Champions Don't Eat Cereal for Breakfast

Breakfast is one of those eating occasions you either love or hate. If you’re rushed of a morning, chances are you hate it and reach for the quickest and easiest option to fuel yourself with - which unsurprisingly is the majority of young athletes and adolescents. And perhaps unsurprisingly, this is harming their performance and progress

Champions don’t eat cereal for breakfast. Despite what marketing may lead you to believe, especially this new “health star rating”, the Ironmen & Iron-women of today don’t consume it for breakfast. And neither should you…

If you’re looking to grow, progress, and perform at your best, there are so many better choices that you can make that are going to set you up for a more energetic day, and life in general

Now, we understand that time is often an issue of a morning, especially when it comes to young athletes & adolescents within a family setting - but that’s no excuse

Preparation is key. Knowledge is power. And having the pantry and fridge stocked with better options will set you up for a more successful morning

Young athletes & adolescents will want a quick, nutritious, well-balanced, and tasty option for breakfast. And that’s just what we have in store for you. A few tasty idea’s and recipes that are high in carbohydrate, protein, and guaranteed to be quick, easy, and delicious

Plus, these are great ways to introduce them to the kitchen and teach them some basic cooking skills that will aid them for life
 

Oats

High in fibre and lots of other goodness, these take about 3 minutes in the microwave. We love to top ours with fresh yoghurt and a variety of seasonal fruit or pair them with a side of scrambled eggs, and you’ve got all your bases covered. Make them with milk for an added protein hit and a slight “creamy” taste, and top them with a bit of honey if you require that “sweetness”. Oats are a great option, especially during the winter months that are ahead
 

Smoothies

There’s not much easier than chopping up some fresh fruit, veggies, adding some milk, yoghurt, and other ingredients, and blending it all up into a delicious smoothie. Your only limitation here is your imagination (and taste buds)

Smoothies can be another exceptional source of fibre, protein, and macronutrients if the correct ingredients are used. HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE are some of our favourite smoothie recipes that are high in fibre, protein, and are absolutely delicious
 

Eggs. Love them

Eggs. Love them

Eggs

Eggs contain the most biologically available source of protein. In English, they’re the best source of protein available to us - and they’re super quick and easy to make. Hard boil a few the night before to pair with some oats or toast, scramble or poach some (it takes five minutes tops) and pair with some chopped veggies or fresh fruit
 

Yoghurt

An old staple of mine, and incredibly quick, tasty, and nutritious - a bowl of yoghurt with some fresh fruit and oats, nuts, and/or granola “sprinkled” on top (I use sprinkled liberally as it was more like a “downpour”, but not a torrential one). This option is high in protein, beneficial probiotics, antioxidants (fruit), and fibre (oats/granola/nuts)
 

Say No To Cereals...

There you have it. Simple, effective, delicious, and nutritious breakfast idea’s that will keep you away from cereals. If you want to perform and feel your best, you need to fuel yourself the best, and unfortunately, cereal just won’t cut it anymore

Nick Maier