While breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day, it has only been in the last few years that breakfast has taken off with a culinary force and following all of its own. Hundreds of social media accounts are dedicated to it (@whatiateforbreakfast, @breakfastlondon and @symmetrybreakfast to name a few) and new healthy breakfast ideas appear everyday (search #breakfastsalads, #yolkporn and #smoothiebowl for inspiration).
While you may think your healthy breakfast is giving you everything you need, it can actually be really hard to get all the nutrients you need from every meal. The recipes below take your normal healthy breakfast ideas and give them a nutritional boost to make sure you are getting the most from your food.
Berry and banana smoothie bowl upgraded by Flat Pack Brownie and VITL’s vitality supergreens supplement
The #smoothiebowl trend shows no signs of waning and why should it? They are a delicious and easy way to start your day. Using banana as a base for smoothies not only gives them a dairy free creamy texture but the high healthy carbohydrate and potassium content also gives you the morning energy boost you need.
Support the goodness of this breakfast option by sprinkling our Flat Pack Brownie snack on top. The healthy fats found in the chocolate buttons made from coconut oil and coconut milk are different from other fats as the energy within them is readily available rather than stored and converted later into sugar. This means your body can use the fats found in coconut straightaway giving you an instant but sustainable energy boost. VITL’s “Supergreens” supplement from your daily pack is full of extracts from the world’s healthiest foods from spirulina to acai. This will ensure you are getting all the goodness provided by this range of superfoods, alongside the nutrients from the fresh fruit in your smoothie bowl.
To upgrade your smoothie bowl:
- Blend one banana with a handful of frozen berries and a splash of almond milk.
- Sprinkle your Flat Pack Brownie snack pod on top in the prettiest pattern you have time for in the morning!
- Enjoy alongside VITL’s VITALITY SUPERGREENS supplement.
Fresh fruit salad upgraded by ABC nuts, Pineapple Chia Pud and VITL’s immunity multivitamin
A fruit salad is a great way to feel healthy and bright in the morning. It is common knowledge that fruits such as oranges work wonders for strengthening your immune system but nuts are also a great way to support the immune system too, and each type of nut gives a different range of benefits.
This is why we have chosen the specific mix found in our ABC nuts snack: magnesium from the almonds, selenium from Brazils and vitamin E, K and B6 from the cashews. Adding nuts to your fruit salad in the morning can help support your immune system even more. VITL’s immunity multivitamin also offers a comprehensive range of essential vitamins and minerals designed especially to support your immune system and general health.
To upgrade your morning fruit salad:
- Add 50ml of almond milk to your Pineapple Chia Pud pod and allow to soak for up to 10 minutes.
- Chop up a range of fresh fruit – oranges, strawberries, pineapple and papaya are particularly good for strengthening the immune system.
- Once the chia pud has soaked up all the liquid, add your fresh fruit and your ABC nuts pod on top.
- Drizzle a tablespoon of almond butter over the pud, fruit and nuts.
- Enjoy alongside VITL’s IMMUNITY MULTIVITAMIN supplement to seriously boost your breakfast.
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