‘Healthy and quick? In the same meal? For breakfast? I thought I had to pick and choose.’
After reading this article below it’ll be clear that you no longer have to make this trade off and that there are many healthy and quick breakfasts to choose from.
So you can easily get to work/school/gym/grandma’s house on time and also get a nutritious start to the day.
Actually, maybe don’t eat before going to grandma’s house, we all know how that can turn out.
What makes up a healthy breakfast?
Here’s a summary of what Sam says are the elements of a healthy breakfast.
- Fats, either from whole foods like avocado and nuts or added oils like olive oil
- Fruits and/or vegetables
- Lower GI carbohydrates
For a more detailed look at these must-have breakfast ingredients, you can head over to read Sam’s full best breakfast post here (make sure to come back though).
Now, let’s start to look at some yummy and quick breakfasts that can help tick all those boxes above.
Is it any surprise that we recommended this straight off the bat?
Frozen smoothies are super easy to enjoy as a drink or as a smoothie bowl and we’ve got a lot of smoothie recipes online for you and chef Google has a lot more for you to try too.
Smoothies are really convenient, very easy to adjust to your needs and can, of course, be made super quickly and healthily too.
Make it from scratch or go for one of our ready-to-blend cubes and add what you want on top!
Here’s a brief look at our current line-up of frozen smoothie cubes for you.
Berry digest smoothie
The berry digest smoothie cubes are great for gut health with its pre and probiotics, and full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant ingredients like Turmeric.
Did we mention it has berries?
Choc banana smoothie
Remember those days when dessert was after you finished your meal?
Well, those days are over.
You can have dessert for your breakfast with our yummy choc banana smoothie cubes as the base.
Super greens smoothie
Our super greens frozen smoothie cubes are perfect for the person who struggles to get in their recommended servings of fruit and vegetables daily.
Or even for that person who wants to bump up their plant intake and live forever (or die trying).
Wake me up smoothie
Have your coffee and smoothie all in one.
Eggs are really dense nutritionally and a great way to break your fast.
They tick 2 of Sam’s boxes above by themselves, as they’re a great source of protein and fats.
But what about the veggies and low GI carbs?
Well, eggs are just the base of this dish.
You could easily make a frittata or omelette for breakfast and stack in the veggies.
Or you can even opt for poached or boiled and serve them on top of a bed of greens.
Eggs also contain Vitamin A, B2, B9, B12 (great for our vegetarian friends), selenium, choline and much more.
Be sure to include the yolk, it’s the most nutrient dense part of the egg.
Humble, satiating, warm, feels-like-being-hugged oats.
By themselves, they wouldn’t satisfy all of Sam’s list for a healthy breakfast but, like eggs, they are a great base you can add to.
You could add in a serve of protein powder or sprinkle on some pepitas for extra protein too.
Then stir in some chia seeds for your fats.
Slice some fruit on top.
Add in some cacao (chocolate) powder just because you can.
The opportunities are endless here for a quick oats breakfast.
Are you tired of normal oats?
No problem, there are plenty of new types of porridge available in your health food store like quinoa and buckwheat!
Yes, it’s fine to have some of last night’s curry for breakfast.
In fact, it can satisfy all of the above conditions if you’re prepared correctly.
Some good examples for breakfast include stir fry’s, curries, stews and steamed veggies.
Enjoy dinner for breakfast, or even mix and match a few dinners for breakfast.
Once again, do your best to include some low GI carbohydrates, fat, protein, veggies and fruit.
Leftovers are a great, but often forgotten, way to save time and eat healthily for breakfast.
Similar to the leftovers idea, you could have 1-2 days a week where you prepare a big portion of your weekly food including your breakfast meals.
It makes sense to prepare your breakfast too if you’re prepping meals doesn’t it?
Either keep them refrigerated for a few days or freeze them if you’re looking at keeping them for a longer period.
What’s your go to breakfast?
Are you a smoothie guy or gal, or more of a sit down and eat breakfast kind of person?
Or do you skip breakfast because you don’t have time?
No matter which person you are, we trust that you’ve learned a thing or two from reading this above and have found a few healthy and quick breakfast ideas.
It’s easy to run out of time in the morning and this makes it quite easy to skip potentially the most important meal of the day.
But if you try a few of the above breakfast ideas or even look at preparing your meals the night before, it can help set up your day for success.
Even if it’s your favourite healthy and quick breakfast smoothie, we’d love to see it!