Being the most important meal of the day, it is important to know a few healthy breakfast recipes that you can cook for a few different breakfasts throughout your week. Breakfast breaks your overnight fasting and replenishes the nutrients and glucose that you need to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.
Skipping breakfast or having an unhealthy, sugar-filled breakfast decreases mental performance, increases weight gain, and increases fatigue. Eating breakfast also boosts your metabolism and promotes eating habits and routines.
Here are some healthy breakfast recipes that you need to try to improve your physical and mental health.
Shakshuka is the first of our healthy breakfast recipes that you should try. It is a healthy, comforting and warming breakfast recipe from North Africa that is based around poached eggs and a spicy, tomato sauce. The ingredients in shakshuka include:
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- Fresh spinach
- Salt and pepper
- 4 eggs
The prep time for this recipe is 10 minutes and the cooking time is 30 minutes. The method is simple and you basically just need to combine everything in a pan, simmer the sauce, add spinach and eggs and serve with feta, parsley and avocado. For the full recipe click here!
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up pancakes, so try out the next of our healthy breakfast recipes! Healthy pancakes are super simple and easy to make and takes only 15 minutes to make.
All you need is:
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of self-raising flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 200g blueberries
- Olive oil
- 4 tablespoons of natural yogurt
- Pinch of salt
Combine the flour, milk, salt and egg and then fold through some blueberries. Cook in a hot frying pan on one side until bubbles form and then flip. Cook on the other side until all cooked through. Serve with yogurt and fresh berries. For the full recipe click here!
Grated Apple Muesli
The next of our healthy breakfast recipes is one that was a favourite in my family – grated apple muesli. This recipe is healthy, fresh and delicious! The ingredients you need for this recipe are:
- Rolled oats
- 1kg Granny Smith apples
- Dried fruits of choice
- Nuts of choice
- Cinnamon (optional)
- 3 Oranges
- Orange juice
- Greek yogurt (with vanilla if desired)
The method is super easy. To start you need to soak oats in orange juice overnight – the measurements for this depends on how much muesli you are making. Decide how much oats you need for everyone and then cover them with orange juice.
The next day you need to grate all of your Granny Smith apples and mix them through the oats with the dried fruits, and nuts of your choosing. I recommend dried apricots, dried berry mix, dried peaches, almond and walnuts. Squeeze your oranges and add them in with the pulp for another element.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt and add a pinch of cinnamon if desired.
Avocado Banana Smoothie
The last of our healthy breakfast recipes is an avocado banana smoothie. This one is super nutritious, very yummy and easy to eat (drink) on the go. The ingredients for this smoothie are:
- 1 banana
- 1 avocado
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 cups of milk of choice
- Ice cubes
To make this smoothie you need to blend the banana, avocado and honey until smooth and then add the vanilla, milk and ice for a further 30 seconds. It is then ready to serve and can be popped in a keep cup to be taken with you.