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3 winter breakfast recipes with Nic's Nutrition

It’s always helpful to have a handful of quick winter breakfast recipes in your repertoire. Nichola Ludlam-Raine from Nic’s Nutrition has given us a selection of her favourite, quick and easy morning recipes for our #WinterWise campaign.

Each recipe is simple to put together and only requires a handful of ingredients – better yet, they only take around 3 minutes to make.

Easy Yoghurt with Berries

Yoghurt with berries can be pulled together quickly and is com
pletely customisable. You could top the yoghurt with whatever you want, but the fool-proof combination of berries and granola never fails.

What you’ll need to make it:
  • 150g Soya Yoghurt
  • 50g Granola
  • 1 Handful Sun-Dried Goji Berries
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon (optional)
Method:

Add 150g of soya yoghurt into a bowl and top with 50g of granola. Sprinkle the sun-dried goji berries and fresh raspberries on the yoghurt, and then sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Nic’s Homemade Granola Recipe: http://nicsnutrition.com/healthy-homemade-granola/ a picture of yoghurt and berries with raspberries

 

Dairy-Free Porridge

Porridge always helps to warm you up, which is perfect for winter mornings. Oats are a great source of slow releasing complex carbohydrates which help keep your energy levels up throughout the morning.

What you’ll need to make it:
  • 40-50g Oats
  • 200ml of unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Handful of Pumpkin Seeds
Method: 

Add 40-50g of oats to a bowl, pour in 200ml of unsweetened almond milk and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Slice a banana on top, before adding a handful of pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

porridge in a bowl with banana

 

Berry Smoothie

When cold and flu season is in full swing, having a nutritious smoothie recipe on hand is a great idea. Many berries have antioxidants in them, like Vitamin C, which is known to contribute to protect cells from oxidative stress - great for rainy mornings.

What you’ll need to make it:
  • Half A Banana, Frozen
  • Handful of Frozen Berries
  • 250ml Almond Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp Ground Seed Mix
Method: Simply add all your ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and serve. a berry smoothie in a mason jar

 

Our final thoughts…

We love how versatile these 3 recipes are. You can add different fruits or swap out different seeds, to make it the right breakfast for you. If you have a bit more time in the morning, why not try out Nic’s delicious sweet potato omelette recipes? You can watch the video here. Shop Food & Drink About Nic Nichola Ludlam-Raine is a UK Specialist Registered Dietitian and a published author in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Nic believes in the ethos that “It’s not about diets, it’s about a way of life”, and this approach has led to her being nominated for a large number of blogger awards.

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