gluten freeCoeliac or not, going gluten free has many health benefits including better digestion (think less bloating, cramping, diarrhoea and flatulence) and reduced inflammation.

Most ‘traditional’ breakfast options like cereal contain a lot of gluten, sugar and offer little protein and nutritional value.

So here are a few gluten free breakfast ideas to get you started.

  1. Eggs – boiled, omelette, scrambled, poached.  The options are endless. Add some spinach, peppers and avocados for extra nutrients and you can always add some gluten free bread for some extra oomph!
  2. Porridge – make with gluten free oats and top with cinnamon, flax seeds, berries and nuts.  I always crave porridge when it’s cold, wet and generally a bit miserable out.
  3. Smoothies – Spinach, almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, handful of berries, flaxseeds, cinnamon and a scoop of protein powder (optional). Or try a green smoothie.
  4. Pancakes.
  5. Yoghurt – Total greek yogurt topped with a chopped banana, berries, flax and sunflower seeds.
  6. Home-made granola.  Easy to make and stores well.  I prefer to make this as the store bought versions tend to have a lot of added sugar.
  7. Gluten free breadGenius do a great range. Top with an egg or peanut butter for an extra protein hit (try the no added salt variety).
  8. Frittatas. Make a big batch and eat the left overs for breakfast.  They are portable so easy to take into work.