5 HEALTHY BREAKFASTS THAT AREN'T EGGS AND AVOCADO

Kickstart your day with these good-for-you breakfasts
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Who doesn’t like eggs and avocado? These breakfast staples are a powerful duo when it comes to protein, monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Not to mention that combined on toast with a little garnish, they’re pretty damn Instagrammable. Still, variety is key for optimum wellbeing and mixing up your meals will ensure you get a range of micronutrients in your diet. Plus, too much of anything can send you stir crazy and we’re the first to admit that even eggs and avo can get old!

These healthy nutrient-dense breakfasts have just as much to boast about as eggs and avocado, so give them a go next time you’re stuck for ideas.

1 Chia pot

If you’re looking for a new breakfast idea but don’t want to sacrifice that dose of healthy fats and protein, this chia pot should be your new go-to. A little prep the night before means you can just tuck in come breakfast time.

Mix together two tablespoons of chia seeds with your favourite milk - almond, coconut and hemp all work well. Make sure the chia seeds are well covered, aiming for one part chia seeds to two parts milk. You can add in some protein powder for an extra protein punch too. In the morning, stir in some pumpkin seeds and top with berries.

2 Smoked salmon on rye

Rye bread is a great slow-release carb and although it does contain gluten, many people find it easier to digest than regular bread. Top this fibre powerhouse with wilted spinach and a few slices of smoked salmon. Squeeze a wedge of lemon on top and you’re good to go!

Protein, omega-3 fatty acids and iron... check, check, check!

3 Smoothie bowl

Smoothies are a life saver when you’re on the go, but if you have a little more time for a sit-down meal before work, try a smoothie bowl.

Blend up some veggies like spinach and kale with avocado, banana, protein powder of your choice and a little milk or water - just enough to keep the consistency thick and smooth. Sprinkle on top some nuts and seeds, a dollop of almond butter and berries for the ultimate breakfast bowl.

Load up on those berries for an antioxidant hit, and chuck in a little cacao powder for even more of a boost. Time to get creative! Check out our Energy Kitchen menu in-studio for more ideas.

4 Grain-free granola

Making up a massive batch of your own granola can really set you up for the day for weeks to come. In a big baking tray, let a mixture of coconut flakes, broken nuts and seeds toast lightly in coconut oil. Toss through some cinnamon for some warming spice, too. Store in an airtight container and visit for a helping with Greek yoghurt in the mornings.

Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides - ideal for heart health, brain function and energy production, so kickstarting your day with this healthy fat is perfect if you’ve got a big day ahead.

5 Breakfast wrap

If you’ve got a nice, chilled morning on the cards, cook up a storm in the kitchen with a wrap packed with your favourite nutritious breakfast foods. Chuck a healthy helping of mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach into a pan, scramble through some eggs and wrap it all up in a wholemeal tortilla. Warning, this may get messy - but it’s totally worth it!

Try and get a range of veggies in your wrap, aiming for at least three different kinds to ensure a broad spectrum of nutrients. Those eggs should also keep you nice and full until lunchtime, too.

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