Leaving the snug confines of the duvet is a little bit easier if you have a delicious breakfast to look forward to and at this time of year, we need something warming to fend off the cold damp weather.
Porridge is the obvious hot breakfast and this doesn’t have to be made with oats: quinoa flakes, buckwheat flakes, millet and polenta all make tasty porridge-like dishes.
But what if you can’t stand the texture of porridge? Try these tempting alternatives instead and enjoy a warming, porridge-free start to your day!
For the pancake mixture blend buckwheat flour with whichever milk you enjoy and either a mashed banana or an egg. Serve with blueberries and yoghurt (natural, soya or coconut).
2. Poached eggs with spinach, grilled mushrooms & grilled tomatoes
Protein, greens and antioxidant nutrients are all packed together in this simple breakfast!
3. Warm Smoothies
A lot of people go off smoothies once the weather turns but you can switch them round to suit the winter months. Simply warm the milk and add 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and turmeric before blending in your fruit and greens.
4. Stewed Fruit Crumble
Apple, pears and plums are perfect stewing fruit and plentiful at this time of year. Top with homemade sugar-free granola, flaked almonds and seeds and a dollop of yoghurt (natural, soya or coconut).
Mix pre-roasted pumpkin (or butternut squash) with cooked quinoa, chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon – add yoghurt too if you like!
6. Veggie omelette
In coconut oil gently fry chopped peppers, mushrooms, spinach and a handful of cherry tomatoes then add beaten egg to make a speedy, healthful breakfast omelette.
7. Toasted rye bread with sliced avocado and chopped fresh figs
Use gluten-free oatcakes for a G/F alternative to rye bread, and drizzle a little raw honey over the figs…
8. Tofu Scramble
Tofu is a great alternative to scrambled eggs and a rich source of calcium, magnesium and protein. For full recipe details click through to www.thekitchn.com