5 Fat-Burning Breakfasts for the Busy Girl

I don’t know about you – but my mornings are INSANE. Sometimes I’m lucky if I have enough time to make a coffee – let alone breakfast! But if leaning down this winter so you can be sexy for next summer is a goal of yours – your breakfast game needs to be on point. And what’s the number one secret to shedding those extra pounds? Protein. Having adequate protein in your diet fuels fat burning while holding on to that lean, sexy muscle. So here are my five favourite protein-packed breakfasts for the girl who has no time and all the body sculpting goals.

 

Protein-Packed Green Goodness Smoothie

Smoothie’s are a great breakfast when you have zero time! But depending on how you make them – they may be hindering your health goals. Loaded with fruit healthy fats, but lacking in protein, your ‘healthy smoothie’ may actually be adding inches to your waist line. Ensuring that you include a source of protein with a boost of collagen will give your smoothie that fat burning fuel you need to achieve your goals. To slim down your smoothie even more, opt for frozen veggies instead of fruit. With minimal taste and half the calories and carbs, frozen cauliflower, butternut squash cubes, spinach and kale are your best bets.

 

Ingredients:

1-2 cups of water

1 cup of frozen cauliflower

1 cup of frozen spinach

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 scoop of collagen

1 tbsp of almond butter

2 tbsp of Good Mix Super Foods (A blend of chia seeds, shredded coconut, shredded almonds, pepitas, goji berries, hemp hearts)

(Add natural sweetener of your choice to taste)

 

Directions:

Pour liquid into blender and then add remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or on ‘Smoothie’ setting. Serve.

 

390 Calories, 42g of Protein, 22g of Carbs, Fat 13g

 

Breakfast Parfait Protein Bowl

Breakfast Bowls are so fast and take next-to-no preparation! They’re great for busy girls on the run because they’re easy to take with you and packed with protein to keep you moving!

 

Try this Breakfast Parfait Protein Bowl and see how long you can last for!

 

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cup fat-free Skyr Yogurt

1 scoop of collagen

¼ cup of blueberries

¼ cup of black berries

1 tbsp of almond butter

1 tbsp of chia seeds

 

Directions:

Take Skyr yogurt and place it into a bowl and mix in one scoop of collagen powder. Then top with blueberries, blackberries, almond butter, chia seeds and serve.

 

Calories 330, Protein 34g, Carbs 25g, Fat 12g

 

Overnight Chocolate, PB and Banana Chia Pudding

The best ways to save time in the morning is to make your breakfast and night – and one of all-time-favourite overnight breakfasts is Chia Pudding. This version however is jam-packed with protein and So. Damn. Good.

Pudding Ingredients:

2 tbsp of chia seeds

1-2 cups of cashew milk (depending on consistency preference)

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder

 

Top with:

1 tbsp of natural peanut butter

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp of hemp hearts

¼ cup sliced banana

 

Directions:

In a bowl or mason jar, add two tbsp of chia seeds to your choice of milk. Mix together to make sure all the seeds are submerged in the milk. In the morning, take 1 scoop of your favourite chocolate protein powder and mix it into the chia pudding (add more milk as desired). Then top with peanut butter, chia seeds, hemp hearts, banana and serve.

 

Calories 416, Protein 35g, Carbs 27g, Fat 19g

 

Protein-Packed Oatmeal

As we head into winter, there’s nothing better to start your day than with a nice big bowl of stick-to-your-ribs oatmeal. This protein-packed oatmeal is a quick and perfect option for a post-gym session to help you recover and replenish your muscles.

 

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of rolled oats

½ cup of water

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 scoop of collagen

1 tsp of cinnamon

 

Top with:

2 tbsp of Good Mix Super Foods (A blend of chia seeds, shredded coconut, shredded almonds, pepitas, goji berries, hemp hearts)

 

Directions:

Cook oatmeal according to directions. Then mix in vanilla protein powder, collagen and cinnamon. Top with Good Mix Super Foods or your choice of chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

 

Calories 336, Protein 39g, Carbs 27g, Fat 9g

 

Protein Toast with Sliced Cinnamon Apple, Almond Butter and Chia Seeds

If you’ve got zero time in the morning than a hand-held breakfast is where it’s at. And no one does hand-held better than toast! Easily snack on this while you’re in the bathroom, doing your hair, listening to your latest podcast, answering emails, and posting about your insane morning boxing class session on social media. #multitasker

 

 

Ingredients:

1 slice of gluten-free bread, toasted

1 scoop of vanilla protein

½ apple, sliced

1 tbsp almond butter

 

Top with: 

Chia seeds

 

Directions:

Toast bread and set aside. In a small dish, mix protein powder with 2-4 tbsp of water until a paste-like consistency has been achieved. Spread protein mixture on toast and top with sliced apple, almond butter and sprinkle with chia seeds.

 

Calories 355, Protein 29, Carbs 36, Fats 13

 

With love and nut butter,

 

Lindsey