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Healthy Starts- 5 Easy Weekday Breakfast IdeasWhile your mum might have reminded you that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, in reality, with our schedules becoming more and more demanding, a nutritious breakfast often isn’t very high on the agenda. Between getting the kids ready for school, the morning work commute and the other pressures of the daily routine, breakfast often becomes little more than a hastily grabbed item eaten on the way out of the door. Breakfast doesn't need to be a stressful, rushed affair though. With just a little preparation, you can create delicious, fast and most importantly nutritious breakfasts that will be the perfect way to kick start your day, letting you get on without the mid-morning hunger pangs. In honour of Breakfast Week, we've put together a week’s worth of breakfast inspiration that will be perfect for you and the family.
Overnight Granola PotsFilled with smooth and creamy yoghurt, deliciously crunchy granola and vitamin packed fruits, these layered granola pots can be made in advance and left in the fridge ready for the morning. Grab yourself some small glasses and fill around a third with natural greek yoghurt. If you’re on the go, small clip-top jars would work just as well. Add a layer of granola, then top with fruits of your choice – berries work particularly well for this. Carefully place the glasses into the fridge to chill overnight.
Tropical Breakfast SmoothieGive yourself an exotic start to the day with this quick and easy fruity smoothie. Bananas are perfect for providing your body with energy, while the vitamins in exotic fruits like mango and passion fruit are great for giving your skin a boost while also improving your mood! Take the pulp of 3 passion fruits, 1 peeled banana, 1 small peeled and chopped mango, 300ml orange juice and some ice and place them into a blender like the Tower 800ml Personal Blender. Blend until smooth for an early morning vitamin boost to kick off your day.
Peanut Butter and Banana on ToastA great one for the kids, this nutritionally balanced breakfast is a great way to give your body enough slow release energy to see you through until lunchtime. Just toast 2 slices of whole-wheat bread, spread with a tablespoon of peanut butter and top with sliced banana for a tasty, energy boosting treat.
Perfect PorridgePorridge is one of the most wholesome breakfasts you eat, packed full of slow-releasing energy to keep you raring to go well into the afternoon. Best of all, you can whip up a bowl in minutes, perfect if you’re in a rush! Mix 50g of porridge oats, 350ml of milk (you can use almond, soy or even coconut milk as an alternative) in a large microwavable bowl and place in a microwave – we recommend the Tower 800W Microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for two minutes before eating. You can get creative with toppings with fruits, golden syrup or even greek yoghurt for a unique take on this breakfast time classic.
Fruit SaladStart your morning with a vitamin boost with a healthy fruit salad. Ideal for boosting your immune system, and perfect for waking you up ready for your days activities, a fruit salad is a quick and easy way to get your 5 a day before your day has even begun. Using good quality knives like the Tower 5 Piece Knife Set with Wooden Block, slice up the fruit of your choosing. For a tropical flavour opt for pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit and melon or alternatively mix strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. This versatile breakfast can be made ahead of time and works amazingly on its own or with natural yoghurt, granola or poured over freshly made pancakes. If you've given any of these ideas a go or have any great ideas of your own, share them on Twitter and Facebook or hit us up on Instagram.