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9 breakfast video-recipes for successful weight loss

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

Who else loves breakfast as much as we do? Luckily for us, it could be crucial when it comes to weight loss success. Even knowing this, how many of us are guilty of flying out the door with a coffee in one hand and a piece of toast in the other, or – worst of all - skipping it entirely. It seems that just by eating breakfast, you can kick start your metabolism and raise it by 60-100%, conserve muscle mass, and have more energy for the rest of your day. In addition, the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating breakfast is associated with reduced hunger later in the day, meaning that you’re less likely to reach for that mid-morning pick-me-up when you crash and suddenly realise how hungry you are. Eating breakfast also sets a healthy tone for your day, encouraging you to make wiser choices when the biscuit tin is passed round or when your co-worker tempts you with take-out pizza at lunch time.

This is why we here at Shoptimix have compiled a list of satisfying, wholesome breakfast recipes. With these mouth-watering recipes, you’ll never have to reach for a boring bowl of cereal again, keeping your body in tip-top condition at the same time. It’s a win-win.

1. Protein & Superfood Breakfast Casserole - FitMenCook

This is the perfect recipe to bake on a Sunday and portion up so you can eat it every morning throughout the week. You’ll have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in your fridge every morning, so there will be no excuse not to eat it before flying out the door. All you need to do is cook some quinoa, (which takes about 20 minutes), fry up some turkey and veggies, and combine it all together with eggs and a tin of black beans. Next, just top it all with some mozzarella before baking it in the oven. You can also add some maca powder into the mix for increased energy, sex drive, and to boost your immune system.

2. Coconut Porridge With Caramelized Banana – Madeleine Shaw

This is a super quick and simple porridge recipe by Madeleine Shaw. All you will need is some coconut milk to cook with your oats, some vanilla, a banana, coconut oil and cinnamon! This recipe is very filling and nourishing, like a hug in a bowl. You’ll be glowing all day.

3. Raw Vegan Cereal – FullyRawKristina

Swap out your unhealthy, sugar-laden cereal for this homemade, natural version! All you have to do is make your own ‘milk’ out of bananas and coconut water, and then mix it in a bowl with about 1 cup of dried mulberries, blueberries, raspberries and raisins. Super quick, easy and delicious! It’s like a cross between a smoothie bowl and raisin bran cereal.

4. Acai Berry Breakfast Bowl – Deliciously Ella

This fashionable little bowl has been described by Huffington Post as “The World’s Best Healthy Breakfast”, so we of course had to include it in our list. This acai bowl is so tasty you’ll feel like you’re eating ice cream or sorbet for breakfast. But at the same time, you’ll be pumping your system full of antioxidants, fibre and vitamin-E. It’s basically an excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast.

5. Banana Nut Mug Cake – Blogilates

Mug Cakes are a great way to create a super quick yet healthy breakfast, and this one by Blogilates looks delectable. It requires a bit of prep time for the “surprise filling” of frozen Greek yoghurt, but when you taste the delicious centre and feel like you’re indulging in dessert for breakfast, you’ll be happy you made the extra effort.

6. Big Green Breakfast Smoothie – Amber Locke

There’s no healthier way to begin your day than with a nutrient-packed green smoothie. This smoothie particularly packs a serious nutritional-punch as it contains kale, parsley, flaxseed, celery, romaine lettuce, spinach, apple, pear and oranges. If you don’t feel like you have time in the morning to make a smoothie containing this many ingredients, then try making it the night before and storing it in a sealed container in your fridge. You can even create a big batch of these smoothies on a Sunday before your week gets hectic, and then freeze them ready to sip on throughout the week!

7. Homemade Lox – Byron Talbott

This recipe requires some prep time the day before, but as with most great recipes, the extra effort you put in will definitely be worth it the next morning when you wake up and eat this tasty fish for breakfast. Simply soak your salmon in salt, sugar, fennel, dill and tarragon, and refrigerate it overnight. The next morning, you can chop up your salmon and eat it with scrambled eggs, or simply placed on top of a whole wheat bagel.

8. 2 Ingredient Vegan Waffles – Emily Vegan Flower

These tempting vegan waffles look seriously appetising, yet they’re oh-so-easy (not to mention cheap) to make. All it requires is a waffle-maker, some oats (which you blend into flour), and a banana! You can then top these beauties with whatever condiments you desire.

9. Shakshouka – blanchetv

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Put a Moroccan twist on your breakfast eggs with these eggs cooked in fresh tomatoes. Combined with garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and olives, this dish packs a nutritional bomb. These jazzed up eggs also make it seriously easy to get your vegetables in first thing in the morning.

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