‘Healthy and quick? In the same meal? For my breakfast? I thought I had to pick and choose.’
After reading this article, it’ll be clear that you no longer have to make this trade off and that there are many healthy and quick breakfasts for you to choose from.
So you can easily get to work/school/gym/grandma’s house on time and also get a nutritious start to your 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?
Are you looking for a summary of what makes up a healthy breakfast?
Sam, one of our nutritionist's covers the elements of a healthy breakfast for you:
- Fats, either from whole foods like avocado and nuts or added oils like olive oil
- Fruits and/or vegetables
- Low GI carbohydrates
For a more detailed look at these must-have breakfast ingredients and some healthy breakfast ideas, you can head over and read Sam’s full best breakfast post here.
Let’s now start to look at some yummy and quick breakfasts that can help tick all those boxes for you.
Is it any surprise that we recommend quick and healthy frozen smoothies straight off the bat?
Frozen smoothies are super easy to enjoy as a drink or as a smoothie bowl.
We’ve got a lot of smoothie recipes online for you that use all of our smoothie cubes and some great other ingredients.
Smoothies are really convenient, also very easy to adjust to your dietary needs.
They can, of course, be made very quickly too if you're time sparse.
You can make them from scratch, or go for one of our ready-to-blend cubes adding other ingredients on top!
Here’s a 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.
It's full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory plant ingredients like Turmeric.
Did we mention it also has berries?
You can look a the ingredients of this berry smoothie here, "berry digest smoothie cubes".
Choc banana smoothie
Remember those days when dessert was only after you finished your meal?
Well, those days are over.
You can have dessert for your breakfast easily now with our yummy choc banana smoothie cubes as the base.
Again, it's easy to add more ingredients onto the top of your frozen smoothie when you've finished your blending.
Want to order these now?
You can order them here if you want, "choc banana smoothie cubes".
Super greens smoothie
Our super greens frozen smoothie cubes are perfect for the person who struggles to get in their daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables.
Or they are a great solution for the person who wants to bump up their plant intake.
An excellent way to get good dose of greens into your day without the nasty after taste normally associated with greens.
Looking to post your greens and don't wan't to leave home?
Get them delivered to your door here, "super greens smoothie cubes".
Wake me up smoothie
Have your coffee and smoothie conveniently all in one vessel.
We all like to be healthy and we know you love coffee.
An easy breakfast smoothie energy base for you, look at the ingredients here, "wake me up smoothie cubes".
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Eggs are naturally a really nutritionally dense food and a great way to break your fast.
They tick 2 of Sam’s boxes (from 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 a tasty "I'm having eggs for breakfast" dish.
You could easily make a frittata or omelette for breakfast, and then you can just stack in the veggies.
Or you can even opt for poached or boiled eggs and serve them on top of a bed of greens.
Eggs also contain Vitamin A, B2, B9, B12 (great for all of our vegetarian friends), selenium, choline and much more.
Also note, be sure to include the yolk in your breakfast creations.
It’s the most nutrient dense part of the egg for you!
Humble, satiating, warm, feels-like-being-hugged in the morning 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.
Then stir in some chia seeds with your oats for your fats.
Next on the list is slicing some fruit to put on top.
Throw in some cacao (chocolate) powder as well (just because you can).
The opportunities are endless when making quick oats or overnight oats for breakfast.
If you're you tired of normal oats, no problem.
There's 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 your breakfast.
In fact, it can satisfy all of the above conditions easily, if you’re prepared it correctly.
Some good examples of leftovers 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, vegetables and fruit.
Leftovers are a great, but often forgotten way for you 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.
This would include preparing your breakfast meals.
It should make sense to prepare your breakfast if you’re prepping meals doesn’t it?
You can 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 are you more of a sit down and eat your breakfast person?
No matter what type of person you are we trust that you’ve learned a thing or two from reading the above.
And found a few healthy and quick breakfast ideas while you were at it.
It’s easy to run out of time in the morning and this makes it quite easy to skip the most important meal of the day.
If you do 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.
Especially if it’s your favourite healthy and quick breakfast smoothie, we’d love to see it!
And of course, try it ourselves!