A good breakfast is key to getting the most out of your Bude surf lessons

Have you ever wondered how top surfers seem to have limitless amounts of energy and have no problem regularly putting 3-5 hours in the water? With a good energy source of course! And that starts with the most important meal of the day; breakfast.

One of the most effective aspects of being able to surf is nutrition, making sure you have the right nutritional foundation is key to having your body run at an optimum level in the ocean.

When staying at Outdoor Adventure the best way to prepare for your Bude surf lessons or a surf with friends when not staying with us, is breakfast, and with the fantastic breakfast ideas below you will be charged up and ready to tackle the ocean full of energy:

  • Chia Breakfast Pots – This delicious superfood has seen a bit of a boom in recent years with everyone seeing the benefits of chia seeds, Kelly Slater and Rob Machado have been talking about their own benefits for years. Rich in fibre, omega-3 and 6 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc to name a few, these are perfect prior to your Bude surf lessons or as a mid-session re-fuel. Use an old jar and fill it ¼ full of chia seeds, then use a nut milk or coconut water and top up to just over half way, give it a shake and leave overnight. In the morning you will have a creamy chia porridge. Top with fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, banana, coconut and some nuts of your choice for an added energy boost.


  • Avocado Smash – Avocados have long been lauded for their health benefits and this delicious breakfast will have you paddling non-stop in the water.Avocados are full of healthy fats, potassium and dietary fibre and when combined with the rye bread and poached eggs, make for a truly super breakfast. Eggs are high in protein whilst the bread is giving you your carbohydrate boost.Toast the bread and smash the avocado onto the top, sprinkle with lime or lemon juice, salt, pepper, chilli and top with the eggs in any style you want.


  • Smoothie Bowl – Smoothies are more popular than ever, but recently we have seen the emergence of the smoothie bowl. Using the same principle of smoothies, grab as many delicious fruits as you want, add a splash of water and blend until you reach the consistency of a sorbet. Once it’s ready, pour into a bowl and top with fresh fruit, nutrient packed goji berries, desiccated coconut, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts for a vibrant nutrient dense breakfast that will give you bountiful energy in the ocean.


  • Superfood Omelette – When people hear the word superfood they immediately think of high costs, but this omelette is the opposite and is loaded with everything to have you catching the waves! Start off by frying vegetables such as kale, peppers, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, if you eat meat, put in a small handful such as lean chicken and sauté gently. What’s good about this recipe is that you can use any and as much vegetables as you want. Once things are starting to soften up add the eggs. We recommend a 4-egg omelette which will give you a big hit of protein and healthy fat as well as selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.


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