GET OUT of bed on the right side every day with these five simple tips, guaranteed to make your morning meal an energy-revving powerhouse.
Supercharge your oats
Forget brown sugar. Instead, top your oats with nuts, seeds and fruit (walnuts, chia and berries is a great place to start). Sneak in grated carrot for a vegetable hit, or make porridge from quinoa for extra protein.
The easy guilt-free fry up
Despite bacon being the plate staple of a great fry up, there are better options. Try a tofu scramble with chilli and cumin, plus roast tomato and beans. Or give one of the faux bacons on the market a go, search hard enough and you can even find coconut bacon these days!
Makeover your smoothie
Use it to get more veggies—kale, spinach and beetroot all work well—plus a serve of healthy fats, like natural peanut butter. Keen to mix it up? Alternate milk with juice, such as fresh orange juice.
Ditch the white flour and added sugar and sub in wholemeal or oat flour instead. Stir in blueberries for a pop of sweetness, or serve with a side of fruit. Love to stack? Reduce the size of your pancakes, top with Greek yoghurt, or use protein powder in the batter.
Get creative in advance
Preparation prevents poor performance and all it takes is 10 minutes or so the night before. Make sure your oats are ready when you are by mixing the ingredients in a glass mason jar and popping it in the fridge. When the alarm goes, you’ll know breakfast is sorted.