How do you start your day - a bite of toast as you run out of the door or a bowl of porridge as you peruse the morning's news?


When you're juggling children, walking the dog and have-I-got-everything-for-my-important-meeting on a busy morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall down the list of priorities. Taking just a few minutes to eat something can really make a difference to your day. Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!

Research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight - if you skip breakfast, you're more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning. Studies have also shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels, improve mood and lower stress levels. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment and behaviour, and has been linked to improved grades.

From breakfast-on-the-go to a leisurely weekend brunch, there's something for all tastes and timescales! Have a look through our breakfast recipes below and see what takes your fancy...

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Yoghurt + Fruit + Muesli/Cereal/Oats/Nuts

Breakfast SundaeBreakfast TrifleOaty Yoghurt with NutsYoghurt, Roasted Oats and FruitChia Breakfast PotsCrunch Fruit LayerHoneyed Muesli Crunch

Make your own yoghurt with the EasiYo Yoghurt Maker - just add water, it's so easy!

Taking it to work? Keep your cereal crunchy in a Sistema Breakfast Pot

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Smoothies and Shakes

Green Breakfast SmoothieOaty Chocolate MochaHot Chocolate and Raspberry ShakeVanilla Honey Yoghurt SmoothieBlueberry and Banana SmoothieApple and Cinnamon MilkshakeWarm Porridge Smoothie

Whizz them up in seconds with an electric blender

Go fruit-tastic with an electric juicer

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Go to work on an egg!

Breakfast SaladBoiled Eggs with Cheese SoldiersBreakfast OmeletteSausage and Tomato Breakfast FritattaSmoked Haddock on Toasted CheesePoached Egg, Ham and Mustard on ToastBreakfast Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs

All the egg gadgets you could ever think of, plus a few you couldn't even think of!

From poaching pockets and electric boilers to double egg cups and even something that cuts the top off

granola-pancakes

Pancakes aren't just for Shrove Tuesday...

Granola PancakesMuesli Pancakes with Summer Berry CompoteFlippin' Great Pancakes

Crepe pans, citrus squeezers, mixing bowls, balloon whisks - everything you need for Pancake Day and beyond!

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You really can have anything for breakfast!

Cheese and Onion Waffles with SausagesWild Mushrooms on ToastHoney and Walnut Bread

Get the iconic waffle shape with a waffle maker - available in electric and stove-top versions

Have breakfast ready before you even get up, with a breadmaker

 

Bodum Assam Teapot

And we couldn't forget the morning cuppa! Start your day in style with the Bodum Tea & Coffee range

For even more breakfast recipe ideas, visit the Breakfast Week website

Recipes and images from www.shakeupyourwakeup.com