It’s the morning meal that ‘breaks a fast’. Enjoying a nutritious breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, energises your morning and fuels your body with a healthy dose of nutrients.
Busy mornings and tight schedules can result in some of us skipping breakfast entirely or opting for something unhealthy instead, leaving us fighting against a grumbling stomach, crashing energy levels and even mood swings!
Make the most of your morning meal by following these tips. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
Add A Little Healthy Fat
Healthy fats from whole foods provide essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds, plus they help you to feel satisfied for longer as they’re slow to digest in the body.
Options: Nut butters, tahini, mixed nuts and seeds, avocado or coconut butter. Slices of avocado, sautéed greens and mushrooms in olive or coconut oil are great for hot breakfasts.
Eat Enough Protein
You can enjoy a delicious breakfast low in protein, but there’s a high chance you’ll be hungry shortly after! Protein is similar to fat, as it’s also a slow release energy source making it a powerful appetite suppressant!
Options: Sprinkle some extra nuts and seeds in your cereal, or top your smoothie with a nutty granola. Add nut butters, spirulina, goji berries, hemp seeds, or a vegan protein powder to your smoothie to bump up the protein power!
Fill Up On Fibre
Gut health and weight maintenance is essential for overall health. Having a mix of soluble and insoluble fibre in your diet helps your bowels to function properly, feeds your healthy gut bacteria and supports natural detoxification.
What to add: Add plenty of greens and berries to your smoothie. Avocado is also a good source of fibre, and will make your smoothie extra creamy!