Tailoring Your Breakfast To Your Day Ahead

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Breakfast – we all know it’s the most important meal of the day, but how many of us actually take action to make sure we’re putting the right thing in our body early in the morning? Well, with the help of Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of the award-winning Nosh Detox Plans, we give you tips on exactly what to eat for the kind of day you expect to be having. 

As the saying goes, ‘You have to be in it to win it.’ For your energy, focus & clarity on any given day, that conversation starts with breakfast.

Now, I’ll be honest, I hate breakfast and have always hated it. Having to eat at that time in the morning is really a turn off. I’m struggling to stay awake, let alone eat. [And I have always really resented people who stuff their faces that early……especially if I have to watch them!]

But I’ve now learnt that what I eat in the morning, totally affects how my day will go. The rhythm it creates in my eating for that day is invaluable.

What I mean by this is, the days that I don’t eat breakfast are the days I eat more sporadically and a lot more junk food makes its way onto my plate.

But when I eat breakfast, I’m much more disciplined about the rest of my day. And my mental and physical energy is markedly better too. So breakfast has taken a huge leap to the forefront of my mind!

Generally, we end up eating the nearest and easiest thing in front of us. Because doing something different takes time and effort, and we don’t have it.

I’ve done the thinking for you and I’ve created a menu of suggestions for different breakfasts tailored for various scenarios.

I appreciate these suggestions may seem wildly weird to some of you, but try just one and see how you feel. It’ll give you the results you need to continue experimenting.

What Kind Of Day Are You Going to Have?

Racing around town

Raw Porridge made of oats soaked in oat, almond or coconut milk with crushed nuts, pumpkin seeds and goji berries. Why? Because of the slow release complex carbs, good proteins in the nuts and seeds plus added goji berries full of antioxidants to help with your stressful day dashing around! Also the beauty of slow release is it won’t spike your sugar levels, meaning you shouldn’t crave that mid-morning muffin.

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Working out before I go in

For a pre-workout brekkie, I recommend Millet & Amaranth porridge with turmeric, salt and greens. I really miss salty breakfasts! However if you prefer it sweeter, simply add agave, coconut milk and cranberries instead. Why is it so good? The millet digests easily post-workout without making you feel bloated. But best of all, Amaranth has key vitamins & bio-available minerals and turmeric decreases inflammation. So less aches and pains after you’ve hit the gym or park!

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Meetings, meetings, meetings

We all know those days when you’ve got to be on your A-game, engaging your brain. The best breakfast for this is Pan-fried tofu on gluten free toast with fresh rocket and sliced tomatoes. Oh my gosh this is fantastic; if you’ve never tried it then just dive on in and run don’t walk! Why is it so good? Tofu is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids needed for powering through the meetings as well as the fresh veg hit from the rocket and tomato. So you are energetic, not frenetic. And skipping the gluten helps to avoid the afternoon energy slump.

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Admin, may die of boredom

Perk up your morning (even of your day is looking dull!) with a Superfood smoothie – banana, pears, spinach and spirulina or superfood mix. Why? It’s not too much food but very nutrient dense. Spinach is an excellent source of iron. Natural sugars in the fruit to keep you going. While the super foods help to remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system. And the best part is it will keep you alert and focused despite the boredom!

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Ho hum, nothing much on

Got a chilled out day in front of you? Go for Avocado on gluten-free toast with capers and sliced red pepper and seaweed salt. Why? Avocado is loaded with fibre, which contributes to weight loss, reduces blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of disease. Red pepper is also high in Vit C. So, you can spend your time thinking of how much good you are doing your body… even if you’re just relaxing with a book!

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Geeta is the founder of Nosh Detox, a company that aims to support high performance individuals through delivering tailored juice and diet plans delivered to your home. The health solutions offered run the gamut from B12 shots to a simple juice fast.  See more on www.noshdetox.com and follow @noshdetox on Twitter

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TOP 6 BEST BREAKFAST PLACES IN LONDON

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You’ve heard it said again again, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, so why not dine out this summer and visit some of London’s hot spots for an early bite to eat.

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1. The Breakfast Club
In homage to the iconic 1980’s film, the Breakfast Club is definitely a must for anyone who is seeking some delicious and indulgent food this summer. With a widely varied menu, everything from sweet and savory to foreign delicacies, it won’t be hard finding something to tickle your fancy, (we’d recommend the pancakes ourselves!) But warning, be prepared to queue for a table!

Venues are all over London: Angel, Soho, Hoxton, London Bridge and more, there is no excuse not to visit a branch this summer. Check out their website.
http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com/locations

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2. Balthazar
Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, start your day in the vivacious area that is Covent Garden. Indulge in the luxurious food of Balthazar, urban dining with notable references to a Parisian bistro. Enjoy the French inspired delicacies with the option of trying homemade artisan beads, pastries and more straight from their own Boulangerie, be transported to the streets of Paris through your taste buds.6 Russell Street

London
WC2B 5HZ
http://balthazarlondon.com

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3. Duck and Waffle
If you are looking for a room (and food) with a view, then look no further. Located on Liverpool Street on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle offers divine dishes with a spectacular view over the Capital Skyline. Where else could be better to enjoy the morning sunshine?

Heron Tower
110 Bishopgate
London
EC2N 4AY
http://duckandwaffle.com

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4. No.67
Located in the exclusive location of South London’s Gallery, No67 has a light, contemporary and lively setting, appropriate for its creative location. Specializing in breakfast, you won’t be disappointed, it has been described as ‘one of the capitals best kept secrets’ Daily Mail and ‘easily the best for miles around’ Time Out. With seating available both inside and out it’s up to you how you choose to enjoy the summers morning.

67 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UH
http://number67.co.uk

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5. Riding House Café

Situated just off Oxford Street, Riding House Café is a great place for anyone breakfast searching in London this summer. Described as a ‘modern, all-day brasserie’ the RHC has a diverse selection of both sweet and savory on the menu, so you’re bound to find something to your liking. With a quirky, cotemporary interior, this place will leave you wanting more so why not head down to their Titchfield Street location this summer?

43-51 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 7PQ
http://www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk

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6. The Grain Store
Located on Granary Square near Kings Cross, The Grain Store is setting the standards for sustainable restaurants. . The interior is explained as ‘the idea of the exploded kitchen’ transgressing the boundaries between the kitchen and dining area. With exquisite delicacies inspired from all over the globe, it’s not surprising that The Grain Store was awarded Menu of the Year at the Cateys in 2014. Unfortunately they only serve breakfast/brunch at the weekend, so make sure you book a table!

Granary Square
1-3 Stable Street
London
N1C 4AB
http://www.grainstore.com

So where will you spend the most important meal of the day this Summer?

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