5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Sometimes in the mornings on a work day, there just isn’t enough time to spend hours carefully chopping, mixing, whisking, boiling and cooking our food to then sit down and savor every last mouthful, mindfully preparing ourselves for the day ahead – sounds like bliss doesn’t it?

Instead our lives seem to be around 60 minutes of madness – rushing, brushing, choosing, throwing and grabbing to be out the door on time to begin our busy day.

Being part of the second group, I know exactly how early mornings feel and have come up with 5 healthy breakfast ideas that are simple and will get you on your way to work feeling full, satisfied and stress free ready to start your day calmly.

 

Breakfast Idea #1 – Power Packed Porridge with honey

PORRIDE

Put 1/2 cup of porridge oats into a bowl or mug and fill with water until the oats are just covered. If you own a microwave, place then bowl or mug into the microwave for about 1.5mins or until the oats are soft and the water has soaked into the oats. If you do not have a microwave, then pour boiling water from the kettle onto the oats so they are covered and then stir well and leave until all the water has soaked into the oats.

When the oats are ready, stir in some milled linseed with chia seeds (You can buy this cheaply from various supermarkets) and chop a banana and put on the top.

Milled linseed

You can then add in any other nuts, seeds and dried fruit that you would like.

Drizzle a little honey over the top and mix in and you are ready to go!

Breakfast Idea #2 – Scrambled Egg on a Wholemeal Bagel 

Scrambled egg and bagel

Cut one wholemeal bagel in half and place under the grill or in the toaster until toasted.

Crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk it with some almond milk. Place the mixture into a heated frying pan, or cover and place in the microwave until risen and cooked.

Add in some spinach if scrambling your eggs in the frying pan for extra iron in your diet.

Breakfast Idea #3 – Protein Pancake

Protein Pancake

Even though this sounds like it could take a long time, once you get the hang of it, you could chuck the ingredients together and place it in the frying pan in the same time as your porridge.

To make TWO protein pancakes (make one for someone else or keep the other one in the fridge and have the next day or as a snack:

  1. Mash one banana with a tbsp of almond milk
  2. Mix in 3 free range eggs
  3. Add 30g of a protein powder of your choice (I tend to find vegetarian whey powder works well)
  4. Place half the mixture on a pre-heated frying pan that has been sprayed with spray oil
  5. Allow the pancake to cook on one side for a couple of minutes and then turn the pancake over to do the other side.
  6. Once the pancake is cooked on both sides evenly take it off the heat.
  7. Choose a topping you would like – honey, banana, berries, peanut butter.
  8. Enjoy!

Breakfast Idea #4 – Granola with Greek Yoghurt

granola-n-yogurt

This breakfast literally takes seconds to make. Try to choose a granola that does not contain any extra sugars and contains natural ingredients. Pour over some Greek Yoghurt and you’re done!

Breakfast Idea #5 – Breakfast Smoothie

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Smoothies are a great breakfast on the go because you chuck the ingredients into a blender and then put the contents into a bottle and go! Here is a great smoothie recipe that will keep you full for longer:

  • A banana
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Protein powder (optional)
  • Chia seeds

 

I hope you enjoy these breakfast ideas and have a great day!