Eat seasonal, feel fabulous…
There once was a time when breakfast was the poor relation of lunch and dinner. A few pieces of crusty, burnt toast – a soggy bowl of sugar-laden cereal, perhaps. Even snacks started to look cool – what with sugar-free, gluten-free, protein-packed options popping up everywhere. But then, slowly, surely, the Internet began to champion breakfast. Now, Instagram is populated by plump avocadoes on toast, steaming quinoa porridge and overnight pots that look more like sundaes than a healthy kick start to the day.
Even better, autumn is ripe for the picking when it comes to ingredients that you can add to nourishing breakfasts to fuel your mornings.
So, here’s the ELEMIS HQ’s top 5 breakfasts to try this season…
If you’re short of time or need a quick boost before a workout, this is the perfect recipe for you. Rich in the very nutrients that many of us lack (folic acid, magnesium, iron and potassium), the earthy taste of autumnal beetroot is balanced with a decadent hint of coconut and cacao.
There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of porridge to warm you from the inside on a cold autumnal morning. So delicious and more-ish, Ella’s take tastes like a pudding – but instead, is nutritious and includes seasonal apples and pumpkin.
Back away from the insipid sugary cereal – you know you’ll only feel hungry again in an hour. Instead, Amelia’s nutty granola provides the ideal balance between healthy fats and anti-oxidants to feed your body and skin – and keep your energy levels going until lunchtime. With seasonal figs in the mix and blackberries to top your bowl off, it also packs a punch in autumn goodness.
For many people, morning wouldn’t be complete without eggs. But if you’re stuck in an omelette rut, artichokes and red peppers come into their own in October – making it a colourful way to switch up your breakfast in line with the ingredients that are most nutrient dense.
Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings when you have a bit more time on your hands, these Vogue-approved pancakes are dairy-free and deliver skin-nourishing anti-oxidants via the blueberries, which end their season this month.