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Balanced Breakfasts

Summer Berry Porridge

Summer Berry Porridge

Sydney’s stores and farmer’s markets are brimming full of summer berries – YAY. Some of you will be able to buy berries all year long depending on where you live (not jealous at all). Regardless, make the best of these little jewels while they’re around. They all have so much to offer nutritionally – topping the charts in antioxidant power, protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals (those molecules that damage cells and organs). They’re also loaded with fibre which helps you to feel full and eat less (for those watching their weight).

This simple porridge showcases them perfectly and is packed with protein. A great post-workout brekkie, or perfect fuel for a long day at the office.

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Buckwheat Porridge with Chamomile Poached Pear

Buckwheat Porridge with Chamomile Poached Pear

Breakfast is served…cold mornings call for porridge with lashings of rich nut milk and poached fruit. Best of all, there’s nothing sinful about this protein-packed brekkie. Buckwheat surpasses rice, wheat and corn on almost every measure of healthfulness. This seed ranks low on the glycemic scale and doesn’t have negative effects on blood sugar – supplying a steady release of energy until lunch. It also has a distinctly nutty flavour that rocks my world when I get bored of oats.

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Watermelon Pizza. Healthy, fruit pizza. Low carb, sugar free. The Fit Foodie Blog Recipe

Watermelon Pizza

We can all agree that it would be *awesome* if there was a healthy version of pizza out there. There’s just something about picking a multitude of toppings that gets me over-excited. While this one isn’t filled with melted cheese, it’s just as delicious (promise). It’s practically a fruit salad, which means you can have 4 slices of pizza and not feel ill. You will need a watermelon any then anything else lying in your fruit bowl or pantry – scarcely a recipe, but share-worthy all the same!

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Supergreens Smoothie Bowl

Supergreens Smoothie Bowl

Want a nourishing breakfast in under 5 minutes? This one takes the same time as pouring milk on top of your coco pops, and is around 1 million times better for you*. Add to a blender, and turn ‘ON’…you can do that right?! Have this when you’re feeling under the weather to replenish vitamins and minerals, or just gobble because it will make you feel awesome, and tastes kinda like banana milkshake.

*maths is not my strong point

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Salted Caramel Brekkie Bowl

Two-Minute Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

Salt + caramel. Is there anything better? Actually, yes. A healthy version. This is one of my go-to breakfasts after an intense morning workout. It helps to replenish protein and glycogen stores and build lean muscle (which in turn burns calories – yay!). The Maca is gives the dish a toffee flavour, and works to alleviate anxiety and stress in the body. It’s also high in iron and is great for boosting energy – much needed on a Monday morning. Whip it up in under 2 minutes for a delicious dessert too.

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

You love carrot cake, and you love breakfast. There’s only one thing for it…
Creamy, crunchy, chewy and sweet, this recipe packs a nutritional punch to keep you fuelled throughout the morning. Prepared in a matter of minutes, this Carrot Cake Oatmeal is loaded with heart-healthy walnuts, whole grains, sweet carrot & cinnamon for the perfect start to the day.

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Chocolate Superfood Breakfast Bowl

Chocolate Superfood Breakfast Bowl

This week has been full of early mornings for me. These mornings require chocolate, and plenty of it (ladies listen up – this is your body calling out for a dose of magnesium). While I don’t recommend grabbing the nearest Hershey’s bar (urgh), there are plenty of healthy ways to get your chocolate fix…and this is one of them. Hallelujah.

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Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal with Egg Whites

Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal with Egg Whites

I know adding egg whites to your morning oats sounds a little odd, but it’s actually pretty amazing. It makes for a deliciously fluffy (and wonderfully filling) breakfast, supercharged with plenty of protein. The key is to avoid scrambling the eggs by continuously stirring when added – it’s a little bit of effort for a lot of gain. Once you’ve tried them you’ll never go back…pinky swear.

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Single Serve Breakfast Berry crumble

Single Serve Breakfast Berry Crumble

Crumbles are one of my favourite desserts. Hot, sweet and deeply satisfying, theres just something about that oaty topping against juicy seasonal fruit. It’s a dessert I grew up with and ate at least once a week, although admittedly they were full of white sugar, butter and a whole heap of custard to boot. In typical fashion I had to recreate it, and what’s better than dessert for breakfast? Not a lot. One healthy ‘Bressert’ coming your way…

Amp up your breakfast with antioxidants from these dark berries and you’ll benefit from clearer skin, improved digestion and a stronger immune system. #winning.

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Healthy Muesli Cookies

Healthy Muesli Breakfast Cookies

I love cookies. I love breakfast. It’s a no brainer right?
Okay, so you’re thinking cookies to start the day might not be a top nutritional option, but these are seriously going to trump your cafe-bought alternative. As it turns out they’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan too! Make in advance and grab on-the-go for a healthy snack during the week.
The almond meal and seeds pumps up the protein, so they won’t leave you hungry 10 minutes after devouring them!

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