Quick Fix - What's For Breakfast?
It’s first thing in the morning, your alarm went off ages ago and if you don’t get up soon you will start your day late.
Many of us experience the morning panic every day. I did for years. I was always up late and always rushing around.
One thing that can get left if we just don’t have time is a decent breakfast.
If you rush it and simply grab something on the way out the door it can mean starting the day with poor nutrition that then carries over into the rest of the day.
If you have good intentions of eating as cleanly as possible getting breakfast right could be the start of a really good day which will encourage you to keep it up all day long.
The one nutrition question I get asked the most is “what should I have for breakfast?”.
Sugary cereal or toast are the number one choices when it comes to breakfast, the manufactures of these products will have us believe they are full of nutrients and healthy.
It seems we are stuck in a mind-set where we believe that a more nutritious breakfast will take more time to prepare than a bowl of cereal.
If this is a problem for you in the mornings here are my favourite super quick, clean and healthy breakfast ideas…..
You don’t have to have the latest Nutri-Bullet to enjoy a breakfast smoothie. A simple blender will do and it really can be a quick breakfast if you are short on time. Just have all the ingredients handy. You can even take it with you to drink on your way if you really need to!
Start with some coconut or almond milk and blend along with a combination of any of the following to make a shake or smoothy:
Berries (frozen or fresh)
Pineapple or Mango (frozen or fresh)
Any chopped nuts
Greek (full fat) natural yoghurt
A spoonful of Cottage Cheese
A tea spoonful of coconut oil
If you can set aside half an hour at the weekend to make this super simple recipe, you have a healthy quick alternative to sugar laden cereals.
It only has 4 ingredients and is great served with full fat Greek yoghurt and fresh berries or banana.
You just need some oats (about 5 cups), some nut butter (1/2 cup of meridian almond butter should do it), some honey (½ cup) and vanilla extract (1 tsp)
Melt the nut butter and honey together, whisk in the vanilla extract and the combine with the oats. Bake on a tray in the oven until golden brown. Leave to cool so the granola becomes crisp.
3. Overnight Oats
A little bit of organisation goes a long way, preparing your breakfast the night before can really help and these overnight oats are delicious.
Mash together a small banana and a handful of blueberries (defrosted frozen berries are great), stir in 1/3 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of full fat Greek yoghurt and 1/3 cup of almond or coconut milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning your breakfast is ready to go just sprinkle with chopped nuts or seeds and enjoy!
No more excuses! Breakfast sorted…
Oops need to rescue the granola from the oven before it burns…..It smells so good in here right now!!
P.s. there are plenty more recipes on my Pinterest page check it out.
P.p.s. next week we tackle lunch!