We all know the importance of a good breakfast and while it can often be tempting to hit the snooze button and grab a skinny latte and blueberry muffin to go, the resulting caffeine buzz and sugar high will do little to stave off mid-morning cravings. Equally, the empty calories found a-plenty in sugary cereals often leave you feeling anything but full; thus by eleven you’ll be reaching for the biscuit tin. Such choices have a negative effect on not only our waistlines, but also our energy levels, and are the perfect way to start the day off on a seriously bad foot.
Ideally, a healthy, nutritionally balanced breakfast will consist of protein, fibre and complex carbs – the combination of which will keep you fuller for longer and kick start your day with a high dose of energy. However, unless you’re a real life domestic goddess or have a live-in chef able to whip you up an egg white and spinach omelette before you’re coffee has even brewed, it’s unlikely you’ll have the time, or indeed the inclination to prepare yourself a protein rich meal before hop, skip and jumping out the door.
Thankfully, we recently came across Perfekt Cereals – a revolutionary nutrient rich granola that provides the ideal combination of protein, carbohydrates and essential fats. Specifically designed to offer a nutritional balance of protein and complex carbs, the lack of refined sugar keeps blood sugar levels steady meaning you’ll stay satisfied until lunch.
The granolas are gently toasted with agave nectar – a natural alternative to sugar, with just a third of the calories. With five flavours to choose from – Ultimate Organic Granola, Organic Quinoa, Three Nut Granola, Mango and Passion Fruit Granola and Berry and Seed Granola – there’s an option for every taste bud. The Quinoa version is suitable for anyone who follows a gluten- free diet, and all Perfekt cereals are wheat free with no added salt.