Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the time or luxury to sit and eat when we’re already running late. Whenever I miss breakfast, I tend to eat between meals or load up on unhealthy snacks which leaves me moody and hungrier.
Perhaps you’re like me, on many mornings, you’ve had to settle for a fistful of cereal, a small fruit, or some leftover from God knows when. Or maybe you’ve tried to whip up something but coffee with bacon and eggs isn’t cutting it anymore.
Well you’re in luck! Explore these brilliant breakfast ideas that are nutritious and easy to prepare under 10 minutes.
Warm Fruit Bowl
This delicious, gluten-free bowl is divine. Seriously, it hits all the right spots. All you need to do is preheat the oven at 350 degrees F, bake an assorted blend of berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries/strawberries, mulberries, and fig) for a few minutes, and garnish with chocolate shavings and milk. Get the full recipe here.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toast
Start your day with this simple, healthy, and fun toast. It’s so easy to make! Everything you need is right there in the name…plus lime juice, salt, pepper, and willpower to mash the avocado into guacamole-like paste. Add a hearty spread of the avocado to the toast, preferably whole grain, and top off with the fried egg. Sprinkle your choice of herb, salt, and pepper to taste.
Cheesy Mushroom Scramble
This recipe is fast. It takes three minutes or less. Make sure to use low fat cheese or the vegan alternatives (Tofu Gouda, almond cheese, soy cheese), sliced mushrooms, eggs, mozzarella, cooking spray or a teaspoon of olive oil. Add all the ingredients and scramble your eggs as soon as it hits the pan. Cook until firm and add garnishes of your choice.
Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait
Try this healthy, vegan breakfast recipe and top it off with granola, coconut yogurt, fresh blueberries or sliced fresh fruits of your choice, chopped apricots and maple syrup. Granted, it takes a little time so make sure to prep the night before by freezing your bananas and the making chai tea ice cubes. Get the Banana Chai Smoothie recipe here.
Fruit and Yogurt
Don’t underestimate the yumminess of this simple recipe. It’s filling and saves the day when you’re in a big rush. Use low-fat plain Greek yogurt, it’s a nutrient-packed snack that has protein, calcium and probiotics. Add your favourite fruit or alternating layers off assorted fruits and toppings; and start your day with a big bang.
Quinoa and Chia Porridge
Simply put all the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Make sure to cook quinoa in milk—fresh, almond or soy, add your favourite sweet spices, toppings, and serve warm. This high protein breakfast is rich in fibre, essential amino acids, and a low glycaemic index, which helps to control sugar levels. Get the full Quinoa and Chai recipe here.