Always in a rush come morning time? Want to hit that snooze a couple more times but you don't want to skimp out on a good brekkie? These quick and easy options will have you start your day in a happy-food-mood way!
1. Avo Toast With Egg
A toast to our favourite superfood - avocado! If you're a savoury fan, then you can't go past this nutritious brekkie. Full of heart-healthy fats, avocado is your real food multivitamin that also contains fibre to keep you fuller for longer. It's no secret that smashed avo on toast is a favourite for Aussies - but you don't have to give up your house deposit to enjoy this nutritious powerhouse.
A quick and easy option, it takes no skill and almost no time to create a delicious avo spread that is perfect for any choice of toast. Add some vitamin-rich greens and protein (eggs), and you've got a cafe-style brekkie that provides a healthy dose of nutrition to start your day in the best way!
If you're always rushing out the door, you can pre-prepare hard-boiled eggs, use raw greens and even pre-prepare your avo, adding a squeeze of lemon juice to prevent it from turning brown.
2. Protein Pancakes
Hands down my favourite breakfast option! You can make your own pancake mix or get a store-bought one - even better, one like Plant Based Pancakes by Macro Mike really hits the spot!
If you make your own, my go Protein Pancake is made up of:
- 0.5 scoop protein powder
- 2 tablespoons of buckwheat flour
- 2 egg whites
- 2-3 tablespoons of almond milk
This is a fairly low-cal option so if you're looking to make gains then double up the recipe or load up on some toppings!
3. Protein Muesli
Muesli is often a staple at the local cafe but you don't have to wait to make it a regular in your routine. Healthier than other cereals, you can make your own muesli at home to last you for a long time.
All you need is your desired amounts of:
- Rolled oats
- Rolled grains
- Dried fruit
- Nuts and seeds
Make it even more tantalising for those winter months by adding delicious warming spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.
Don't have a spare moment? When you want all the muesli-goodness without the fuss, turn to Protein Muesli by Herman Brot - with almost 20g of protein and only 3.5g of sugar, it's an ideal solution to when you need steady energy to last you the day.
4. Breakfast Smoothie
For the ultimate quick breakfast, the smoothie is so simple and easy, you just can't really mess it up. With endless options of ingredients, you can truly design it to fit your own taste buds. If you're adding heaps of fruit, I recommend Ultimate Plant Protein by b Raw in Vanilla Bean for your protein boost. This vanilla flavour that can easily blend in with almost any recipe.
A simple mix you can make is:
- 1 cup of almond milk (preferably unsweetened)
- 1 serve of Ultimate Plant Protein by b Raw
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/4 cup of rolled oats or rice flakes
Optional: Coconut Butter or Peanut Butter for extra cals and creaminess! Or if you want a real energy boost without tons of caffeine, throw in a tablespoon of raw cacao powder.
If you're REALLY short on time, you can opt for a meal replacement shake. They often contain a hearty dose of protein, carbs and fats made from real food ingredients plus the vitamins and minerals you need to charge up your day.
5. Chia Pudding
Chia Pudding is the ultimate lazy breakfast - make it ahead of time and you've got plenty of brekkie ready to go.
Full of fibre, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds can help fend off hunger pangs for hours. As chia seeds expand in water and help give you a sense of fullness, they are also super handy if you're dieting!
All you need is:
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- Your desired amount of sweetener (like honey)
- Your choice of fruit on top (berries always work well!)
For an added boost of sweetness and protein look to a delicious protein powder. A yummy protein powder that you look forward to can give you an extra satiety factor and even make the pudding sweet enough to not need honey.
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