Easy breakfasts: The Fast Diet

Yoghurt Pot

Yoghurt Pot - Credit: Romas Foord

One man’s health scare led to the creation of a new diet, which is fast becoming a worldwide health movement

Yoghurt pot with plum, blanched almonds and agave nectar

Yoghurt has long been considered a ‘health food’ – it is packed with calcium, B vits and friendly bacteria.

On a Fast Day, choose wisely: fruit yoghurts can be high in fat and hidden sugars, so go for a low-fat natural version and boost the taste with fresh plums, which are relatively low-calorie and a good source of fibre, which makes them brilliantly satiating.


100g low-fat natural yoghurt

2 plums, stoned and sliced

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20g/1 level tbsp blanched almonds

2 tsps raw agave nectar


The ingredients look gorgeous when layered in a glass tumbler.

The only other thing you need is a spoon.

Almonds are a rich source of magnesium (you’ll get a third of your recommended daily amount from just 10 of them) – great for the nervous system


Calorie count: 223

Sliced apple with crème fraîche

Apples are the ultimate convenience food, though they are quite high in calories.

Eat the whole thing, skin, pips and core, to get maximum fibre.


1 apple, thinly sliced, with a squeeze of lemon

100g half-fat crème fraîche

1/2 tsp honey


1 Assemble in a bowl, and dig in.

Pectin in apples limits the amount of fat that cells can absorb, and causes the stomach to empty more slowly, leaving you fuller longer