After waking breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s something we are told from childhood and there is a good reason for this. Breakfast gets your metabolism firing during the morning hours, providing you with energy to start your day and also reducing the need or want to snack late morning. A good breakfast with the right nutritional content also means you and your body function better, your concentration improves, you feel more energetic and basically ready to face the day ahead. So, just like we are told as children – don’t skip breakfast whenever possible.
An ideal choice for breakfast is a meal with a balance of protein, good fats and slow released complex carbohydrates. It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.
Some breakfast ideas are:
An omelette with peppers, mushrooms, onions and maybe some chicken or smoked turkey bacon is good or some scrambled eggs with wholegrain toast or wholegrain protein bread with some sliced avocado.
One of my favourites is oats protein porridge, oats mixed with almond milk, 1 scoop of flavoured protein shake, flaxseeds, blueberries, strawberries and cinnamon. You can also do this with greek yoghurt and prepare it the night before, leave it in the fridge and then it’s ready to go in the morning.
Give yourself a little time in the morning to eat properly and you will feel and see the benefits.