5 Easy, Delicious & Nutritious Breakfast Recipes
You have to be in it to win it
For your health that conversation starts with breakfast. Now, I'll be honest, I hate breakfast and have always hated it. Having to eat early hours of the morning is really a turn-off. I m struggling to stay awake, let alone eat. And I have always really resented people who stuff their faces that early. But I've now learnt that what I eat in the morning, it totally affects how my day will go. The rhythm
The rhythm it creates in my eating for that day is invaluable. What I mean by that is, the days that I don t eat breakfast are the days I eat more sporadically and a lot more junk food makes its way onto my plate. But when I eat breakfast, I m much more disciplined about the rest of my day. And it's much easier too.
So breakfast has taken a huge leap to the forefront of my mind! But then, the next problem is that we end up eating the nearest and easiest thing in front of us. Because we just don t have the time to do something different.
So I decided to do the thinking for you and I've created a menu of suggestions for different breakfasts tailored for various scenarios. I appreciate these suggestions may seem wildly weird to some of you, but try just one and see how you feel. It'll give you the sense of trust you need to continue experimenting.
Which Breakfast Will Help My Day the most?
Racing around town
Raw porridge made of Oats soaked in oat, almond or coconut milk with crushed nuts, pumpkin seeds and goji berries. Why?Because of the slow release complex carbs, good proteins in the nuts and seeds plus added goji berries full of antioxidants to help with your stressful day running around.
Working out before I go in
Millet & Amaranth porridge with turmeric, salt and greens I really miss salty breakfasts. However, if you prefer it sweeter? Add agave, coconut milk and cranberries instead. Why? The millet digests easily post-workout without making you feel bloated. But best of all, Amaranth has key vitamins & bio-available minerals and turmeric decreases inflammation. So fewer aches and pains after your workout.
Meetings, meetings, meetings
Pan-fried tofu on gluten free toast with fresh rocket and sliced tomatoes. Oh my gosh this is fantastic; if you've never tried it, run, don t walk. Why? Tofu is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids needed for powering through the meetings as well as the fresh veg. So you are energetic, not frenetic. And skipping the gluten helps to avoid the afternoon energy slump.
Admin, may die of boredom
Superfood smoothie banana, pears, spinach and spirulina or superfood mix. Why? It's not too much food but very nutrient dense. Spinach is an excellent source of iron. Natural sugars in the fruit to keep you going. While the super foods help to remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system. And the best part is it will keep you alert and focussed despite the boredom!
Ho hum, nothing much on
Avocado on gluten-free toast with capers and sliced red pepper and seaweed salt. Why? Avocado is loaded with fibre. which contributes to weight loss, reduces blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of disease. Red pepper is also high in Vit C. So, you can spend your time thinking of how much good you are doing your body.