By Dr Sophie Duggan
Breakfast does what it says: it breaks a fast. And when we are fasted, our brains are actually primed to experience maximum flavour from food. Whether your first meal of the day takes place just after waking or later on, it will punch well above its weight for taste and texture. So why waste the “golden hour” with a heap of processed carbs, when you could be experiencing something amazing? We’ve looked through the recipe bank at the Fast 800 to pick five of the best low-carb breakfasts. You’ll never want to go back to a sad cereal bowl again.
1. The comforter: Mediterranean Omelette
There’s nothing like a plate of hot food to set you up for the rest of the day. Low-carb breakfasts need to fill you up, and so this recipe puts a twist on the traditional omelette by including cannellini beans, which are a great source of fibre. They are also full of B- vitamins, iron, zinc and potassium. Pile up your plate and dig in!
2. The speed date with health: Blueberry and Almond Yoghurt
Keeping a few basics in the kitchen to make quick, nutritious low-carb breakfasts is key to making sure that you don’t leave the house hungry and prey to junk food marketing. Packed with blueberries and almonds, this recipe is bursting with antioxidants. Chia seeds add omega-3 fatty acids, which have been scientifically shown to promote clearer thinking and good mood. One to choose ahead of a big meeting!
3. For coconut lovers: Chia Breakfast Bircher
At the Fast 800 we are passionate about texture and flavour, which is why we love this recipe. Combining full-fat coconut milk and rolled oats, together with the naturally intense sweetness of berries and passion fruit, it will help you to feel fuller for longer. Even better, it keeps for three days in the fridge! Who knew that low-carb breakfasts could taste like high-level desserts?
4. The fibre shot: Green Brekkie Bowl
Fibre loves your body, and your body loves fibre. Humans evolved to take in fibre from a wide variety of plant sources, but achieving this can be hard in a modern world. This low-carb breakfast bowl is a powerful ally. Kale, courgette, baby mushrooms and raw spinach play support to avocado and a double serving of eggs, ensuring that you get plenty of protein as well. You’ll conquer the world.
The weekender: Mexican Baked Avocado & Eggs
Low-carb breakfasts can be luxurious, and this one delivers five-star plate appeal. Baked avocado and egg is delicious enough on its own – served with a fresh lime juice-based salsa, and you’re frankly showing off. One for a special breakfast in bed, served with hot coffee and a big smile.
Successful weight loss is about enjoyment, not willpower, which is why the Fast 800 delivers astonishing results. We have worked with chefs and nutritionists to ensure than every plateful is as delicious as it is healthy. Goodbye to old-school diets, and hello to the 21st century’s most effective solution to weight loss.
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