Food & Drink

The Only Way To Start Your Day


Breakfast for me is often the most important meal. If I go without it, my whole day tends to be thrown off and all I can think about is the countdown to food. Starting off your day in the right way can be the difference between an extremely productive 12 hours, or a sluggish tiring plod through the day. I am very particular about my mornings; I shy away from coffee because it just doesn’t agree with me, and I try and find a breakfast that won’t take long to quickly throw together (as each extra minute wrapped in the warm burrito of a duvet is the most valuable time). I also have this bad habit of tending to stick to the same breakfast for about 7 years… this is actually true of my schooling days but I am glad to say I have broken the cycle slightly and am actively trying to spruce up my breakfast menu. I thought in today’s post I could share with you one of the breakfast meals I am particularly loving, not simply due to its Pinterest-friendly aesthetic, but also because it is easy to put together and extremely good for you. For me, this is the only way to start your day!!

Something that was really important to me when switching breakfasts was to find something that was high in fibre. I had never really gone for high fibre cereals before because they were often bland in taste and texture. Whenever I tried to eat them I ended up covering the entire bowl in honey to try and mask the taste and I feel that sort of neglected the point of having a healthier breakfast. But recently I have started eating granolas a lot more as the texture is SO much nicer to eat and you can create interesting bowls really easily. Having a granola bowl every morning isn’t particularly cheap but as it is the most important meal of my day sometimes, I find you should really give out those extra few pennies. Also with careful planning, you can make sure none of your fruit goes to waste and packets of almonds and pots of yoghurt aren’t actually a bank breaker and they will last you a long time.

What is in today’s bowl?

– 4 Tablespoons of greek style yoghurt.

– A covering of Nurtibrex.

– A sprinkle of raspberries and blueberries.

– A small squirt of honey over the top.

These are just some of the things I like to add to my Nurtibrex and this particular bowl is very quick and easy to put together if your mornings are a little rushed. If I have more time sometimes I like to add ground almonds, grated chocolate, other fruits (strawberries are my favourite but their season is unfortunately over) and pretty much anything I have lying about in the cupboards. There really are no ends to how you can personalise your breakfast bowl. I love Nurtibrex as a base because it is so versatile in how it can be used, from a simple granola, to be able to be used as a porridge or in smoothies too! It is gluten free and made from the best oats! The choices of how to have your oats in the morning have become endless…

Though I definitely will not be cutting Nutella out of my life completely, a healthier start to the day has become a really nice way for me to appreciate the mornings more. (Wait… Nutella and Nutribrex…. this could be the combo of dreams… I will update you!!!). This is also not to say I will be jumping out of bed because I definitely am the worst at pressing the snooze button, but before my breakfast was never exciting, just the same old thing day after day. Change is good and I am loving the aesthetic of my new morning wake up call.

Joanna x

Here are the links to Nurtibrex’s website and socials, so you can start your journey to a healthier, happier morning.

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  • Reply Mia 15/10/2017 at 9:28 pm

    I am the same way when it comes to breakfast! I don’t know how some people can go without it. It fuels me for the rest of my day! This bowl looks so tasty!

    Mia |

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 17/10/2017 at 1:35 pm

      Yes, I feel like I would be hungry for the entire day if I didn’t fuel up on breakfast!!!

  • Reply Tara 16/10/2017 at 11:47 am

    I never used to eat breakfast, preferring to spend the extra 15 minutes in bed, but now I can’t go without it! Porridge is my go to at this time of year but it can be quite time consuming so I’ll have to give this a go!
    Tara x

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 17/10/2017 at 1:35 pm

      I was exactly the same – those extra minutes in bed were the best but I definitely now have learnt that breakfast it way more important!!

  • Reply Coco Mallory 17/10/2017 at 12:50 pm

    i’m definitely a lover of breakfast too! will give this a go tomorrow for sure 🙂 x

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 17/10/2017 at 1:34 pm

      Ooh yay! Let me know how your breakfasts go 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Rose 17/10/2017 at 9:07 pm

    I absolutely love your blog, so glad to have found it! Your photos are gorgeous! I have subscribed to you and am just subscribing to all of your other social media platforms now! Great post xx

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 18/10/2017 at 9:31 am

      Thank you so much!! It’ll be nice to have you along for the journey xx

  • Reply Craig Mark Burrows 19/10/2017 at 6:04 pm

    This looks lovely , I sure will be trying this tomorrow , breakfast to me is very important but it’s the same old cereal that pulls me off it , but this is something different Thanks for sharing

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 20/10/2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks so much!! Yes, sometimes the same old routine just needs to be broken 🙂

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