Quick Healthy Breakfast
Start your day with a big glass of water and continue to sip on water throughout the day. If you're looking for something with a bit more flavor, try adding slices of cucumber or lemon to your water for a refreshing boost of flavor.
Have a nutritious breakfast that will keep you energized all morning. Try oatmeal, eggs, and toast topped with fruit or nuts.
Some options include:
- Overnight Oats
They’re also delicious, and an excellent way of packing some fruit into your diet while feeling fuller for longer. Simply leave your favorite oat to soak overnight in yoghurt or fruit juice, and chuck in some chopped apple, pear and seeds for good measure.
- Avocado Toast with Egg
Avocado provides one of your 5-a-day and lots of vitamin E, egg brings a protein boost to the mix, and fiber in the toast helps keep you full until lunchtime.
- Avocado Toast with Mexican Beans
For a vegan version of the above, you could try replacing the egg with some heated Mexican beans. They make for an excellent alternative source of protein to those yolks and whites, and combined with a pinch of spices or chopped tomatoes, they’re bursting with flavor.
- Smoothie Bowl
If you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, try a smoothie bowl. Make your own using fresh fruits and yogurt blended together, or try one of our favorite recipes like the Berry Nicky Smoothie Bowl or the Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl.
- Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast
Not only are nut butters packed full of things like protein, healthy fats and fiber, but it takes mere seconds to spread them on your toast, which is why they crop up time and time again in quick breakfast ideas. To add a superfood twist on your classic PB on toast, though, go for banana and chia seeds. Bananas are an excellent source of energy while chia seeds, for something so small, contain lots of good stuff like protein and calcium.
Finally, if you're in the mood for something sweet but not unhealthy, reach for some granola bars or other snack bars made with natural ingredients like nuts and seeds.
- Berry Breakfast Parfait
Simply layer spoonfulls of low fat Greek yoghurt into a jar, throwing in handfuls of berries and chopped strawberries between each. When you’re done, pour on a few drops of honey and a pinch of cinnamon.
- Apple, Nut Butter and Granola Bites
These snack-sized breakfast bites are great to eat on the go. Chop your favorite kind of apple into wedges, smear with a nut butter of your choice, then sprinkle with granola – the butter should make it stick. To make it more of a treat, drizzle over some chocolate sauce, but they’re still delicious even without it.
It doesn't matter whether you are seeking scrumptious, refreshing smoothies, fruit and oat creations – there are so many quick and feasible breakfast ideas out there! It is essential to maintain a balance between proteins, fats, carbohydrates as well as other nutrients - which will ultimately ensure that you feel satiated longer.
Overall, try to have a variety of breakfast options so that you are not getting bored with the same thing all the time. This will help keep your metabolism going and prevent cravings later in the day.