Breakfast, is that time of the day really that necessary?
The answer is yes!
I can not stress enough how important having a breakfast is for all ages. Breakfast is the main key to an energised and healthy start to the new day. It definitely improves your much needed concentration and performance for school or work.
Just like how we take care of our cars and fill them with petrol to maintain their performance and running time, we need to fill ourselves with “petrol”, and have a healthy breakfast to refuel ourselves too!
I used to skip eating every morning and my first meal would end up being during my lunch time, which is pretty unhealthy right? My excuse was always, “I have no time” and I am absolutely sure that is also your excuse too.
Now that I think about it, I just did not manage my time efficiently enough every morning to squeeze at least 5-10 minutes in for breakfast. If I can shuffle around my morning routine to fit a morning energiser in, you can definitely do it too. Even if it requires you to wake up an extra 5 minutes, do it! Your body will feel a difference.
Breakfast really does not need to be something so big and filling, here are a few examples for some quick breakfast ideas which I mostly gravitate around:
❤ Yogurt with fruit – quick, easy and full of antioxidants and vitamins. My favourite being strawberry yogurt with fresh strawberries, mangoes, watermelons, blueberries or bananas!
❤ Toast with eggs – whether it be sunny side up, boiled, scrambled or poached, eggs are not only a great source of protein for you but also consists of a range of vitamins for your body. Eggs are basically the whole package! I usually would season mine with a bit of salt, pepper and some oregano.
Optionally, you can also add in other ingredients and toppings suited to your needs and taste buds such as bacon, smoked salmon, ham, tomato, avocado, cheese etc.
❤ Oatmeal with honey or fruit – I rarely eat oats but I have heard that there is a range of benefits for eating these nutritious whole grains. Similar to eggs, oats have an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Also, if you happen to suffer from constipation – oats are known to have a lot of fibre which helps relieve this (my brother eats oats every morning and he has told me it works wonders for it haha).
❤ Fruit/Vegetable smoothies or pressed juices – say you do not have the time to sit down and eat but want something fulfilling and refreshing? I freaking love how you can be your own crazy inventor and have full control on what goes in these magical concoctions.
I highly suggest everyone to buy something like a food processor or juicer to have in your kitchen (there are a range of high end and low end ones and they all work effectively so buy whatever suits you). There is also those ‘mix & go’ blenders which saves you heaps of time as once you are done blending, whack on the lid and you are all set to go!
❤ Fruit – feeling even more lazy and you really can not be bothered with preparing anything at all? Simply just grab a fruit and go! On days like this, I tend to lean towards the classics, bananas and apples.
❤ Leftovers – when all fails and you do not have any fruit lying around and also want to clear your fridge (to store some more yummy food!), reheat some of your last night’s leftovers! I am sure 95% of us do this anyway and it is definitely better than letting it go off and then throwing it away. I think we are very lucky to have so much access to all kinds of foods while there are some people out there who are slaving away for a crumb.
In saying all of this, I have undoubtedly converted into a breakfast person. I now enjoy spending time in little cafes with my friends or boyfriend, just chilling and enjoying my little talks over some much needed morning energiser foods.
Feature image for this post was taken @ Buttermelt Cafe in Strathfield (Shop 1, 7-9 Churchill Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135) – my first time here and definitely recommend it for their delicious breakfast foods and cozy/relaxed ambience.
So what did you have for breakfast this morning?