No Excuse to Skip Breakfast With These EZ Recipes

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As most of us know, breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day—but it's also one of the most frequently skipped. The excuses of "no time in the morning," "don't want to wake up earlier to eat" and "running late" are just not acceptable.

Skipping breakfast is like trying to drive without gas in your car. You need to eat breakfast to fuel your day and function properly! And waking up your metabolism with a morning meal is vital to reaching your performance goals. Eating breakfast not only gives you more focus in the classroom, but more energy and strength for your workouts and practices.

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As most of us know, breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day—but it's also one of the most frequently skipped. The excuses of "no time in the morning," "don't want to wake up earlier to eat" and "running late" are just not acceptable.

Skipping breakfast is like trying to drive without gas in your car. You need to eat breakfast to fuel your day and function properly! And waking up your metabolism with a morning meal is vital to reaching your performance goals. Eating breakfast not only gives you more focus in the classroom, but more energy and strength for your workouts and practices.

Below are some of my favorite breakfast recipes from The EZ Whey Cookbook, which will get your day started off right! They are all easy to make, taste great and will fuel your body with essential protein and carbohydrates for energy.

EZ Whey Egg White French Toast
4 egg whites
½ scoop vanilla or cinnamon protein powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Stevia to taste
2 pieces Ezekiel or wheat bread
¼ cup strawberries

In a bowl, mix the egg whites with Stevia, cinnamon, protein powder and vanilla. Soak the bread in the mixture and then fry it in a pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook for about two minutes each side, then top it with the sliced strawberries or other berries of your choice.

Calories: 285
Fat: 1 gram
Carbs: 31 grams
Protein: 30 grams

Blueberry Banana Pancake
1/3 cup oats
4 egg whites
½ banana
¼ cup berries
½ scoop vanilla protein
Stevia to taste
Dash of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together and cook on top of a stove or skillet.

Topped with natural almond butter and additional berries or banana slices, these pancakes taste awesome. You can also make this recipe substituting different fruits such as strawberries, apples, blackberries or raspberries.

Calories: 306
Fat: 2 grams
Carbs: 39 grams
Protein: 36 grams

EZ Whey Waffles
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
½ cup oats
3 egg whites
1 tbsp. water
½ scoop cinnamon or vanilla protein
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cinnamon to taste
Stevia to taste

Blend all ingredients and pour onto a waffle iron.

The waffles can be topped with berries or your topping of choice.

Calories: 350
Fat: 6 grams
Carbs: 22 grams
Protein: 25 grams

Emily Zaler is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, fitness model, magazine columnist, personal chef, owner of The EZ Whey, LLC and author of The EZ Whey Cookbook. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. Visit her website at emilyzaler.com.

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Topics: PROTEIN | HEALTHY BREAKFAST | MEALS & RECIPES | CALORIES | ENERGY | EGG WHITES | PROTEIN POWDER | BREAKFAST | VANILLA | BREAD | BERRIES | CINNAMON