Breakfast is so important. I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there are many studies to back this up. One of them being that going without breakfast can lead to you overeating at lunchtime or making unhealthy choices to dull your hunger. Eating a good, healthy breakfast helps your concentration for the rest of the day. There are several studies that show those who skip breakfast tend to gain more fat than those who eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast also makes it harder to get in all the nutrients you need in a day.
On a weekend I like to make breakfast a big deal. After a nice lie in I’ll whip up some eggs and turkey bacon or protein pancakes. I’ll take longer to brew my tea, then treat myself to a mini manicure once I’ve finished my breakfast. Unfortunately, not every morning can be like the weekend, but luckily I have my favourite go-to breakfasts for when I’m rushing to the office.
1. A green smoothie
I was lucky enough to receive a Nutribullet at Christmas thanks to my boyfriend and it has been great for giving me a nutritious breakfast and out the door in minutes. I’ll pop my smoothie ingredients into the blender cup the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I’ll add the liquid and blitz it for 30 seconds, screw on the lid and off I go. Use this green smoothie recipe to get you started, then experiment with different greens and fruits.
2. Overnight Oats
Another recipe to prepare overnight. Pop 40g of porridge oats into a kilner jar or empty peanut butter jar along with 2tsp chia seeds, 1/2 greek yogurt, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 a banana and 1/4 cup blueberries. Screw on the cap and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning grab the jar and a spoon and there you have a perfect breakfast for on the go.
3. Moma! Breakfast Pots
The Moma! range has many good breakfast on-the-go options, from porridge to bircher muesli. I always keep a porridge pot in my desk at work for those mornings where I’ve crawled out of bed at the very last minute. It helps knowing I have a filling and yummy breakfast waiting for me at work.
4. Greek yogurt and fruit
It is so easy to grab a pot of greek yogurt and a packet of blueberries out of the fridge and a spoon from the drawer and there you have it, nutritious breakfast you can eat on the move and will keep you full til lunchtime.
5. Baked Oatmeal
Another oats recipe – can you tell I love oats?! This is one you can make on a Sunday and make enough for the week. Portion up your oats into individual containers which you can grab and go. This isn’t one you can eat on the move but trust me, it’s worth the wait. I even have a baked oatmeal recipe, don’t say I don’t give you anything.