When it comes to fat-free breakfasts, most us will just get a piece of toast or a granola bar and call it done. As you can imagine, this means that a lot of our breakfasts are rather bland and unimaginative. Unfortunately, this can also be an awful way to start your day.
There are various healthy breakfast options that aren’t tasteless or boring. Here are three amazing breakfast recipes that aren’t just healthy but also delicious and quick to prepare.
Spinach Egg White Omelets
Eggs are awesome. They are rich in nutrients and are quite filling. What’s more, if you discard the yolk, it’s fat-free. Admittedly, plain egg white is boring and not very appetizing. But you can dress up your omelet and increase its flavor and nutritional value by adding vegetables.
- 2 cups egg white (you can buy a carton of egg white if you don’t want to waste the yolk)
- 1 cup of spinach (washed and excess water removed)
- 2 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoon water
- Nonstick cooking spray
Step 1: Lightly coat a pan or skillet with the cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add in the spinach, tomatoes, onion, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the onions are soft and then add pepper and salt to taste. Cook for another minute and transfer to a covered bowl and set aside.
Step 2: In a bowl, whisk the egg white, egg, and a pinch of salt and pepper until light and frothy. Lightly coat a pan or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and put over medium heat. Once hot, pour half the egg mixture onto the pan. Swirl the pan to evenly spread the egg over the bottom.
Step 3: Once the egg has set, spoon the spinach onto half of the omelet. Use a flipper to fold the omelet over the spinach and slide it onto a serving plate. Repeat for the remainder of the egg and spinach.
You can also try substituting Brussels sprouts or asparagus for the spinach and sprinkling grated fat-free parmesan on top.
Banana Ginger Smoothie
Smoothies have been popular for breakfast because they are easy to prepare, filling, and nutritious. It’s also very convenient. With how hectic our modern lifestyles get, it’s easy to have a smoothie while on the go. This recipe uses ginger, a herb that helps soothe the stomach.
- 1 banana
- ¾ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
Step 1: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Step 2: Serve.
That’s how easy it is to make a smoothie. Fresh fruits make a smoothie thin while frozen fruit thickens it. You can also put the smoothie in the freezer for an hour to give it an ice cream-like texture.
Quinoa and Berry Fruit Salad
This recipe does take some time to prepare which may not be convenient for most mornings. But the good thing about fruit salad recipes is that you can actually prepare it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. In the morning, you can just get a serving for breakfast.
- 1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
- 1 1/2 cup slices Strawberries
- 1 cup Blackberries (optional)
- 1 Mango (optional)
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 2 tbsp Lime juice
- 1 tbsp Basil, fresh (for garnish)
Step 1: Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Use a fork to fluff the quinoa and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
Step 2: Mix the honey and lime juice in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 3: Combine the fruits and quinoa in a large bowl and mix well until the quinoa is well spread out. Add the glaze and toss before serving. Garnish with fresh basil.
You can also add or substitute other fruits like bananas, peaches, and kiwi as desired.