They say it’s the most important meal of the day, so why not begin your day with a nutritious breakfast and give your gut a helping hand too. Here are three tasty breakfast recipes to start you off on the right track.
60g porridge oats
150ml apple juice or water
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp raisins/chopped nuts (we like hazelnuts, almonds and pecans)
1 apple grated
Tip: You can add a bit more juice or water in the morning to loosen the oat mixture. You can add a final drizzle of maple syrup before eating.
Why it’s good: The oats and nuts are a great source of fibre and prebiotics to feed the good bacteria. Apples and raisins will also add fibre as well as providing the body with vitamins and minerals.
1 slice of sourdough bread – toasted and buttered
1 mushroom thinly sliced
Tip: You could swap the vegetables to keep it interesting. Asparagus or tomatoes would work well. A scrambled egg would also work well instead of a poached egg.
Why it’s good: Sourdough is rich in fibre, some studies have found sourdough is easier to digest than other bread. Spinach and mushrooms will also add fibre as well as a range of micronutrients. The egg provides some all-important protein along with vitamins and minerals.
50ml mixed berries
30g mixed nuts (almonds and cashews work well)
1 tbsp maple syrup
Tip: If the mixture is too thick, add some more kefir or water to loosen it. Frozen fruit works well and will keep for longer. If not using frozen fruit, you can add a couple of ice cubes to cool the smoothie.
Why it’s good: The kefir provides you with a source of natural probiotics and the banana, berries and banana add extra fibre and nutrients.