshing, healthy, and you can have so much fun with it by combining various kinds of fruits together. Have Fun 🙂
This is what I call: What the Fridge Gave Me. In this case I had a flat bread with light Philadelphia, ham, cheese, baby salad, corns, olives, peppers and baby tomatoes. Requirements met: Easy, Quick, Tasty and Healthy.
6) Healing Breakfast
My good old porridge… This is my absolutely top favorite combination with berries and banana. Not only healthy but healing as well!! Fiber and other whole grains that can be found in oatmeal help to clean out your colon.
This is what I call jumbo breakfast….you know those kinds you need to eat before something big like flying to the moon or climbing Mount Everest. On this plate you can find corns, broccoli, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, garlic, salmon, rocket salad, peas…and you can replace or add any ingredients you wish. Get ready for a difficult day by this energetic bomb or grab another fork and share it with your partner ❤
Lastly, short poll and some wisdom from my favorite Winnie The Pooh….. on breakfast. Enjoy cooking ❤
I would be very thankful if you answered this simple question just for my own interest.
🙂 MANY THANKS:)
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Some great ideas Andrea! 🙂 x
Thanks Dan 🙂 You can try some of these 🙂
looks really good and very appetizing, must try some of these for breakfast.
Absolutely, super easy to prepare 🙂 Good luck
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Lately I have been not eating breakfast, the most important meal of the day! In fact, I have been so busy (as revealed in my lack of posts) that I tend to skip lunch. So, when Andrea visited my blog today, it was a wonderful treat to read this post…. If you are like me, this post is a great start to get you back on track…Enjoy the read!
Only attend a zombie apocalypse correctly fueled, fighting off those buggers requires energy! Love it!
Great breakfast ideas too!
thanks for reading my blog post 🙂
So enjoy your breakfast 🙂
Great breakfast suggestions. I noticed that your breakfast suggestions include alkaline foods as well – good show! I also like rocket salad.
I usually eat four eggs in the morning, sprinkled with various powders (such as Turmeric, Tribulus Terrestris, Maca, Zinc glutonate, Fenugreek, Suma root, Panax Ginseng, Fo Ti, or Muira Puama. These herb powders are mainly for energy, endurance, and libido.
thank you for a great idea… I never tried most of the spices and powders you mentioned here. I will definitely include them in my next cooking 🙂
Great post, and great information. Definitely hunger inducing 😉
Thanks for a lovely comment 🙂 So let’s prepare one for yourself 🙂
These all look tasty 🙂 How long have you been blogging for Andrea?
thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 I am blogging since March, why are u asking?
Just curious 🙂 Seems very professional! Keep up the great work!
Thank You very much 🙂 It’s just my hobby 🙂 I look forward to your future posts 🙂
Absolutely brilliant!! Loved this. Thank you
Thank You 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed it:)
Great tips, thank you!:)
Thank You Anna 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed reading it 🙂
I love your Blog. Thank you for allowing people to see this, and thank you for following mine.
Thanks for a lovely comment 🙂 I happy you enjoyed reading breakfast tips 🙂 Have a great breakfast tomorrow 🙂
That is my downfall… Too often I do not eat breakfast… In fact, too often I do not eat from the time I wake up until I get back home from my office. Then I do not stop! 🙂
I know that….I used to be like that….just choose some peaceful time of the year, start working on regular eating…and you will get used to it so much…your body will never want anything else 🙂
There is no time like the present… I think I shall start that now. Well, in the morning. 🙂
Great blog on what is one of the most mundane and important subjects! Really expresses the higher octave of the mundane in breakfast. These are rockin’ breakfast ideas. I always smile and shake my head and chuckle when people who are really really busy will make sure their car doesn’t run on gas though will regularly run themselves on fumes or nothing saying, “I’m too busy.” I love the looks when I respond, “And, you’re cars empty gas tank would say what as it rolled by the gas station to the meeting you then won;t make happen?” Now, I’ll respond, “There’s this one blog you’re going to enjoy.” Your artistry of food composition should do the rest. Thanks much, Andrea.
lol, run “out of” gas (or electricity, etc).
wow, responding as my breakfast is cooking. Shoulda waited until after. “you’re” to be “your.” won;t to be won’t.
Case in point: breakfast is important.
thank you again for your beautiful comment 🙂 You’re absolutely right with the ‘car example’…..Philosophy of living for a present moment is beautiful but not when it comes to health….we should always think ahead….I am happy you liked this post and enjoy breakfast tomorrow 🙂
You’re very welcome, Andrea. 😀
Hail the Yellow Car.
And, living for the present is not beautiful when it comes to health… except when it comes to a consummate knowing of what to take in… health being naturally integrated armor and all that… where impulse equates to rockin’ stuff when you have a great and natural sense of what’s going to juice you wonderfully long-term.
Keep up your great work, Andrea.
Best to You as well,
Thank You Jordan 🙂 I wouldn’t say it better…..I wish all the people knew.
Thanks for your encouraging comments,
You’re very welcome, Andrea. 😀
Oh this is what I have been looking for in the last three years. I am so happy that you visited my blog and now I have something to use as a guideline. I am going to try all seven tips when I go food shopping again. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for posting this article.
I am very happy to meet you on WordPress 🙂 Just fill your fridge with healthy stuff and eating healthy will become as easy as eating unhealthy.
Man… if I’d known any of these tips, I wouldn’t have had such a lousy diet. Thkx for sharing!
So let’s start with some awesome breakfast tomorrow 🙂 Write me how it went.
Will sure do!
Hey… Just tried the Hercules Breakfast and loving it. I guess now I’ll have to go through the list and see what else tastes good.
Thkx again for sharing.
That’s amazing, I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 One day I will read 7 healthy breakfast tips post by you 🙂 I am more than sure 🙂
Good to see so many vegetarian ideas included.
Do you eat fish ?
No. No fish, no egg. I’m a pure Veggie.
So I should make another one…pure veggie one 🙂
why not? But many of your ideas above that are not veggie can easily be transferred to pure veg by a resourceful cook. I’ve had 14 years of tweeking so far and many more to follow.
Great 🙂 So next time write some pure veggie post for me 🙂
Why not. I’ll see what I can do 😉
Thanks for visiting our blog – congratulations on your fabulous and very inspiring blog,Flavia
Thank You Flavia 🙂 I look forward to reading more from you 🙂
I think number 7 is my favourite! Very nice ideas
I share the choice of number 7 with you 🙂 I’m glad you like it 🙂
Obviously you have a very successful message, Andrea. I will be checking back to explore it, and thanks for the visit to our site!
I am happy you share my message 🙂 I look forward to reading more from you 🙂 I really liked your post from yesterday (Dickens’ wisdoms).
I love the quotes of some of these men and women…they are so enlightening at times.
Thanks for commenting, Andrea!
Thank You Christian 🙂
Same back to you…until we visit again!
Love these breakfast ideas. I particularly love oatmeal with fruit in the morning, though if I’m in a hurry, a protein shake with juice and whey protein isolate will get my brain moving better than coffee. Sometimes I have both. On weekends, home made fried rice with egg and tofu can be really good too. Thanks Andrea. Inspiring.
What a great ideas….You should write a breakfast tips post for me 🙂 Thanks a lot
Awwww….you had to cap it with Pooh!! Dear heart! The plates look beautiful. Did you get the page How to Eat? With all the technical trouble I’ve been having the last 2 months, I’m not going to assume it reached you. You don’t have to put up any type of response on it – just would like to know the page got out okay (I do have a word there on mixing proteins). Diana And thanks for the recent comment, Sweetie.
Can you send me the exact link to it? I am not sure if I am on the right one 🙂
Yes, fruit would be most effective in that window of the day. Fruit energy is expansive (as opposed to sinking, like meat). So it serves the body well in the hours of activity and movement. I’ve updated the How to Eat page. Diana
Please send me the link to it, I somehow can’t find it 😦
It’s not a post – but a PAGE – on top, next to the Prologue and the Wonder Years.
a kindred spirit. i have to admit, i’m not super big on fruit (i have whatever the opposite of a sweet tooth is), but i might have to suck it up and give a few of these ideas a go. your porridge looks great, i might try it with rice and toasted barley instead.
i just finished my post on the importance of breakfast, although i’m a little embarrased to admit that my style tends to lean towards idea #7’s “breakfast for two.” i’m a hiker/farmer/fisherman on the weekends, so i like to eat hearty.
thank you very much for your kind comment 🙂 Well, our bodies talk to us in a very special and beautiful way….and your body probably likes to eat hearty breakfast 🙂 which is not bad if it’s healthy 🙂
Wish you all the best and keep up the great work 🙂
Such wonderful ideas for breakfast, great , shall try diferent ones out now !
Thanks, let me know how it went 🙂
A real great post ! Love the article it is so helpful and I love the bright colorful pictures of food ! It looks delicious 🙂 You have a lovely blog here . Best wishes and Love xx
Thank you for a wonderful comment 🙂 I try my best to balance the word with the power of pictures 🙂
http://gegebearbear.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/im-feeling-better-so-awards-night-is-here-drum-roll-please/ You have been nominated for several awards! Congratulations! Jill
Thank You very very much 🙂
Love this post and your pictures! Will be trying these recipes.
Thank You Katie,
let me know how it went 🙂
Great ideas!! Keep them coming!
Thank You for your kind words
Such a sensible post as always, great thoughts and great recipes!
I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award but can’t find my comment anywhere. So of course I want you to know that you are nominated! You can check out the simple rules on my webpage and congratulations, this one’s easy! Blessings,
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Thanks for the follow,
Breakfast is my favorite meal! Health and Nutrition is my passion glad to see other who care so much about it.
Thank You for your kind words. I am happy there is another healthy eater out there…
Oh snap! I’m all ’bout the Hercules Breakfast 😀 Yum!
Good choice 🙂
God, I love breakfast. It’s my favourite time of the day!
The best habit to have 🙂
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thanks for your interest 🙂 There should be a retweet button underneath 🙂 Just click on it 🙂
I am not seeing the button for a retweet. Could you guide me to where it is on the post?
Click on the post and then press reblog button which is on the upper bar.:)
If that button would have been a snake it would have bit me, thanks for the help. Now you know what my super wife goes through when I can’t find stuff in the house. The garage is a different matter though…
Hahaaa 🙂 Don’t worry Danny, it also took me ages find that button when I started to use WordPress…..There’s always the biggest darkness under the light 🙂
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Great advice! I have tried a couple of these myself and they are good. Now, I stick with my oatmeal and fruit! Thank you as well for visiting my site.
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Can I eat all of the breakfasts at one time? 🙂 They look great, Andrea. Best -Shanna
Hahaaa…….I don’t know your stomach capacity…but mine wouldn’t handle it 🙂
They all look so good. 😉 Best to you, Andy. – Shanna
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Wow! And now for something completely healthy. I stumbled upon this blog post and was imPRESSED!
Absolutely fresh looking. well done.
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