New snacks on sale now for a limited time! Use code NEW for 15% off.

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas to Get Your Day Off to a Powerful Start

Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. After fasting overnight, your body needs fuel to kick-start your metabolism and provide energy for the day ahead – enter healthy fats, your secret weapon against the 3pm slump.

Eating a nutritious breakfast replenishes glycogen stores, stabilises blood sugar levels, and provides essential nutrients to support cognitive function and physical activity. Protein and healthy fats play crucial roles in maintaining stable energy levels throughout the day. Here's why they're so important:

Sustained Energy Release: Protein and healthy fats are digested more slowly than carbohydrates, providing a steady release of energy over time. This helps prevent the rapid rise and subsequent crash in blood sugar levels that can occur after consuming high-carbohydrate meals.

Increased Satiety: Protein and healthy fats promote feelings of fullness and satiety, reducing the likelihood of overeating later in the day. This can help regulate appetite and prevent mindless snacking on unhealthy foods. 

Balanced Blood Sugar Levels: Including protein and healthy fats in your breakfast helps balance blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This prevents spikes and crashes in blood sugar, which can lead to fatigue, irritability, and cravings for sugary foods. 

Improved Mental Focus: Protein and healthy fats are essential for brain health and function. Consuming these nutrients at breakfast helps enhance mental focus, concentration, and cognitive performance throughout the morning.  

Our modern diets often include an abundance of ultra-processed and refined carbohydrates, which can contribute to spikes in blood sugar levels and lead to various health issues. Here's a deeper dive into the problem: 

Ultra-Processed and Refined Carbohydrates

Cereal: Many breakfast cereals marketed as healthy options are actually loaded with sugar and refined grains. These refined carbohydrates are quickly broken down into glucose, causing a rapid spike in blood sugar levels followed by a crash, leaving you feeling tired and hungry shortly after eating.

Pancakes and Waffles: Traditional pancake and waffle recipes often contain refined flour and added sugars. When consumed in excess, these refined carbohydrates can lead to insulin resistance, weight gain, and an increased risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

White Toast and Pastries: White bread, pastries, and other baked goods made from refined flour are common breakfast staples. However, they lack fibre and essential nutrients found in whole grains, leading to rapid digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, which can result in blood sugar spikes and energy crashes. 

Consuming high amounts of refined carbohydrates can lead to rapid spikes and dips in blood sugar levels, disrupting the body's natural balance and contributing to a host of health issues, including:

Insulin Resistance: Repeated spikes in blood sugar levels can lead to insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's cells become less responsive to insulin, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Weight Gain: Refined carbohydrates are often high in calories and low in satiety, leading to overeating and weight gain over time. Additionally, excess sugar consumption can promote fat storage and contribute to visceral fat accumulation, increasing the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. 

Energy Fluctuations: Blood sugar spikes followed by crashes can leave you feeling fatigued, irritable, and hungry shortly after eating. This can lead to a cycle of overeating and reliance on sugary snacks and beverages to provide quick energy boosts, further exacerbating the problem. 

Here are five breakfast recipes that tick all the boxes:

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Burrito



  • 1 whole wheat wrap
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 50g haloumi cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the whole wheat wrap in a skillet over medium heat until warm.
  2. Spread the mashed avocado onto the wrap.
  3. Add the scrambled eggs, sliced haloumi, and black beans on top of the avocado.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roll up the wrap tightly and serve warm.

Spinach and Feta Egg Muffins



  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C and grease a muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, chopped spinach, crumbled feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the egg muffins are set and golden brown on top.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast



  • 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley, chopped, to serve


  1. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toasted whole grain bread.
  2. Top each slice with smoked salmon.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle parsley on top.
  4. Serve immediately.

Greek Yoghurt Parfait with Berries and Almonds


  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped


  1. In a glass or bowl, layer Greek yoghurt, mixed berries, and chopped almonds.
  2. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used.
  3. Serve immediately as a parfait or mix together for a creamy breakfast bowl.

Tofu and Veggie Scramble


  • 200g firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spring onion, chopped, to serve


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add diced bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until softened.
  3. Add crumbled tofu to the skillet and cook until heated through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the tofu and veggie scramble hot, garnished with spring onion and fresh herbs if desired.
These breakfast recipes are not only delicious but also packed with protein and healthy fats to fuel your day and keep you satisfied until your next meal. Enjoy!

    Choosing Healthier Breakfast Options 

    To mitigate the negative effects of refined carbohydrates on blood sugar levels and overall health, it's important to opt for balanced breakfast options that prioritise whole, minimally processed foods:

    Whole Grains: Choose whole grain options such as oats, quinoa, barley, and whole grain bread or cereals, which are rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals and provide sustained energy release.

    Lean Proteins: Include lean protein sources such as eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or tofu to promote satiety and stabilise blood sugar levels.

    Healthy Fats: Incorporate healthy fats from sources like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive oil to add flavour and richness to your meals and support overall health. 

    To ensure you start your day on the right foot, aim to include a balance of protein, healthy fats, fibre, and carbohydrates in your breakfast. Here are some ideas:

    • Incorporate lean protein sources such as eggs, Greek yogurt, tofu, or smoked salmon into your breakfast.
    • Include healthy fats from sources like avocado, nuts, seeds, or olive oil to add richness and flavour to your meal.
    • Choose complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables to provide sustained energy and fibre for digestive health.
    • Avoid refined carbohydrates and sugary foods, which can cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels and leave you feeling tired and hungry shortly after eating.

    By prioritising a balanced breakfast rich in protein and healthy fats, you can optimise your energy levels, support overall health, and set yourself up for success throughout the day. Remember, breakfast is not just a meal – it's an investment in your health.

     Want more simple tips and tricks to get your health back on track? 

    We’ve put in the hard yards so you can enjoy the benefits of an extensive, wholistic program that covers everything from learning how to manage nutrition and mental health to social situations. When you join us for the 8-Week Program you’ll have exclusive access to expert guidance, nutritional planning and support every step of the way. Take a peek at what’s on offer:

    • 8 weeks of meal plans and shopping lists.
    • A range of exclusive recipes, including sugar-free desserts, snacks and all the old favourites.
    • Community forums to share and discuss your experience.
    • Expert support to guide you through each week – from world-renowned chef Sarah Glover to yoga teachers, nutritionists and naturopaths. 


    Join us for the next round – don’t wait, JOIN NOW!

    Leave a comment (all fields required)

    Comments will be approved before showing up.

    Search our shop