Breakfast can really make or break your day.
So that’s why “What’s the best breakfast to have in the morning?” is such an important question to answer for you.
If you have a nutritious and delicious meal to start your day, you’ll enjoy steady energy throughout the day.
But if you get something a little cheeky on the way to work or just have a coffee, you’re setting yourself up for exhaustion at some point throughout the day and also more importantly, run the risk of picking up the nickname Cranky Franky at work.
So let’s have a look at some of the the key ingredients I look for in every healthy breakfast out there.
A healthy breakfast has a good serve of protein
You might not think of breakfast as a protein-rich meal, but it’s one of the most important nutrients in the morning.
So how can you get some protein in?
Your wholefood options can include eggs, fish, legumes, nuts and also seeds.
But if you’re struggling to hit the 30g serve with some of the above, you should also look at adding a serve of protein powder into your breakfast.
Your best bet is looking for one that has minimal ingredients and additives in it.
A healthy breakfast includes healthy fats
Fat isn’t our enemy.
In fact, your body needs fat for a variety of vital processes, from producing hormones to maintaining the membranes of our cells.
So to create a balanced breakfast for yourself, you want to make sure you have a healthy source of fat with it.
You can add fats through cooking the foods – for example, you might add olive oil to the pan to cook your eggs.
Or you can add them through wholefoods like avocado, nuts and seeds.
A healthy breakfast contains fruit and/or vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
They’re packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and more.
But many of us don’t get the volume of fruit and vegetables we need on a daily basis.
I think this is because many of us forget that breakfast is just as good a meal as any to add them to!
Fruit and vegetables are super simple to add to your breakfast, you just need to be a little creative.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Add some berries to your bowl of yoghurt, cereal or muesli
- Smear some avocado on your toast instead of butter
- Sauté some mushrooms with your eggs
- Order a side of your favourite vegetable when you’re having brekkie at your local café (brussel sprouts maybe a little hard to come by though)
- Add them all in via a smoothie!
You can pack 2-3 serves of veg and 1-2 serves of fruit into a smoothie, no troubles.
My favourite veggies to add in my Super Cubes recipes are baby spinach, avocado and zucchini!
A healthy breakfast goes for low GI carbohydrates
If you love your morning carbs, then you need to be smart about it or you might end up in trouble with the Portion Control Police.
Going for refined carbs sets you up for a rollercoaster of blood sugars, hunger pangs and energy fluctuations throughout the day.
Fruit and vegetables are always my number one carbohydrate choice for breakfast.
But you can also include other good carb sources such as oats, quinoa and legumes.
If you simply can’t live without your morning toast?
Just make sure it’s a wholegrain option bread with plenty of fibre throughout.
Looking for something easy and quick for breakfast?
Want a healthy nutritious breakfast solution that’s easy to put together and also has the potential to be the best breakfast ever?
Well funnily enough, a serve of Super Cubes mixed with some of your favourite fruit and vegetables or any of the above ingredients for breakfast can help set you up for an energy-packed day!
You just have to look through the Super Cubes ingredients (or smoothie recipes) to see what you’re getting and make sure you like the look of them, then just get them delivered to your door.
After that, the process is just blending the cubes and your extra ingredients together and drink!
Simple, easy and delicious!
If you can’t decide what flavour to try first in your cubes, get your hands on the combo cube.
It’s a frozen smoothie pack that has a selection of all of the different frozen smoothie cubes for you to try, then you can decide your favourite.
Finally, no matter what you choose to have for breakfast, it may be the best breakfast on earth, it may be the worst breakfast in Australia (brussel sprouts and onions on toast), the point I’m making is that you should have breakfast.
Actually eating breakfast, is the breakfast of champions.