Hello lovely iggles!

With Iggle Fitness, our goal is to help you be all-around healthy, not just physically fit. With that in mind we wanted to introduce you to a couple of healthy breakfast recipes that we thought you might enjoy trying!

In the busy day-to-day that most of us deal with, eating healthy can often seem like a lot of work…and a pretty significant time investment. It doesn’t have to be, though! By recharging your brain and your body with a healthy breakfast each morning, you are preparing yourself to have a good and productive day.

An easy prepare-ahead breakfast that you can grab and go:

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kalika1981/media/egg%20muffin.png.html][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Kalika1981/egg%20muffin.png[/IMG][/URL]

Egg Muffins

Eggs are a great source of protein and B vitamins as well as healthy fats. A good dose of protein is a great way to start your day off on the right foot! Protein helps your body function properly, aids in regenerating tissues, and can play a significant role in weight control and heart health!

Ingredients:

1 dozen eggs, lightly beaten

Salt & Pepper

Optional ingredients:

Cheese (any kind you like!)

Ham (pre-cooked)

Onions (diced)

Peppers (diced)

Bacon (pre-cooked)

Sausage (pre-cooked)

Mushrooms

Basically, anything you’d enjoy in a regular omelet…you can add to these!

Mix ingredients of your choice with beaten eggs, salt & pepper to taste*, then pour into greased muffin pan (or use liners, though be warned: these often stick to the paper liners quite badly) and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. You know they are done when a toothpick comes away clean when inserted into the middle of a muffin.

These store nicely in the fridge for 2-3 days, or you can freeze them to keep for a longer period.

*Add salt and pepper as you normally would when preparing eggs – a pinch or two is plenty, and you can salt to taste after your muffins are baked!

A cool start to your morning:

Blueberry Maple Smoothie

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kalika1981/media/smoothie.jpg.html][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Kalika1981/smoothie.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

During the summer months, smoothies are my go-to breakfast of choice. Not only are they yummy, but they are easy to make and very easy to make extra-healthy with an extra punch of good stuff to get the day started. Chia seeds are a great source of protein and the flaxseed meal is a great source of Omega-3’s and fiber.

This particular recipe is reminiscent of a blueberry pancake. You can substitute other fruits for blueberries, too! (Or add additional fruits if you’re feeling extra ambitious!)

1 cup yogurt (I use Greek Gods Honey Vanilla)

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ tsp maple extract

¼ tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp flaxseed meal

2 Tbsp Chia seeds

1-2 tsp honey (or sweetener of choice)

¼ cup milk (I use raw, whole milk)

5-10 ice cubes

Optional ingredients: Protein powder (1 scoop) Want to make your own? DIY Protein Powder

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until well blended. If your mixture is too runny, add more ice. If it’s too thick, you can add more milk and/or yogurt.

Add more sweetener if the taste isn’t quite to your liking.

Enjoy!

(Smoothies also make a great and filling mid-day snack!)

We hope that you have enjoyed this first batch of recipes. Stay tuned for more health and wellness posts from your fitness team in the coming months!

We’d love to hear if you try these recipes. You can tweet at us @igglefitness or comment here on the blog or in the forums. Did you figure out a trick or a tweak that you think others might like? Share with us! We would love to hear some of your favorite healthy recipes, too!

Happy eating!