Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have heard this before, of course, but do you make time in the morning to healthily kickstart your day? Rather than solely relying on a quick bite of last nights pizza as you rush out of the door, make time to eat something that will give you the energy you need to get through your morning.
Your morning drink
There are all kinds of options available to you for your first drink of the day. A delicious fruit smoothie will give you all the protein and nutrients you need, especially if you throw in a healthy mix of bananas and berries. If you’re after your caffeine fix, go for something ethically sourced from TwoChimpsCoffee.com, or opt for a cup of tea, which has less caffeine, but is still an effective pick-me-up. There is even less caffeine in green tea, and with many health properties, many people consider this the best drink of them all, be that in the morning or otherwise. And if you are in a rush to get out of the door (you slept in again), a glass of water will both hydrate you and give you an energy boost to kickstart your day. Just be sure to grab a piece of fruit to satisfy your hunger pangs before you shut the door.
A quick bowl of oatmeal will set you up nicely for the day, with all of its nutritional goodness, but try and avoid some of the supermarket brands that come loaded with sugary flavourings, as they can prove counterproductive to a healthy diet. While oatmeal can be boring to eat on its own, you could try one of our oatmeal recipes if you have time to prepare something in the morning, or simply throw on a healthy portion of fruit and nuts after heating your oatmeal over the stove.
Fruit can be a healthy addition to any bowl of cereal, oatmeal, or smoothie, but you can also eat fruit on its own if time is an issue. A grapefruit is packed with antioxidants and is an excellent slimming fruit. It’s bitter to the taste, of course, but if your taste palates can’t stand that, then add a little sugar or some healthy Greek Yogurt. A banana is an ideal fruit to kickstart your morning, giving you a healthy dose of starch and potassium to keep your hunger pangs at bay until lunchtime. Or consider berries. Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are all filled with nutritional goodness, despite their tiny size, and are a wonderful addition to any of your breakfast options, or perfect to eat on their own. Just don’t be tempted to add oodles of cream or sugar, as you won’t get as many benefits.
Crack open an egg
While we wouldn’t advocate frying an egg in the morning, you could still boil, poach, or scramble an egg to get the protein and nutrients you need to start the day. You might also consider one of these healthy egg recipes for your breakfast in the morning, transforming this humble food into something absolutely delicious.
What do you eat for your breakfast? If you have found a healthy option not mentioned here, or you have a recipe that you think our readers should try, then be sure to let us know, helping us all kickstart our day the right way! Thanks for reading.
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