4 Healthy Breakfasts for Clear, Glowing Skin

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why are so many people skipping it? Lack of time? Lack of effort? Lack of hunger? Whatever the reason, I believe there is always a solution!

Lack the time? Get up 10 minutes earlier.

Lack the effort? Educate yourself on the health benefits of having breakfast every morning and motivate yourself.

Lack of hunger? Perk up your digestive system with bitters and helpful herbs.

Nourishing your body and treating it like the temple it is will soon begin to show on the outside through your skin, hair and nails.

Seeing as breakfast seems to be the meal most people struggle to find inspiration and motivation for, I’ll list my top 4 healthy breakfasts to promote clear and glowing skin!

 

Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are an easy way to get some antioxidants and other nutrients into your system without spending too long in the kitchen. Simply blend your ingredients and garnish with some nutritious toppings. My smoothie bowl recipes are usually garnished with organic oats, buckinis, gojo berries, shredded coconut and sometimes some cacao nibs for that extra hit!

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Overnight Oats

Oats are a favourite breakfast of mine. I even use oats in herbal medicine in the clinic! They are so nutritious and filling and can taste absolutely amazing when complemented with fresh berries, nuts, seeds, honey or even nut butters and spreads like tahini. Adding some home made granola gives it some crunch and grated apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon for those cold winter mornings!

Oats are a great source of silica (fantastic for hair, skin and nails) and fiber (helping to lower your cholesterol and take care of your gut – a healthy gut means healthy skin!).

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Shakshouka

This is a favourite of mine and I even sometimes eat it for dinner! My shakshouka recipe contains loads of the antioxidant, lycopene. Antioxidants protect us from free radical damage which can lead to premature ageing – usually resulting in poor skin health. It also contains a nice dose of protein which is, of course, essential in skin health and integrity. Adding your choice of vegetables, especially greens, will help increase the nutritional quality of this breakfast. Unfortunately, this is not a breakfast I would classify as a quick recipe, however it’s perfect for those weekends where you feel like a cooked breaky!

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Avocado on Toast

I’m not talking any type of toast, I mean a nice, thick, heavy type of bread made with wholemeal rye or nutritious ingredients such as chia, quinoa, psyllium and perhaps even nuts and seeds.

Avocado on toast is so simple and filling because you are getting some complex carbs (if you use a nutritious, preferably home made loaf of bread) as well as the healthy fats from the avocado. For added nutrition you can sprinkle some chia seeds on top, wack some spinach leaves onto the plate, slice up some fresh tomato or if you have time, roast some cherry tomatoes, sautee some mushrooms and onion and serve it all up with a nice, soft poached egg on top. Drizzle with lime and you have yourself a nutrient dense, delicious and filling breakfast.

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