Bad breakfast habits, like always eating cereal, can contribute to indigestion, acne and weight gain

To be a Holistic Nutritionist, one must learn to appreciate food, and understand that eating cereal everyday for breakfast is just the same as consuming cardboard with added preservatives, flavours and sugars and fortified with artificial minerals and vitamins that will just be peed out later on.

Protein, fibre and “good” fats are very important when trying to maintain a healthy weight, feel full and have boundless energy

But a majority of us just eat toast, cereal and bagels for breakfast, which is basically refined carbs that have been stripped of their fibre and nutrients. The body breaks down and converts refined (processed) carbs into glucose (simple sugar) very fast, and this leads to a spike in the levels of blood sugar. This comes with some fun effects, like weight gain, irritability, fatigue and hunger.

If you feel like cereal, try Qia Cereal

Look for Qia by Nature’s Path, a cereal that is a combination of buckwheat grouts, hemp and chia. Just add some non-dairy milk or hot water and enjoy!

In a rush? avocado and eggs are a quick way to consume fibre, “good” fat and protein that keeps you full

Chop up some avocado and boiled eggs, sprinkle some sea salt on them and put all that in a container for breakfast on the go. What’s more, avocado contains a high concentration of Vitamin B5, something that helps you body manage stress levels.

Try these grain-free pancakes that require only two ingredients to make

Banana and eggs; that is essentially all you need. But if you want to make it a little bit fancy, you can throw in a few more ingredients of your choice.

What you need:

  1. 4 eggs
  2. A big banana
  3. 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  4. A ½ cup of almond meal
  5. A ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon

Directions:

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add a couple of teaspoons of the mixture to a grease pan, low heat skillet. Flip the pancake over when it starts to bubble. Try slathering on some coconut flakes, berries and almond butter on your stack of pancakes. It will taste amazing!

Ditch the flavoured oatmeal packets and stick to good old-fashioned plain oatmeal

You can use the basic recipe below and switch the toppings here and there to make it more to your liking.

What you need:

  • A 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 cup nut milk  (coconut, almond) or water
  • A ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 pear or apple chopped into tiny pieces

Directions:

  1. Clean the oats with water and strain them until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rolled oats and water in a saucepan.
  3. Add in the coconut oil, chopped pear or apple and cinnamon.
  4. Let it boil and leave it to simmer until the consistency is something you like.
  5. Try some of these topping: 100% pure maple syrup, nut butter, ground flax, chopped nuts (pecan, almond, walnut, cashew) and seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia).

Eggs in any style you want – no need for instructions

Scramble a few eggs and throw in some of your favorite veggies or just prepare an omelette. A good recipe is a mushroom omelet on a bed of warm, cooked quinoa or sautéed greens.