Breakfast is one of my favourite parts of the day. Ok I have heaps of favourite parts and most of them involve food, but after 10ish hours give or take of no food I am always ready for breakfast! So this leads me onto my point, breakfast means just that breaking the fast. What you eat along with what you drink first thing in the morning is incredibly important. Aim to include a portion of good carbohydrate, good fats, quality protein and a serve of vegetables (or fruit) or two.
I don’t tend to crave smoothies as much in winter, so here is what I am loving now the mornings are a little cooler.
- Porridge with stewed rhubarb: 1/2 cup of wholegrain oats cooked in milk of your choice, rhubarb (bonus as this is actually a vege!), and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and almonds.
- Scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms: This is way quicker than it sounds, scrambled eggs literally take less than a minute to cook, throw in 2-3 veggies of your choice and you will have breakie in less than 5!
- Overnight oats (but HEATED – go on try it!): In a container, add 1/2 cup of wholegrain oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp pumpkin seeds, 1`tsp sunflower seeds, 1 tsp sliced almonds, a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla paste, 2 Tbsp frozen berries and cover with your choice of milk. Then in the morning, zap in the microwave or gently heat on the stove.
- Homemade Banana Bread with Almond Butter: By making a batch of my banana bread, slicing and storing in the freezer you will always have a quick breakfast on hand. There is something about hot tea and toast on a winters morning.
- Sourdough with avocado or if avocados are still $6 each and you don’t want to re-mortage your house then peanut butter, banana and cinnamon is always awesome.
If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.
Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist