Breakfast hacks to help you get the most out of your mornings

Want to give yourself a great start each and every day? With these top 5 breakfast hacks you are on your way in no time at all.

  1. Boiled egg on toast

Boil up some eggs and let them cool. Pre-cut a low GI bread such as sour dough or rye and freeze. In the morning all that is left for you to do is peel your eggs and toast your bread. Garnish with hummus, avo or mayo.

Out of time? Simply put it all together in the office kitchen.

  1. A power smoothie in the bag

Place one banana (chopped), four strawberries (halved) and ten blueberries into a plastic packet. Add nuts or nut butters, honey, supplements and/or protein powder as desired. Place smoothie bag in the freezer. When needed, remove bag from freezer and blend with 250ml of apple juice/milk/water as you like it.

  1. Raw Oats

Soak one cup of raw, uncooked oats in cow/soya/almond milk and/or plain yogurt over night. In the morning, garnish with almond slivers, honey and fresh apple slices. The combination is delicious and super healthy, raw food at its best.

  1. Waffles with butter & honey

Mix up your waffle batter and place in the fridge over night. In the morning fire up the waffle maker and enjoy fresh waffles within 5 minutes. Waffle batter contains egg and will keep you full for longer.

  1. Farmstyle breakfast for the whole family

Add a little oil into each opening of a large muffin pan. Crack one egg into each muffin opening. Place bacon on a separate baking sheet. Put both trays into the oven at 200 degrees. Ensure the baking tray with the bacon is at the top under the grill and that the eggs are cooking under it. By the time you are dressed there will be a cooked breakfast waiting for you in your oven.

The key is prepping before you go to bed to ensure you crush it each and every day. Of course waking up on a Sealy will mean you are well-rested and that much more likely to make good decisions- starting with your breakfast.

Here’s to the good life!

Sleep better on a new Sealy today!

How to say Good Morning around the world

Tired of saying the same old ‘Good Morning!’ to your loved ones or colleagues each day? Why not learn some of these alternatives? We have found a whole bunch of ways to spice up your morning greetings using languages from around the world.

Starting here on our own doorstep, we have some obvious choices. There’s the Afrikaans ‘goeie more’ which translates directly as ‘good morning’; the isiZulu ‘sawubona’ meaning ‘I see you’ and the isiXhosa ‘molweni’ meaning ‘greetings to all’.

Moving upwards into central Africa, the greetings get even more colourful with the Swahili ‘Habari za asubuh’ and Chechewan ‘m’mawa wabwino’ which is ‘good morning’ in the Malawian mother tongue. Both the Congo and DRC have held onto the French ‘Bonjour’ whilst the Namibians still exclaim the German ‘guten Morgen’ around town.

Mornings in northern Africa are littered with other European greetings such as the Spanish ‘¡buenos días’ and Portugeuse ‘bom dia’, however, more commonly you will hear the Arabic chant ‘sabah alkhyr’ filling the streets of Morocco and Algeria; whilst in Egypt ‘SabāH il-‘išTa’ translates to ‘morning of cream’ or a ‘wonderful morning to you’.

Moving across into the East, the Mandarin morning greeting of ‘Zǎo ān’ translates as ‘you good’ whilst the less formal Japanese way to say hi in the morning is ‘Hikōshiki ohayō’. The people of Vietnam say ‘chào buổi sáng’ whilst those living on the islands known as Indonesia utter ‘Salamet Pagi’ but only until 11am when as far as they are concerned, the morning has gone.

Wherever you find yourself, wherever you may be, giving a morning greeting is one way to warmly welcome, recognise and acknowledge those with whom you share your day.