9 nutritious recipes to kickstart your morning
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, yet many often skip it or snack on sugary breakfast bars as they run out of the door.
Eating a nutritious, wholesome breakfast replenishes the body after fasting overnight and provides essential fuel for your cells, especially energy-producing cells and the brain.
If you’re looking for healthy, gluten and dairy free breakfasts, here are 9 nourishing recipes to kickstart your mornings.
Gluten and dairy free breakfast recipes
Here are 9 delicious, nutritious recipes made with organic, wholesome ingredients.
- Toasted buckwheat & almond bread with avocado or a nut butter. Loaded with healthy fats, fibre and protein, it makes a healthy alternative to buttered wheat-based toast.
- ‘Cheesy’ breakfast waffles make a great guilt-free savoury breakfast. Made with chickpea flour and nutritional yeast (to give the cheesy flavour), these vegan waffles provide a good source of protein, slow-release carbohydrates and B vitamins to support the nervous system and promote healthy blood sugar balance.
- Banana and oat pancakes are a favourite with the whole family, especially the little people in the house. Full of fibre and protein, these gluten and dairy-free pancakes keep you satiated to prevent mid-morning snacking.
- Quick and easy green smoothie is perfect for those looking for a breakfast on-the-go as it can be prepared in minutes. Not only will it supercharge your health, your liver and digestive system will get a good cleansing too.
- Superfood smoothie is another great option for those rushing out the door in the mornings. With its vibrant colour and zesty flavour, this smoothie is guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Maca powder and turmeric are powerful superfoods that are rich in anti-inflammatory properties and key nutrients to protect the body from damage.
- Pumpkin spice granola is a delicious way to start the morning. Oats, nuts and seeds mixed with cinnamon, ginger and cloves provide a wealth of health benefits including keeping your brain focussed for the day ahead.
- Strawberry and almond overnight oats are prepared the night before so they are ready-to-eat for those who are time-poor in the mornings. Oats are a nourishing grain that provide a good source of nutrients and fibre, including a soluble fibre called beta-glucans which have shown to have anti-cancer properties.
- Quinoa porridge is a wholesome, protein-rich breakfast option to boost brain health and keep you full until Quinoa has a low glycaemic index, meaning it raises your blood sugar levels much slower than other carbohydrates (such as bread), preventing energy-depleting sugar crashes. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are warming, aromatic spices that aid digestion, regulate blood sugar metabolism and promote healthy circulation.
- Mango chia pudding is a yummy way to start the day. Chis seeds are nutritious superfoods that are packed full of minerals, vitamins, omega-3, fibre and protein. Mangoes are rich in vitamin C and A – important nutrients for immune health and the respiratory system. If mango isn’t your thing, you can use berries instead. This chia pudding is super quick to make and can also be prepared the night before.
To learn how to make healthy recipes from scratch, using unprocessed whole foods, take a look at CNM’s Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef courses, and the Healthy Sourdough Baking course.
If you would like to learn more about nutrition and what comprises a healthy diet, CNM offers a wide range of short courses and mini courses including Nutrition for Everyday Living and Vegan Nutrition for Everyday Living.