Breakfast is served…cold mornings call for porridge with lashings of rich nut milk and poached fruit. Best of all, there’s nothing sinful about this protein-packed brekkie. Buckwheat surpasses rice, wheat and corn on almost every measure of healthfulness. This seed ranks low on the glycemic scale and doesn’t have negative effects on blood sugar – supplying a steady release of energy until lunch. It also has a distinctly nutty flavour that rocks my world when I get bored of oats.
We can all agree that it would be *awesome* if there was a healthy version of pizza out there. There’s just something about picking a multitude of toppings that gets me over-excited. While this one isn’t filled with melted cheese, it’s just as delicious (promise). It’s practically a fruit salad, which means you can have 4 slices of pizza and not feel ill. You will need a watermelon any then anything else lying in your fruit bowl or pantry – scarcely a recipe, but share-worthy all the same!
Want a nourishing breakfast in under 5 minutes? This one takes the same time as pouring milk on top of your coco pops, and is around 1 million times better for you*. Add to a blender, and turn ‘ON’…you can do that right?! Have this when you’re feeling under the weather to replenish vitamins and minerals, or just gobble because it will make you feel awesome, and tastes kinda like banana milkshake.
*maths is not my strong point
Salt + caramel. Is there anything better? Actually, yes. A healthy version. This is one of my go-to breakfasts after an intense morning workout. It helps to replenish protein and glycogen stores and build lean muscle (which in turn burns calories – yay!). The Maca is gives the dish a toffee flavour, and works to alleviate anxiety and stress in the body. It’s also high in iron and is great for boosting energy – much needed on a Monday morning. Whip it up in under 2 minutes for a delicious dessert too.
You love carrot cake, and you love breakfast. There’s only one thing for it…
Creamy, crunchy, chewy and sweet, this recipe packs a nutritional punch to keep you fuelled throughout the morning. Prepared in a matter of minutes, this Carrot Cake Oatmeal is loaded with heart-healthy walnuts, whole grains, sweet carrot & cinnamon for the perfect start to the day.
This week has been full of early mornings for me. These mornings require chocolate, and plenty of it (ladies listen up – this is your body calling out for a dose of magnesium). While I don’t recommend grabbing the nearest Hershey’s bar (urgh), there are plenty of healthy ways to get your chocolate fix…and this is one of them. Hallelujah.
I know adding egg whites to your morning oats sounds a little odd, but it’s actually pretty amazing. It makes for a deliciously fluffy (and wonderfully filling) breakfast, supercharged with plenty of protein. The key is to avoid scrambling the eggs by continuously stirring when added – it’s a little bit of effort for a lot of gain. Once you’ve tried them you’ll never go back…pinky swear.
Crumbles are one of my favourite desserts. Hot, sweet and deeply satisfying, theres just something about that oaty topping against juicy seasonal fruit. It’s a dessert I grew up with and ate at least once a week, although admittedly they were full of white sugar, butter and a whole heap of custard to boot. In typical fashion I had to recreate it, and what’s better than dessert for breakfast? Not a lot. One healthy ‘Bressert’ coming your way…
Amp up your breakfast with antioxidants from these dark berries and you’ll benefit from clearer skin, improved digestion and a stronger immune system. #winning.
I love cookies. I love breakfast. It’s a no brainer right?
Okay, so you’re thinking cookies to start the day might not be a top nutritional option, but these are seriously going to trump your cafe-bought alternative. As it turns out they’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan too! Make in advance and grab on-the-go for a healthy snack during the week.
The almond meal and seeds pumps up the protein, so they won’t leave you hungry 10 minutes after devouring them!
Remember Sarah Lee’s Black Forest Gateau?! I know, pretty hideous right. As a kid I ate that stuff a lot. So I haven’t quite replicated the original because it was just, well…nasty. I do however, still love the idea of using dark (antioxidant full!) berries with something creamy. This Chia Breakfast Pot really hits the spot! Sorry Sarah…