4 Simple & Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but more often than not it’s overlooked, with over half of England admitting that they regularly skip breakfast. Many of us who still do try and eat breakfast often just snack on breakfast bars, biscuits and other quick alternatives that generally lack the nutrients we should be receiving from this vital meal.
To help ensure you get the start to the day you really need we’ve put together four of our favourite breakfast recipes, they’re straight forward, quick to make, healthy and delicious:
Green Breakfast Smoothie
A healthy fruit smoothie is perhaps the most straight forward and quick breakfast to make, even if you don’t have five minutes to spare in the morning you can make it the night before, leave it in the fridge overnight and then drink it on your way to work.
Our favourite choice of ingredients includes:
- Greek yogurt
You simply have to blend the ingredients together until the mixture is fully liquid, and you then have your healthy green breakfast smoothie.
It’s surprising to find out just how healthy such a simple smoothie can be; in this one drink alone you’re already digesting the majority of your daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake. This intake amounts to a great quantity of nutrients for the body including vitamins a, b, c, k and more. Minerals such as calcium magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and potassium are all present in this smoothie and contribute to increased energy levels, a boosted immune system, bone growth and so many other benefits.
Another simple meal for those short on time in the mornings, Bircher Muesli differs ever so slightly from standard muesli in that it has been soaked prior to consumption to make it chewier. The benefits of this are that the oats have absorbed the best nutrients from the milk, or liquid they were soaked in and the chewier consistency makes them great for digestion.
Whilst typically toppings on muesli and oats vary from person to person Bircher Muesli is traditionally made with apple since its creator Maximillian Bircher-Benner believed apples cured his jaundice. The most common ingredients for Bircher Muesli are:
- Fine Oats
- Milk/goats milk/almond milk
- Red apple
- Shredded hazelnut
- Lemon juice
- Fresh fruit
This simple recipe requires mixing the oats in with an adequate amount of milk to soak them, mix the two ingredients well before adding all but the fresh fruit and mix once more and then leave to soak overnight. The oats should be soaked for at least 6 hours in an airtight container before consumption.
This is another recipe perfect to make the night before and with multiple portions; however it’s important to remember not to leave the oats to soak for too long as the milk may go bad!
This simple breakfast is a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and many other minerals.
This next recipe takes a little longer than the previous two but the taste alone is well worth getting up five minutes earlier for.
Buckwheat pancakes take the traditional pancake recipe and make it healthier, and in our opinion just a little bit tastier! Full of minerals such as protein and calcium, Buckwheat Flour is gluten and wheat free and fast becoming a popular alternative to regular white flour.
Pancakes can be accompanied with many different ingredients, to help us narrow down the choice we’ve taken a page out of the Kamalaya cook book and chose their delicious pancake ingredients:
- Young coconut (blended coconut flesh and water) 250ml
- Buckwheat Flour 80g
- Ground flax seed 20g
- Pumpkin seed 30g
- Sunflower seed 30g
- Coconut oil 5ml
- A pinch of Sea Salt
To make these you must first mix all the ingredients together (except the pumpkin and sunflower seeds) until they form a batter. From here add half of the seeds to the mixture and spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into your pancake pan. Cook for a minute on average before adding a few more seeds and then flipping over until the pancakes are golden brown (makes an average of 5-6 pancakes).
Yoghurt, Granola, and Fruit
The best thing about this final recipe is it’s the easiest to make, and equally as tasty as the others! Putting yoghurt, granola and fruit together is really all there is to it. Nutritional benefits will vary dependant on which fruit you choose but with Granola providing Iron and unsaturated fats, and calcium from the yoghurt, you really can’t go wrong.