For many years, a bowl of cereal has been the go-to quick breakfast option.
But many cereals are quite low in nutrition, and you’ll often feel hungry an hour or two later.
So what are some quick and easy breakfasts to make that are also going to keep you full and healthy?
Never fear – your favourite nutritionist is here with some easy brekkie suggestions along with some nutritious and delicious recipes!
Overnight oats breakfast
If you’re already packing a lunch the night before, this is a super-simple addition to your meal prep in the evening.
Making overnight oats takes just a few seconds the night before.
But your reward is a tasty breakfast that can be tailored to your taste and temperature preference.
Makes 1 serve
- ½ cup of oats
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ½ cup of mixed berries
- ¼ cup of mixed nuts and seeds
How to make the overnight oats breakfast
Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl or container.
Pop in the fridge overnight.
Serve, hot or cold, in the morning.
Chia pudding breakfast
Remember when chia was only ever used to grow chia pets?
Now chia seeds are one of the most popular seeds around, and for good reason.
They are packed with fibre, and are a decent source of protein, good fats and essential minerals.
Chia pudding is just as quick as overnight oats, and you can have just as much fun with the flavour combinations!
This berry chia pudding is just one example of what you can make.
You can add nuts, other seeds, protein powder, flavours like cocoa – so get creative!
Makes 1 serve
- 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
- ½ cup milk of choice ½ cup berries
- 1 tablespoons of coconut flakes
How to make the chia pudding breakfast
Mix the chia seeds, milk and berries until well combined.
Put into a container or bowl and leave in the fridge overnight.
Sprinkle coconut flakes over the top before serving.
Optional: blend your berries before adding them to make a berry paste
Yoghurt for breakfast
A happy tummy makes a happy day.
So why not start the day with breakfast’s best fermented food – yoghurt!
Even if you’re dairy intolerant, there are plenty of alternative yoghurts available at the supermarket.
The rule of thumb: go for unflavoured varieties, and make sure the yoghurt has live cultures.
Lucky for you, yoghurt doesn’t even need a real recipe!
But here are some of my favourite things to add into plain yoghurt:
- Seasonal produce (mangoes are great in summer!)
- Chopped nuts
- Chia seeds (leave them to soak for a few minutes first!)
- Bee pollen • Buckinis (buckwheat)
- Oats or quinoa flakes • Cacao/cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Homemade granola or muesli blends
Egg muffin breakfast
If you love an egg breakfast but don’t have time to cook it fresh every morning, this is the breakfast for you!
You can have them cold or you can heat them up if you want.
If you want, get creative with the ingredients – but make sure there’s always at least veggie in each batch.
Makes 12 muffins
- 12 eggs
- 100g of ham or bacon, chopped
- 1 capsicum, cubed
- 1 cup of spinach, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons of your favourite herbs and spices – I love adding basil, oregano and cayenne Coconut or olive oil spray, for coating
How to make the egg muffin breakfast
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
Grease a muffin tray with spray.
Add one egg to each muffin cup, along with some meat and vegetables.
If you like, break the egg with a fork and stir to combine.
Sprinkle with herbs and spices, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
Store in fridge or freezer, and enjoy 2-3 for each breakfast.
Healthy breakfast smoothie
If you’re under the pump time-wise, there’s nothing easier than having a breakfast smoothie!
It’s as easy as chucking in a handful of ingredients into your blender and you’re good to go.
When making a smoothie, I like to go off a template of:
- Base liquid
- Serve of veg
- Serve of fruit
- Serve of protein and good fats
- A flavour addition, like cacao or nut butter
Or if you want to make it even more simple (also time saving, nutritious and delicious!), get yourself some Super Cubes and just add them to the above breakfast smoothie recipe.
Because Super Cubes are so full of great nutritious ingredients you might not need to add in the serves of fruit and vegetables.
Start your day with a healthy breakfast!
As you can see above there are many different options for you when it comes to breakfast and most of the ones I suggest are relatively easy to make and nutritious at the same time.
So the choice is yours with the above or you could just work through all of them rotating the recipes throughout your week.
Just make sure your breakfast ticks all the boxes in the healthy and satiety departments!