Repeat after me…Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Isn’t that something that has been following each of us around our entire lives? Truth be told, there is a lot of merit to the concept and athlete’s around the world swear by the mantra. Check out this great power breakfast recipe from our very own account manager, Magui.
“I like to follow a metabolic efficiency diet where I eat high in fat, protein and fiber, and low in carbs. This way of eating not only helps me control my weight and body composition, but it teaches my body how to utilize fat as fuel and not depend on carbs, which we do not have nearly as much stored in our bodies as we do fat. As an endurance athlete, fueling with fat, I can go longer, with more energy and with a lot less GI distress issues than fueling with carbs.
But this is not just a way for me to eat while I train, this is an everyday diet that followed regularly will teach my body to fuel using the stored fat.
So this breakfast is ideal for anyone who wants a high protein, sweet delicious meal that will keep you satisfied for hours. I make it every day before going to work and even on the weekend before a long bike ride or ski session. It’s super easy to take along with you too! You can eat it cold, or warm it up in the microwave and voila!”
1/2 cup Milk (I like to use soy but choose whatever you like better)
2 Scoops Whey Protein (I like the women’s Aria vanilla protein)
1 Tbsp Natural peanut butter (the one with just peanuts and salt, nothing else, no sugar added)
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
0.5 Tbsp Chopped Walnut (Almonds or pecans)
3-4 sliced fresh strawberries
Mix the milk and whey first until it blends well. Then add the peanut butter and heat up for 1 min in the microwave.
Add the coconut flakes and if you want walnuts and strawberries.
Grab a spoon and enjoy!
I like to take this with my morning cup of coffee.
This recipe prepared with the walnut and strawberries (as pictured) provides:
300 calories, 22g Protein, 19g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 10g of Sugar and 16g of Fat.