The post – workout matters for your bodybuilding, but the breakfast is really the only other time that your body craves fuel. When we wake up in the morning, we especially need good fuel to snap our bodies out of a catabolic state and into the muscle – building one. You should start your day off right by feeding your muscles, so you can have enough energy to power through the day and through tough workouts.
The breakfast will give you energy and nutrients, which you need a lot. There are different foods which you can add in your breakfast, so they will give you the much – needed energy.
Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding
The list which you can add to your diet as your breakfast is big. You should choose the best with your trainer, so he can help you with building your body.
- Black bean and spinach omelet:
This type of breakfast is packed with protein, which is essential in building muscles, as well as getting good physiques. From this type of breakfast, you will get 41 grams of protein and 590 calories. You need to put a frying pan on the stove and put a little bit of olive oil in it and let it warm up.
You need to whisk 3 whole eggs and 2 egg whites into a bowl and put them to the side for now. After the pan has warmed up, you need to put 1 cup of baby spinach leaves in the frying pan and cook it until the leaves start to wilt. Then, you need to pour the egg mixture on the top of the spinach leaves and wait until the eggs start to become firm.
Then, put 2 tablespoons of black beans (if you want to add more calories or protein in your diet, then you can add another tablespoon) in the mixture and be sure to spread them out evenly and let it cook a little longer. In each tablespoon of black beans, there are 8 grams of protein and 114 calories. When the majority of the liquid from the eggs is gone, fold the omelet over and let it cook until it starts to get golden brown.
- Scrambled eggs and Ezekiel bread toasted:
This is one of the easiest types of breakfast which bodybuilders can make, especially if they have limited time. From this type of breakfast, you will get 530 calories and 35 grams of protein. You need to whisk 2 egg whites and 3 whole eggs in a bowl. Then, put a frying pan on the stove and add it a small amount of olive oil in the pan and slightly warm it. Then, put the egg batter in the water and let it slowly cook while you scramble the eggs with a spatula.
As the eggs are cooking, you can put 2 pieces of Ezekiel bread into the toaster, until your desired crunchiness is met. When your eggs are cooked, then put them and Ezekiel bread on a plate. Then, add 2 tablespoons of strawberry or grape jam on a piece of toast and some pepper on the eggs. Now, you are ready to eat.
- Protein ice cream oatmeal:
From this type of breakfast, you will get 440 calories and 36 grams protein. You should put three tablespoons to boil in a saucepan. Then, put one – half cup of steel cut oats (if you do not have steel cut oats, you can use rolled oats) in the milk and bring it to the heat down and cook it for about a minute. Then, add 1 banana and peanut butter to this mixture.
You should let it cool for a couple of minutes and then, mix it with 1 scoop of protein powder. Then, put one – half cup of protein ice cream of your choosing. At the end, drizzle one tablespoon of natural raw honey over the ice cream.
- Peanut butter, banana and whey protein oatmeal:
From this breakfast, you will get 447 calories and 44 grams of protein. You should put 3 tablespoons of 2% milk (3 tablespoons will not make this breakfast as thick, so if you like it thicker, then you can add less milk) in a saucepan and a pinch of salt by your choice and let it boil. Then, add one – half cup of steel cut oats or rolled oats into the boiling milk, lower the heat and cook for one minute.
While the oats are still hot, put one – half banana and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in it and mix it up. When this mixture has cooled, then add 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein (you can use any flavor, such as vanilla, which is delicious). You should not add the whey protein when the mixture is hot, because it will clump up. When this breakfast is done, then you can put some cinnamon or more fruit on the top, by your choice.
- Super avocado toast:
This type of breakfast will give you 31 grams of protein. You should toast two pieces of Ezekiel bread, power bread or Dave’s killer bread. Any bread that is high in protein will work perfectly for this breakfast. Then, you need to spread one quarter cup of cottage cheese into each piece of bread. You will need to cut one avocado into slices and lay them on the top of the cottage cheese. Then, cut the cherry tomatoes and put them on the avocado.
- Omelet of power:
This type of breakfast will give you 28 grams of protein. You will need 2 eggs and crack open them. Then, measure 1 egg white and put it in a bowl. Then, warm a pan up on the stove and put some olive oil in it. Then, dice up a handful of red onion, red peppers and a handful of baby spinach leaves. When you have noticed that spinach leaves are wilting, then you should pour the egg mixture into the pan.
When you have noticed that the eggs are becoming firm, then add 3 tablespoons of black beans and 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese in the mixture. Then, cook this mixture for a little bit longer than flip the omelet over to close it up. You should put it on a plate and apply 1 scoop of salsa to the top.
- Delicious chocolate chia seed pudding:
This type of breakfast will give you 21 grams of protein. You should take: 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of cacao powder, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla, ¼ cup of whole milk and ¼ Greek yogurt and put them in a container that has a mason jar or a lid. Then, shake the jar really well. Then, put the jar in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to eat it, then open it and put 1 ounce of slivered almonds on it and if you want, you can add some fruit that you like.
- Versatile Quiché:
There are many different ways in which you can cook the Quiché and you can put ingredients that you want. You can make it dessert like, meat filled, vegan, sweet or savory. From this breakfast, you will get 1,607 calories and 138 grams of protein. From this recipe, you will get 4 servings. There are 34 grams of protein per serving and 402 calories per serving. You need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees. You should put 1 pie crust from your grocery store into a pie dish.
Then, put 1 cup of Gruyère cheese, 2 cups of shredded chicken, 1 cup of onions and 1 diced, red pepper into the bottom of the pie shell. You should be sure to sauté the onions beforehand. Then, whisk 6 large eggs, salt and 1 cup of whole milk into a bowl until blended and then, carefully pour into the pie dish. You should bake this home remedy in the oven, until it is golden brown in color and the egg is completely set. One trick which you can use to see if it is done is to stick a fork or toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, then you will know that it is done.
- Breakfast protein smoothie:
This type of smoothie offers 610 calories and 38 proteins. You need to put the next ingredients in a blender: 1/8 cup cashews, 2 handfuls of spring greens, 1 cup mango, 1 avocado, 1 scoop of whey protein, 1 cup raspberries, 4 cubes of ice and water. If you want to have a thicker breakfast, then you should use milk, and you should be sure to compensate for the extra calories. You should blend all of the mentioned ingredients together and then, you can drink it.
- Chicken, cheddar and Gruyère cheese casserole:
This type of breakfast will give you 1,963 calories and 152 grams of protein. This breakfast is for five servings, so there are 31 grams of protein per serving and 392 calories per serving. You need to preheat oven to 360 degrees. In a skillet, you need to cook 2 cups of shredded chicken. Then, whisk 6 eggs, 1 cup of 20% milk, sea salt and pepper and smoked paprika in a bowl and set this mixture to the side.
Then, lay 2 cups of shredded red potatoes in a non – stick baking pan. Then, spread ¾ cup of shredded fat free cheddar cheese and ¾ cup of Gruyère cheese on the top of the potatoes. Then, put the egg mix on the top of potatoes and cheese. Then, chop 1 garlic clove and spread it evenly. You need to cook this breakfast uncovered for 40 – 50 minutes until a fork can be stuck in the middle and come out clean.