I get asked a lot for easy and nutritious breakfast ideas, so here are my top 5 easy breakfast recipes that are delicious too! If you don’t have all the ingredients, you can substitute for anything that is similar in your pantry i.e. If you don’t have a banana, you can use mango, or an avocado as both are creamy. If you don’t have chia seeds, you can use pepita seeds or raw nuts, and if you don’t have flaxseed meal you can use almond meal, coconut flour or psyllium husk. You can also omit any of the ingredients that you don’t like and swap for ones that you do like. Eating for health as well as for pleasure and satisfaction is key!
1). Nutritious smoothie
In a blender or nutribullet, combine 1 cup of coconut water (or liquid of choice) with half a banana, half a cup of frozen blueberries, 1tbsp of coconut cream or yoghurt of choice, nut butter and rolled oats. Add in 1tsp of chia seeds, cacao powder, maca powder and cinnamon and blitz! If you want it sweeter, you can add a sweetener of your choice (I like honey). If you don’t use frozen blueberries you will need to add half a cup of ice. Click here to read about the benefits of this smoothie.
2. Avocado on toast with feta and smoked salmon
Toast 2 slices of wholegrain, rye or sourdough bread and spread half an avocado on them. Add slices of smoked salmon, and sprinkle with feta cheese and Himalayan sea salt. For extra greens, you can top your toast with spinach and a squeeze of lemon (this aids iron absorption!)
3. Banana, chocolate and peanut butter porridge
Combine 50g of oats with 250ml of liquid of your choice, (I love coconut water) and bring to the boil. Once the mixture starts to bubble, remove for 1 minute and stir. Bring it back to the boil on a low heat. Add in 1tsp of cacao powder, cinnamon powder and 1tbs peanut butter. Combine until oats become soft. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with sliced banana, 1tbsp peanut butter and dark chocolate squares or cacao nibs. Add 1tsp of sweetener of your choice (optional). Sprinkle with 1tsp of chia seeds and ground flaxseed meal. Click here to read about all the health benefits!
4). Coconut Scrambled eggs
Whisk together two eggs with on 1tbsp of coconut milk or cream. In a pan, heat a 1tpsb of coconut oil on a medium heat. Pour in the mixture, stir or whisk gently in pan until the eggs become scrambled (approx. 1 minute). Serve on toast, or with sautéed spinach or any leftover vegetables in your fridge. If you don’t have coconut milk or cream, then you can use coconut water or another liquid of choice (milk/ almond milk etc).
5). Banana pancakes
Whisk two eggs with one medium mashed banana, 2 heaped tbsp’s of liquid of choice (I like coconut milk or coconut water), with 2 heaped tbsp's of almond flour, or coconut flour. Sprinkle Himalayan sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cacao ( or whatever is in the pantry), and fry in 1tbsp of coconut oil on a medium heat for 2 minutes per side. Top with Greek yoghurt, strawberries, extra banana, coconut cream, nut butter and sweetener of choice (all optional).