Another day, another struggle to wake up. Getting out of bed and ready for the day is one of the hardest tasks we face on a daily basis, and anything that eases the pain of this process is a winner. Sometimes coffee doesn’t have the desired effect and we still saunter into work half asleep. Turns out, coffee may not be your best chance of waking up quickly; we have discovered some breakfast ideas that are better than coffee.
1. Apple & Ginger Shot
Shots for breakfast might not be what you’re used to, but trust us this zingy combo is a great way to kick start your day. The simple breakfast combo was discovered by one of the Memory Foam Warehouse team – and now we’re all hooked. Simply put 1 apple and 1 small chunk of ginger into a juicer, and get the shot glasses ready! The natural sugars from the apple are a natural and healthy energy boost – much better for you than coffee. And the hit of ginger wakes up your senses in a second. This is one you really need to try!
Eggs are a great option, not just because of the endless egg puns that can be used, but because they are a great source of energy. Being high in protein, eggs are a source of sustainable energy throughout your day, helping you to feel fuller for longer. Not only this, but eggs are said to help with brain function, resulting in improved memory and increased alertness. Prepare to excel at work! And with the ability to cook eggs in a variety of ways, whether you like them fried, scrambled, or poached… you’re bound to have an eggsellent breakfast.
Despite rumours that carbohydrates are bad and should be avoided, the right carbohydrates can provide you with a healthy dose of energy. Oats are a natural superfood packed full of benefits. A great way of incorporating them into your breakfast is through having porridge, which is full of fibre and protein and is great for your metabolism. By keeping you feeling fuller for longer, this reduction in hunger can reduce your temptation to overload on snacks and to keep you going until lunch time. Oats are also rich in antioxidants, helping to keep your heart healthy and decrease blood pressure!
4. Greek Yoghurt
Greek yogurt is the king of all yogurts, filled with healthy bacteria and protein. Protein is known for helping you to feel fuller for longer when compared to a breakfast food that don’t contain protein. Yogurts contain probiotics, and these help to boost your immune system and boost energy levels. You can jazz up your breakfast greek yogurt with lots of healthy toppings. Chia seeds, berries, honey and nuts are extremely nutritional and great breakfast foods. These healthy toppings enhance the nutritional benefits of this brekky option, and they’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer too.
5. Citrus Water
Lemon and lime, alongside other citrus fruits, are a great way to boost your energy and immune system. Add a few slices of lemon or lime to a jug of water, and leave overnight in the fridge to infuse – ready for breakfast. Or you can pop some citrus slices in your water bottle in preparation for work. Not only does it taste fresh, but it will leave you feeling fresh too! Scents play a large role in waking you up, and the smell of citrus enhances your body’s production of Serotonin. These scents are also thought to increase mental stimulation, helping you to feel fresh and ready for the day ahead.
These brilliant breakfast foods will help you to wake up and be ready to tackle the day. Say no to the breakfast cereal and toast – not only are these high in fat and sugar, but they will contribute to you feeling groggy and tired. At Memory Foam Warehouse, we share lots of tips and tricks to help you lead a healthy lifestyle, so check out our blog for more!