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Start your day right with a healthy breakfast

Who says breakfast has to be boring? Nutritionist Lisa Guy shares ten breakfast options that are easy to make, packed with nutrients and tasty too! No doubt about it, breakfast takes the top spot when it comes to ranking your meals by importance—the right morning meal can jump-start your brain and help slim you down, among other things. In fact, studies show that people who skip breakfast tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast. So whether you're too busy or just not hungry in the morning, we've found delicious ways to stop you from skipping your AM meal. Good morning to you!

1) Poached eggs on wilted spinach and grainy toast

Poached eggs on wilted spinach and grainy toast

Poached eggs with handful of baby spinach, salt-reduced baked beans with a piece of grainy toast. Baked beans are a great source of iron, B vitamins and fiber. Baby spinach is full of beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate.

2) Whole oat porridge

Whole oat porridge

Whole oat porridge with almond milk, diced pear and banana, cinnamon, almond flakes, chia seeds and a drizzle of raw honey. Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that is beneficial for reducing cholesterol levels.

3) Green veggie juice

Green veggie juice

Green veggies juice made with baby spinach, parsley, celery, cucumber, apple, lime, and avocado. Add a teaspoon of spirulina for extra protein and nutrients. Rich in antioxidants, this super smoothie is a great way to start the day.

4) Muesli and yoghurt breakfast cups

Muesli and yoghurt breakfast cups

 In a glass add layers of muesli, organic yoghurt, and berries. Then top with crushed mixed nuts and some shredded coconut. Yoghurt is full of beneficial bacteria that helps boost your good intestinal flora, which in turn supports your immune and digestive health.

5) Spelt toasted sandwich

Spelt toasted sandwich

Spelt toasted sandwich filled with avocado, a fried egg, rocket and tomato relish. Eggs make a fabulous breakfast that provides you with plenty of protein, zinc, and iron. Avocado is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin E and beta-carotene.

6) Fruit smoothie

Fruit smoothie

Smoothie made with organic milk, frozen raspberries and a banana, yoghurt, LSA and chia seeds, 2 dates, and 2 Tbsp of protein powder (eg. fermented brown rice, pea protein, or whey). This is a great breakfast that you can take with you when you are short for time. This protein-rich smoothie will help keep your blood sugar levels balanced and prevent you from cravings sweets during the day.

7) Natural muesli

Natural muesli

 Natural muesli with nuts and seeds, topped with kiwi fruit, a handful of berries, and a spoonful of natural yoghurt. This breakfast is high in fiber, antioxidants and probiotic goodness.

8) Quinoa porridge

Quinoa porridge

Quinoa flake porridge made with almond milk, diced apple, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and almonds, then stir through vanilla yoghurt. Quinoa is a highly nutritious seed that is rich in fiber and protein and is a great gluten-free alternative to oats.

9) Scrambled eggs on grainy toast

Scrambled eggs on grainy toast

Scrambled eggs made with pesto, served with grilled tomato and grainy toast with flaxseed oil and avocado. This hearty breakfast is packed with protein and heart healthy fats to keep you going until lunchtime.

10) Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Soak oats in milk overnight, with almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Then in the morning stir through some strawberries, blueberries, grated apple, and natural yoghurt. Bircher is packed with dietary fiber and antioxidants, together with beneficial fats and calcium.