We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As you starved your body while sleeping, you need to provide energy soon after waking by taking in healthy calories. Especially if you’re a morning runner, you need to feed your body with the proper amount of complex carbohydrates and protein. Here are a few breakfast options for runners:
Adding 12 grams of protein to your breakfast and a tasty change from a standard protein shake, turkey bacon is the perfect addition to a breakfast sandwich. Toast two pieces of whole wheat toast and add two pieces of turkey bacon and a lettuce and tomato. It’s a breakfast BLT, and the lettuce adds in some necessary ruffage for digestion.
Steel cut oatmeal
Oatmeal sticks to your insides and makes you feel fuller longer. It will tide you over to lunch and provides the complex carbohydrates runners need. But to make it a little more flavorful, try adding in craisins, cut up apples for ruffage, and raisins. You’ll add a little fruit to your diet as well as sweeten up the otherwise dry steel cut oats.
As the standard go-to breakfast and by far the most popular, cereal is the easiest to eat–just toss it into a bowl. However, just perusing the grocery aisle, you’ll notice how sugary your choices. Instead, look for cereal with high protein and high fiber content. They are often a little more pricey, but worth the extra money–it’s your health after all. Instead of adding in milk, try switching out to rice or soy milk. Millions suffer from lactose intolerance and don’t even know. Switching out your dairy choice may make your running better because you won’t be suffering from gastrointestinal problems.
Cook an egg white omelet and add in spinach and any other vegetables you like. Spinach will make this even more protein packed.