Breakfasts for Champions

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I could eat breakfast foods all day. I’m also an early riser and do rugby on the weekend so I like something filling but not too heavy. I also gear my breakfasts to protein-laden feasts to get me through to breakfast with a lot of energy.

Here are two of my regular go-to meals. Overnight oats you can make the night before so in the morning all you need to do is pull it out of the refrigerator and eat it cold or hot. Making it is as simple as putting blocks one on top of another. I use almond and rice milk combined to make mine. But you could also use regular milk, soya milk, yoghurt or even fruit juice. You can also swap out oats for muesli. You can add fruit or nuts or both.

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In my version I take a jar and fill it 3/4 up with oats. Then I use an almond/rice milk covering the oats. You might want a bit more liquid if you want looser oat mix. I add chia seeds for prtein and to create a more pudding like texture. Cinnamon to taste and finally I top it off with raisins. Close the jar with the top tightly and then put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning you can eat it hot or cold. Add more milk or fruit or nuts.

If I have more time I have an egg scramble with lots of vegetables. If I’m making something the night before it helps to put aside some chopped vegetables to add to a scramble in the morning. In this one I use spinach, peppers, chile peppers, onion and garlic. Fry your vegetables off first in butter or oil in a pan. Use two large fresh eggs and mix them in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables are soft and cooked put the eggs in. Mix and when cooked to your liking its done. You can also add fried tortilla strips to give it a crunch. Just take a tortilla cut it in strips and stick in the oil or butter until crisp.

 

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