Great Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Young Athletes

April 18, 2019

Great Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Young Athletes

Here is a blog written by athlete, Hannah Willmott, about healthy breakfast recipes. It is so hard to find good recipes to help you fuel best before and after exerecise so she has made a collection of ones she uses regularly. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

 From Hannah

Hi! I’m everactiv ambassador Hannah and I LOVE triathlon. As an athlete you want to be fueled for your training sessions or just ready for a long day at school. Therefore, I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, I’m not always great at waking up on time. I’m all for grabbing a banana or an apple on the way out of the door. But I have realised that this isn’t the healthiest way forward. Recently I have been trying to find healthier breakfasts that I can either eat on the go or make the night before. Here are a few of my favourite healthy recipes that you could try out!

Overnight oats

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

50g porridge oats

100ml milk/plant-based milk/water

2 tbsp natural yogurt

1 kiwi/banana/handful of berries

(You can use whatever fruit you like and you can add extra seeds, nuts, nut butter or/and spices)

  1. The night before you want to eat this, mix the cinnamon, oats and milk in a jar or a bowl. Then cover and put in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning, stir through the yogurt and top with the fruit, seeds and nut butter (if used).
  3. Enjoy!

I like to add 1tsp of chia seeds to the oats and I like to use peanut butter on top with banana. Anything will work though! This recipe fills you up for a long time and stops any snack cravings. I love the creamy texture too!

Smoothie

1 banana

Splash of milk/fruit juice

Handful of berries/mango

1tbsp natural yogurt

  1. Using a stick blender or a food processor, whiz up the banana, juice and the berries. (I like to put enough liquid to make the smoothie fill a 200ml glass.
  2. Stir in the natural yogurt and pour into a glass. ENJOY!

You can make this smoothie with whatever combination of fruit you like. If you want to make it more filling, I like to add 10g of oats or/and 1-2tbsp chia seeds. Nut lover? You can even add 1tbsp peanut butter! This recipe is great to make the night before and pop in the fridge. You can also drink it on your way to school if your in a rush like I normally am!

Scrambled omelette

Knob of butter

1 egg

2 mushrooms (You can swap this for another vegetable or for bacon/ham)

10g grated cheese

Black pepper

  1. Add some butter to a saucepan. Then add the mushrooms. When they have started to cook, add the egg and stir.
  2. Stir the egg like you are making scrambled egg.
  3. When the egg is starting to cook, add the cheese.
  4. Then just before it is cooked take the egg off the heat, stir it all up and it will continue cooking in the pan.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe isn’t as quick to make but it really fills you up and it is lovely to have a warm breakfast before a cold day at school. You can add herbs, veg, extra cheese or meat (whatever you fancy really!)

Breakfast Bowl

2 heaped desert spoons of natural yogurt

1 banana

Handful raisins

1tbsp chia seeds

1tbsp pumpkin seeds

Handful almonds

  1. Chop up the banana and put it in the bowl. Add the yogurt on top. Then pile on the raisins, seeds and nuts. If you like you can add a drizzle of honey on top.

I have this a lot for breakfast. It is super simple to make and great to adapt. You can play around with tons of different combos of fruit, nuts seeds and flavors. This one is up to you!

I hope these recipes help you break the habit of having no breakfast. If you want more recipes have a look on bbcgoodfood for lots of breakfast delights. Follow me on Instagram for pictures of what I whip up!

If you have any great nutritional tips or recipes and would like to write a blog or vlog for us then get in touch with us through Instagram. If we post it you receive a free everactiv t-shirt of your choice (exceptions apply).

 




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