OPINION – If you want to jump start your metabolism try a great low calorie high energy building breakfast.  These are some of my favorite recipes that give me lots of energy and also help me to drop those unwanted pounds.

Berry Berry Breakfast Bowl


1 cup non-fat cottage cheese

1/2 scoop (about 3 Tablespoons) Vanilla Protein Powder

4 strawberries, sliced

1/3 cup blackberries

1 Tablespoon slivered or sliced almonds

2 teaspoons honey


Mix cottage cheese with protein powder until the powder is combined thoroughly.

Top with berries, almonds, and honey.

Mix all together. Enjoy!

Egg White Omelet in a Mug


4 egg whites, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons fully cooked ham or turkey bacon (or you can omit meat)

2 tablespoons fresh baby spinach, shredded

1 tablespoon green pepper, diced

1 tablespoon red pepper, diced

1 tablespoon tomato, diced

1 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste, if desired


Spray a microwave-safe mug with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in mug and mix. Microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. Cook for 1-1 1/2 minutes longer or until eggs are completely set.

For a pop in the taste depart try fresh salsa on top.

Peanut Butter Whole Wheat English Muffin


1 tablespoon of peanut butter

1 tablespoon of raisins

1 teaspoon of sesame seeds


Toast the English muffin, spread the peanut butter, sprinkle raisins and sesame seeds.

Breakfast Burrito


Whole Multi-Grain Tortilla

Scrambled Tofu or Egg Whites

1 tsp Scallions

1/8 Cheddar Cheese

1 teaspoon Parsley


Scramble tofu add scallions, parsley and spread on a warmed tortilla.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese and roll into a burrito.


Peach and Toasted Almond Greek Yogurt


2 tbsp. sliced almonds

1 peach

6 oz. Greek yogurt

1 tbsp. brown sugar


Microwave almonds on plate 1 minute or until toasted. Mix sliced peach and brown sugar in bowl; spoon over yogurt. Top with almonds.