There are many things that make me happy in life but few compare to a delectable breakfast. I love a hearty breakfast and I really feel that we should go out for breakfast for more because who doesn’t love a delicious start to the day?

What’s better though, is finding hidden gems all over Joburg that create the tastiest nutrient-dense foods that are difficult to resist. 

We’ve compiled a list of our top healthy breakfast options from some of the best breakfast spots in and around Joburg – we like to think of it as your new breakfast bucket list. 

But before we dive into the list, we thought we’d try and settle one of the biggest debates…

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Growing up, you might have heard your parents say, “you have to have your breakfast, it’s the most important meal”. From my personal experience, as I have grown older, I have noticed that not everyone eats breakfast, especially now with intermittent fasting becoming even more popular. More and more people have decided that breakfast actually might not be so important after all… or is it? 

In all honesty, I don’t think there’s a concrete answer to this ongoing debate. I think there will always be people who can’t start the day without a hearty meal and then there are those who can easily grab a coffee and go. Whatever works for you and as long as you’re making choices that are beneficial to YOUR body and your overall health, then that answers the question for you.

No matter what side of the debate you fall on, a great breakfast and brunch spot is a must know because none of us can resist really good food. 

Have a look at this blog on nutrient timing to dig a little deeper into the topic. 

The best breakfast options from some of our favourite restaurants


Lexi’s Eatery 

This little gem focuses on mostly plant-based foods and very little processed foods. The aim of this restaurant is to help remind everyone to eat more consciously and become more aware of what you’re consuming. This establishment caters to vegans, vegetarians, banters, those who prefer paleo or anyone just trying to make small healthier, more moral and eco-friendly choices every day.

Our top picks:

The Caramel Crack Bowl which is filled with frozen banana, dates, vanilla, Himalayan salt, light tahini and almond milk. It’s topped with almond butter, frozen raspberries, fresh strawberries, granola and toasted coconut.

This delicious breakfast is a great source of protein and vitamin B.

If the traditional breakfast is more your vibe, you should try the Sexy Spinach Scramble which consists of either tofu or scrambled eggs with spinach, kale and fresh parsley with slow-roasted tomato, avo, savoury granola and rye toast.

This is one of our favs because it’s a hearty meal chock full of healthy greens.  

Find Lexi’s Eatery on Instagram and Facebook.


Tashas has a wide variety menu that caters to most food preferences. Their focus is on brilliant food, stunning interiors and making engaging deliveries. Tashas is well known for its quality food and different and ever-changing menus across the various branches. 

Our top picks:

The Salmon Scramble which has 40g of smoked salmon trout, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese and chives.

This breakfast is simple yet full of protein and vitamins and minerals – not to mention oh so tasty!

If you’re very hungry, try the Breakfast Royale which is two poached eggs with asparagus or spinach, lemon sauce and seeded bread (you can add crispy parma ham, macon or bacon if you want to add additional protein).  

This is a great option because it is high in protein, has delicious veggies and is a great source of fibre.

Find Tashas on Instagram

Leafy Greens Café 

The Leafy Greens food philosophy is closely aligned to the ancient rural advice: “eat real food, mostly plants, and not too much”. Their food philosophy is found in respect for the earth and the human body. 

Our top picks:

The Protein Breakfast Bowl is made with homemade gluten-free granola and chia seeds served with homemade almond milk, goji berries, chopped nuts, hemp seeds, lucuma powder, raw honey, fresh fruit and nut butter.

This is an amazing dish because it’s high in fibre and full of protein and healthy fats. 

The Hot Oats are a traditional dish that you either hate or love. This delicious bowl is made from 

rolled oats, almond milk, raisins, nut butter, cinnamon and optional raw honey.

This hearty bowl is full of fibre, healthy fats and protein – everything you need from a good breakfast.

Find Leafy Greens Café on Instagram and Facebook

These are just a few of our favourites and their menus are filled with so many other incredible options that are nutritious and delicious. Can you tell us some of your favs?



An employee’s relationship with their manager and executive team is a stepping stone to the rest of their career. 

You, as a manager, set the tone for how happy an employee is and often you’re a reflection of how an employee does and acts towards others. The particular skills a manager needs to develop these relationships can be honed through practice and experience.

A manager with poor people management skills can be a problem for a company and its people. It leads to top performers leaving the company after only a short period of time, unsatisfied customers and unaddressed problems which can cost a company a lot of money over the years. 

It takes someone special to be an effective and admirable leader but there are a few things you can do to become a better leader at work. Keep going, our top management tips await you!

What does it mean to be a leader?

Does it mean being good at your job, being well-liked, or being in charge of everyone?

Leadership doesn’t have a one size fits all definition, and there is no magic formula that will instantly make you a great leader. Instead, it takes time and dedication to learn how to achieve the goals you set, and how to inspire others to follow you and do the same. 

Everyone has their different ways of doing this, whether it’s through rewards, allowing more freedom within job roles or getting stuck into the job alongside your employees. Each approach works differently for everyone, but each type of leader has taken time to figure out their style.

Leadership qualities are unique to you but there are certain things you can take into consideration and certain things you can do to be an even better leader. 

Effective management tips

6 effective management tips

1. Trust is everything

Showing and telling employees you trust them is a great way to empower them and give them a sense of ownership in their work. It’s the best way for your employees to grow and become confident when taking on challenges. Building trust is a long-term strategy that takes constant work. You can increase trust by:

  • Keeping your promises to employees
  • Giving your employees space and time to complete their tasks
  • Supporting reasonable risks
  • Explaining the reasoning and data behind decisions and evaluations

2. Honest and open communication is key

Your employees want to stay informed about the business as much as you do, so keep them in the loop. Don’t let them hear about big changes at the company from various co-workers next to the coffee machine. It raises issues about transparency in the company and reduces their trust in you.

It’s important to build an environment where everyone’s opinion is heard. Make your employees feel comfortable enough to come to you with any concern they have or if they need some mentorship. 

3. A little credit goes a long way 

It should go without saying that employees like to be rewarded and recognised for their efforts and successes. Always reward members of your staff for their hard work. This applies to more than just the top performers; make it a point to recognise those who are improving and doing their best.

4. Opportunities and growth 

A willingness to provide opportunities for professional development and growth is an important aspect of any job. 

This is tied to knowing your staff members, their strengths and weaknesses, and recommending ways for them to continually improve. Whether it be an online course, funding for books, or part-time courses, employees should always have access to various avenues of self-improvement (this does not include encouraging them to watch YouTube tutorials).

5. Constructive criticism builds champions 

One of the most important people management skills is the ability to give useful, welcomed feedback. You have to be straight with employees, and they want to hear feedback from their managers — but you don’t have to be unnecessarily harsh.

6. Remember your employees’ wellness

A great employee will go the extra mile for you but it’s up to you to look after them and make sure they’re not eating and breathing their job. Instilling a well-balanced work-life is essential to being a good leader. For some tips, take a look at this article.

Being a better leader is a constant work in progress but it’s also important to remember that the office environment is also a massive contributing factor to your employees’ happiness in the workplace as well as your effectiveness at being a great leader. Find out how to create a healthier and happier work environment here.

WellBe Fitness


The trial month of 2020 is over and as we wave goodbye to January, it’s time to remember those resolutions before they become a distant memory. Now that the January excitement has died down, the gym won’t be as busy and you can now establish a fitness plan (and stick to it).

A fitness plan doesn’t mean spending 3 grueling hours at the gym every single day with one of those hours devoted to the treadmill. A fitness plan needs to be something you’re excited about and motivated to keep up with, that’s how to remain consistent. 

No matter your goals or the plan you decide to use, 2020 is definitely the year for you to smash some goals!

Why you need a fitness plan

We’ve all seen the fitness fanatics on Instagram who love to sell their online fitness plans and as much as they try and force you to believe that you simply cannot workout without one – there is a little method behind the madness. 

Having a plan means you’re more likely to stick to something and you’re more likely to succeed. 

Firstly, I think it is amazing that you’ve made the decision to get active and well done for taking that first step but failing to have a plan when starting a new lifestyle can result in burnout from lack of results. In the end, you’re more likely to quit so it’s time to change the narrative you’ve grown used to. 

How to establish a fitness plan

First things first, we are not here to tell you what to do, you need to find exactly what works for you, this is just a guide to get you started and remind you that having a plan is the key to success. 


WellBe Fitness

1. Be realistic with your scheduling

We would all love it if we could workout every single day for over an hour but at the end of the day, for most of us, this isn’t possible. 

I remember when I was in university, I found it so easy to make it to the gym but as life goes on, we get busier and our schedules quickly fill up with meetings, deadlines, projects and commitments (social or otherwise). 

Which is why it is essential to create a schedule that you can stick to so start out with fewer days and gradually increase them as you develop a new routine or simply keep it to 2-3 days a week and move it around to suit you. 

It is YOUR schedule and you don’t need to feel guilty about it. 

2. Find something you enjoy

Standing in the weights section at the gym isn’t for everyone – and that’s okay! If you want to master the weight section though, this could help you.

Start trying different things out and see what works for you. Go for a run, join a yoga or boxing class or sign up for the gym. If you find something you hate, move on from it, there is no correct way to exercise and if you do something you hate, you’re more likely to give it up because let’s be honest, I’d rather lay on the couch than endure an hour and a half of running.  

3. Set goals

Your goals don’t have to be based on appearance (although they certainly can be, if that’s what you’re looking for). Exercise is wonderful for both your mental and physical health too.

Take a step back and identify what you want to gain from becoming more active and write them down. Make sure you refer back to these goals every now and then to make sure you’re staying on track and just to give yourself a little reminder of what you want to achieve.

4. Start slow

One mistake you can make is going too hard on your first day. Getting active is exciting and you might want to jump in full force but by going too hard too soon, you risk injuring yourself or making your muscles so stiff that you wouldn’t want to do it again!

5. Give yourself a break

Perfection doesn’t exist and it’s so easy to get swept up in everyday life and end up missing a day or two. It’s perfectly normal and doesn’t mean you’ve failed.

All you need to do is make up for it the next time you can fit a workout in. 

6. Get an accountability buddy

You might be motivated to workout but actually doing it can be a little difficult (we know the struggle). This is when having an accountability buddy comes in handy! Find a friend or family member that you can rely on to help keep you motivated and ready to smash your goals. You both can help one another make it to the gym more often than not. 

This is merely a little plan to help get you started, once you’ve figured out the above, it’s time to plan your workout routines (you can look here for some inspiration!). 

Getting out of the mindset of what society deems necessary and remembering your capable of anything you set your mind to is the beginning to a successful fitness routine that you can stick to! 

Oh, and by the way, if you want a 12-week training plan that really works, then have a look at our Better Body Blueprint. It’s packed with healthy and simple meals, effective workouts and tried and tested advice. 

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Rice crispy treat


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These also make for a great healthy carb snack to have before or after working out.


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Self-love… We’ve all heard about it and we know we should be more mindful to actively engage in self-love but, and I know I am not alone in saying this, but self-love can certainly prove to be difficult. 

Instagram is a haven for self-love hashtags and guides by influencers who are sometimes trying to help but for the most part, are just trying to sell their next batch of detox tea. 

So where do you start? What even is self-love? This simple term sounds so easy but it can be one of the most difficult things to master. 

Instead of jumping straight into some ideas on how to practice self-love, let’s start right at the beginning. 

What is self-love?

Self-love is exactly what it sounds like, it’s all about loving yourself. But we don’t mean in the sense of indulging in that fourth brownie because “self-love and I deserve it”. I mean, you may deserve it but we’re getting off-topic.  

Self-love is neither a synonym for self-obsession and vanity or the idea of being overly generous and self-sacrificing. Self-love is putting your happiness and needs above anything else and focusing on living a life that is authentically yours. 

Self-love is truly about: 

  • Embarking on a journey that is a little messy, unpredictable but authentic 
  • Embracing uncertainty 
  • Understanding your voice, the honesty of your stories and the magnificence of your being
  • Removing the things that hinder your speech or the hesitance in your voice when communicating your absolute truth
  • No longer confiding to the self-imposed beliefs and ideas that you have created about who you should be

Once you relieve yourself of the picture-perfect you and begin embracing who you are and start living a life you’re in love and obsessed with, that’s when you step into your innate power and truly find self-love. 


Why is self-love so important?

Self-love can seem blown up or something isn’t of great importance but it truly is. Self-love motivates you to make healthy choices in life and live a life that you both love and are proud of. 

When you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and feed your soul. These things may be in the form of eating healthy, exercising, doing things you love or having healthy relationships. Whatever it is, self-love is about finding your happiness in everything you do and surrounding yourself with people who support that. 

Most of the time, when we’re being too hard on ourselves, we do it because we’re driven by a desire to excel and do everything right, all the time. This entails a lot of self-criticisms, and that nasty inner voice that constantly tells us how we could’ve done things better is a hallmark of perfectionism. 

It’s time to let go of the idea of perfectionism and embrace who you are all that you’ve achieved because you really are doing amazing!

How to practice self-love

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to loving yourself. You need to find what works for you but it can be daunting in the beginning. 

These are just a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile.
  2. Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive. For some ideas, check out this article
  3. Move your body every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself. Take a look at this article for some guidance. Here’s a hint, if you wouldn’t say it to a friend or loved one, don’t say it to yourself. 
  4. Stop comparing yourself. This is such a tricky one but so important! Comparison is the killer of self-love. Unfollow and remove people who make you feel less than but also remember we’re on our own journies and everyone is different. 
  5. Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.
  6. Take some time to relax and re-energise, we can’t love ourselves if we can barely keep up with what we’re doing. This article may be able to help with relaxation!
  7. Practice self-care
  8. Step outside of your comfort zone and actively start living life! 

These are just a few tips on how to get started but it’s truly up to you to let go of societies version of you and to embrace who you authentically are and fall in love with that version of yourself. Take care of yourself, you deserve it!