A quick and easy breakfast idea
July 12, 2011
The biggest headache most people have when trying to make wholesale changes to their nutrition is what to do for breakfast. Despite knowing what to eat, it’s not always easy to find the time (or for some, the stomach) to actually prepare and eat breakfast. So what are the options?
For me, breakfast is as lunch would be and I eat according to how I feel that morning. And to some extent, I also have to go with what is practical given my morning schedule. My favourite breakfast is Laverstoke Park wild boar and bacon burgers, a handful of raw nuts, and an apple. (If you haven’t tried the Laverstoke Farm products, I strongly urge you to do so).
But the reality of 7am gym commitments is that I don’t always have the luxury of time to sit and enjoy breakfast. That being the case, I revert to the famous Vacassin breakfast smoothie.
200ml coconut water (can use rice/almond/hazelnut milk)
4 raw eggs (No, you can’t taste them. And yes, they’re safe if they’e organic. If you’re not convinced, substitute these for 30-40g of protein from powder)
1 teaspoon of nut butter (preferably not peanut)
A small handful of berries
1/2 a small banana (exclude if your goal is fat loss)
A generous handful of spinach and/or a greens powder
Put all of these ingredients in a blender, whizz thoroughly, job done.
A very quick and convenient way to get good fats, adequate protein, modest carb content and plenty of essential nutrients whilst you’re short on time.
Try it and let me know what you think. Enjoy.