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A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

Many of us have a hard waking up in the morning. And, even more of us feel tired all through the morning. It’s very challenging for us to muster energy for even the meekest of jobs. All this could really change with some great breakfast recipes. Those recipes will surely make our mornings good, if not great.

Here below are 31 awesome breakfast recipes which are not just healthy, but also of great nutritional value and will surely boost your energy levels. You might have had difficulty even in waking up before but thanks to these wonderful treats, you’ll jump promptly from your bed and might even gather the drive to go to a health club.

1. Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

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    This is a delightful and rather easy healthy breakfast recipe to make. The muffin reminds one of light raspberry cheesecake. It’s of high calorie value. This recipe can be made even better by mixing cranberries, cherries and blueberries. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

    2. Baked Eggs in Avocado with Guacamole

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      This healthy breakfast recipe is unique, looks amazing and is a great way to impress guests at the house. Avocado provides a fine bout of healthy fat while egg serves protein. When served with multigrain or wheat toast, this will work as a complete meal as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

      3. Banana-Cinnamon Waffles

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        Banana-cinnamon waffles can be served both as a breakfast item as well as a dessert. It’s quite a treat, especially when it’s topped with vanilla yogurt and sprinkled with sugar-free caramel pulp. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

        4. Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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          These muffins have nice flavor of pumpkin and thanks to the use of whey protein powder, good dose of protein. It means one can get a fair amount of protein with these muffins without having to resort to eggs and fatty meats. These can also be used to feed the muscles after a workout. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

          5. Omelet with Summer Vegetables

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            This one is particularly targeted towards the hot summer season as the ingredients are at their best in summer. However, we can find them at the grocery store throughout the year. The texture and aroma of this omelet is stunning. The main flavor is provided by smoked Gouda, a nice consistency is supplied by corn, and cheese offers smoky richness. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

            6. Pain Perdu

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              This healthy breakfast recipe is great for special occasions and a delicious way to celebrate weekends. It’s the French for “lost bread” literally. Nevertheless, it can be used as early morning delight as well. Frozen berries and yogurt could be added to enhance the taste as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

              7. Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

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                This exotic delicacy comes with whole range of health benefits. Whole wheat flour provides filling fiber, blueberries provide antioxidants and protein meanwhile is provided by yogurt. This delicacy is sure to get even the dullest of mornings off to a flying start. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                8. Power Granola

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                  Power Granola is a wonderful granola recipe and the one perfect to send as gifts to loved ones. Nevertheless, it serves to invigorate the mornings just equally. Variations of the recipe include pairing it with yogurt, wheat germ, dried currants and using fresh cranberries instead of dried ones. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                  9. Vegan Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

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                    This vegan delicacy is as vegan as it can get. Even the butter on the top is not butter from animal fat, but Earth Balance spread. Healthy ingredients like flax seed, almond milk and blueberries make this healthy breakfast recipe an awesome package of health benefits. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                    10. French Toast Soufflé

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                      Just like many other French cuisines, this exciting dish lives up to the anticipations elevated by its mouth-watering label. This healthy breakfast recipe is not very difficult to make either as it appears to. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                      11. Cardamom-Lime Sweet Rolls

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                        Cardamom-lime sweet rolls are worth of your every effort. Homemade breads are always rewarding but these rolls take that sense of reward to a whole new level. Lime peel and extract offer just enough citrus to enhance the strong whiff of cardamom. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                        12. Maple Corn Muffin and Sausage Sandwiches

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                          These delicious breakfast sandwiches are healthy recipe for morning meals at 300 calories per serving. They don’t take much to prepare either at 45 minutes, which is a fairly reasonable time considering this delicacy’s value. Fresh fruit, turkey-sausage and maple-flavor corn muffins leaves mouth full of delightful palate for quite a long time. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                          13. Pecan Sticky Rolls

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                            Pecan sticky rolls are the other keys to really good mornings. These rolls have gratifyingly rich flavor and soft feel. These can be highlight of every meal and are sure to uplift the mood of the mornings impressively. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                            14. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

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                              The use of quinoa in this bread gives it fervor as well as protein. It’s a great breakfast choice, with that wonderful taste provided by coconut flour and not very arduous to make as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                              15. Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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                                This delicious dish is the one to prepare the night before so that one can relish easy breakfast the next morning. Ready your requirement of this wonderful delicacy and you’ll never have any difficulty waking up early in the morning the next day. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                16. Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

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                                  This simple, uplifting and exciting drink is the perfect way to muster all strength required to start the mornings with abundant vigor. Raspberries provide really nice flavor and ginger ale or little wine could be poured for that added boost. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                  17. Low Calorie Breakfast Sandwich

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                                    This low-calorie meal contains a good amount of protein, healthy avocado fat and carbs. The ingredients used like hummus, avocado and turkey bacon make it rich in nutrients and full of energy on one hand and hygienic on the other. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                    18. Tropical Muffins with Coconut-Macadamia Topping

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                                      This one is not like any ordinary muffin. Crunchy coconut toppings, macadamia nuts and oats take this one to a whole new height. Canola oil and aforementioned macadamia nuts offer a reasonable quantity of healthy fat as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                      19. Hearty Breakfast Tacos

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                                        Hearty Breakfast Tacos is one appetizing Southwestern treat, which will however win hearts all over. This healthy breakfast recipe includes savory mixture of eggs, beans, potatoes and tortilla shells, and leaves one fulsome at least till lunch. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                        20. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

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                                          Equally fit for breakfast and dinner, this delicacy is a perfect way to alter a worn-out breakfast routine. These grilled sandwiches use honey mixed with goat cheese, which makes it easier to spread over the bread. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                          21. Orange-cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

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                                            Orange-cranberry wheat germ muffins are best served when hot. Wheat germ is a tremendous source of vitamin E and the use of orange and cranberry in this delicacy leaves long-lasting sweet aftertaste on the mouth. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                            22. Baked Oatmeal with Almonds and Blueberries

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                                              With this wonderful vegetarian breakfast at the table, hardly anyone longs for meat. It’s full of wholesome ingredients like almond, blueberries complete with antioxidants and eggs that provide protein. Being veggie isn’t that hard when you have this to treat yourself. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                              23. Banana-Chocolate French Toast

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                                                Banana-chocolate French toast is another exciting way to kick away the morning’s dullness and inactivity. It’s appealing to kids and grown-ups alike. This sweet breakfast treat will surely have tantalizing effect with delightful mixture of banana and chocolate’s taste. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                24. Fried Egg Toast with Tomatoes

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                                                  Egg toasts were the childhood favorites for most of us. This upgraded version of our childhood delight is a perfect way to roll back the years. It uses neat and nourishing version of egg-in-a-hole, topped up with tomatoes, onions and cheese. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                  25. Apple-stuffed Strata

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                                                    Sweet baked apples along with crispy pecan garnish make this breakfast bread dessert an awesome delicacy. It can be made even better with sugar and nut dustings. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                                                    26. Libanais Breakfast

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                                                      Libanais breakfast includes boiled egg and three salads in the form of cucumber, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. However, it can be varied to include only one kind of salad. It’s complemented with crisp toasts of pita. This breakfast, inspired from the Middle East is a great way to change the regular taste at breakfast table. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                      27. Baked Pumpkin Pudding Bars

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                                                        As neither of eggs and butter are used in these pudding bars, it’s almost free of fat. Add that with good dose of fiber supplied by pumpkin, yogurt and mango juice, the flavor is too good to be true. These nutrient-rich bars are sure to leave you fulsome till lunchtime as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                        28. Pear and Gruyere Strata

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                                                          Pear and Gruyere Strata can be thought of as stuffed French toast in a casserole. In this wonderful treat, syrupy cinnamon bread meets with juicy pears and the aromatic nibble of Gruyere cheese. This delightful dish is a great way to enjoy the taste of pear. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                          29. Crunchy Oat Squares

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                                                            We don’t need to limit ourselves to packaged cereal every morning over early morning breakfasts. Crunchy oat squares are one of the best ways to enjoy homemade breakfasts in the morning. They use low-fat milk, wheat flour, almond butter and honey, and thus are full of health and nutrition values. It doesn’t require much time to prepare them either. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                            30. Banana, Wheat Germ and Oats

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                                                              This one is probably the simplest dish to prepare amongst the ones enlisted over here. The perfect combination of banana, wheat grain and oats provide us with everything we want. Oats offer the goodness of whole grains, wheat germ offer vitamin E, iron, potassium and folic acid while banana offers vitamin C and fiber. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                              31. Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts

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                                                                Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts are a great way to start the day, especially when you have been having hard time recently eating right way, and thus lacking in terms of nutritional requirement. Made with almond meal and baked along with little bit of chocolate frosting, this delicacy is not fried like other doughnuts and so you don’t need to worry about getting plumper. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                                Featured photo credit: S.O.S. Maine Breakfast via flickr.com

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                                                                Last Updated on August 13, 2018

                                                                5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                                                5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                                                Making love can be simultaneously the most pleasurable and the most stressful experience that we share with another human being. It is a natural conclusion of the ritual of intimacy we engage in with a person we find attractive on both a physical and psychological level. Yet, we are far removed from our animalistic roots, and that which was once a matter of instinct has become somewhat complex. This is a good thing; we have grown as a society, and there are many factors involved when it comes to the relationship between sexual partners. However, we have also lost a great deal of the physical prowess our primitive ancestors had.

                                                                They engaged in a huge amount of physical activities daily — activities that ensured their cardiovascular system and muscles were in great shape, which allowed them to have healthy libidos, strong erections, and the muscular strength, limberness and endurance to maintain different positions for a long time without getting exhausted. Luckily, we can regain some of these animalistic traits with the right kind of training. Here are some essential exercises that will help improve your relationship, but making you more confident in intimate settings, which means that you’ll have more satisfying intercourse.

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                                                                  1. Cardio for Stamina

                                                                  If you’re out of shape, the first thing you’ll notice during intercourse is that you start to breathe heavily, sweat profusely and tire easily. This means you’ll have to shift your posture frequently and limit yourself to a few positions you feel comfortable with or significantly slow down the pace. A high BMI has also been linked to potential problems with erectile dysfunction. Cardiovascular exercises like running, jumping rope, swimming and cycling will build up your aerobic stamina and enable you to perform longer before becoming fatigued, thus having better intercourse. They’ll also help manage your weight, possibly helping performance.

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                                                                    • Running – 10-20 minutes a day (1-3 miles a day is more than enough)
                                                                    • Jumping rope – 5-20 minutes a day
                                                                    • Swimming – 30 minutes a day
                                                                    • Cycling – 30 minutes a day

                                                                    The time in minutes denotes time spent actively performing the exercise, and you need to factor in a bit more time for warming up before and cooling down after the exercises.

                                                                    These exercises can be performed every day or every other day, and the goal is to work on both endurance and speed. Don’t just go at a snail’s pace; constantly try to improve your time or add some mileage.

                                                                    2. Strength-Training for Your Lower Body and Core

                                                                    The next thing you’ll need to focus on is improving both the strength and muscular endurance of the hip flexors, abdominals and spinal erectors. These are the muscles engaged in thrusting and circular motions, and they also stabilize your body in a number of different positions. The legs also play an important role, particularly in standing and kneeling positions. Here are a few exercises that will help you strengthen up this area:

                                                                    Barbell squats
                                                                      • Heavy barbell squats – set up at a power rack at the gym and make sure you use proper form and weights that you can lift 3-8 times. Do this exercise before anything else in the gym for 4-5 sets to get big and powerful legs, as well as tighten up the muscles of the core. This is useful for both men and women, particularly if you enjoy the woman-on-top positions and standing positions. You can do hack squats on the machine if your gym lacks a power rack, but you won’t get the core-strengthening benefits

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                                                                      Zercher squat
                                                                        • Zercher squatsthis type of squat is a perfect way for guys to strengthen their body for standing positions where the woman is lifted off the ground. Build up a foundation of strength first, and then use lighter weights and go for 10-12 repetitions to focus on muscle endurance.

                                                                        Glute bridge
                                                                          • Glute bridgethis exercise is great for working the glutes and hip thrusters, and should be done for ultra-high reps —up to 100 — to increase muscle endurance. Once you become stronger in this movement, you can upgrade to the barbell glute bridge and keep the reps high — around 10 to 15.

                                                                          Hyperextensions
                                                                            • Hyperextensions – excellent for strengthening the spinal erectors, this exercise (or a variation of it) may be done in most gyms and even at home. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions at the end of your workout.

                                                                            Ab wheel rollout
                                                                              • Ab wheel rollout – this is a great exercise for strengthening the abs, and requires only a piece of inexpensive equipment. It will help you stay stable and hold positions longer without getting tired during intercourse. Do three sets of this workout for as many repetitions as you can.

                                                                              Cross body crunch
                                                                                • Cross body crunchthis exercise improves your ability to perform explosive twisting motions, particularly good for improving your stamina in the spoon position where you’e lying on your side. Do 2 to 3 sets of this exercise at the end of your workout.

                                                                                Incorporate these exercises into your routine 2 to 3 times a week.

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                                                                                3. Upper-Body Strength Training

                                                                                Upper-body strength plays an important role in many popular sex positions where the arms are used to provide a stable base or hold onto the partner. These including missionary, doggy style, the stand and carry (with the woman holding onto the man’s neck) and others. Use these simple exercises to improve upper body strength and endurance:

                                                                                Plank exercise
                                                                                  • Plank – while bench pressing is great for building a big chest, you will find yourself in need of static strength, muscle endurance and a strong core. This exercise is a great way to increase the amount of time you are able to hold positions that require you to support yourself with your arms. For added difficulty, straighten out your arms like at the top of a pushup and hold as long as you can.

                                                                                  Close grip pushups
                                                                                    • Close pushups – a pushup variation that focuses on triceps, which are the first to give out during a prolonged missionary or similar position. Go for very high reps, 20 t0 50, to work on muscle endurance.

                                                                                    Chin ups
                                                                                      • Chin-ups – A great upper back and biceps builder, this exercise will also target the core if you try to be as straight as possible when lifting yourself up. You can jump to help make things easier, or just hold as long as you can if you aren’t strong enough to perform a single chin up. Do 3 to 4 sets for as many reps as you can.

                                                                                      These exercises, done about three times a week, will help you develop a strong upper body that can keep going and hold you up for extended periods of time.

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                                                                                      4. Pelvic-Floor Exercises

                                                                                      You don’t have to perform these at the gym, although you could do them after your workout without anyone even noticing. The idea behind Kegel exercises is to improve blood flow to the sex organs and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor in both men and women. By locating these muscles and tightening and relaxing them for intervals of 5 seconds for 10 to 15 repetitions at a time, several times a day, you can improve pleasure and performance during sex. Women can tighten their vaginal walls for increased pleasure to both them and their partner, while men can delay ejaculation by tightening these muscles.

                                                                                      5. Flexibility Moves for Legs and Hips

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                                                                                        If you want to avoid getting cramps — or even worse, pulling a muscle during intercourse — you should do a few simple stretches every day. The more limber you are, the more comfortable you’ll be with more exotic poses. Here are a few simple stretches to improve hip and leg flexibility:

                                                                                        Take a few minutes to warm up with some light running or jumping jacks before stretching, and spend some 10 minutes on these stretches. You can do them in the morning and at night, or shortly before intercourse.

                                                                                        With just a few hours a week devoted to exercise, you can improve your relationship significantly. If you focus on these exercises, over time, you just might become dynamite in bed.

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