Every meal can seem like a challenge if you aren’t used to eating on the P90X nutrition plan yet. Breakfast, for many people is something that is an afterthought- a quick bite on your way out the door or a bagel in the break room. It doesn’t have to be rocket science to be nutritious, however. A few simple breakfast solutions used in rotation are a great way for you to jump start your metabolism and not go off of your P90X diet.
If lifting a finger in the morning is near impossible for you, consider the P90X protein bars. They are simple, convenient, tasty, and a great source of protein. If, however, you can take 5 minutes of breakfast preparation time out of your morning, I guarantee you can put something together that will keep you going without slowing you down.
Protein Shake Smoothies
Try mixing some berries or other fruit with your P90X protein shake. Not only does this take limited time, it’s portable and perfect for those running-late morning. For one serving of fruit on the P90X Portion Approach you can throw in either 1 Cup of raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries or any combination of the three. You could also use up to 2 Cups of strawberries. For a flavor kick try 1 Cup of strawberries and a half of a banana.
Bacon and Egg Bagel Sandwich
Try 2 slices of turkey bacon with egg whites on a toasted whole wheat bagel. Use 3 egg whites for a ½ protein or 6 for a full serving of protein. Let the egg set up in the pan and simply fold into fourths to make it bagel-sized. Remember to use a medium whole wheat bagel and if you are short on time in the mornings, precook the bacon the evening before or use ham instead.
Ham and Cheese Muffin
A simple microwave idea, simply toast an English muffin, top with 3 oz of fat-free ham slices and one ounce of cheese. Microwave for 15 seconds and you’ve got a hot breakfast sandwich that is easy to eat on your commute.
If you like your carbs in the morning, try oatmeal instead of the old standby cereal. Stir in some berries or a sliced banana for interest. Add some cinnamon for flavor and you are set. Rather than using oatmeal packets, use quick cooking oats on the stove top for a better source of fiber. Just remember to make up for the lack of protein at breakfast throughout the day.