5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilders & Athletes
September 21, 2015
Bodybuilders and athletes need to have a good breakfast that provides them with the energy they need and also streamlines the body’s ability to use calories effectively. Foods that are high in protein are especially useful. Here are five healthy breakfast ideas that will help get your body revved up every morning.
1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Make a single bowl of oatmeal and flavor it by adding one serving of a chocolate-flavored protein powder and a tablespoon of peanut butter. This creates a sweet and tasty breakfast that is also high in protein. This simple breakfast is about 350 calories per serving, contains 30 grams of protein, 35 grams of carbs, and 1.5 grams of healthy fats. It should give you a big boost at the start of the day and provide enough protein to help increase your muscle mass.
2: Bacon Muffin
While the name might suggest some bread, this is actually an extremely high-protein breakfast that can help build muscle mass. Start by preheating an over to 350 degrees. In a frying pan, cook ¼ cup of grated sweet potato and half a clove of garlic for about five minutes. Remove it from heat and then cook four strips of bacon about halfway through. Line a spot in a greased muffin tin with and add your sweet potato, garlic, and any spices you’d like. Add three eggs and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. One of these bacon muffins meals contains about 300 calories, 38 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs, and 16 grams of healthy fat.
3: Spinach Egg Scramble
Whenever you make a list of healthy breakfast ideas, both spinach and eggs will come up often. Spinach is high in many vital nutrients, and eggs are a great way to get all the protein you need. You can mix chopped spinach in with some eggs and cheese to create a delicious scramble that provides you with a lot of energy both pre- and post-workout. Each egg you make in this way will have about 200 calories, 14 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of healthy fat.
4: Protein Pancakes
Working out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some pancakes once in a while. By adding two tablespoons of almond meal flour, two tablespoons of coconut meal flour, one scoop of whey protein, and some egg whites, you can create a pancake batter that is very high in protein and quite tasty. This breakfast is about 450 calories, with a whopping 58 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbs, and 17 grams of healthy fats – ideal for the start of a day in which you plan to get a major workout.
5: Turkey and Grapefruit
Turkey can give you an easy way to get some protein in the morning, and grapefruit and other citrus fruits provide a great source of vitamins and minerals. You can make turkey sausage patties with some ground turkey and spices such as ginger, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Combine it with a fresh grapefruit for a simple but easy way to get going in the morning. One patty and half a grapefruit provide 130 calories, 19 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of healthy fat.
All of these recipes are simple and quick. These should give you some healthy breakfast ideas of your own that can allow you to get up, get going, and stay healthy.