5 Healthy Ideas for Breakfast

 

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I’d like to share my most favourite recipes for breakfast – quick, easy and delicious. Mummies also deserve it, right? Being too preoccupied with my son’s breakfast, I often forget to eat in the morning. Luckily, I can always grab and mix a few things and have a healthy start of the day, and it only takes a couple of minutes. They are not exactly recipes as they could be changed accordingly, but I’ll give you the general idea. I sometimes change the ingredients and add different fruits; there’s much room for improvisations.

  1. Yoghurt and pineapple
  • 150 g low-fat yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp. linseed
  • 1 tbsp. ground avocado seed
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 50 g pineapple chunks
  • A pinch or two of unsweetened desiccated coconut

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265 calories per serving (calories in avocado seed not included)

  1. Peanut butter sandwiches – a classic. 🙂
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  • 20 g peanut butter (I prefer smooth style).
  • ½ sliced banana

270 calories per serving

  1. Fruit and oat yoghurt
  • 150 g low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. oats
  • 1 tbsp. linseed
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 50 g cranberries (or other berries of your choice)

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250 calories per serving

  1. Almond milk smoothie
  • 150 ml almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp. low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp. ground linseed
  • 2-3 chopped natural dates
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Throw them all into a blender and enjoy your drinkable breakfast.

200 calories per serving

  1. Jamie Oliver’s Granola Dust (you can find the recipe in his book, Everyday Super Food, or watch it here).
  • 3-4 tbsp. Granola dust
  • 150-200 ml milk, skimmed
  • 1 tsp raw honey

230 calories per serving

I’ve tried to be as accurate in counting calories as possible, but please have in mind the amounts are rather approximate.

Perhaps, you have noticed that linseed is almost everywhere. I love adding it in yoghurt, it’s tasty and packed with nutrients. It’s rich in Omega-3, dietary fibres, protein and antioxidants. Linseed supports weight loss and helps digestion (the main reasons I use it that often); it also reduces cholesterol levels and is gluten-free. As for the avocado seed, it’s a bit controversial – some claim it’s extremely beneficial, others insist it’s toxic for humans. Well, it’s the same with so many other foods, so this time, I choose to believe it’s healthy. 🙂 And don’t forget about cinnamon, I try to include it in my diet every day. This aromatic spice protects your heart and normalises blood sugar levels. It is considered to fight inflammations, different infections and even cancer. Another spice I highly appreciate is turmeric, a natural medicine and excellent for savouring a great number of meals (not these recipes, I’m afraid, but you could put some in a carrot-apple smoothie).

Overall, I am ready to eat anything that “researches say” to be healthy, as long as it tastes good. Still, I have in mind a newer research might turn up and contradict the previous ones. I’m just kidding, being too obsessed with scientific matters about “healthy-unhealthy” is not a good idea. In fact, I listen to my own body and try to eat things it likes. And it definitely likes the five breakfast recipes from above. I hope you will enjoy them, too. 🙂

Marina xxx

 

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