It’s great to have options especially healthy options, something quick and easy! It’s ideal to refuel the body after a nights sleep, we get dehydrated and well, quite simply, the body needs something to set itself up for the busy day you have ahead. Give your body the nutrients to help you feel the best! I’ve asked a few of my girlfriends, with various lifestyles of what they like to have in the morning during their busy week. Something that they find easy to prepare, or grab on-the-go.
Tess Graham, Mother of two – Tess prepares her Organic Oats in coconut water with coconut flakes, soaked overnight. Then the next day she simply adds cocao nibs, berries of choice, LSA and plain Greek yoghurt. She finds this quick and easy, especially when she is simultaneously getting her son Archie aged 4 and daughter Adah aged 2 ready for the day. Oats are so great to include in your diet, giving you a great source of fiber, blood sugar regulating and antioxidant. Adding berries, LSA (Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds, and Almonds, blended) and natural yoghurt adds a good source of calcium, essential fatty acids from the nuts and minerals and vitamins from the berries. Super-food breakfast if I ever did hear one!
Renee Bargh, TV host at Extra TV – Now here’s a girl that is on-the-go, early morning starts, late nights, flying to different cities and having to stay on her game every day! Renee likes to whip up a quick and easy smoothie to take with her on the road to work. She simply blends up almond milk, kale, flax seeds, banana, ice, dates and blueberries and sometimes adds some shredded coconut for texture. Full of enzymes, oxygen, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are easily absorbed to fuel your body, having something so easily digestible won’t slow you down, digestion takes energy and when you have little rest and a busy schedule a smoothie in the morning is the perfect choice to ensure you’re getting nutrients your body needs without taking away precious energy.
Cheyenne Stratton, Mother & Owner/Director of Dux Nutts – Cheyenne together with her fiancé Tom (creative chef), have started a truly beautiful company producing organic, gluten free muesli’s and granola’s. Cheyenne is a mother to a very cute baby girl named Winter and finds it easy to pour herself a bowl of the DuxNutts lightly roasted cacao buckwheat crumble with nuts & seeds when she is on-the-go running her family business and looking after their baby girl! This product is full of fiber, high-quality proteins from the gluten-free grains that are easily digestible and full of essential fatty acids from the seeds. Follow them on instagram @dux_nutts or facebook page for inspiration & muesli/granola updates!
Georgia Sinclair, DJ/Model – Georgia likes to prepare soft scrambled eggs, there is nothing she hates more than over cooked eggs, so she will take them off the stove while still a tad runny. Yes, i love this too girl. She will have them served on gluten free toast with crumbled feta or some goat’s cheese and if she’s feeling naughty some chili jam. Eggs contain a number of important nutrients, including high-quality protein, choline which helps in the regulation of fats and cholesterol, and aids liver function, Lutein which is a dietary carotenoid that accumulates in the macular region of the retina, where they exert a protective effect for our eyes. Eggs should be cooked in a way to minimize the formation of angiotoxic (meaning toxic effects on the blood vessels) cholesterol oxides, the formation of these compounds is presumably accelerated when the egg yolk (which contains the cholesterol) is broken during cooking and is exposed to high temperatures and oxygen. Thus, soft boiled, poached and softly scrambled is preferable to hard boiled, over scrambled and leaving fried eggs somewhere in between! A runny yolk is best!