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May 24, 2016

#Eatclean: the perfect healthy breakfast according to Lucile Woodward

Fitness expert Lucile Woodward reveals how to have a healthy balanced breakfast every day.
Lucile Woodward
Fitness coach

Certified fitness coach, science journalist, TV columnist, author, mother of two kids and one of Biotherm’s fitness experts, Lucile Woodward wears many hats, and she wears them well. Her latest project is 365 Body By Lucile, a web series dedicated to fitness and nutrition that she broadcasts on her YouTube channel.

The base of any healthy breakfast is a piece of fruit and a drink (lemon water, a juice…). After that a person can add other foods in, depending on their own personal preferences and tastes. Here are some things to eat so that you feel full all the way until lunchtime:

IF YOU HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE:

If you need a good grab ‘n’ go kind of breakfast, then a glass of water (or almond milk), a banana and a handful of nuts will do the trick.

IF YOU LIKE SAVORY FOODS IN THE MORNING:

A cup of tea, a piece of fruit and some whole wheat toast with slices of avocado, a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt of pepper makes for a delicious savory breakfast.

Eggs are always another great option, but make sure to cook them in a non-stick skillet, and don’t add any fat to it like olive oil or butter. I personally like to make fried eggs and then I place them on top of a piece of buttered toast.

IF YOU LOVE CEREAL:

If cereal is more your style then make your own homemade muesli. Get a big bowl and fill it with oats, a bit of bran, some dried fruit (dried raisins, goji berries, chia seeds, dried apricots, figues…) and some nuts. I recommend making your muesli mix every 10 days or so – unless you enjoy it so much that you eat it all up really quickly!

In the morning pour some of your homemade muesli into a small bowl and then add a splash of plant-based milk (which is great for your body as well as the planet) like oat milk, almond milk, rice milk… try out a few different kinds until you find one you like - they all taste different!

And don’t forget: have a piece of fruit and a drink as well before leaving the house.

IF YOU’RE MORE OF A TOAST AND JAM KIND OF PERSON:

If you like to have toast with butter and jam in the morning, keep in mind that there are things you can substitute it with to lower your sugar and saturated fat intake.

For example, you can replace butter with almond butter or cashew butter. Instead of jam you can put some hazelnut spread on top. And make sure to buy some real, whole-wheat bread – the industrial version just doesn’t taste the same, nor does it do any favors for your body.

A healthy breakfast will give your morning the boost it needs!

May 24, 2016