Who says we have to stick to just cereal and toast?

Clients wanting to make a healthy change and start their day with something other than highly processed, sugar-laden commercial cereals often ask me for ideas.
If you want a healthy start to your day, here is some food for thought:

  • Vegetable juice with plenty of raw green vegetables and maybe a carrot or apple for sweetness. (If you have a juicer) (Look out for future blog on juicing)green smoothie healthy breakfast
  • Fruit or fruit smoothie (if you have a liquidizer)
  • Or a smoothie made with good quality protein powder (try Sunwarrior) blended with almond milk, a banana and perhaps a spoonful of the super-food Spirulina.
  • Natural yoghurt with molasses
  • Seeds and oats mix (soak to improve digestibility first)
  • No added sugar museli. You can add seeds, nuts and coconut flakes (again, soaking first is good).
  • Buckwheat pancake, with lemon and xylitol (natural sugar alternative)
  • Pancakes made with wholegrain spelt or wholemeal wheat flour
  • Porridge made with oats. Try using coconut milk for a ‘healthy fats’ treat.
  • Weetabix
  • Shredded wheat
  • Scrambled egg
  • Soft-boiled egg and wholewheat toast soldiers
  • Omelette
  • Homemade vegetable soup (you could save a portion from the day before)
  • Kippers or other fish
  • Wholemeal bread/toast
  • Rye bread
  • Ryevita
  • Oatcakes
  • Rice cakes
  • Or crudities such as celery, red pepper, cucumber, raw carrot)crudities healthy breakfast


  • Avocado
  • Hummus
  • Feta cheese, goat cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nut butter (as well as peanut, there is almond, cashew and hazelnut butter). Use no added sugar varieties of peanut butter.
  • Almonds and other nuts
  • Toasted seeds