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How To Get The Most Out Of Breakfast


You’ve likely heard the phase a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast is the first meal we eat every day and what we consume in the morning will set the body up for the rest of the day, good or bad. 

Whether you are on a tight work schedule, you have class, or you are a busy mom, eating the right foods is a crucial thing to consider for the beginning of your day.
Here's some quick and nutritious recipes.

Yogurt
If you want to start the day right, yogurt is a wonderful food that holds many benefits. It's full of calcium, protein and healthy bacteria to help you digest food and burn fat all day long. A mixture of yogurt, fruit, and nuts is hearty and healthy. 

Almonds
Almonds are nuts that are full of flavor and they help to stimulate good bacteria in the body, which makes them perfect to enjoy first thing in the morning. 

Berries
Berries are amazing for breakfast as they are full of fiber, packed with antioxidants and have lots of other nutrients inside them. They are the ideal fruit to have with a bowl of yogurt and cereal. 

Bananas
Bananas are full of potassium and also provide a slow release of energy that will keep you full for the morning. The best thing about bananas is the fact that they are prebiotic and encourage healthy digestion of foods. 

Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is a lot healthier than its milky cousin and contains many healthy antioxidants and other important nutrients. For a yummy topping for cereal and yogurt, it is the ideal way to kick start your metabolism for the morning. 

Pineapple
Pineapples contain enzymes that work with you as you break down food and will encourage healthy digestion. They are also full of vitamin C. 

Kiwi
Kiwis are beautiful fruits that just add that touch of summer to any dish. It's also a healthy fiber to aid digestion. It is important for you to get lots of fibre into your diet, especially at the start of the day.

Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a POWERHOUSE of flavor and nutrition. Omega-3’s, fiber, as well as so much protein in these seeds make them the perfect addition to smoothies, granola and more. 

Ground Flaxseed
Flaxseed is full of essential oils, as well as fiber.

Probiotic Drinks
Probiotics can provide you with lots of good bacteria that will aid digestion and keep your gut healthy all day long.

Black coffee 
Coffee might not be the first thing you consider when changing to a healthy diet however it can be a wonderful way to kick start your metabolism and burn fat. Coffee will increase your metabolism by over 11%. But, that means to avoid the sugar and cream. 

Now that you know some of the different foods that can be great to add to your diet in the morning, here's some top recipes with you to try today! 

Grilled Bacon, Eggs, and Spinach 
One amazing breakfast recipe that is not only full of goodness, but fits in a paleo lifestyle is bacon, eggs and spinach. The best thing is that it only takes around 10 minutes to prepare. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 pieces of lean bacon 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 100g spinach 
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1 tsp chilli powder 
  • Salt and pepper 

Start off by placing the bacon under a grill and cooking until crispy and wonderful. 

Prepare your eggs in your favorite way. This could be fried, poached, boiled or even scrambled. However, poached is a great option for this dish. 

Wilt spinach in a frying pan with minced garlic and chili powder. Serve everything together and add a slice of seeded bread for extra carbs if you want! 

Chia Seed Pudding 
This simple chia seed pudding is packed with protein and fruit and is a great option for a work day because you can make it the night before and simply take it with you in the morning.

Ingredients 

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 4 tbsp water 
  • 2 tbsp milk/ or non dairy alternative 
  • 1 handful strawberries, chopped 
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chopped dark chocolate 
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar 

In a jar or bowl add all of your ingredients and mix. Leave in the fridge overnight and it should set into a filling and flavorful fruity pudding for the morning! 

Super Berry Smoothie 
There’s no better way to start a busy day than with a super berry smoothie. This will be packed with vitamins and greens and is my favorite breakfast. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 handful spinach 
  • ½ cucumber, chopped 
  • 1 handful romaine lettuce 
  • 1 handful strawberries 
  • 1 handful blueberries 
  • 1 handful raspberries 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Açaí berries, powder or smoothie mix
  • 250ml water 

In a blender, mix all of the ingredients and add coconut water as needed. If it tastes a little too green, add some more berries! 

Avocado on Toast 
Yes, we know… this one is a trend that all millennials know very well, however this is a popular choice for a reason. Avocados have one of the best sources of healthy fats and this is essential for any meal. Avocado on toast can be made many different ways - from simple with just an avocado and some salt and pepper, to adding hummus and a fried egg. For a protein packed version, here is our recipe. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 slices seeded bread 
  • 1 large avocado 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 portion of lean bacon 
  • A small tomato vine, with 6-8 tomatoes 
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Honey 

In a baking tray, place the tomatoes with some seasoning and oil and bake for 20 minutes. 
Grill the bacon until juicy and crispy. Slice into small pieces.
Toast the bread, and add either sliced or smashed avocado. Fry your eggs to taste and place on top of the toast. 
Add the bacon to the top of the eggs, and serve with fresh and juicy tomatoes. This meal is one that combines fats, carbs and protein seamlessly and will allow you to start the day full. 

Beans on toast 
If all else fails and you are looking for a healthy recipe for the morning, beans on seeded toast is a great choice! Beans are low in fat and full of protein and fiber, providing you with a healthy and filling start to the day. Butter some toast and pour on some beans for a simple breakfast this morning. 



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