It’s been said time and again that ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. This simple truth can make or break the foundations of your nutritional wellbeing. Many of us feel very rushed in the morning, and don’t make the time to have a nourishing breakfast. Apart from creating a cascade of stress and rushing for the rest of your day, it leaves your body running on empty from the get go. Then you can say hello to caffeine and sugar cravings, mood swings and afternoon exhaustion. No Thanks!
Below you can find some very simple, quick, nourishing and delicious breakfast ideas that will fuel your body with healthy nutrients to start your day well!
Breakfasts you can make in advance:
These breakfasts are perfect for those of you that commute, as you can make them in jars the night before and eat them on your way to work. Just remember to pack a spoon!
Overnight oats – serves 1
Gluten Free Bircher Muesli – serves 2
Other Quick Weekday breakfasts:
These breakfasts can easily be made in the morning, as they are super simple and take no time at all to put together.
Smoothies – these truly are natures fast food. Here are a couple of smoothie blends that are delicious and full of protein, fibre and nutrients.
Strawberry Coconut Smoothie – 2 serves
Banana oat smoothie – 2 serves
Note: Smoothies can be made portable by placing in jars with lids, and make great morning or afternoon snacks.
If you’re having a pancake kind of morning, this recipe is simple, quick and yum
Top with fresh fruit and real maple syrup.
Real wholefood muesli is a time honoured breakfast champion. When choosing a muesli look for whole nuts and seeds, rolled oats and natural flavourings like coconut flakes or cinnamon. Here are some great muesli brands:
If all else fails, a simple bowl of fruit and yogurt topped with some seeds or nuts is a wonderful breakfast option too – note: coyo coconut yogurt is a great alternative if you can’t tolerate dairy yogurt.
Taking the time to create a nourishing breakfast routine for yourself is one of the best things you can do for your health. It needn’t be complicated or fancy. The simple commitment to eat a nourishing wholefoods breakfast each morning will see you having more energy, less mood swings and sugar cravings, and an increased sense of overall wellbeing. Try it for just one week and notice the positive difference in yourself J
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I'm Ally Chick, founder and head Naturopath here at Alysia Chick Health.