Here are seven healthy breakfasts that can be made quickly or pre-prepared to make sure you get your day off to a good start.
1. Banana yoghurt smoothie
This is perfect for someone on-the-go and includes one of your five-a-day. Combine all the ingredients in a blender, blitz, pour and head out. Simple, nutritious, cheap and delicious
2. Spicy banana bread
Make this delicious banana bread on a Sunday and have it ready for your breakfast for the rest of the week, with some fresh fruit and a glass of low-fat milk. It’s also a great teatime treat, and kids will love it as a healthy snack. Next time you have bananas to use up, don’t throw them away as very ripe bananas are perfect for this recipe.
3. Bircher muesli
This tasty blend of yoghurt and muesli is originally from Switzerland and is a convenient way to start the day. Make it the night before and chill in the fridge. You can ring the changes with different fruits depending on what you have available – and it works just as well with frozen fruit.
4. Egg Florentine
Swap butter-rich eggs Benedict for this more nutritious breakfast. We’ve replaced the hollandaise sauce (which is high in saturated fat) and made our own healthier version using reduced-fat mayonnaise – with the added bonus that it’s far quicker to make than Hollandaise sauce. The spinach replaces the salty ham or bacon to up your vegetable intake too.
5. Cinnamon fruit toast
So simple to make, yet so tasty. We serve our version with banana and raspberries, but you could also try it with pears or even swap the fruit bread for seeded bread or teacakes.
6. Spinach muffins
These can be prepared at the weekend – they will last a day or two in an airtight container (or can be frozen if you want to make a big batch). They’re perfect for those mornings when you’re running out the door and need to eat on-the-go.
7. Apricot muesli with toasted seeds
Store-bought muesli often comes packed with added sugar and salt – instead make your own at home and store it for whenever you want a delicious healthy breakfast. You can also try substituting the apricot with other mixed fruits, such as dried pears or raisins.