A smoothie is a great thing to have in the morning as they can provide vitamins, antioxidants and energy. Many people don’t bother with them as they can be time-consuming but with a lot of the population now working from home, now is a great time to experiment with the blender. Kale and spinach are perfect to use as they both provide a powerful antioxidant and are packed with calcium, folate and fibre to boost immunity. What’s even better is that once they’re blended in with fruit such as mango, kiwi or pineapple, you won’t be able to taste the greens.
Pumpkin Seed Granola and yogurt
Granola is a firm breakfast favourite for a reason. It’s crunchy, tasty and full of fibre and protein. Try throwing in a handful of yummy pumpkin seeds that contain three milligrams of zinc – an immune boosting mineral. Yogurts are also a great breakfast choice – with granola or without. They can be high in protein, calcium, vitamins and probiotics which are all good for boosting immunes and enhancing good bacteria in the gut.
With all the panic buying of toilet paper and pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables don’t seem to be affected as badly. Take advantage of this by loading up on fruit each morning. Citrus fruits are ideal as they are rich in vitamins and plant compounds, a good source of fibre and even contain nutrients that boost heart health. Combine grapefruit or orange with delicious mango, kiwi, blueberries or strawberries (or whatever else you have) and you have a tasty, vitamin rich breakfast.