4 simple breakfast hacks that will help you become a morning person

Oct 20 2017, 1:15 am

Waking up in the winter can be tough.

For starters, it’s dark until almost 7:30 am so your body clock thinks it’s still nighttime when you wake up. So you snooze your alarm for five minutes… another five… and another five, before you eventually roll out of bed.

You jump in the shower and don’t want to get out because you know the temperature will be freezing, so you count to three before making your move. Like a true hunter-gatherer, you search the cabinets to realize that you have no food for breakfast and you have to leave the house in 10 minutes.

Ahhh yes, waking up can be a serious struggle, especially when you’re starting your day off without breakfast.

But don’t worry – we’ve found some simple hacks to morph you into a morning person,  and they’ll even help support a healthy immune system during cold and flu season.

Breakfast power bowl

What you’ll need: 

  • 1/2 cup dry old fashion oats
  • 1 scoop (about 1/4 cup or 28 grams) unflavoured whey protein
  • 1 x 3.1-ounce vanilla probiotic dairy drink such as Danactive
  • 1/4 cup water or milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, sliced into wedges

If it seems like you’re stuck for time almost every morning, you’ll want to make a quick breakfast that you can enjoy before you leave your pad. You can get a bowl of oatmeal, whey protein, probiotic dairy drink, milk, and chia seeds ready and refrigerate overnight. Then add kiwifruit in the morning. Boom. And it comes with benefits too, as the kiwifruit is an amazing source of nutrients and antioxidants that can help boost your immune system. As an added plus, it takes less than five minutes to prepare.

Açaí bowl

What you’ll need: 

  • 2 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits
  • 400 grams acaí pulp
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 6 tbsp granola
  • 2 tsp sunflower seed
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seed
  • 2 tsp almond nib
  • 2 tsp toasted coconut flakes

Having an açaí bowl for breakfast means you’ll be starting off the day with an utterly Instagrammable meal. Adding a tropical-sweet tasting SunGold Kiwifruit to the bowl means you’ll get more than a full day’s serving of vitamin C – a natural fighter of the common cold. Additionally, it helps improve your mood and vitality. You’ll definitely find mornings a lot easier when you have this tasty breakfast. Did we mention that it only takes 10 minutes to make?

Green kiwifruit rainbow strata

What you’ll need: 

You’ll be happy to know that yes, you can prepare this delicious breakfast snack the night before. Simply store it in your refrigerator and dig in when you wake up in the morning. Having a simple rainbow strata with Zespri Green Kiwifruit means you’ll be adding some fiber to your diet. And that’s ALWAYS a plus, and super filling too.

Green kiwi bruschetta

What you’ll need: 

  • 2 Zespri Green Kiwifruits, thinly sliced
  • 12 slices of baguette
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 50 grams feta cheese
  • 100 grams cream cheese (type Philadelphia)
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

Move over avocado toast – kiwi toast is the new breakfast snack that you seriously need to try. It can easily help you become a morning person as it’s a quick, nutritious fix with a sweet, tangy twist that will put an extra spring in your step. It takes twenty minutes to make and you’ll wish you tried it sooner. FYI a serving of kiwi (two kiwfruits) also provides the same amount of potassium as a medium banana.

Zespri, the world leader in premium quality kiwifruit, spent 10 years developing the SunGold Kiwifruit variety through natural crossbreeding methods. All Zespri Kiwifruit is non-GMO. A serving of two SunGold Kiwifruits contain three times the amount of vitamin C as an orange and just one SunGold Kiwifruit covers your daily needs of Vitamin C.

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