Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Queen and Dinner like a Prince. Whilst i dont 100% agree with the latter part of the phrase as a well chosen but not over portioned evening menu, especially after training is an important part of the day. I do wholeheartedly agree with the first. Breakfast should be an enjoyable and nutritious part of your morning routine rather than a speedy light snack on the go. But, in our everyday busy lives how do we make this a reality?
Heres my top tips for Breakfasts of Champions for those who either have no time or like to hit the snooze button...
My all time absolute go to this time of year when you still need a little comfort and hug in the morning before scraping off the windscreens with a debit card.
Not only are they delicious, versatile and cheap, they also pack a punch in the nutritional department.
Oats are a slow release energy foods that will raise blood sugar slowly and sustain your energy levels throughout the morning. Teamed easily with bung it in Superfoods such as Raw Cacao Powder or Bee Pollen for an added boost.
Oats are easy to make. With a 1 to 1 ratio of your choice of Oats to Milk in a jar, give it your best Tom Cruise Cocktail impression to mix then flavour to suit. My favourites are Cacao Powder and Raspberries or Tart Green Apples and Cinnamon. These can be added and stored overnight in the fridge or done plain in a larger batch and dressed with the flavour for whatever floats your boat in the morning.
For those who have never tried Chia Porridge before ill describe it as this in a bid to be honest, but ill also say its highly addictive so don't let the honesty put you off.
Yep it does at first feel like you are slurping off a lily pad, but i can assure you done right with the right flavour and you'll be making it time and time again and kicking yourself for not discovering it sooner.
Especially when i tell you how Chia is a Protein, Omega 3 Powerhouse with more fibre than you can shake a stick at. So expect happy Tummies, Cells and moods when you invite Chia into your life full time.
Easy Peasy to make with a 4 to 1 ratio of Milk choice (i prefer unsweetened Almond) to Chia and the flavour you require. For the simplest of blends, simply add the chia into the milk and stir like your life depends on it for a good 30-60 seconds until its fully mixed and settled. For flavouring of your choice, pre blend fruit or flavour into the milk before adding the Chia. For example Spinach, Green Apple and Kiwi make a lovely sweet combination. Or strawberries and Pure Vanilla Extract.
Store the Chia Porridge in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 days (subject to to how fresh the milk and fruit was) and serve each morning topped with nuts and other nutritional powerhouses such as Bee Pollen or Cacao Nibs.
For the ultimate breakfast, you can combine Overnight Oats and Chia Porridge in layers.
YOGHURT & SEEDS
Super Speedy but scrummy! Greek Yoghurt or Dairy Free Alternative (of the full fat not low fat sugar laden variety) muddled with ground cinnamon and seeds is an almost dessert way to start the day. But dont let that make you think its in anyway bad for you. Its full of protein, fibre, dense nutrients from the seeds and cinnamon and is truly moreish. Add some berries for an extra boost or pears go wonderful with the cinnamon. Eat on the go too and a quick bung it all in for the quickest kitchen clean down ever!
Of course one of my favourites! A great way to get a whole heap of goodness in you and set you up for the day. Find your perfect taste and thickness combo and youll be able to whizz it up whilst almost still asleep. Dont forget to vary it up with different greens and different fruits and veggies and add some superfoods in for an added boost.
Heres an easy to love combo to start you off:
1 tbsp of Oats
1 tbsp of Chia Seeds
Handful of Spinach
1 tsp of Raw Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Barleygrass (optional)
250ml Coconut or Almond Milk
You can thank me later for that extra half hour in bed!
Written by Gemma Bloor
Rawr Juice & Superfood Bar