Breakfast – it’s eggsellent.

Breakfast is so important to fuel you for the day ahead. Whether you have it before or after exercise, you must have it AND it must be high in protein.

Despite what many cereal companies have encouraged us to believe, sugar is not what we need first-thing, it’s protein. This makes us feel fuller for longer, but also maintains steady energy levels so that we don’t slump mid-morning.

“But what can I make for breakfast that isn’t cereal?”, I hear you ask. Take a look at some of the suggestions below:

  • Eggs & Avocado: the staple London brunch choice.
  • Eggs, Asparagus & Parmesan
  • Eggs & Smoked Salmon on Toast
  • Greek Yoghurt, Fruit & Seeds: flaxseed is a great way to add fibre to your diet.
  • Cottage Cheese, Fruit & seeds: blueberries are a great addition.
  • Skewers: any mix of meat + fruit/veg will do. Shrimp & Pineapple is a particular favourite and easy to prepare the night before.
  • Frittata/Shakshuka: variations include Ricotta & Mixed Greens, Braised Kale & Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Goat’s Cheese).
  • Omelette: eggs, cheese, mushrooms, herbs, what’s not to like?
  • Stuffed Mushrooms: fill with cheese, spinach and herbs for a great start to the day!
  • Bruschettas: spread + vegetables; quick, easy, delicious.
  • Healthy Full English: sirloin steak, spinach, eggs, tomatoes, bacon, mushrooms.
  • Plantain Hash: beans, peppers, plantain, tomatoes, spices all topped with eggs.
  • Pancakes: make these with porridge oats and for a protein boost add some a protein powder to the mix – our favourite is made by Nutristrength. These always go well with greek yoghurt or peanut butter.
  • Porridge oats: if you still can’t do without a bowl of grains, porridge oats are the best way to go. Buy rolled oats and cook them in less than 5 minutes on the hob with some milk. Add fruit, seeds and some honey for a great taste!

For recipes, links to useful websites are below:

  1. BBC Good Food
  2. Peanut Butter and Fitness
  3. Health Magazine
  4. Closet Cooking
  5. African Bites