10 Quick & Easy Pre-Workout Breakfasts
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day! If you want to start your day on the right track, it’s important to make sure that you don’t skip this part of your morning. Fuelling up on delicious breakfasts that are packed with protein, fibre and nutrients will help you to kickstart your day, and also help you to get the most out of your exercise. So with this in mind, take a look at our 10 quick and easy pre-workout breakfast ideas below. If you’re short on time, these can easily be made the night before or batch cooked for the whole week!
1. Quick Breakfast Burrito
These speedy breakfast burritos can be batch-cooked and frozen and defrosted overnight. Layer a plain tortilla with various fillings such as scrambled egg, sausage, bacon, cheese and various vegetables like peppers, onions and jalapeños.
For a healthier alternative, use low fat cheese, lean meat and use wholewheat tortillas for a good source of protein and fibre.
- Quick and Easy Breakfast Burrito
- Spinach Egg Breakfast Burrito
- Vegan Breakfast Burritos with Scrambled Tofu
2. Whole Grain Toast with Avocado
Slice an avocado and place on top of two toasted whole-grain slices. This quick and easy recipe takes no time at all, and contains healthy fats proven to help lower bad cholesterol (if eaten in moderation). For an extra source of protein, top this tasty breakfast with a poached egg.
3. Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
If you’re looking for an easy-to-digest snack before a workout, look no further! Bananas are not only easy-to-digest, but contain potassium – a mineral that may help prevent muscle cramps. Peanut butter is packed with protein and carbs, and when combined with sliced banana and wholewheat bread provides all of the nutrients needed to power through your workout!
4. Breakfast Grain Bowl
Whether sweet or savoury, mild or spicy, these grain bowls are hearty and completely customisable! Make the base of your grain bowl with either brown rice, quinoa, oats or granola. Then top with various fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds followed by either milk, spicy sauces like tahini or sweet honey. For an extra protein boost, poach and egg for your savoury grain bowl, or spoon on some peanut butter for a sweet option.
5. Pre-Workout Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
Like a smoothie in a glass, but with more bite! These breakfast smoothie bowls take little to no time at all to make, and can even be made the night before. Blend yogurt or milk with ice and your favourite fruit to a thick consistency, pour this into a bowl and top with sliced strawberries, banana or your choice of fruit. Finally, sprinkle on some healthy chia or pumpkin seeds for added crunch, and dig in!
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
- Peanut Butter and Jam Smoothie Bowl
6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls
These no bake energy balls can be made with as little as two ingredients, peanut butter and oats! For added flavour, chuck in some mini chocolate chips, flax seeds and maple syrup, vanilla extract or honey. Stir together in a large mixing bowl, chill the dough for 30 mins and roll into small balls. Voila!
7. Overnight Oatmeal and Yogurt with Fruit
For a quick and easy recipe, look no further! This popular breakfast has endless possibilities, so get creative! Take a container (bowl, jar, glass) and combine oats with your favourite milk. Leave overnight in the fridge and top with fruit, nuts and honey when you’re ready to tuck in. Delish!
- Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Overnight Oats
8. Breakfast Muffins
Breakfast muffins can be made in a variety of different ways. Batch cook these tasty on the go treats using flour, for a fluffy consistency or use an egg base if you prefer them to be more like mini omelettes. For a healthier alternative, use almond or wholewheat flour, eggs and mashed banana. Up the protein content with your favourite protein powder, and add vanilla or honey for sweetness. If you prefer to have a more savoury option for breakfast, layer a muffin tray with sliced vegetables such as peppers, onions and spinach. Whisk eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and carefully pour into the filled moulds, top with shredded cheese (optional). If you don’t have a non-stick tray, make sure to spray the moulds with low-calorie cooking spray for easy muffin removal.
9. Apple Cinnamon and Peanut Butter Toast
For a quick and tasty snack, smother peanut butter on sliced apple and sprinkle over cinnamon for extra flavour. This nutritional and popular snack is packed with protein and fibre, making it the perfect pre-workout eats! For a more substantial meal, toast a slice or two of wholegrain bread and top with the apple slices and cinnamon. For more tasty recipes, follow the links below!
- Easy Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast
- Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Bake
- Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Sushi Rolls
10. Energy Bar and Banana
If preparing food the day before isn’t your kind of thing, then a grab and go energy bar paired with a piece of fruit such as a banana will be the best thing for you! You can find a wide variety of energy bars with different flavours and nutritional benefits online and in supermarkets. For protein packed bars, take a look at our online shop…