Week day mornings can be rushed and more often than not, breakfast can be the forgotten meal.
Without breakfast, our blood sugar plummets causing us to feel tired, irritable, our concentration goes out the window and we’re much more likely to reach for sugary quick fixes.
Here are 4 quick options, which will never make you want to miss breakfast again.
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Overnight Oats with Almond Butter
This is a super speedy breakfast and totally scrumptious. You can prepare the oats in the jam jar the night before, which makes them easy to transport.
Oats are a great source of slow release carbohydrates, just what you need to prevent that afternoon energy slump.
1 jam jar
250ml almond milk
2 tablespoon toasted almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds,
2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
A drizzle of coconut blossom nectar (optional)
Mix the oats, chia seeds and milk together in a jar, drizzle over toasted almond butter. Top with raspberries and seeds and leave to soak overnight. In the morning drizzle with coconut blossom nectar if needed.
Egg, Salmon and Spinach Pot
Eggs are a perfect, protein rich way to start the day. Full of healthy fats called phospholipids, they enhance brain function and concentration.
2 boiled eggs
1 slice of salmon
Handful of spinach
Boil 2 eggs the night before and peel the next morning. Add eggs to a pot with a slice of salmon and a handful of spinach.
Antioxidant Super Smoothie
The smoothie is powerhouse of fruit and veg and you can smugly make your way to work knowing you’ve had 3 of your 5 a day before 9am!
The Greek yoghurt provides good quality protein, which is essential for keeping us fuller for longer and for lasting energy.
150g of fresh blueberries
1 cup almond milk
150g Greek yoghurt
Drizzle of coconut blossom nectar (optional)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 handful of spinach or kale leaves
Simply blend and serve
Smashed Avocado on Buckwheat Toast with a Twist
Buckwheat is an amazing gluten free seed, which is ground to flour and made into a bread. The avocado provides you with healthy brain fats for tip top concentration.
1 slice of buckwheat bread
½ an avocado
Toast 1 slice of buckwheat bread. Use a fork to smash avocado onto your toast. Sprinkle with chilli flakes and season.
Thank you, Lily x
Lily Soutter BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition, Dip ION
Lily is a Nutritionist providing one-to-one nutrition consultations for health optimisation. She has obtained a Food and Human Nutrition degree from Newcastle University and a Nutritional Therapy diploma from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Lily has an extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, which enables her to regularly write for The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Mirror, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan.
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