Whoever it was that made brunch such a ‘thing’… I salute you! At the weekends, I love to get up, put in a good workout and follow it up with a scrumptious, lazy brunch. London has a plethora of exciting brunch places and it will definitely take me FOREVER to make my way through them all (especially when I keep going back to my old faves!) but I always check out the menu first to check there is something suitably low carb and filling on the menu.
I think I find breakfast the most challenging meal when it comes to finding something low carb, tasty and easy to grab and go therefore during the week, I tend to skip it and just have a coffee to keep me going until lunch. Brunch, however, offers plenty of suitable options, see below my top 3 brunch choices…
My top choice is always some sort of smoked salmon and avocado option – I sometimes have to go slightly off menu and ask for it without the toast however this is a minor adjustment and restaurants are always happy to oblige!
Next up is a veggie full English, again, slightly adjusted but essentially some sort of combination of mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, halloumi – I pass on the toast or fried bread.
Finally, the slightly naughtier option which requires more novorapid than the above two choices is a fruit, yoghurt, nut, seed combo.
Always accompanied by a good few black americano coffees of course!
If I am having a day of throwing caution to the wind then a nice stack of pancakes with blueberries, cream and maple syrup would naturally be my first choice – only on special occasions though!