I know it can be tough to get up early and sit down for a decent breakfast, especially now it’s so cold outside and cosy under the blankets! But not only does a balanced, healthy breakfast kick start your brain and prevent you snacking on choccie biscuits at 10am, it also plays a part in keeping you looking your very best. Yes, really. Here are five easy and delicious breakfast ideas that will feed your hair and skin from within. Enjoy!
Healthy Smashed Avo & Poached Eggs on Rye
If it’s good enough for Kayla Itsines, it’s good enough for us! The fitspo queen know what’s what, and this yummy, healthy breakfast is as good for your outsides as your insides. Avocado is full of Omega-3, which is essential for radiant skin and lush, shiny hair, while eggs are rich in vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin, including Vitamin A which promotes wound healing. They’re also full of protein, meaning you’ll stay fuller longer.
Not only does this breakfast look all kinds of tasty, it is an actual superfood bonanza! Think kale or spinach, chia seeds, berries and banana. Kale is super low in calories and packed with Vitamin A – which helps with cellular turnover for a clear complexion, and Vitamin C – which helps the skin to produce collagen, keeping it firm and full. Blueberries are antioxidant rich, protecting against free radical damage for a healthy, happy skin. Bananas boast potassium to keep skin soft and hydrated, while the zinc content helps banish acne-causing germs. Chia’s secret weapon is Vitamin E, known to fight wrinkles and inflammation, and keep the skin supple and smooth. All that goodness before you even get out the front door!
Save time in the morning by prepping a few batches of these oat parfaits on the weekend. Not only are the oats low GI – keeping you full until lunchtime – they’re an ancient superfood that can help reduce inflammation and prevent acne. The chia and berries give an added beauty boost, and Greek yoghurt contains probiotics that help detox the skin.
Yes it has mint, spinach, banana, avo, dates and more, but this almond milk smoothie also has the greatest ingredient of all – cacao! Extremely high in antioxidants, cacao promotes beautiful skin in a bunch of ways, including increasing blood flow to the skin, boosting hydration, and promoting cellular healing. It also increases blood circulation in the scalp for healthy, thick and glossy hair. Best of all, it tastes chocolate-y and delicious!
Sometimes it’s as simple as toast and tea. Start the day off right with a cup of Your Tea Skin Magic Tea every day – a tasty brew that helps treat acne and eczema, and promotes a healthy, even skintone. The superstar ingredient is aloe leaf, which hydrates the skin and helps to clear heat from pimples and inflammation. Licorice root and lotus seed heart help with digestion and promoting a healthy gut and balanced hormones. We’ll drink to that!