Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Breakfast ideas


Are you like me and need some inspiration for the first, and what we all are told the most important, meal of the day?

I've always felt a bit 'meh' about breakfasts but I've come around and found a few things that I like to eat AND are pretty good for me too (sadly, blueberry muffins don't really count as one of my five a day).

In a bid to get our days off to a better start, I've been doing my best to prepare something for hubs and I to take to work so here's some of my favourite breakfast options.
Smoothies

This is my go-to option, as you can pack a smoothie full of good things and they're easy to enjoy on the go too.

These are my two fave smoothie recipes:

- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (or a combination with another nut butter)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Handful of oats
- Squeeze organic honey
- As much almond milk to get the consistency you like

And...

- 1-2 bananas (depending on size and how banana-ry you want your smoothie!)
- 6 strawberries 
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp coconut oil (optional - it just makes it super creamy)
- 1 tsp almond or other nut butter (optional)
- 1/2 - 1 cup milk (I use almond milk)
- Ice


Yoghurt

I really like Greek style fat free yoghurt and to make it a bit more filling, I add a drizzle of honey and some mixed berries - plus some goji berries on top if I'm feeling fancy. A punnet of berries and a big tub of yoghurt can do two to three breakfasts for both of us, so it's an easy and cheap option too.

Toast it

At weekends when I have more time, if I'm hungry I either make avocado on toast or scrambled eggs with some chopped veggies (mushrooms, onions, peppers, spinach) and serve on some toasted seeded bread.

This breakfast recipe also makes a great brunch or lunch. I based it on all the things I like to eat and it's a savoury option as I often find overly sweet things put me off a little in the morning, so I'm sure to eat all of this without any complaint whatsoever.


This is just de-lish. I ADORE avocados and find all sorts of ways to add them to my meals and this dish makes good use of them for sure.

I like the fact you can make this in next to no time, or pre-prepare (save for the avocados) ready to take to the office for 'deskfast' the next day, and you can have it simple or 'jazz' it up according to taste. I want to have a go at making my own houmous as it's another food I can't get enough of but for now, I've found a great paprika spiced one that adds even more flavour to this.


I have one slice of bread if it's breakfast time or two if it's brunch / lunch, and a couple of rashers of cheeky crispy bacon can't hurt now and again either. You could also add a poached egg if you wanted to make even more of it - whatever you fancy.

If you'd like some further breakfast options, visit my past post here where my friend and food writer Sam Hadadi shared some fab breakfast ideas.

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