Breakfast is the first opportunity each day to nourish your body and can be up to 1/3 of your daily nutrient intake. If it's a few hours until your next meal or snack, it's important to make sure your breakfast gives you plenty of lasting energy and keeps you full throughout the morning.
These are my five favourite breakfast choices:
1. Good Old Porridge
This is a standard favourite for me, particularly on cold winter mornings.
Quick, easy, filling and delicious, I use traditional rolled oats and I add nuts to make it higher in protein, good fats and fibre so that it keeps me full for longer and is even higher in nutrients.
My usual additions include any combinations of cinnamon, walnuts, almonds, seeds or LSA mix.
2. Mix and Match Muesli
When the weather gets too warm for porridge, I swap to Greek yoghurt topped with muesli, nuts, and fresh fruit.
Many commercial mueslis are high in sugar so I make my own. I top it with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit (rather than dried fruit). Check out my recipe for cinnamon toasted muesli.
3. Eggs any way
Scrambled, poached, fried in a little olive oil, in an omelette or frittata - any way you like them, eggs are a filling breakfast.
Serve them with grainy toast and incorporate veggies to make the meal extra nutritious (think avocado, mushrooms, tomato, baby spinach, herbs...).
4. Pimped Up Toast
I never have plain toast for breakfast purely because I don't find it filling enough.
So I get creative with the toppings - incorporating some protein, extra nutrients and fibre. Some of my favourites are:
smoked salmon and avocado
ricotta cheese, cinnamon and apple
lean ham and tomato
avocado, pumpkin seeds, feta and paprika
banana and natural peanut butter
5. Sweet Tooth Satisfyer