How do you take your breakfast? Is the first meal of the day a sit down affair, complete with waffles, fresh coffee, orange juice and eggs or, like so many others, is it an on-the-go job, gulped down as you make your way to the office? Despite the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so few of us make it a priority, choosing instead to grab something as we rush to work or else forgo it entirely, snacking on sugary treats before lunchtime. It’s time to make a change. Eating on the go doesn’t have to be unhealthy and, as long as you do a little prep the night before, you can easily whip up an early morning treat to be proud of. Want the best of both worlds? You need to take a look at these fast and tasty breakfast recipes.
When it comes to simple and healthy breakfasts, smoothies take a lot of beating. Whipped up in a matter of seconds and packed full of only the best ingredients, the thick, fruity shakes will keep you feeling full until lunch and help you get a load of your nutrients first thing in the morning. This recipe brings together some of the best breakfast time flavors, balancing greek yogurt with blackberries, coconut water and banana. Who said that fast food couldn’t be delicious?
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to start your day with a wholesome bang but if you don’t have a sweet tooth, it might not seem all that appealing. Enter the savory oatmeal. Offering up all of the healing power of oats without any of the extra sweetness, this breakfast bowl might just take your food to the next level. If you’re on the hunt for an extra protein kick, try topping off your bowl with a poached eggs. Served up with chives and a sprinkling of cheese, it is the breakfast of champions.
One of the most popular grains at this moment in time, quinoa is a fantastic way to start your day on a health kick and will tide you over well into the lunching hour. This fruit-based recipe can be prepared the night before and stored throughout the week, making early morning preparation a thing of the past. Better yet, you can try whipping up a larger batch and enjoying it for lunch or dinner; it’s the recipe that keeps on giving.
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the breakfast classics and when it comes to healthy and fast food, few recipes do it as well as avocado toast. If you want a little more from your meal, you can try topping your avocado with a poached egg or even a little smoked salmon. Prepared in seconds, the meal will keep you going throughout the day, stocking you up on all of the essential nutrients well before lunch time.
For some, however, breakfast just isn’t the same without an egg or two and if that’s the case for you, then you need to try these egg breakfast muffins at least once. Packed full of roasted tomatoes, spinach and spring onions, these tiny muffins are seriously full of flavor and, made up primarily of eggs, won’t fill you up with a load of sugary carbohydrates, either. You can try making up a batch at the end of the weekend and storing in a seal tight container. In the morning, simply zap them in the oven or microwave and enjoy!
An apple away keeps the doctor away, so why not try making them a part of your breakfast routine? These stuffed apples come with all of the health benefits of the natural fruit, plus a little something extra, helping you to avoid the temptation of late morning snacks. While this recipe is great first thing in the morning, it can also be enjoyed as a late afternoon snack, giving you that extra boost of energy to keep things going throughout the day.
Simple, delicious and good for you, these breakfast recipes take a lot of beating. Requiring only the most minimal of early morning preparation, they can be enjoyed within a matter of minutes, making it easier for you to get up and get going!