Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day, so why start yours with a bowl of sugar-laden cereal or a chocolate croissant when you could have healthy pancakes, sensational smoothies and supercharged toast, that will taste just as delicious, but give you a million times more energy. It’s a no brainer! I’ve put together my top five healthy, sugar-free breakfasts and how to incorporate my favourite Superfoods from Bioglan, to give you the best possible start to your day!
What’s a smoothie bowl you may ask? Only the most delicious breakfast ever! As a self-confessed smoothie addict, discovering the concept of the smoothie bowl, was a very exciting moment. Smoothie bowls are blended with little to no liquid so instead of being runny, they are thick and creamy – like a yoghurt or a mousse. This means it’s far more satisfying and simply a million times more delicious. Like a yoghurt you can add any toppings you like for a little crunch! Make your smoothie bowl extra special by adding a Bioglan superfood powder.
I love blending one frozen banana, with ½ a cup each of raspberries and blueberries, a handful of cashew nuts for a protein boost, a medjool date for a touch of sweetness, the Bioglan Acai + Berry powder and a drizzle of almond milk (just enough to blend). You can then top it with a handful of sugar-free granola, or a sprinkle of chia seeds, goji berries or cacao nibs.
PIMP YOUR PORRIDGE
Porridge is one of those classic ‘healthy’ breakfasts, but if you make it wrong it can be pretty tasteless! However, when you cook it in lots of natural sweet flavours you have yourself an incredibly delicious, nutritious breakfast. There are so many delicious flavours you can experiment with.
For me, my go-to porridge is a simple almond milk and banana combo with chopped medjool dates and a spoonful of almond butter. I also love mashing a banana into my porridge with Bioglan raw cacao powder and brown rice milk for a guiltless ‘chocolate’ porridge. The combinations are endless!
Supercharged toast is one of my favourite breakfasts. The trick is to find a delicious yet healthy piece of toast. I love gluten-free rice and seed bread from Biona, however I often just make my own Gluten Free Quinoa & Chia seed bread from my blog. If you’re not intolerant to gluten, then I suggest trying Spelt Bread, Rye Bread or Pumpernickel Bread. Now for the fun part – the superfood toppings! It’s important to get a combination of plant protein (we’re talking creamy nut-butters) and fresh or dried fruit for an antioxidant and fibre boost.
My favourite combinations include almond butter topped with crushed raspberries of banana slices, and cashew butter with chopped strawberries, a sprinkle of bioglan chia and sliced medjool dates. For a savoury take on it, you can also try mashing half an avocado, with the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt. I also love adding a drizzle of tahini to this, and a drop of wheat-free tamari.
Overnight oats are my saviour when it comes to keeping healthy during a busy morning. Often the excuse for eating an underwhelming breakfast is that you don’t have the time – overnight oats come to the rescue, and leave no room for excuses! You simply have to take three minutes out of your day the night before, combine a few ingredients and leave in the fridge overnight. So in the morning you have a delicious breakfast awaiting you!
Start simply by combining ½ cup of oats, 1½ cups milk (use almond, brown rice or oat milk), ½ mashed banana, a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds and any fruit/nuts/seeds that you like!
HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE PANCAKES
Need I say more? My gluten free pancakes on my blog are my all-time favourite breakfast. While they look, sound and taste too indulgent to be healthy, they are actually incredibly nutritious. The best part is you can add all manner of superfoods to the mixture. Raw cacao powder, Chia seeds, flaxseeds, baobab powder – get experimenting!
This post was in collaboration with Bioglan Superfoods as part of their #SuperpoweredYou campaign to superpower the lives of those who are of Healthy Body and Healthy Mind! For more recipes and tips on superfoods check out the superfoods hub, Instagram or Twitter.