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5 Minute Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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I recently had someone explain that they didn’t have time for a healthy breakfast in the morning! So I asked our 180Nutrition Facebook community here if they could suggest some ideas. So I’ve taken five ideas I liked and put them into this post. Enjoy & share with anyone who eats toast & cereal for breakfast, as they blood sugar levels and their health will thank you for it :) Guy

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Paleo Breakfast: 2-Minute Veggie Scramble

Paleo Recipe Veggie Scrambled Eggs

Stu: I love my breakfast and will happily sacrifice a little time in the morning to make it right. While many of us enjoy toast, cereal or fruit, I prefer a gluten free, high protein breakfast loaded with colour. So here it is, my 2-minute veggie scramble that makes the perfect paleo breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 medium mushrooms
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 red/green pepper
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 tab coconut oil
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • cracked pepper

Start the clock…

Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a frying pan and melt. Then chop up the mushrooms, pepper, onion and tomato and saute for a minute. Now add the eggs, tumeric and cracked pepper while stirring to prevent overcooking.

Once the eggs are cooked, remove the veggie scramble from the pan and serve immediately with a pinch of himalayan rock salt. To upscale this breakfast why not boil up a sweet potato and mash with avocado, it’s truly delicious.

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CrossFit Journey Part III: Paleo? A typical daily diet from some of the best

By Guy Lawrence

If you were looking to improve your finances, would you rather take advise from Richard Branson or a financial advisor who is struggling to pay off his credit card and mortgage (not that they are all like this, but you get the gist), who would you prefer?

When it comes to health and weight loss, I hear a lot of opinions along the lines of ‘I eat a healthy diet but I just can’t seem to shift this flab’. If you want real results it would make sense to learn from people who are living and breathing examples of where you would like to be, then simply copy them. Many people talk it, but the best advise comes from people who walk it.

My fellow CrossFit Bare comrades Josh and Stacey are fine examples of health and athleticism. Stacey also happens to be a CrossFit HQ coach and  has her own nutritional business – Paleo Star – She’s also a qualified dietitian. Even if your not much of a CrossFit or exercise enthusiast, there’s a lot to be learned by simply looking at their typical daily eating habits listed below.

In Josh’s own words

My general eating philosophy is that I eat from natural & unprocessed sources. Grass-fed red meat, hormone free chicken and eggs, and the most notable change in the past 6 months is the elimination of processed sugar. A lot of fresh veggies and dark leafy salads. Fresh (cold pressed) juice every morning and fibrous pulp saved for 180 Nutrition carrot slices (no plug intended). More

The Stuff of Champions: 3 Easy Nutrient Packed Breakfast Ideas

High Protein Champion BreakfastBy Tania Flack – Natural Health Solutions

If there is one meal of the day that I see people struggling with it’s breakfast. I am always disappointed with our Western fixation on toast and cereal for breakfast not to mention washing it all down with a coffee. Our over consumption of wheat and dairy in this country undoubtedly contributes to the increase in allergies seen in Australia in the last few decades.

What ever happened to a high protein breakfast?

Most commercial breakfast cereals are full of sugar and while that may give you a quick pick-me-up in the morning it doesn’t sustain your energy and people are looking for another quick fix to prop up flagging energy levels by morning tea. This can ultimately lead to wild fluctuations in energy and blood sugar levels throughout the day and ultimately contributes to weight gain and fatigue (read more on common breakfast mistakes & how to fix them).

I always analyze peoples diet’s during a consultation, and this meal is undoubtedly one of the main culprits when it comes to poor diet. Ironically it is the one meal that people are most resistant to change and often they are horrified when I ask them to consider a healthier alternative. “If I can’t have toast and cereal for breakfast what will I eat?” They are always pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to whip up a quick healthy breakfast and often these small changes in diet are the ones that they continue on with over the years which makes a significant impact to long term health.

In other cultures breakfast is a proper balanced meal, not something that you bolt down as you’re running out the door in the morning. The traditional Asian culture often have a quick stir fried breakfast of vegetables and eggs, whereas some European cultures enjoy a selection of bread, cheese and  fish – pickled herring anyone?

So what is a breakfast of champions?

Here’s my top three suggestions to kick start your day, that are quick, tasty and packed with nutrients to keep you going throughout the day and benefit your health

 

Healthy Scrambled Eggs

This protein packed breakfast is high in nutrients and will keep you full until lunch time. It is ideal for those people who want to lose a few kilos and get rid of the dreaded muffin top.

  1. Chop up a selection of your favorite vegetables, including capsicum, mushrooms, onion, asparagus and zucchini into small pieces to speed cooking time. The more vegetables you have in your diet the better so be generous. I generally do this the night before while I’m cooking dinner and keep in the fridge over night.
  2. In the morning put a small amount on olive oil in a pan and set on a low – medium heat. Add your vegetables and stir occasionally as you are getting ready for work.
  3. When vegetables are cooked through toss in a hand full of baby spinach leaves and once they have started to wilt crack in two fresh eggs – organic and free range are definitely the best.
  4. Stir through until eggs have scrambled, sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh ground black pepper and enjoy
  5. For another variation of this dish you could add tofu

* Note there is no need to have toast with this breakfast as there are low glycaemic index carbohydrates in the vegetables to provide nutrients and energy.

Split Apple Seed Breakfast

For this delicious recipe I have to thank Lee Nelson and chef Pen Lee of the Spit Apple Retreat in New Zealand. It’s one of my favorites and if you taste it you will know why!

  1. Take1/2 a cup of pepitas, 1/2 a cup of sesame seeds and a whole cup of sunflower seeds and add enough water to cover them. Leave them to soak for at least 30 minutes. I soak them overnight in the fridge.
  2. Drain them and add either 220ml of protein powder drink or nut milk (such as almond milk). Blend until is the consistency of of somewhere between smooth and crunchy peanut butter. This is enough for three breakfasts for two people.
  3. Use a heaped tablespoon of this blend over a bowl of berries, sliced peaches. plums and apple and add a tablespoon full of probiotic yoghurt and dust with cinnamon.

This breakfast is delicious and a fabulous way to start the day. It is high in fibre, nutrients and essential fatty acids. If you would like to find out more about the Split Apple Retreat you can find them at www.splitapple.com

The High Protein Breakfast of Champions

And finally our favorite personal trainer, Guy Lawrence, the director of 180 Nutrition and the king of the super fast and super healthy breakfast, comes this power packed  way to start your day.

  1. Take 2 scoops of 180 Natural Protein Superfood  and add 100ml of water and 100ml of coconut milk.
  2. Crack in a raw egg – organic and free range is best
  3. Add a dollop of probiotic yoghurt
  4. Add a hand full of berries such as blue berries and strawberries and blitz with a stick blender
  5. Drink it as your heading out the door.

The whole process should take you less time that it takes to toast bread in the morning and is guaranteed to help you power through your day, providing you with protein, fibre, valuable nutrients and essential fatty acids to give you the energy you need to get through your day.

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