Breakfast, in my opinion, is the best meal of the day. It might have something to do with the fact that everything I make is sweet. Yum.
But sweet can be deceiving. Not only is breakfast delicious, but it can also be healthy and keep you full through the morning. Plus, breakfast is linked to numerous health benefits. A healthy breakfast provides essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals because it makes for a more nutritionally complete day. It also improves concentration and performance throughout the day (just think about how awful you feel when your stomach is empty…) and can even help lower cholesterol.
It’s a meal that’s meant to get you energized. Coffee aside…
Zucchini Protein Breakfast Cake
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 mashed banana
- 1/2 small to medium zucchini (peeled and shredded)
- 1 egg
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2-1 tablespoons oats (doesn’t really matter what kind)
- 1/2 tablespoon small walnut pieces (or chopped walnuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds or flax seeds
- 1/5 cup of greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon real maple syrup (or honey, or agave, or other sweetener, but I think syrup works best)
Unappealing, huh? Just trust me on this one.
Now it’s ready for the icing. Just place the greek yogurt on the top center of your cake along with a small amount of maple syrup (or other sweetener, but I think syrup works best). Because the cake is hot, it will melt the yogurt slightly, and you can use a spoon to spread your icing/sweetener around your cake.
And there you have it!
Not many breakfasts have vegetables in them, so it’s always exciting to come up with something that does. I’ll have to post some of my spinach and kale smoothies soon as well. Does anyone else eat veggies in the morning?