A great breakfast

We all know by now the importance of starting the day with a nutritious, satisfying breakfast. Everyone should eat breakfast to ensure they get the most out of their day. In fact, it’s often referred to as the most important meal of them all.

But what does a healthy breakfast look like?

Here are some of the things I’ve learnt about having a healthy breakfast. Do you have anything to share on this topic? Let me know in the comments below.

– Drink some water before you eat breakfast. When you wake up, have a glass of fresh water, some herbal tea, or my personal favourite- warm water with lemon juice. It helps to gently wake up and cleanse the body after your sleep and gets your digestive system prepared for food. Now I’ve started doing this, I couldn’t imagine eating straight away. If you have any specific digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome you may be surprised at how much better you feel by doing this simple thing.

– Don’t get stuck on thinking a healthy breakfast has to be fruit, milk and cereal. Dairy products and wheat are two of the most commonly troublesome foods, and it might be worth experimenting to see if you feel better cutting down on them. Also, eating a lot of fruit in one go can make you feel sick and cause havoc with your blood sugar levels. So why not…

– …Broaden your mind. Why not try having a meal you’d normally eat at lunch for breakfast? It will expand the range of possibilities and there’s no reason why you can’t eat some salad at breakfast. Make it colourful and put a smile on your face and some energy in your body as you start the day.

Some of my favourite breakfast combinations:

– Poached egg, button mushrooms (cooked in coconut oil) and salad (especially raw baby spinach leaves)

– Wholegrain rice cereal with flaxseed and raw honey (tastes a bit like Sugar Puffs!)

– Scrambled egg with beetroot/spinach/cheese/sweetcorn/anything, with wholegrain corn crackers

All complemented with a herbal tea and a piece of fruit. So refreshing and energising!

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