• Natalie Gibson


Are you eating a proper breakfast or are you more so eating your kids leftovers?

Or only getting in a few mouthfuls before running out the door?

Or not having breakfast at all?

Many of our clients do not eat a regular breakfast.

Breakfast gives you the following benefits:

- regulate your blood sugar levels

- even out your energy levels throughout the day avoiding the 3pm crash

- increase your energy for physical performance and exercise

- starting your daily quota of fruits and vegetables

- increase your fibre content encouraging regular stool formation and also feeding your gut microbes

- improve memory and concentration

- improve your metabolism

We are all busy so we need to look at fast breakfast ideas.

Breakfast options that are speedy and nutritious include:

- A smoothie - throw a banana, handful of oats, 1/2 cup of almond milk, handful of baby spinach leaves, tablespoon of chia seeds and a sprinkle of cinnamon into a blender (you can even make the night before and store in the fridge!).

- If toast is your breakfast of choice pick a good quality sourdough that has been fermented for around 12 hours (ask your baker!) Top your toast with a hard boiled egg, slices of tomato, and some avocado. Or alternatively peanut butter with slices of banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Tahini is another option with some rockets leaves.

- Overnight oats - mix 1/3 cup of rolled oats with 2/3 cup of water or milk of choice (we like almond). Mix and store in fridge until next morning. Top with berries, seeds, nuts, and a drizzle of honey.

- Zucchini and carrot fritters - grate 1 zucchini and 1 carrot into a mixing bowl and mix with 2 whisked eggs and 1/4 cup of flour of choice (we like buckwheat flour). Cook in frypan while making dinner the night before for 5 minutes on each side and store in fridge. You can top with hardboiled eggs or slices of avocado.

- Porridge - takes less time than cooking toast - add 1/3 cup of rolled oats to 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes until water is absorbed. Top with walnuts, banana slices, berries and seeds and a dash of milk if too dry!

- Fruit salad - mixed fresh fruit topped with nuts and seeds and a dollop of yoghurt.

- Chia pudding - 1/4 cup of chia seeds mixed with 2/3 cup of water or milk and stir and leave in fridge overnight. Top with berries and nuts and seeds.

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