There’s something about breakfast that divides the masses. On one side of the debate, you have the brekkie-phobes who somehow manage to subsist on a cappuccino until lunchtime. “I’m just not hungry!” they insist, as you try to slide a piece of peanut butter toast their way. Then, there’s the breakfast lovers (that would be me). These people have a borderline unhealthy passion for their first meal of the day. They go to sleep thinking about what they’re going to eat the next morning and have been known to leap out of bed at the promise of pancakes. I’ve tried to switch over to the “I don’t do breakfasts” camp before and it was not pretty (think dizzy spells and major hangry vibes). So, I’ve just had to accept the fact that I will forever be a fully-fledged member of The Breakfast Club.
One thing I’ve learned as a morning eater is that all breakfasts are most definitely not created equal. We’ve all fallen prey to the temptation of grabbing takeaway toast and coffee when we’re running late to work, only to be left with a growling tummy by 11 am. That’s because unless you’re topping it with something protein-rich like eggs or nut butter, it’s usually just not substantial enough. For a breakfast that will keep you full and focused all morning, it’s wise to steer away from anything super processed (think sugary cereal.) Instead, meals that are high in fibre, fat and protein and moderate in healthy carbs help keep hunger pangs at bay. Need some inspiration for taking your brekkie to the next level? We’ve rounded up our favourite easy-to-make recipe that tick all the right boxes.