We know you heard it growing up, but a solid breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Yep, Mum was right! By kickstarting your day with a wholesome, healthy meal, you are fuelling yourself physically and mentally to take on whatever the day throws at you.
A healthy, delicious breakfast doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore, or a recipe seen on Masterchef. So, skip the fast food drive-through on the way through to work- these recipes will save you time, money, and calories.
We have scoured together some of our classic breakfast favourites, as well as some new and improved options, giving you a range of delicious choices to satisfy your appetite in the AM!
1. Eggs your way
Quick, easy and delicious! Eggs are packed full of protein and are a family favourite for any time of the day! Simply fry, poach or scramble your eggs, and serve with a slice or two of whole grain toast for a delicious, filling breakfast. Eggs are a quick, versatile protein source which can be cooked and served up in no time at all!
2. Warm up with oatmeal
A creamy childhood classic, oatmeal is the perfect breakfast option for those after something warm and comforting in the morning. Steel cut oats are full of complex carbohydrates, which can help you feel of full and alert throughout the entire day.
Oatmeal is also high in two kinds of fibre, assisting with digestion and gut health. Top your morning oats with a tablespoon of your favourite nut butter and a generous serving of berries, a great way to add extra healthy fats and nutrients into your morning.
3. Mr Smooth-ie
To avoid feeding your body unwanted sugars and possible additives from something store-bought, save time and money by making your own smoothie at home! Smoothies are a great option for those who have a tight morning schedule but still want something nutritious and delicious!
Try mixing a large handful of your favourite frozen berries, half a cup of steel-cut oats, a large dollop of Greek yoghurt, and your choice of milk to a blender. A quick, delicious option, which you can simply blend and go! Tip; add a spoonful of your favourite nut butter for a rich, creamy consistency and extra healthy fats!
4. Protein Packed Pancakes
Make your breakfast dreams a reality with pancakes! Not only are pancakes a delicious way to start the day, when mixed with protein, they become super filling and give your body the energy to tackle the entire morning.
What you add is totally up to your dietary preferences, but for most, try combining egg whites, cinnamon, half a banana, some oats, a scoop of your favourite protein powder. A super quick, easy, and delicious meal! Top your fluffy stack with your choice of nut butter, more banana, and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Thank us later!
5. Smashed Avo
Smashed avocado has undoubtedly become a cafe favourite – the tasty dish offering a range of health benefits. Avocados are also full of healthy fats, low in sugar, and high in fibre, all helping to keep you fuller for longer.
Try smashing half a ripe avocado onto a slice of freshly toasted sourdough, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, and finish with a squeeze of lemon for an extra kick of freshness. Ready in no time and absolutely delicious!
Now you can start the day off right, fuelling your mind and body to stay focused throughout your entire work day!