MMMMHH IN THE MORNING

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are some mornings when we need it just to get going. And there are some mornings when we expect a true miracle from our breakfast. On the Sunday after the ski opening, for example. We have an idea for every breakfast type.

For the morning grouch:
Nutritionists recommend a warm breakfast in particular for those people who normally need a bit longer to get the day started. Porridge or polenta are especially well suited, and are even healthier when you add a bit of fruit. The body needs less energy to digest a warm breakfast – leaving energy to spare for other things. And you feel full for longer, too.

For the breakfast emperor:
Whilst some people can’t manage more than a coffee in the morning, for others, breakfast is a feast. But if you’re going skiing afterwards, that feast should end at least an hour beforehand. An ideal breakfast combines protein, fats and carbohydrate. A vegetable omelette with some wholemeal bread, for example, is pretty much perfect. And a banana afterwards doesn’t just provide a quick source of energy, it also satisfies your appetite for something sweet.

When you’re in a hurry:
It’s not ideal, but it does happen: the alarm doesn’t go off, your ski course is starting in a moment and you really have to hurry. This is the time for optimisation: if you’ve been jolted awake like this, you can do without coffee’s fast-working effect. Green tea has just as much caffeine, but is effective for longer. A croissant in your hand, a bit of nougat cream in the pocket of your ski suit, and two or three grapes for a quick sugar hit. Off you go!

When the night before was longer than normal:
The human race just cannot agree on a hangover breakfast. Some people swear by eggs, others by salty fish, and still others squeeze lemon juice into an espresso. However, to be on the safe side we recommend a lye bread pretzel with salt and butter. Salt provides minerals, lye helps your kidneys, and butter is a fat which is easy to digest.