It’s easy to fall into the habit of finding fast food that just isn’t getting your day off to the best of starts. Cereals are now highly processed and in many respects sweetened significantly for the UK palate, and we have to get away from these calorie dense but nutritionally poor meals.

I think it’s ironic that we are eating highly processed grains which have had 70-80% of the nutrients refined out of them, to then in the manufacturing process put synthetic versions of B vitamins and iron back in. If we were not refining them so much we really wouldn’t have to do this.

Kellogg’s dominate the cereal market, with millions of us eating their brand of breakfast, this company sets the scene for the start of most people’s days, well except that toast is the other biggie on the breakfast front. But you can and should take control of what you are feeding your body, setting yourself up with a breakfast focused on nutrition is easy but you have to plan and get organised with the ingredients.

Serves 1 although you can multiply the ingredients to make enough to just serve up each morning.

  • 2 heaped teaspoons of ground almonds
  • 10 cashew nuts broken up
  • 2 teaspoons of sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of hulled hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of milled flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons of dessiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoons of porridge oats
  • 100-200ml of almond milk
  • 1 drop of lemon essential oil or the zest of a lemon
  • 2 strawberries sliced

Put the almonds, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, hulled hemp seeds, milled flaxseed, dessicated coconut and porridge oats into a bowl.

Blend the lemon essential oil or the lemon zest into the almond milk, pour into the ingredients in the bowl.

Slice the strawberries and creatively arrange in the bowl to make you feel great, because digestion starts with the eyes.

Consider adding coconut or natural yoghurt and soaking over night similar to a Bircher Muesli.

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