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.
Loaded with healthy fats, fibre and protein, this buckwheat and almond bread makes a healthy alternative to buttered wheat-based toast. This gluten free bread is delicious on its own or it can be lightly toasted. Choose a nutritious topping such as avocado, houmous, or a nut or seed butter like almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
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.
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. Add a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of raw honey, if required. For extra protein, add a thin layer of nut or seed butter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.