5 Awesome Breakfast Ideas from Our Runtastic Ambassadors
Rise and dine! You don’t want to forget about the most important meal of the day, do you? Here we have 5 mouthwatering recipes from our very own Runtastic Ambassadors. Want to know how they jump-start their morning? Find out right here!
1) Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough
Anela – Miami, FL
My all-time favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with avocado on sourdough bread. It’s easy, delicious and provides me with the right amount of protein, carbs and healthy fats to kick-start my day. This breakfast is pretty filling, so it’s usually something I will eat on a day that I am strength training (i.e. with the Runtastic Results app). Additionally, I drink a whole pot of freshly brewed, high-quality, unsweetened green tea. When I have this for breakfast, I feel energized, focused and awake for the whole day!
- 1 slice sourdough bread
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- ¼ avocado
- Chili flakes (optional)
Toast the sourdough. Bring a pan to medium heat and grease with the coconut oil. Scramble the two eggs and cook until finished. Put the eggs on the toasted sourdough and top with avocado. Sprinkle with chili flakes if you want a spicy kick!
2) Fresh Fruit Smoothie
Khalfani – Washington D.C.
My favorite breakfast recipe is the fresh fruit smoothie! There are so many variations and to be honest, I switch it up almost every morning. And the best part about it is you just throw everything in a blender and BOOM, you’ve got a delicious meal to-go! One of the surprising things is just how sweet these ingredients mixed together can be without any added sugars or sweetness.
- 1 cup mixed fruit of choice
- ½ cup yogurt or oats (to create a thicker consistency)
- 1-2 cups liquid of choice (milk, plant-based milk, juice, etc.)
- 1 scoop whey protein powder
- 1 tsp honey or agave (optional if you must have a sweetener)
Put all ingredients in a blender, blend it up and BOOM — it’s ready to go!
3) Overnight Oats for Runners
Sabrina – NYC
This recipe will increase your morning efficiency and leave you feeling full and satisfied! Plus, for those of you who can’t seem to kill your sweet tooth, it will leave you feeling like you just had dessert for breakfast!
- 1 cup slow-cooked steel-cut oats
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 3½ cups boiling water
- Handful of berries of choice
In the evening, combine oats, protein powder and water in a mason jar. Seal, shake and put in the fridge. In the morning, it’s ready to go! Then you can add your berries or even some nuts if you want some extra fats. Personally, I prefer frozen fruit in the winter and fresh raspberries or strawberries in the summer.
4) Protein Pancakes with Fruit
Jacee – Phoenix, AZ
My favorite go-to breakfast is a protein pancake with fruit. The recipe is measured out for 1-2 people but can be easily multiplied for more people or the whole family. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge or freezer and quickly reheated in a toaster. Perfect for on-the-go or meal prepping. Fruit is a delicious topping, making syrup optional if you want to keep the recipe low sugar. And of course, it’s a great way to add protein into your day!
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 2 scoops plant-based protein powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- Optional toppings:
- Handful of raspberries
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut shavings
In two bowls, separate out the egg yolk from the egg whites. Beat the egg whites quickly, so they form white peaks and then set aside. In the other bowl, add the remaining ingredients to the egg yolks and beat until smooth. Next, fold in the egg white mixture until well combined. On a hot skillet, place coconut oil or cooking spray and evenly pour pancakes. Cook both sides until done (approx. 2 minutes each side). Remove from heat and add toppings. Enjoy!
5) Poached Egg on Sprouted Grain Toast
Bill – Dover, PA
My typical breakfast is a protein shake because it’s versatile, easy-to-make and light. But when I want something a bit more hearty than a protein shake, nothing beats a poached egg on sprouted grain toast with avocado spread. And, if I want to add a hint of flavor, sometimes I’ll add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top.
- 1 slice sprouted grain toast
- ½ avocado
- 1 egg
Toast the bread and poach the egg. Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the poached egg. Feel free to add sea salt and pepper to taste or a dash of salsa.