Why hello there stranger.
Not sure what to make for breakfast? Do you skip breakfast? Or worse, do you eat breakfast, only to find you’re still hungry a few hours later? (Ohh, I sound infomercial-y). Maybe you’re not getting enough protein or fat into your morning meal. Maybe you need some new ideas. Maybe you have everything under control and don’t like my judgemental attitude (I’m so proud of you, good job!). If you are struggling for quick and healthy breakfast ideas though, then you’re in luck! I thought I’d give you a helping hand, and share a few of my favourite go-to meals that take absolutely no time to prepare and will give you that boost of energy to start your day!
1. Blueberry Cream Smoothie
Blend 1 cup blueberries, one banana, 1/2 cup greek yogurt and enough coconut milk to help everything blend! Blueberries provide vitamin A and C, as well as fibre, and the greek yogurt offers double the protein of regular yogurt, as well as source of probiotics! Leave the flavoured yogurt at the grocery store though, and avoided unnecessary added sugars.
2. Fried eggs in coconut oil, with a side of sautéed greens.
I love eggs for breakfast–they are such a perfect whole food! Eggs have so many health benefits, as they are high in choline (which is thought to be important for brain development and memory), vitamin A, D & E, as well as zinc and selenium, which contribute to healthy hair and nails. Eggs get a tough break (eh, eh?) for their cholesterol level, but for the healthy individual, cholesterol from our food does not affect cholesterol in the body–after all, your body does make it! If you are sensitive to cholesterol though, have high cholesterol or diabetes, limit your consumption to no more than 3 eggies a week.
3. Buckwheat porridge topped with fresh fruit and sweetener to taste–I used organic apple butter on top! Yum 🙂
Buckwheat groats are gluten-free, contain high quality protein, and are also a good source of fibre, B vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium and iron.
4. The bottom half of my Chococolate-Raspberry Parfait (aka. Raspberry Chia Pudding)…Okay, you can include the chocolaty goodness if you like!
Chia pudding is delicious! Chia seeds themselves are a good source of omega-3 fats, which help with brain function, as well as protein and fibre! Just make sure to soak them first before adding them into anything to avoid any digestive disturbances, as chia seeds expand when wet.
Okay, I hope these suggestions help! Let me know what you eat for breakfast in the comments below 🙂 How do you make the most of your morning meals?
Have a lovely week!