The benefits of eating breakfast have been well-documented. It revs up your metabolism, giving your body the fuel it needs to start your day. With a hearty breakfast, you are able to sustain the activities lined up for your particular morning. It also sets the tone for your food choices later in the day. Research has shown that individuals who eat breakfast do not have the urge to snack on unhealthy calories such as pastries and fast food fare compared to those who skip their morning meal. Besides, if you eat breakfast, you lessen the chances of overeating on your next meal. While any food will do for breakfast, a low-fat meal that is chockfull of other nutrients will ensure that you are able to concentrate all throughout the day.

One of the easiest low fat breakfast options to make is a fruit or green smoothie. This is one of the best low fat options you can have for your morning meal since fruits and vegetables do not have any fat content. For your fruit smoothie, try combining strawberries and bananas or mixing the berries and combining them with bananas. Add nonfat yogurt or skim milk for a creamier blend, pour in some ice and blend to the desired consistency. For your green smoothie, try mixing leafy greens like arugula or lettuce with apples, pears or bananas. Pour in about a cup of water and blend. You can add a little bit of honey to taste. Don't add refined sugar-- it's not needed. For more protein and monounsaturated fat content, pour in some ground flaxseed and a little bit of peanut butter.

Another low fat breakfast food is cereal which should ideally contain only a single gram of fat per serving. Check that it is whole grain and not merely "enriched whole wheat." Pour in skim or soy milk and add strawberries or some other fruit in season for added flavor. This should give you only a total of five grams of fat per serve.

If you want toast for breakfast, try preparing a low fat banana toast. Get two slices of whole grain toast and spread about a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter on top, both of which only have eight grams of fat in one tablespoon. Slice a banana and arrange it on top of the spread. Cover with the other slice and enjoy. Aside from being a low fat breakfast option, this meal gives you fiber, protein and potassium early in the morning.

These breakfast options should help fuel your day without giving you the worry that it will add pounds to your frame. In fact, it may just do the opposite. The fat content gives you the necessary energy and fills you up so that you don't snack unnecessarily on chips, donuts or other fast food fare that will only add calories and excess fats to your midsection. Eating breakfast in the morning ensures that you remain energized and satiated before lunch comes around where you will again need to make healthy food choices.

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Author's Bio: 

Kylie is a full-time mother of 3 and a freelance writer for ShakeNutrition.com.