At this time of year there are so many opportunities to indulge in too much celebration food! For me, if I start with a light, healthy breakfast, it makes it much easier to continue on that way through the rest of the day.
Starting the day with a nutritious, healthy breakfast that is going to sustain you will keep you feeling light and energetic and you will enjoy the occasional Christmas treat even more!
These are our favourites…
Simply throw into your TM or Food Processor a handful of shredded coconut, chopped apple, pitted medjool dates and almonds. Blend for a few seconds so it’s chopped but not pureed. Enjoy with chopped summer fruit like strawberries and mango and a dollop of natural yoghurt if you like.
Smoothies are an awesome way to get a whole lot of goodness in to your body (and your kid’s bodies!) first thing in the morning. Any combination is good but here are our favourites…
- Green Monster - Spinach, mango, pineapple, avocado, orange (peeled) and ice.
- Bananarama - (Frozen) Banana, almond or rice milk, cinnamon and honey
- Berry Berry Good – mango, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, natural organic yoghurt, ice
Take advantage of all the glorious summer fruit we have around at the moment and whip up a fruit salad. Simply chop whatever fruit you have on hand and place in a bowl topped with crunchy granola, chopped almonds or walnuts, toasted pepitas and sunflower seeds or some of your favourite natural yoghurt.
Gluten Free Toast
Let it be said that not all GF bread was created equal. Some loaves can be full of nasty preservatives so you have to select carefully, or make your own…however…some mornings just call for a piece of hot toast…here’s how we like it…
- Smothered in avocado, sliced tomato, olive oil and sea salt
- with pesto – divine!
- Cut in to fingers and dipped in a soft boiled egg
- With sliced banana, honey and cinnamon (this is Francesca’s fave…she is such a sweet tooth!)
Delicious Gluten Free Granola
You can buy GF granola pretty easily these days but it is so expensive! Why not make your own! This is my recipe for GF granola and I’m telling you…it is delicious! You can have it with milk like cereal or use it to top your fruit salad or yoghurt….yum!
I hope these suggestions give you some inspiration for keeping it light and healthy in the mornings. What is your favourite breakfast? I’d love to hear…if you have a favourite that you would like to see ‘healthified’ let me know! Please leave a comment below and I will do my best to come up with a great option for you!