It’s well accepted that eating breakfast is the best start to the day. But there are so many unhealthy breakfasts masquerading as healthy breakfasts that it’s easy to start the day with a load of sugar instead!
Look at granola. Healthy right? All those oats and dried fruits. However, many have 13g of sugar in a small portion – which is 25% of the RDA. Others have roughly a third of your daily fat intake is in just 100g. But 100g doesn’t look like much – you’ll probably be putting around twice as much in their bowl. You could easily consume half your daily calorie allowance at breakfast. If you’re trying to lose weight, think twice before opting for this.
What about a bowl of fruit and low fat yoghurt? Depends what types of fruit. If you stick to berries you’ll be fine but start eating bananas and melon and you’re adding in a lot of natural sugars. Low far yoghurt is also ful of sugar – you’re better off with full fat natural yoghurt.
Breakfast pina colada (adapted from a lovely recipe from Allegra McEvedy)
2 handfuls fresh pineapple chunks
6-8 leaves Thai basil
1 tsp shredded coconut (add as garnish)
Blend the ingredients using enough liquids to make one long drink. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with shredded coconut. Enjoy!