Chantelle Cameron: Top 5 breakfasts to stay in tip top shape

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.

Chantelle Cameron, boxer, GB boxing, Northampton

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.”

Fresh Organic Green Smoothie With Salad, Apple, Cucumber, Pineap

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!”

Chantelle Cameron, GB, olympics, boxer, boxing

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!