Who really has time in the morning to get up and prepare a big, healthy breakfast? As soon as the alarm goes off, the first thing anyone wants to do is hit snooze and get back under the covers.
If you’re prone to sacrificing your morning meal for a few more seconds of shut-eye, we really can’t blame you (especially if you own a Bruno – so comfy it’s impossible to get out of bed…) but we’ve got to shake you awake…
Evidence shows that starting your day with a nutritious breakfast has a whole stack of benefits, such as boosting your mood, improving your concentration and setting you up to make healthy food choices throughout the day.
What’s more, eating a healthy breakfast doesn’t need to mean waking up a the crack of dawn. Simply throw a few of these nutrient-dense foods on to your breakfast menu, and enjoy an instant health kick that will leave you with all-day energy.
Whether you like them scrambled, fried or poached to perfection, eggs are a brilliant choice for a healthy breakfast.
Why? Apart from their culinary versatility, eggs are a great source of protein and promote a feeling of fullness. This means you’ll be less likely to reach for the biscuit tin mid-morning if you’ve tucked into a scrumptious omelette for breakkie!
2. Peanut Butter
As well as healthy fats and protein, peanuts contain potassium, which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
For the perfect combination of healthy + delicious, top your breakfast toast with peanut butter and slices of banana.
3. Chia Seeds
They may be small, but don’t underestimate these mighty seeds! Chia seeds are high in fibre and protein to keep you feeling full and energised after your meal. They are also packed with antioxidants, which work to reduce inflammation and decrease disease risk.
For a breakfast which really packs a nutritional punch, we suggest giving some of these delicious chia pudding recipes a try.
Do you struggle to start the day before your morning espresso?
Turns out that the caffeine in your cup of coffee does more than just wake you up. It also improves your mood, heightens your concentration and kick starts your metabolism. Just make sure you limit your caffeine intake in the afternoon, or you may find it difficult to fall asleep at night!
5. Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt is a great source of calcium and protein. Some types also include probiotics, which help your gut to stay healthy.
A bowl of greek yoghurt with muesli and fresh seasonal fruit makes for a super simple breakfast option loaded with nutritional value.
Berries are delicious and packed with antioxidants and fibre.
Add a generous handful of mixed fresh berries to your morning smoothie, your bowl of cereal, or scattered over pancakes for a special healthy breakfast treat!
This classic breakfast option is easy to prepare and the best choice for cereal lovers. Oats are rich in dietary fibre which keeps you feeling full and helps to lower cholesterol.
For added health benefits (and Instagram-worthy presentation), top your bowl of oats with fruit, nuts, seeds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Looking for more ways to wake up healthy? Check out these top tips from T Plus Drinks!
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