4 Things Every Fit Girl Eats for Breakfast

Updated 04/23/19

To help you reach your health and fitness goals, we tapped Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up for their advice. Here, they'll let you in on all their wellness secrets, as well as a few tips and tricks along the way.

You know how the saying goes: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you start off with a fresh, wholesome meal, then you’re likely to continue with that mentality. On the other hand, if you have a not-so-healthy breakfast, your day feels derailed from the start.

You can have a fun variety of breakfast foods to start your day off right. We personally love pancakes, muffins, scrambles, and smoothies. You heard us—you can have pancakes and be healthy. The important thing to do here is to use wholesome ingredients, and you’re already headed in the right direction.

Your breakfast should have the right ingredients in it to keep you energized. Protein is especially key in the a.m. It makes you feel more satiated than carbs, so you feel fuller with less food. Plus, it’s important to get protein in after your workout to aid in muscle recovery.

For these reasons, our breakfast options always contain protein. Check out our four favorite healthy breakfast recipes below.

Strawberry shortcake pancakes

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Tone It Up

Makes one serving.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup egg white (or 2 egg whites)
1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein1/2 banana, mashed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. almond milk
2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries, diced

1/4 cup egg white (or 2 egg whites)
1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein1/2 banana, mashed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. almond milk
2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries, diced

Directions:

Mash banana with almond milk before stirring in protein, baking powder, and egg white.

Spray pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium-low before pouring batter in. Cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes.

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

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The Butter Half

Makes six muffins.

Ingredients:

2 scoops Perfect Fit Protein
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 scoops Perfect Fit Protein
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix together all dry ingredients. Add in all wet ingredients, and stir until fully incorporated.

Fold in lemon zest, chia seeds, and cranberries. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, and then pour in the batter.

Spring Scramble

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Little Broken

Makes one serving.

Ingredients:

3 egg whites
1 tbsp. skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp. diced leeks
1/4 cup finely chopped broccoli
1 tsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper

3 egg whites
1 tbsp. skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp. diced leeks
1/4 cup finely chopped broccoli
1 tsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat a pan over medium heat, and drizzle in olive oil. Add in broccoli and leeks, and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add in egg whites and skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk), and cook for another 5 minutes, or until done.

Coco Kale Smoothie

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Tone It Up

Makes one serving.

Ingredients:

1 cup green kale
1 cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
1 tbsp. coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 small banana, frozen
1/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango
1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein

1 cup green kale
1 cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
1 tbsp. coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 small banana, frozen
1/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango
1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein

Directions:

Add kale and coconut milk to the blender. If you’re not using a high-speed blender, de-stem the kale first. Blend for a few minutes to ensure the kale is completely broken up and smooth.

Keep reading as the Tone It Up girls share their favorite healthy waffle recipes.

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