I often here people say 'I dont have time to eat breakfast in the mornings' or 'I dont have time to prepare anything' but many studies have shown that eating a wholesome natural and balanced meal at breakfast can improve blood sugar levels therefore avoiding those mid morning energy slumps that drives us to pick up the chocolate bars or a cup of coffee, as well as reducing our risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
If that isn't a good enough reason to eat a well balanced breakfast, I don't know what is.
But rather than thinking that breakfast as a chore, think of it as another delicious meal to add to the day, not only with flavour but also with colour.
l often make pink, green, yellow porridge, pancakes but my families favourite at the moment has to be a fruity and sweet bowl of Bircher Muesli especially now the weather is slightly warmer.
It really is so easy to make, and can even be made on a sunday ready for the rest of the week. Add in your favourite seeds, dried fruits, and nuts to create a breakfast sensation....if I do say so myself.
Of course you can now buy packs of bircher muesli but there's nothing better than tucking into homemade and my recipe is just what you need.
1 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup mixed seeds/nuts - pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, flaked almonds
1/3 cup dried fruit - chopped apricots, sultanas, chopped dates
1 apple grated
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup yoghurt (I used dairy free yoghurt)
1 cup Milk (I used diary free milk)
In a bowl add the oats, nuts and seeds, dried fruit and cinnamon and stir through
Pour in the yoghurt, grated apple and milk and stir it all together.
Place in a large bowl and cover or place in individual jars ready for the week.
When you are ready to eat, top with your favourite berries, nut butter and some chia seeds.
if your feeling a little adventurous why not add in grated carrot, courgette or even beetroot and trust me the beetroot version is amazing