If there’s anyone who knows what it takes to be fighting fit, it’s GB team boxer and Northampton local, Chantelle Cameron.
She’s the 24 year old knockout champion who’s #poweredbyOpus, and she’s kindly stopped by to let us know what she uses to power herself on the road to boxing glory.
Fancy a breakfast that will pack a punch? Choose from one of Chantelle’s five favourites below.
1. Scrambled eggs on a bagel
“I love this after a run because it is full of protein from the eggs and the bagel fuels me with carbohydrates. If I am making weight for a boxing tournament [cutting weight to fit into a certain weight class] then I will likely only have the scrambled eggs, if I’m close to boxing.”
2. Protein-packed porridge
“Sometimes I have porridge with blueberries and a spoonful of peanut butter. The peanut butter gives the porridge a bit more flavour and also is very good for protein. The porridge kick-starts my day as it is filling and will last me up until lunch time.”
3. Poached eggs and beans
“Again, full of proteins! I may also have a slice of bread, depending on how close I am to tournament. As I mentioned with the scrambled egg in my first breakfast, eggs are for me the best way of getting my protein in.
“I like eggs in all forms so I change up how I serve them! The beans are obviously a great addition and they are filling as well, which ensures I’m not thinking about my stomach when I am training.”
4. Fruit and yoghurt
“The fruit will vary from grapes to apple, strawberries, blueberries, mangos or banana, depending on what I have in stock. I have this with fat free yoghurt, which is natural.
“This is probably my favourite breakfast, but it just doesn’t keep me full up for very long so I have to fit this in on one of my rest days. I am habitually a very healthy eater, which is perhaps why this one tastes so nice!”
5. A super smoothie
“Again, this is with loads of fruit plus some greens like spinach or kale. Then I add in some natural yoghurt and a protein shot. This is sweet and a lighter breakfast, which I also really enjoy and can also be suitable for a mid-morning snack.”
Five fantastic options that are guaranteed to add a boost to your daily routine! If you’d like even more morning foodie inspiration, make sure to check out gymnast Daniel Keating’s breakfast recommendations. Time to get healthy!