Healthy breakfasts

Feature Mar 5, 2015

Boost your mornings with these healthy brekkies

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It should be packed with protein - so it keeps your hunger at bay until lunch, full of goodness - so you stay sharp and alert all morning and delicious - well, just because! So step away from the sugar-laden cereals and greasy spoon fry-ups and start your days with tasty, filling and energy-boosting breakfasts.

Chia seed porridge

Oats are great, but why not jazz up your porridge by trying it with chia seed, instead? It does require a little prep the night before, but it's super simple and the pay-off is huge. Simply soak 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds in milk or water overnight (making sure there is plenty of liquid to cover the seeds, and then some). Give it a little stir. The next morning you'll have a thick and creamy porridge. Why not add some cinnamon, cocoa powder or berries into the mix, too?

Mushrooms and spinach breakfast pizza

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, slice a few mushrooms into the mix and pour it into a small frying pan with coconut oil. Flip it so it cooks on both sides then chuck a big handful of spinach on top. Place a lid over the pan to steam the spinach until wilted, then serve with a few slices of avocado.

Grain-free granola

This is a great option for those who love a crunchy granola in the mornings but don't want the sugary grains that come with the store-bought versions. Make a big batch at once to save time later in the week. Mix up a big bowl of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped mixed nuts, dessicated coconut and dried berries. Stir in some room temperature coconut oil so that all the ingredients are evenly covered, then sprinkle cinnamon.

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