Top 5 Breakfasts for Surfers
How to stay in the water surfing for 2 to 4 hours straight? With the right breakfast. Here are 5 delicious and healthy breakfasts to get you feeling invigorated and full of energy.
This omelette is loaded with everything to have you bursting out of your neoprene with energy. Start off by frying vegetables such as kale, peppers, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, if you eat meat, put in a small handful such as lean chicken or lean meat and sauté gently. What’s good about this recipe is that you can use any and as much vegetables as you want. Once things are starting to soften up add the eggs. We suggest a 4 egg omelette which will give you a big boost of protein and healthy fat as well as selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
Avocado Smash on Rye
Avocados have long been lauded for their health benefits and this delicious breakfast will have you paddling non-stop in the water. Avocados are full of healthy fats, potassium and dietary fibre and when combined with the rye and poached eggs make for a truly super breakfast. Eggs are high in protein whilst the rye bread is giving you your carbohydrate boost. Toast the bread and smash the avocado onto the top, sprinkle with lime or lemon juice, salt, pepper, chilli and top with the poached eggs.
Chia Breakfast Pots
This delicious superfood is rich on fibre, omega-3 and 6 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc, to name a few.Use an old jar and fill it ¼ full of chia seeds, use a nut milk or coconut water and top up to just over half way, give it a shake and leave overnight. In the morning you will have a creamy chia porridge, top with fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, banana, coconut and some nuts for added energy.
Smoothie bowls are more popular than ever, especially in Bali. Using the same principle of smoothies, grab as many delicious fruits as you want, add a splash of water and blend until you reach the consistency of a sorbet. Once its ready pour into a bowl and top with fresh fruit, nutrient packed goji berries, desiccated coconut, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts for a vibrant, nutrient-dense breakfast that will give you bountiful energy in the ocean.
Coffee and Bagel
For those early morning surf trips caffeine is an essential tool to fire up your stoke. To get that hit of caffeine running through your veins the healthiest way to do that is through a coffee. We suggest skipping the frappe latte or the energy drinks and have your coffee black. If you prefer a creamier coffee, pop it in a blender and add a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil and blend, this results in a latte style drink but without the dairy. Compliment your drink with a wholemeal bagel loaded with nut butter such as almond or peanut, finish it off with a sliced banana.
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