Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I usually plan what i’ll have the night before because a) I may need to soak some oats/chia seeds/nuts or freeze some fruit and b) I love thinking about, prepping and eating food.
As soon as I have finished dinner I’ll be asking what I should have for breakfast, my question is usually answered with eye rolls.
I cannot understand people who skip breakfast (*ahem* mother). Like, I can’t even.. How do you function?
In my opinion, everyone should eat and enjoy breakfast. If you eat breakfast you will:
- Kick start your metabolism, meaning your body will utalise and burn calories more efficiently
- Be more energised and ready to tackle the day ahead
- Be more mentally alert and less irritable
- Make healthier choices throughtout the day (i.e no need to devour 5 digestives at 11am)
- Be less likely to be obese, develop high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or heart disease
- Look forward to mornings and all the delicious things you can treat your body to!
If you’re struggling with breakfast ideas, your troubles are over. I present 11 utterly delicous, nourishing breakfasts that your body, mind and taste buds will love. Garanteed to satisfy every craving; sweet or savoury.
From Eating Bird Food
This breakfast is basically a bowl of sunshine. Soaking oats overnight makes them easier for your body to digest and allows them absorb any delicious flavour you wish to jazz them up with. In this case it’s pineapple, mango and banana.
From The Healthy Chef
This is an upgrade on standard porridge as oats are replaced with protein rich quinoa. The dish is spiced up with cinnamon and sweetened with apple. Perfect for a cold morning.
From Real Gluten Free Meals
This traditional Mexican breakfast is full of flavour, packed with vegetables and provides a double whamy of protein and healthy fat thanks to the eggs. In addition the colours and smell of it cooking will brighten up your day.
By Pinch of Yum
I bloody love avocados (except for how expensive they are 😢), especially smashed on homemade bread, crackers or sweet potato toast. If, like me, you’re dairy/gluten free i’d swap the multi grain bread for paleo crackers or sweet poato toast, and replace the cheese with a sprinkling of nutrtional yeast.
By BBC Food
Mmmm. There’s something about smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, they just go so well. Especially when you add chives and black pepper into the mix. I’d add some mushrooms and spinach to the tomatoes to bukl it out and keep you fuller for longer.
By Nutrition Stripped
Acai berries are packed full of micronutritents a.k.a vitamins and minerals. Moreover, they taste delicious, especially when blended with banana, cinnamon and a little spinach. And just look at that colour.
Fiber and protein rich chia seeds, antioxidant rich cacao and acai all topped off with nuts, seeds and fresh strawberries. Grab a spoon and meet heaven.
By Hurry the Food Up
No gluten, no dairy yet still delicious fluffy pancakes. I like to whizz the banana and eggs in a blender with a little cinnamon. Then I sprinkle seeds, chop up berries ,drizzle raw chocolate and dollop yogurt on top.
By Heidi Hearts
If you’re in a rush or need breakfast on the go, granola bars are ideal. However, many shop bought versions are full of rubbish unlike these simple, wholesome, 5 ingredient bars. Plus they’re raw, vegan and paleo friendly.
By The Big Man’s World
Spicy, thanks to cinnamon and nutmeg, these moist muffins could easily be dessert. Great for on the go but best served warm with a couple of table spoons of yogurt (I like Alpro simply plain).
By Well Plated
At least once a week i’ll start my day with a green smoothie to alkalise my body. The best way to avoid that overly ‘green’ tatse is to mix greens with tropical fruit like mango or pineapple. I’d add some vanilla protein powder or chia seeds for protein and maybe some greens powder like spirulina for an extra nutritional omph.
If you’re not excited about breakfast now, there is something seriously wrong with you.
Many of these recipes you can make ahead of time so when you wake up tired and groggy, you can go to the kitchen grab your food and fuel your body without a second thought. The only effort is eating, and let’s face it, that’s the best part.