Often with someones work/life schedule its can be hard to find time to sit down and have breakfast in the mornings so breakfast often turns into a meal which is skipped.
Whilst that’s not necessarily a problem by itself it can then lead to overeating later in the day as its likely you will get very hungry. For this reason I would normally recommend that anyone who is looking to lose weight to eat breakfast everyday. One option which many of my clients use is to have a shake based breakfast. This can be a great option because its takes less than two minutes to make and you don’t need to have a massive appetite to consume it.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post I’m a massive advocate of proteins and fats only in the morning: http://pridepersonalfitness.com/what-to-eat-for-breakfast/
With this in mind we want to make sure that the shake we have in the morning has adequate proteins and fats. The best choices tend to be:
For your protein source…
I would always recommend to use a protein powder for taste and for convenience. Either plant based or a whey protein isolate work well here.
For your fat source…
Nut butters work best here. I personally like almond butter and peanut butter most but they will all do a similar job. If you don’t like nut butters then coconut oil can be a good option too and has very little taste when mixed with a flavoured protein powder.
As you can see in the photo I also add in a seed and nut mixture. For me personally this is mainly to add extra healthy fats (and a little protein) in to bump up the calories as I’m aiming to gain weight. However this mix in particular is also a great source of omega 3 which has a lot of anti-inflammatory benefits amongst other things.
If you goal is to lose weight I would use one or the other for fat sources. Or a very small amount of each.
*** The caramel syrup is added in very small quantities for taste ***
If you would like to know which proteins powders I recommend then please let me know. Likewise if you have any questions please feel free to ask.