It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine, and breakfast is no exception. We all have the usual breakfast foods we continuously reach for, but this can get a little bland when repeated too often.
That’s why shaking things up every now and again is so important. By making small changes to your morning routine, you’ll soon find that breakfast is indeed the most exciting meal of the day.
Change your scenery
Breakfast time is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and use the quiet time to set your intentions for the day. You’ll love sitting on the patio, breathing in the sweet aroma of blossoms, or watching the birds and insects make their way back after the chill of winter.
Just this simple change of scenery can lead to much more than a rekindled love of breakfast. Recent research shows that variety is linked to positive emotions, and that simple changes to our routines could make us feel happier. Turning breakfast into an occasion and enjoying it on the porch instead of wolfing it down at the kitchen counter can give you a new perspective on life, your goals or even help mentally prepare you for that morning Zoom meeting you’re dreading.
Shake it up
If you just need a quick and easy fix on the go, switch it up with a shake, smoothie, overnight oats or a breakfast muffin. Make sure your breakfast has enough protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals to meet your nutritional needs. Up to 30 per cent of our total daily kilojoule intake should come from protein and we should aim to meet the recommended daily fibre intake of 25 – 30 grams a day.
Eating a protein and fibre rich breakfast helps slows the release of hormones that trigger the feelings of hunger. It also increases the release of satiety hormones, helping you feel fuller for longer. That means fewer snack attacks and more opportunities to reach your health goals.
Try different recipes
Why not use breakfast as an opportunity to try different recipes you’ve never had before? There’s no reason why you can’t have breakfast muffins, whole-grain French toast, waffles, pancakes or shakes that combine new ingredients. If you have a website or cookbook you love, it might be fun to cook through all the breakfast recipes.
It is a good idea to put together a menu for the week so that you have something to look forward to every morning. Prepare these recipes the night before or set out all the ingredients to shortening preparation time in the morning.
Planning makes perfect
If you don’t have the right ingredients on hand, you’ll have no choice but to fall back into old eating habits. Stock your fridge, freezer and pantry with healthy breakfast options and plan what you’d like to make for breakfast every week. That way you’ll always have what you need for a great start to the day. Research shows that planning meals in this way is associated with healthier eating.
Out of ideas? Get Instagramming
There’s no shame in admitting you’re all out of ideas to spruce up your breakfast routine. Luckily, social media is packed with food-spiration to get you back into the kitchen.
Breakfast is a great way to supercharge your day but starting your day the same way, every day can get a little boring. Just by altering a few things here and there, you’ll soon realise that breakfast isn’t simply the best way to start your day, but the most delicious too.
Shake it, Drink it, Live it with Herbalife Nutrition. My Herbalife Breakfast has recipes for everything from protein-loaded waffles and crepes to fibre-filled shakes. The recipes are hassle-free and they’ll help you fall in love with breakfast again!
Make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook page for Herbalife’s 5-day Breakfast Challenge starting on 22 to 26 September. From mouthwatering recipes to great ideas to incorporate Herbalife products to your breakfast and of course some lovely prizes to be won …. you surely don’t want to miss out!