“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – it’s one of those topics that seems to be being forever debated, proven and disproven – with every man and his dog having their own opinion…
For me though? I’m definitely one of the “ breakfast believers” – I always feel much more energetic, positive and awake when I’ve had mine versus when I’ve skipped it –and maybe you’re the same? And it makes sense to me – a fire can’t burn without fuel, a car won’t run without petrol, a plant won’t grow without sun…and Lisa Little isn’t much good without breakfast in her belly!
However, I know that life these days can often feel more than a little hectic and that when it comes to the choice over 15 more blissful minutes snuggled in bed vs venturing into a cold kitchen in seek of breakfast, the temptation (especially in winter) is often to stay horizontal – but experience has taught me that that decision often comes back to bite you later in the form of headaches, nausea, fatigue and downright grumpiness – and so that’s why I wanted to let you in on a “Little” secret (OK it’s not really a secret but can you tell I’m having fun playing with my new surname?!)
Breakfast DOESN’T have to be complicated! It DOESN’T have to take an age to prepare and it certainly DOESN’T have to look Instagram perfect (unless that’s your bag) And with a little preparation the night before it can actually be good to go in less time than it takes your mascara to dry!
To help you get started, I’ve put together a few of my favorite breakfast ideas to help you get off to a good start, no matter how much time you have
5 minute friends
Greek yoghurt with nuts and fruit – a great combination of protein, fats and carbohydrate, that can be thrown together in under a minute and be eaten at home, on the train or at your desk.
Simple smoothie – In a blender combine around 250ml of your preferred milk with a handful or two of frozen berries, a small banana, a handful of oats, 2 tbsp nut butter (or a scoop of protein powder if have it) and a little cinnamon, ginger or vanilla and blitz until smooth – you can drink this as you do your hair, walk to the station / school gates or out in the garden and not only is it delicious but you’ll have 2 of your “5 a day” nailed!
Overnight Oats / Bircher Muesli – 5 minutes spent the night before preparing a batch of one of these two could mean that breakfast is a cinch for the next few days! It’s easy to make, there are endless variations and you can eat it just as easily at your desk as you might your breakfast table!
Banana and Tahini Muesli Bars / Individual Chia Seed Granola Pots – two more of my recipes where just a little time spend in advance (night before, at the weekend etc.) can result in a week of delicious breakfasts!
A Little Longer
If you’ve got a bit more time to spare and are happy to stoke up that stove then a few other ideas (which can be found on my website/in my book) include:
Eggs baked in Portobello Mushrooms
Banana & Chia Seed Pancakes
Poached Eggs with Avocado Salsa
And those are just a few ideas to get you started because, when it comes to breakfast, there really are NO rules (other than eat it!)
It can be sweet or savoury, hot or cold, big or small….But, if you’re anything like me, then it really is one of the best things you can do to get your day off to a great start!
Why not share some of your own favourite breakfast ideas with me and let’s inspire each other!!
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