Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast can provide sustained energy or cause a sugar slump 2 hours later so it’s important to choose one which is suitable for your level of activity and goals.

HOW ACTIVE ARE YOU?

ACTIVE

30+ mins exercise a day

Physically active job

INACTIVE

<30 mins exercise a day

Office worker

Morning Metabolism Booster

Think of a fire. It uses wood for fuel. Feed the fire unsuitable wood and it will hiss, spit, smoke and die out. Feed the fire suitable wood and it will burn bright. The fire is your metabolism. The wood is your food

Food is fuel…fuel your body

Petrol is a fuel. Feed the fire petrol and it will explode in bright flames, then die out. Sugar is your petrol

Feed your body sugar in the morning and it will burst into action but slump soon after. Sugar is not a sustainable source of fuel. A properly fueled fire lasts all day, burning consistently bright.

Food is fuel…Fuel your body right!

Proteins, fats and carbs are fuel. These macro nutrients are required to fuel your body effectively and keep your metabolism burning all day. Without a balanced source of fuel your fire will die out.

Breakfast Ideas

Browse through the ‘active’ or ‘inactive’ sections below to get some great, healthy tips and ideas of what you can have for breakfast this week.

Bacon, Eggs & Avocado BreakfastBacon, Eggs & Avocado

High in protein, good fats and very tasty. This breakfast doesn’t contain too many carbs and will fill you up for hours. I like to mash up the avocado and add some lime, salt and pepper to it for extra flavour.

 

Tuna and SweetcornTuna & Sweetcorn

Nice hit of protein and good fats from the olive oil in this one. I add a small amount of sweetcorn to make it a little tastier. As an alternative you can have olives instead of sweetcorn.

 

Scrambled EggsScrambled Eggs

Keeping it simple, use 3-4 free range organic eggs to whip up some scrambled eggs in no time. Add a little salt, pepper or chili flakes to make it tastier and you’re away!

 

Carrots & Hummus

Carrots & Hummus

I use this as a snack but it’s also a good option for the morning. Quick, easy and filling. 2-3 large carrots with 1/2 tub of organic hummus.

 

Hard Boiled EggHard Boiled Egg

I always like to have 4-5 hard boiled eggs in the fridge ready to eat when I need a snack or a quick breakfast. It’s an easy and convenient way to get a nice filling snack in. Sprinkle some pepper on and you’re ready to go.

 

Sun Warrior Protein PowderProtein Shake

For when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make anything. It’ll keep you going for a couple of hours without hunger pangs. Get a high protein one without too many added nasties, like this one on Amazon from Dymatize. Tastes good and very high in protein.

 

Mixed NutsNuts

About an hour after breakfast I like to have a handful of nuts…Brazils, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts are my usual ones. Go organic if you can. Just a handful though, as buts have a lot of energy in them. Have them with a pint of water and you’ll feel full for a couple of hours.

Organic Porridge and Strawberries for BreakfastPorridge

I love porridge. I always use unsweetened almond milk because I don’t drink normal, cow milk. I make it in a saucepan because it tastes way better than in the microwave. Then I add a small amount of fruit, such as strawberries, grapes, banana or blueberries. Sometimes I add milled flaxseed, too.

Scrambled Eggs on Rye BreadScrambled Eggs on Rye Bread

A nice dose of protein and carbs to fuel your body and your activity for the day ahead. No added tomato sauce or sugary rubbish though. Use salt, pepper, olive oil and any spices you like.

 

For an active day you can also have any of the breakfasts in the ‘inactive’ category above, especially if you are trying to lose a little extra fat. The one thing to make sure you do have, though, is some good carbs post workout.

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