Our guest fitness & food writer, Lauren Baker, is back with some top Breakfast tips for you Unruly households out there. And there’s no surprise to hear that a sprinkle of Trail Mix can help add flavour and function to these different options. Enjoy!
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How to have a better breakfast
Find yourself eating the same thing every morning? It’s easy to get into a routine with food, but having a varied diet is important. It allows you to get all the nutrients your body needs to function, along with supporting your mental health, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Plus, if all you eat is toast – it gets pretty boring!
We’ve put together a few suggestions on how pack your breakfast full of goodness to fuel the day ahead. Whether you’re home-schooling the kids, looking after patients in hospital or working from home – buckets of energy and concentration is needed!
If you’re looking for a way to get in lots of fruit and vegetables in one go, a smoothie bowl should be your go-to breakfast. Simply blend together with some milk, water or protein powder for a great start to the day. We love topping them with our trail mixes for added crunch and a protein boost – delicious!
Take a look at this berry bowl below with our Go Go Goji Berry mix and a handful of granola.
And if you reach for a warming bowl of porridge in the morning, amazing news! Oats are a nutritional powerhouse, crammed with beta-glucans, a type of soluble fibre that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates. This prevents spikes in blood sugar. But, not everyone wants to eat a plain bowl of porridge.
For a balanced breakfast, try topping a tasty bowl of oats with our Espress So&So mix and a sliced banana. It might even stop your morning coffee cravings…
If you don’t have time in the morning, they can also be prepared the night before. Simply put 100ml of water or milk into a container with 50g of oats in the fridge overnight and add your toppings the next day. No need to heat them up before eating!
Cereal is another food we find ourselves reaching for out of ease, but these can be packed with added sugar. Take a look at the box next time your shopping and try to choose a low-sugar option. This gives you the freedom to top with whatever you fancy at home – like our Mint Choc Chipper mix! Much tastier than Coco Pops (and better for you).
Whatever you choose, try to change it up and not always eat the same thing. Oats and cereals are a great base for breakfast, but it’s the toppings that count. Fresh and dried fruit, seeds and nuts are a great way to add variety – ours come in handy packets, perfect for on the go or a morning rush.