I'm a massive hypocrite when I say that we should always eat breakfast as it's the most important meal of the day; you can usually find me getting up around 8am, realising I have around twenty minutes to get ready (bearing in mind I wear winged eyeliner), running through the shower and leaving the house with a piece of fruit and a pastry chucked into my bag to eat at my desk.
This isn't ideal, as this kind of high sugar breakfast will probably keep me going until around 10am, at which time I'll tip an extra strong cuppa down my neck to stop me from nodding off. For this reason, I'm going to make 2016 the year of the breakfast, starting with 7 nutritious breakfasts ideal for those in a rush. I hope you can try a few of these out and, if you do, please send me a link!
1. Greek Yoghurt, Muesli, Honey & Berry Parfait (4 minutes)
Grab a Kilner jar, spoon in a layer of yoghurt, then muesli, honey and berries - and keep layering into you fill the jar! Eat now or screw on the lid to enjoy on the go.
2. Wholemeal Breakfast Burrito (10 minutes)
Place a wholemeal tortilla in the microwave for 30 seconds, scramble some egg in a pan, chop up a tomato, grab a handful of spinach and place everything in the centre of the tortilla. Fold and enjoy.
3. Almond Butter & Apple Porridge (5 minutes)
Pour some porridge and skimmed milk or water in a bowl, heat in the microwave for 1 minute (stirring halfway through), stir in a dessert spoon of almond butter, slice an apple into eighths and place on top.
4. Frozen Banana with Almond Butter, Granola, Cinnamon & Blueberries (3 minutes)
With this, you'll need to freeze your banana the night before.
Cut a frozen banana in half (lengthways) and place it in an elongated bowl, pour over a dessert spoon of almond butter, sprinkle on some cinnamon and granola, chuck a handful of blueberries on top.
5. Fruit Kebab (6 minutes)
Chop up a banana, cube some pineapple, quarter an apple, gather a handful of strawberries and stick everything on a skewer. Lay the kebab on a plate and drizzle some honey on top (or if you're feeling naughty, some melted dark chocolate).
6. Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (6 minutes)
Combine 1 egg, 1 tbsp almond flour, 1tbsp coconut flour, 1.5tbsp dark chocolate chips, 1 tbsp honey and 2tsp vanilla essence in a mug. Stick in the microwave and blast for 90 seconds.
7. Breakfast Pizza (2 minutes)
Slice some wholegrain bread, spread on some low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese, add on your favourite toppings like sliced ham and pineapple, or tomato and fresh herbs.