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Breakfast is an important meal, and it has the potential to carry you right through to lunch without the need to snack. There are some very easy changes that you can make to your first meal of the day to ensure this. Like, Try to avoid drinking coffee but opt instead for a green tea. It will still give you a boost of energy, but a healthier and longer-lasting one. Always start with warm water and lemon to help remove the toxins build-up from the previous day.
Here are 3 healthy breakfast options that I absolutely love:
Breakfast 1: Blueberry & Banana Smoothie with Coconut Milk
Blueberries are very high in antioxidants. It is why they are regarded as superfoods and are on the top of the list to boost the immune system. You can buy blueberries frozen and not worry about them having lost any nutritional value, any fruit or veg for that matter.
Banana’s are good for your digestion and a great source of potassium which has been found to help reduce blood pressure in those with high blood pressure and support a healthy heart.
I chose Coconut Milk also because first of all it’s DELICIOUS, and secondly you can buy it and store it in the cupboards until you need it, unlike fresh milk.
Put everything into a blender or juicer, adding water if you wish for it to be looser (and to share it with more people). I good tip is to add ice-cubes which will help chill it.
Breakfast 2: Kippers with Poached Eggs on Sourdough Bread
Kippers are oily fish and full of omega-3 which is great for our blood functioning and immune health. There are other oily fish that you can eat but for breakfast, kippers are the traditional go-to oily fish. You can poach them for a few minutes for them to be cooked, or straight from the tin!
I suggest poached eggs for if you boil your kippers then you can use the same water. Poaching your eggs is also the healthier option to other forms of traditional eggs as they don’t need oil, butter or milk to cook.
I like sourdough bread as I find it a healthy and fulfilling bread, so much better to the sugar-filled sliced bread and it stays longer. You don’t need to butter this as you will have your runny egg yellow to soup up, mmmm.
Breakfast 3: Hot Porridge with Chia Seeds and Strawberries
I love porridge and I always suggest it as a healthy option for breakfasts. You can buy in bulk oat bran which will keep if stored properly (and out of reach of small curious children!) Cook it water and stir constantly until it bubbles. The longer you cook it, the thicker it will become. I understand that sugar is a tasty accompaniment with porridge, but I have discovered that adding sugar will have me becoming hungrier earlier and snacking on needless foods before lunch. Try adding strawberries and chia seeds to bring out a taste. Strawberries are low in GI sugars, and chia seeds are almost tasteless but bursting with nutrients.
You can, of course, add some milk, and if you really need a sweetener then honey. What is important here is that you avoid sugar-fueled boxes of cereals that are usually marketed to children. These will reduce your concentration, therefore, disturb your routine for your morning goals.
Top tip: use a non-stick saucepan to help the cleaning after!
Let us know how you get on in the comments!