Some time ago I changed my daily breakfast so that it was healthier – I’ve called it “Scott’s Breakfast of Champions”. It’s not necessarily the “ultimate” breakfast, but it does have some good points.
Here’s the rough list of ingredients and the reasoning behind them:
- Half to one cup of oat bran – a raw form of carbohydrate, which is incredibly cheap, contains lots of fibre and is packed full of energy.
- One banana – vitamins, minerals, fibre, energy… it also suspends the oats throughout the shake!
- Half a cup of frozen blueberries – some great health benefits (although the berries are somewhat expensive), plus they taste nice and overpower any less tasty ingredients.
- One to three frozen strawberries – similar to blueberries, but much cheaper when in season.
- Two dessert spoon scoops of natural yoghurt (non-flavoured) – good for digestion and a nice balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat (in a balanced diet you need all three!).
- Hilo or skim milk – tastes better than water and both have less fat than full cream milk.
I put all of these into a blender, fill to make roughly one litre and then blend them all up. I’ve also added olive oil and a raw egg in the past for fat and protein. Most of the ingredients will keep for at least several days, which means not having to go to the shops all of the time.
If you want to give it a shot, this is by no means the one and only best way, just on possibility. But it’s a place to start, especially if you like to have toast with peanut butter or a bowl of sugary cereal.