Pimp my Bran Flakes

This is my new favourite breakfast and it’s weekday friendly. Pea protein is a recent discovery and it works really well with cereal. Feel free to leave it out if you'd prefer; there's still protein in the yoghurt, chopped nuts and peanut butter.

I’ve been eating Bran Flakes for donkey’s years but in an attempt to balance my carb-heavy bowl*, I started adding yoghurt, nuts and pea protein. It makes a huge difference in terms of staying full and overall satisfaction.

My bowl is now made up of:

  • 50g Bran Flakes
  • 50-80g full-fat yoghurt
  • ½ a banana, sliced
  • A large handful of chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
  • 10g pea protein
  • A drizzle of peanut butter (I’m still squeezing Whole Earth peanut butter on everything I can)
  • A little milk

Extras if I have them:

  • A handful of blueberries, strawberries or raspberries

I’m not qualified in nutrition in any way but for me it ticks boxes like: fibre, protein, fat and various micronutrients from the fruit. Plus, and I never thought I’d say this about a bowl of Bran Flakes, it’s really pretty.

As always, credit to the Arnold Schwarzenegger newsletter, for planting the seed to up the protein in my breakfast.

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* Not carb-bashing, I will always love carbs.

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