Saturday, 13 May 2017

3 Quick, Easy & Cheap Ways To Supercharge Your Breakfast

Great Breakfasts Help Wellbeing & Health

When we wake-up in the morning, breakfast serves to quite literally “break the overnight fast!” It refuels our body and brain, stopping us from running on empty. What’s more, as well as giving us a kick start energy boost, breakfast can also be an excellent source of essential heart-healthy nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C and cholesterol-lowering beta-glucan dietary fibre. And the final triple whammy is that a breakfast rich in protein and dietary fibre will also help keep the mid-morning munchies at bay, by helping us to feel fuller for longer.

The Hidden Enemies to a Good Breakfast

However, it’s not so easy to make healthy breakfast choices, especially when we’re short on time. The hidden enemies to a good breakfast include:

  • sugar-laden breakfast cereal served with full-fat milk
  • nutrient-poor white bread toast thickly spread with high-in-saturated-fat butter
  • cooked breakfasts of fried, salty, processed foods such as bacon and sausages

However, it really doesn’t to be this way, so here’s my top 3 ways to supercharge your breakfast:


Yep, add those leafy greens to breakfast. And the easiest way to do this is with a delicious, plant-based Green Breakfast Smoothie, combining non-dairy plant milk with a selection of nutritious fruits and leafy greens such as fibre-packed kale or spinach. They taste fantastic and are great for breakfast on the go too. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at my step-by-step Green Smoothie recipes here, including my Cinnamon Fig Green Smoothie (pictured left) or my Plum Crazy For Granola Green Smoothie (pictured top).


Oats are a fantastic breakfast food, as they are an abundant source of cholesterol-lowering beta glucan dietary fibre. Cheap, heart-healthy, naturally gluten-free and so very versatile. A steaming bowl of hot porridge is a great way to start a cold winter’s day, and overnight oats must be the definition of a convenient morning time-saver as all the prep is done the night before! My best tip for money-saving though is to make your own crunchy, taste-tastic, healthy granola, you’ll be shocked at just how easy it is to do, I’ll show you how here.


Instead of topping your toast with high saturated fat butter, why not spread on a nut-butter instead? Bursting with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which improve blood serum cholesterol levels and can lower your risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, store-bought nut-spreads can also include some less healthy ingredients such as sugar, palm oil and salt, so fire up the blender or food-processor and make your own, like my Roasted Almond & Cashew Nut Butter here.

Lots More Breakfast Recipe Inspiration

You can find many more morning recipes in my Brunch & Breakfast Cookbooks, I have one for those looking specifically for gluten-free, celiac (or coeliac) breakfast recipes and another for those looking for low fat and low cholesterol options and these are available as a paperback or Kindle book from Amazon or as an ebook from iBooks, Nook or Kobo, links are below. 

Available to buy as Paperbacks or eBooks from Amazon:

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