This seems like such a short and simple blog post but I like it all the same. It has taken me a long time to find a breakfast that really keeps me full until lunchtime. I was often fed cereal as a child but never really liked any of them. Toast never works well with me, as bread flares up my IBS. Also being a student my budget is limited.
But over the past couple of months, I have really experimented with different breakfasts to see what works best for me.
PORRIDGE! I fricking love porridge! It is so cheap as well. The best oats to get are the plain supermarket own brand cheap oats. Where the ingredients are just rolled oats. Getting branded oats often have added sugar, flour, additives and preservatives. In the morning it is important to have slow-releasing sugars rather than refined sugar such as chocolate because you end up having a spike in energy and then you drop super low by mid-morning.
- Rolled Oats (45g)
- 100ml of Oat/Soya/Almond Milk
- 100ml of water
- 1tbsp of Chia Seed
- 1tbsp Flax Seed
- A handful of blueberries/half a banana
- A drizzle of Pip & Nut Peanut butter
I vary the fruit to keep it interesting and also vary the nut butter I use as I love trying out all the Pip & Nut flavours! The milk, however, I think I have settled on using almond milk. It works on my macros for the day, provides a nice texture and is much cheaper then Oat milk, in my supermarket anyway. This totals as about 330 calories (C:41g F:12 P:10) which is enough to get me through the morning and leaves me feeling very much satisfied. I normally eat at about 8:30 sometimes earlier or later depending on the day of the week but will often eat lunch at 1:30.
I think breakfast is super important to set you up for the day. Don’t get me wrong sometimes I love a good full English breakfast (vegetarian) or eggs on toast with avocado!
But on a budget, this breakfast I have found is the best for me!