"The way you start your day determines how well you will live your day" ~ Robin Sharma
Having a healthy breakfast each morning will set up your metabolism, and you are more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day. Easier said then done though. Getting ready for work is a race against the clock for most of us and breakfast is typically the last thing on your mind.
1. GOOD OLD OATMEAL. You can choice an endless variety of toppings on your oats, banana, berries, papaya, nuts and seeds are some of my favorites. Add some flaxseeds and a dollop of yogurt for extra protein.
Oats are packed with vitamin b’s , anti-oxidants and fiber which will not only help regulate your digestion but it also helps remove cholesterol and reduces risk of cardiovascular disease. Oats also stabilizes your blood sugar levels and are particularly good for type 2 diabetes sufferers.
2. GREEN SMOOTHIE. Here is a great opportunity to get your greens in. Pack your smoothie with kale, spinach, avocado, banana, oats, chia seeds and some almond milk for example. The combos are endless and completely vegan. I guarantee you a kick start to the day.
This smoothie is loaded with anti-oxidants, fats and fibre. Have this a few times a week and you will feel and look radiant.
3. EGGS AND MORE EGGS. An omelette , scrambled , poached or boiled, the choice is yours. Have them with a 1/4 avocado and some bitter greens ( spinach, rocket ), mushrooms or a veggie of choice. Combine it with a whole grain or gluten free toast and you will feel light and energised.
Eggs are a great inexpensive source of protein, packed with fat-soluble vitamins, fatty acids and cholesterol. My old time favourite super food!
4.GREEK YOGURT WITH GRANOLA. For the non-dairy sensitive here is an opportunity to get your natural probiotics in.
Yogurt is packed with "good" bacteria that help balance your gut flora and boost your immunity. It also contains a good amount of protein that will keep you going until lunch time. Top it with some homemade granola and fruits. Swop the greek yogurt to coconut yogurt for a complete diary-free option.
5. DINNER FOR BREAKFAST. You heard Right. A piece of grilled salmon or chicken with some leftover veggies from the night before. Stews or soups also make a great breakfast option.
Saves time and gives you a great and balanced meal with protein, fats and complex carbohydrates.