Our health expert and IRONMAN competitor Volkmar has selected three breakfasts that are just perfect for after your morning workout. His personal favourite is the dark chocolate breakfast.
Pick your favourite, try it out and start improving your health today!
Dark Chocolate Breakfast
Whoever said chocolate wasn't healthy? In the right amounts, it certainly can be! The dark chocolate breakfast includes:
One piece of dark (85% cocoa) chocolate
One glass of milk with a tablespoon of protein powder
Three pieces of fruit (orange, grapefruit, kiwi or a peach)
One slice of protein bread with honey
Spread the honey on the protein bread, put the protein powder in the milk and you’re good to go! The only question is: when to eat the chocolate? Volkmar recommends eating it last!
Yoghurt with a twist
Think a yoghurt-based breakfast is boring? Think again! First, gather these ingredients:
1/4 cup honey
2 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup all-natural granola
1 cup fresh berries
1 cup freeze-dried mango, pineapple and/or berries
Small sprigs of fresh coriander
And here’s the twist: add a teaspoon of tandoori spice or curry powder! Now heat up the coriander over a low flame, stirring, until very fragrant, for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add honey and stir. Distribute the yoghurt over 4 bowls. Drizzle the spiced honey over the yoghurt; top with granola, fruit and coriander. Enjoy these 11 grams of filling protein with a twist!
Scrambled egg burritos
Who doesn't enjoy eggs after a morning workout?
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon fresh coriander, chopped
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Dash of coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon butter
4 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
2 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas, heated
4 tablespoons seeded tomato, diced
2 tablespoons bottled chunky salsa
Now this breakfast will take a little more time and preparation, but it’s well worth it! Here’s how to make it:
Whisk the first 5 ingredients (up to and including the pepper) in a medium-sized bowl.
Coat a medium-sized, non-stick frying pan with cooking spray, and melt the butter over medium heat. Add the egg mixture, and scramble with a heatproof rubber spatula.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese along the diameter of one tortilla; top with half of the scrambled eggs, 2 tablespoons of tomato, and 1 tablespoon of chunky salsa.
Roll up the tortilla burrito-style (fold the bottom up and the sides towards the centre). Repeat with the remaining ingredients.