You’ve heard it countless times before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a balanced, healthy breakfast is key to stay full and keep your energy up until lunch. And if you choose the right foods, your meal can also serve as a major metabolism booster.
Whether you’re trying to blast through a weight loss plateau or just amp up your energy, these seven breakfast recipes will help kickstart your metabolism before you walk out the door.
1. Matcha Green Tea Muffins
You can find the recipe here: Matcha Green Tea Muffins
Increased metabolism is just one of the many health benefits matcha green tea provides; others include a hearty dose of antioxidants and immunity-boosting vitamins. These matcha green tea muffins are a delicious, portable alternative to traditional matcha tea drinks, and the chocolate chips will satisfy your sweet tooth.
2. Tex Mex Tempeh Scramble
You can find the recipe here: Tex Mex Tempeh Scramble
When it comes to protein, tempeh packs a serious punch (more than 30 grams per cup, to be exact). Firmer and more flavorful than tofu, it’s perfect for a morning vegetarian scramble, especially tossed with Tex Mex flavors and topped with Jack cheese.
3. Cocoa-Almond Protein Smoothie
You can find the recipe here: Cocoa-Almond Protein Smoothie
“Protein” is the magic word when it comes to amping up your metabolism, and the combination of protein-packed almond butter and Greek yogurt make this one sweet treat you don’t have to feel guilty indulging in.
4. Smoked Salmon Egg Avocados
You can find the recipe here: Smoked Salmon Egg Avocados
A ridiculously easy recipe that combines three protein powerhouses (eggs, salmon, and avocado). Yes, please! Those chili flakes sprinkled on top are a smart addition: Chili peppers contain a chemical, called capsaicin, that immediately boosts metabolism.
5. Protein-Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies
You can find the recipe here: Protein-Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Go for it, as long as they’re as healthy, filling, and energy-boosting as these breakfast cookies. They’re made with hemp seeds, which contain essential amino acids essential for building muscle and maintaining energy.
6. Spiced Lentils With Egg
You can find the recipe here: Spiced Lentils With Egg
Lentils are packed with iron, which is essential for energy and efficient calorie-burning. You might not think of lentils as a breakfast food, but when they’re paired with a baked egg, the savory flavor becomes just right for any part of the day.