Healthy breakfasts you can eat on the go
26 April 2017
The morning rush can be the most stressful time of the day. As well as getting the kids ready for school and sorting out your hair, you also need to mentally prepare for the day ahead and get everyone to school and work on time. One part of our lives that is often overlooked, however, is breakfast. Whether you stick to toast, cereal, grab a croissant in the office or skip the meal entirely, there’s a healthier way to kick-start the day. Below, we’ve put together some of our favourite breakfasts that you can eat on the go.
Mix some natural yoghurt with peaches, strawberries and mint leaves, and you get a delicious treat that can give you the motivation you need to head into the day. In the boxes we provide as part of the Better Body Box range, you'll find all of the ingredients you need to create delicious breakfast pots, alongside other meals and snacks that come ready-prepared by our exclusive chefs to nourish your body and help you to lose weight.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Blueberries are one of the best fruits you can eat – they’re packed with antioxidants and provide a good source of fibre, perfect for mornings. What’s more, they’re low in calories and contain essential vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese, fighting off diseases and giving you the boost you need to get through the day. Add a handful to your smoothie maker with some Greek yoghurt, a banana, two strawberries and a cup of spinach leaves and whirl until smooth. Find out more about this recipe on the Alaska from Scratch website.
Homemade breakfast bars
Breakfast bars are convenient if you're on the go, but they're often packed with preservatives and sugar that are bad for your body. If you want a healthy alternative, then create your own delicious flapjack-inspired bars made with oats and cereals, perfect for the whole family. You'll need 50g of mixed dried fruit, 50g of mixed seeds, 140g of oats, 25g of multi-grain hoop cereal, 100g of butter, 100g of light sugar and 100g of golden syrup. Mix the ingredients together and pour into a grease-proof baking tray for twenty minutes. You can then cut the bake into squares or fingers, perfect for the morning rush!
Healthy breakfast muffins
It may be breakfast time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a healthy muffin. BBC Good Food has put together a great recipe for this delicious and guilt-free treat, which can be personalised to your exacting tastes. Great low-calorie blueberry muffins with ingredients such as rolled oats, mashed bananas and brown sugar, and then add in treats such as chocolate chips, cranberries or hazelnuts. Make a batch on a Sunday evening, and they'll last the whole family for the week ahead. Cost-effective and delectable, too!
There you have it – four great healthy breakfast recipes that you can eat on the go. By preparing your breakfasts in advance and adding in as many fruits and oats as possible, you’ll be able to enjoy a nutritious morning treat that makes you feel full until lunch, too.