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5 healthy breakfast choices to kick-start the day

Essential fuel for maximum energy
February 5, 2014
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Every car needs fuel. The more fuel in the tank, the further the car will go. The better quality the fuel, the better the car will drive. Your body works in exactly the same way. Whatever your activity, fill your tank with a nutrient-rich breakfast and you’ll keep going for longer.

Fill your tank with a nutrient-rich breakfast and you’ll be able to keep going for longer

Loaded with wholesome nutrients and a great combo of slow-burning carbohydrates and protein, these top 5 healthy breakfast choices will maintain muscle health whilst gradually releasing sugars into your bloodstream to sustain energy levels. They’ll boost your mood too!

1. OATMEAL WITH BLUEBERRIES & TOASTED WALNUTS

Oatmeal with blueberries and toasted walnuts
Filling, satisfying, nourishing, sustaining. A fail-safe healthy breakfast choice using oats which gradually release their energy to keep your blood sugar levels nice and steady. What’s more, studies show that oats can lower cholesterol and promote good digestion. View the recipe.

2. Breakfast rock cookies

Breakfast rock buns recipe
This adaptation of a traditional British tea-time favorite is loaded with slow-release, sustaining carbohydrate and immune-boosting omega-3 fats and antioxidants, making an ideal pre-workout breakfast snack. Delicious with your morning cup of coffee! Prepare the night before if you’re going to be pushed for time and take a few to keep you going during longer sessions. View the recipe.

3. HOT BANANA AND APPLE OATCAKES WITH AGAVE NECTAR

Banana and Apple Oatcakes with Agave Nectar
Incredibly light and fluffy and so very tasty, these oatcakes will put a spring in your step! Packed with slow release, sustaining, low fat carbohydrate, good quality protein and heart-friendly omega 3 fats to boost both mood and immune system, as well as vitamins C and E and plenty of minerals, this is a healthy breakfast choice that won't weigh you down. View the recipe.

4. RECOVERY BUCKWHEAT CREPES WITH HAM & CHEESE

RECOVERY BUCKWHEAT CREPES WITH HAM & CHEESE
Can’t stomach breakfast before your workout? Training your body to run on fat? Then treat yourself to these recovery crepes on your return. Deliciously sweet, nutty, packed with superfood flavonoids, good-quality protein, manganese, magnesium and dietary fiber, these crepes will replenish energy stores and replace salts lost through sweat, as well as help maintain steady blood sugar levels. View the recipe.

5. BIRCHER MUESLI

Bircher Müesli recipe
If you want to eat for endurance, then you’ve come to the right place! Created by Dr Bircher-Benner in the 1890’s as a healthy breakfast choice for his patients in his Zurich hospital, this muesli provides an excellent balance of heart-healthy, sustaining nutrients, including good quality protein, slow-release carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-reducing fiber. Prepared the night before, it’s an ideal quick-fix breakfast, even quicker than pouring a bowl of cereal! View the recipe.


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Kate Percy

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