Pre warning: if you’re a grab a banana and get out the door kinda person, this post probably isn’t for you. I, on the other hand, love breakfast, and truly believe it is the most important meal of the day. Kickstarting your day with a healthy breakfast will make you more productive, happier and energised, so here’s 5 ideas for healthy breakfast alternatives to standard cereal and toast:
Avocado toast with poached egg and corn salsa
Avocados are so good for you. They contain more potassium than bananas, loads of fibre and healthy fatty acids and are great for your skin. Plus, they’re delicious. Try smashing avocado on toast, adding a poached egg for some protein and some fresh corn salsa for a pop of freshness. Delicious for any meal, but perfect to perk you up on those mornings where even getting out of bed is a struggle.
Smoothie bowls are essential really thick smoothies. Blend frozen berries and bananas to create a base, then load up with extra fruit, nuts, seeds…whatever you fancy. Add granola for a more filling meal. Breakfast food that tastes like ice cream? Yes please.
If cereal is more your thing, try overnight oats for a healthier alternative. Leave oats to soak in apple juice over night, then add freshly grated apples and sprinkle of cinnamon in the morning. For an extra healthy option, substitute the oats with chia seeds, as the seeds absorb the liquid and become almost jelly-like. Again, you can load this up with anything you like, so add any toppings you desire.
Healthy chocolate milkshake
Chocolate milkshakes aren’t ever really known for their health benefits, but there is an healthy alternative that tastes just as good (if not better) than the original. Chuck bananas, peanut butter, dates, almond milk and cacao power (raw chocolate powder) into your blender, mix together and voilà! Perfect for those mornings when all you need is a chocolate fix.
Healthy pancakes are everywhere right now, and you can’t go to any health food cafés without seeing them on the menu. The reason being? They’re yummy and so easy to make. Again using the trusty blender, combine banana, egg and almond meal to make a batter and fry in a little coconut oil. Add any toppings you desire – healthy examples such as caramelised banana, agave nectar and fresh berries make this dish all the more guilt free.