None of us like getting up in the morning, but breakfast doesn’t have to be a drag. Here’s how you can amend three normal aspects of your breakfast – toast, cereal and juice – to make your morning the best it can possibly be.
One of the most common breakfast meals, most of us tend to scrape a bit of peanut butter or jelly over our toast as we eat it over the sink so we don’t dirty any plates or get crumbs on the worktop. But if you take an extra ten minutes, you can make your morning toast one of the most delicious things that you eat all day. That peanut butter can be brightened up with an addition of some fruit slices. Adding banana slices will add some extra potassium and give you plenty of energy to start your day off right, while apple slices will add more brightness to the taste of your peanut butter along with plenty of anti-oxidants. If you want to live the hipster life, why not try out smashed avocado? It’s a lot quicker and easier to make than you might think. All you have to do is mash up avocado in a bowl, add a little citrus juice, salt and pepper, and maybe a small sprinkling of chili – and you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
It’s easy to shake out some cornflakes into a bowl in the mornings simply as a way to fill your stomach so that there’s something stopping you from eating your lunch halfway through the morning at work. But there are ways to make your morning cereal more delicious and more nutritious. One of the top ways to do that is to make porridge or oatmeal instead of regular cereal – this is particularly delicious in the winter if you want something filling and warming to set you up for the rest of the day. Whether you want to add a little maple syrup and banana slices or a handful of summer berries like strawberries and blueberries, oatmeal will provide you with plenty of fiber at the start of the day. If you’re not an oatmeal person, try cereals that are wholewheat or wholegrain, and go for milk without too much fat in it.
If you’re the sort of person who chokes down a glass of orange juice first thing in the morning to give yourself some vitamin C to start the day off right, you’re adding more sugar to your everyday diet than you really need to. If you like something sweet and delicious first thing, why not add more fruits to your morning juice so that you get more nutrients into it? Invest in a blender and add a base of coconut water, fruit juice or milk, along with your favorite combination of fruits. Strawberry and banana is a classic that everyone enjoys, but if you’re feeling a little more experimental and healthy, then why not create a green juice with kale, green apple and broccoli? If you aren’t a breakfast person, a smoothie is the perfect thing to take to work to sip through the morning so you aren’t tempted by that office vending machine and junk food.
Finally, just remember that even if you aren’t a breakfast pro, don’t worry – all that really matters is that you eat something to make sure that your metabolism’s running well for the rest of the day.