THE POWER OF BREAKFAST

We have heard it so many times. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

What makes breakfast so powerful may have more to do with how you start your day than with what you eat.

A time to connect with the family

Make an effort to keep time for breakfast, or a cup of tea or coffee, with the family each day. As the day goes on other things come up and we get caught up in our busyness. Just 10 minutes connecting with the ones you love can make your day that much better and actually add to a positive outlook to the day. It is also a great time organize your calendars or tasks for the day so nothing goes forgotten. Need more milk? Now is the time to mention it.

Make breakfast part of your family’s daily ritual. Give everyone their own mug or breakfast bowl. Try giving everyone a turn to enjoy their favourite breakfast once a week. One week it may be pancakes, the next it could be a classic 3 egg omelet.

And with yourself

Sometimes all you need in the morning are a few quiet moments to gather your thoughts, and strength, for the day. A good cup of fresh coffee done just the way you like it is perfect for these days.

Comfort foods like good old toast and peanut butter (or any favourite nut butter or spread) go a long way to making the day ahead feel so much more manageable.

Get a head start on your health goals

If you want to stick to your healthy eating plan you need to start the way you mean to go on. Getting in a good, fresh and healthy breakfast will make you feel inspired to keep at it through the day.

Healthy can be many things. Fresh fruit made in a smoothie or raw juice, or eaten whole with yoghurt and other delicious things like nuts, seeds and a drizzle of raw honey.

If it has to be on the go, make it good

One of the best ways to ensure you get a vitamin packed breakfast even if it is on the go is to pre prepare some fruit and veg and freeze them in storage bags for each day. That way you can have a different smoothie for everyday and all you need to do in the morning is pop your mix in the blender or Nutribullet, blitz, pour and go. Stasher bags are a great healthy alternative for storing fresh food in the freezer.

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