With the pressures of our daily lives, it's a wonder how we ever manage to fit in eating at all.
And when it comes to our morning routine, as we rush to get out the door on our commute, we'd be the first to admit that any thoughts of breakfast go out the window.
But, as we all know, it's one of the most important meals of the day. It sets us up for the day, giving us energy for the morning ahead and improving our cognitive function.
Thankfully there is a solution; make your breakfast the night before. All you'll need to do is grab it out of the fridge in the morning, leaving you time to meditate, spend more time on your hair and make-up, or allowing for five more winks in bed.
Take a look at five of our favourite pre-prepare breakfasts that are not only delicious but incredibly healthy too.
Quinoa granola bars
While these contain a bit of natural sugar, there's also a lot of nuts here so you know you'll be getting your 'good' fatty acids for the day, as well as the quinoa, which provides double the amount of protein than rice. It's also a good source of vitamin E and B and fibre too.
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup of coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and dried
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
- Flake sea salt to taste
For the full details on how to cook them, head to honestlyyum.com for the recipe
Breakfast ice lollies
Yes, you did read that right, you can eat ice cream for breakfast. And it's healthy. These ingenious popsicles are essentially lots of fruit and yoghurt frozen. Not only that it's a portable meal so you can eat it on the go with your morning coffee.
- Yoghurt of your choice
- Fruit, or your choice, thinly sliced
For details on how to make these, go to caramelpotatoes.com
Berry beet açaí breakfast bowl
Much has been spoken about the wondrous açaí fruit of late. Touted as the new super food, the açaí is a berry that's full of antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Ultimately, the fruit is great at giving you an energy boost - ideal for a morning meal. This hybrid smoothy-breakfast dish can be made the night before, all you need to do is add the toppings.
For the bowl:
- 1 large medjool date , pitted and soaked in warm water until soft
- ½ cup/120ml coconut milk (either light or regular )
- 1 Tablespoon/12g chia seeds
- 1 or 2 brazil nuts
- 1 small raw beet, peeled and finely chopped (or grated if you don’t have a high speed blender)
- ½ cup/75g frozen mixed berries (I like a blend of raspberries and blueberries)
- 1 3.5oz/100g package of %100 frozen acai , run under warm water to thaw slightly
For the topping:
- Tablespoon/5g unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 Tablespoon/10g hemps seeds
- Sliced fresh fruit and berries
For the full recipe head to gourmandeinthekitchen.com
Make ahead Bircher museli
This recipe is genuinely one of the easiest breakfasts you can make. While it might sound like a bowl of cold porridge, it's really so much more than that and incredibly delicious. Provided you have a bowl, some oats and almond milk you have the ingredients to make it. All you'll want to do is, when you take it out of the fridge in the morning, is top it with some fruit, nuts, or chia seeds. Or all three if you really want.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk (we use Silk Pure Almond)
- 2 organic apples
- 2 tbsp honey*
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt* (we use Chobani)
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 4 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
Get the full recipe from mayihavethatrecipe.com
Sometimes you don't always want something sweet to eat in the morning. These delicious mini frittatas should do just the job. Not only can you grab them and go, they'll also work for lunch too if you really fancy them twice in one day.
Ingredients (makes 8)
- 6 large eggs
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 3 slices of deli meat of your choice (turkey, ham or roasted beef), roughly chopped
- a handful of baby spinach, briefly chopped
- 1/4 cup frozen corn
- 1/3 cup shredded cheese of your choice
- salt and pepper to taste
Get the full recipe on ohsweetday.com