Breakfast they say is the most important meal of the day.

I have to say I do agree. Why do I agree?

Nightly fast

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When we sleep at night our body is essentially fasting. Digesting all the food we have eaten in the day, and recharging our batteries ready for the next day.

Over night we have pretty much fasted for 6-10 hours, of course depending on your last meal before you went to bed the night before and how many hours sleep you have had overnight.

When you wake up in the morning your body will be ready for food, to get your metabolism fired up for the day.

Missing brekkie is a big no, no

There have been studies that show that people who miss breakfast are more inclined to be overweight that people who have a good hearty healthy breakfast. People who miss breakfast tend to get hungry around 9:30am-10:30am, they need food, substance and they need it quick!

No time to think, they just need food.

The food that they usually go for would be not the best choice, usually chocolate, cake or something calorific.

You need fuel

Can you imagine getting up in the morning, going to your car, to commute to work and you have no fuel…..first of all your going to be late, because you have no fuel to get you anywhere, and on top of that if you do try to go anywhere you going to wreck your engine and have a hefty mechanic bill.

But what is the best thing to eat in the morning, and if you are new to all this healthy eating business how do you prepare your healthy breakfast when you are so busy at the start of the day?

Top 3 best breakfasts

Here are three easy options for you…

1. Porridge

You don’t need to spend a fortune on this. You can simply buy the bog standard Scottish Porridge Oats from any supermarket.

– The best measurement is 1 cup of liquid to 1/4 cup if oats.

– You can use difference liquids to mix your porridge with – water, milk or almond milk at the best ones in my opinion.

– You can either cook it in the microwave mixing at every 30 seconds until it is cooked or you can put it on the hob and let it simmer. You will know when it is cooked because the oats will become a soft.

For sweetness: Add a little honey, or you can either add some fresh berries on top. This will keep you full for a while, stopping that snacking

healthy breakfasts for beginners_22. A delicious smoothie

This is all about experimenting. You can use anything you like at all in your smoothie.

Here is my own recipe for this:

– Ice
– Kale
– Spinach
– Mixed Berries
– Banana
– Oats
– Nuts

Put it all in a blender (my favourite is the Nutrabullet) add a little water and blitz- you can do a little dance while you are waiting for it to mix if you like!

3. Poached egg on brown toast

Now poached eggs can be a little difficult to get the hang of – but with the right timing and technique you can produce perfect eggs time and time again. Here is a link to a video where I give you the guide to the perfect poached egg. Please do have a look!

All of these breakfasts are quick and simple. Give them a go and let me know how you get on! 

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