When trying to lose weight fast, breakfast can be one of the most challenging meals of the day. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while you’ll know high sugar cereals are not a good diet option! So what to eat for your first meal of the day? Here are some ideas:
Chop up low GI fruits such as apple, pear, cherries, apricot and berries. 100g of fruit salad with 150g soya yoghurt and a tablespoon of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, linseed/flaxseed)
Scramble two free range eggs and serve with 70g smoked salmon. Serve with wilted spinach drizzled with a little olive oil.
A vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. Blend together a pinch of: cumin, dried thyme, turmeric powder and salt, add water and mix, then set aside. Break 150g firm tofu apart into pieces and cook on a medium heat for about 10 minutes with a little water, stir often. Choose from peppers, mushrooms, onion or broccoli to dice and cook along with the tofu. Once most of the water has evaporated add the spice blend. Cook for about 5 more minutes and served with cracked black pepper.
Cinnamon and blueberry porridge
Make porridge from 60g of whole rolled oats and almond milk. Add in a teaspoon of cinnamon and top with 100g blueberries and a tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
Blend 100g frozen berries with 150g soya yoghurt, some almond milk, a scoop of good quality natural vanilla protein powder and two tablespoons of oats.
Healthy cooked breakfast
Grill one quorn sausage, two large flat mushrooms and two halved plum tomatoes. Serve with one free range poached egg.
Poached egg and avocado on toast
Toast one slice of rye bread. Slice half an avocado and layer over the rye bread. Top with one poached free range egg and serve with a grilled tomato.