We have some smart ideas for breakfasts that will give you a boost and that you will love eating.
Granola with gumption
As we have indicated, many cereals contain little nutrition, but if you think outside of the Frosties box, it doesn’t have to be that way. Go for a low sugar option granola by mixing rolled oats with your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Other options include dried coconut, the odd dark chocolate chip (treat only) and adding a sprinkling of cinnamon and salt can help bring the flavours together. Keep in an airtight box and enjoy with milk or shake over yogurt and slice a banana on top.
Toast isn’t just about bread. Going for wholemeal or rye loaves turns things on their head, and you can add toppings which will boost your five a day quota, as well as giving you an extra serving of protein. Think about mashed avocado, poached egg with spinach, banana and peanut butter, cottage cheese or honey and hazelnuts. There are a whole world of toppings out there, you just need to find one that works for you and your appetite.
Put eggs on your plate
If in doubt, eats eggs at breakfast as they are jam packed with ‘get up and go’ goodness. Yes, you can go for boiled eggs with rye toast, poached eggs in a wholemeal pitta, or scrambled eggs with a side serving of iron rich spinach and roasted tomatoes and each will give you the perfect boost to your day.
Porridge, but better
Porridge, milk, microwave. There is nothing wrong with this, but you can add in a few extras and go from fine to fabulous when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Grains and seeds are the secret to switching things up, and here’s how. Take 25% oat bran, 25% quinoa and 50% organic rolled oats, mix and make with water or plant-based milk and once heated to perfection, add in fruit, toasted seeds and nuts. You can swirl in honey, but you don’t really need to.
We all know that smoothies taste good, but if make them the right way, they will also feed you with the goodness your body needs. So, let’s get things started. Blend up a banana (very ripe or frozen), with fresh raspberries, strawberries, half an avocado, some plant-based milk, and add a tablespoon of nut butter for a bigger boost. Throw in some crushed ice, blast until smooth and then drink down your breakfast delight.
We aren’t talking about double choc-chip here, but instead feel good veggie muffins that will fill you up and keep you fuller, for longer. Soften peas, peppers, courgettes and sundried tomatoes in a little oil and once cooled, beat in four large eggs and add grated cheese into the mix. Pop in muffin cases, cook for around 15 minutes and enjoy at breakfast, lunch or teatime.
So, the question is – what will you try first?