5 healthy breakfasts for super busy mornings
Healthy eating options often get waylaid due to time-constraints: you’ve got to get the kids dressed and ready for the 5.30am school bus, or perhaps you’re more in favor of hitting the snooze button than firing up the stove for some scrambled eggs. Time is precious, which is why most of us choose options that can be made and eaten in less than 5 minutes. Hello sugary cereal and chocolate croissants.
Are you really setting yourself up for the day ahead?
Our motto is ‘Start the day as you mean to go on.’ Experience has taught us that if we start the day on a sugar high, we’re more likely to crash and crave more sweet stuff throughout the day. Or if you skip breakfast entirely, you’ll probably overcompensate later – we’re talking about those doughnuts with your coffee come 11am. Yes, we’ve been there.
So here are some easy, nutritious breakfast recipes for those hectic mornings when time isn’t on your side.
Banana and almond butter toast
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Simply toast some whole meal bread, spread it with some almond butter (one with no added sugar), slice a banana and place it on top, and sprinkle with some chia seeds for some extra protein. Simples.
Egg Breakfast Muffins
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Making these beauties the night before (which will take you all of 20 minutes) will give you a low carb, protein-packed breakfast that you can quickly heat in the microwave while you’re getting dressed.
Recipe can be found here>
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Put your blender to work for a refreshing and filling fruity drink you can take to go.
1 cup frozen mixed berries.
1 frozen ripe banana (that’s been peeled and cut into slices)
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and whizz up for a couple of minutes. You could add a couple of ice cubes to keep it cool and create a nice foamy texture.
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This is the lazy person’s answer to a healthy breakfast. Make it the night before and you have a delicious breakfast you can top with your favorite fruits. You’ll feel virtuous and smug without any hard work.
⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.
Make it vegan: use a plant-based milk, yogurt or cream cheese and maple syrup for sweetener
Make it gluten-free: use gluten-free oats
Zucchini, banana and flaxseed muffins
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Domestic goddess, Martha Stewart, is a great source of knowledge when it comes to filling, nutritious breakfasts. You’ll need to invest a little time to make these ahead of your busy mornings, but the rewards are rich, and once stored in an air-tight container you can store them for up to 3 days.
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We’d also love to hear about your own healthy breakfast recipes, so please share your recipes and time-saving ideas with us.