21/09/2018 by Rich Levy 0 Comments
7 Breakfast Recipes You Need to Try
If you are short on time, you might tend to skip breakfast. As I previously said eating breakfast has so many benefits for your health, like increasing energy levels, helps you better concentrate on your daily tasks and it helps you maintain a healthy weight. In this article, I show you how to prep your breakfast for a week and never skip breakfast again.
Breakfast recipes for week days
Day 1: Breakfast Muffins
2 serves (3 muffins per person)/ prep time 10 minutes / cook time 25 minute
A very easy recipe to prepare at the start of the week and you don’t need too many ingredients.
6 medium eggs
pinch of pepper
2 bacon medallions
half of an onion
half of a red bell paper
50g of feta cheese
How to cook the muffins
- Preheat the oven to 200° C
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs together with the pepper
- Grill the bacon on the both sides until it’s cooked, then cut into pieces
- Chop up the onion and the red pepper
- Distribute the onion, pepper and bacon in a muffin tin
- Pour the eggs into the muffin tin, try to put an equal amount for each muffin
- Chop up the feta and sprinkle over the egg mix
- Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes
Day 2: Apple and cinnamon slow cooked oats
2 serves / prep time 2 minutes/ cook time 7 1⁄2 hours
The great thing about this breakfast recipe is that you can prepare it in the evening, leave it to cook over night and it will be ready to eat the next day. And if you don’t like apples you can top the oats with any other fruits, seeds or nuts you like.
45g of porridge oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp white or brown sugar
350ml of milk
How to cook it:
- Mix the oats, cinnamon and sugar, in a glass bowl/ jar
- Add the milk and stir well
- Quarter the apple and remove the core and then cut into smaller cubes
- Place the apple in the glass bowl and quickly stir.
- Fill the slow cooker bowl with cold water and then place the oat mixture in the glass bowl into the slow cooker.
- Cook for seven and a half hours on low then tuck in!
Day 3: Avocado egg nests
1 serve / prep time 5 minutes / cook time 20 minutes
If you love avocados and eggs combination, this is the recipe to try. This is a healthy and tasty recipe full of Omega-3 fat acids, which are important if you want to have a glowing skin and great hair.
1 large avocado
2 medium eggs
20g feta cheese
2 slices Parma ham
How to cook the avocado egg nests:
- Preheat the oven to 200° C
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone
- Cut a thin section off the avocado to stay flat on the plate
- Place both halves on a baking tray
- Separate the yolks from the egg whites
- Place the yolks into the holes of avocado and fill the rest of the hole with the remaining egg whites
- Chop up the feta cheese and spread it on top of the avocado
- Place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes
- Once done, remove from the oven and leave to stand for 3 minutes
- Plate up the Parma ham and tuck in!
Day 4: Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats
1 serve / prep time 10 minutes / cook time: chill overnight
Here is my second overnight breakfast recipe and it includes chocolate and berries. Tasty!
1 square of 70% dark chocolate
200g of plain low fat Greek yogurt
15g of Chocolate Whey Protein
35g of porridge oats
30g of blueberries
70g of strawberries
How to cook this breakfast recipe:
- Start with melting the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over boiling water
- After it melts, drizzle the dark chocolate around and inside of your chosen container
- Mix the Greek yogurt and protein powder together, then place half of the mixture in the bottom of the container
- Add the oats along with half the blueberries and chopped strawberries
- Finally, add the remainder of the Greek yogurt and protein mixture and top with the remaining fruit
- Seal the container and place in the fridge overnight to allow the oats to soften
Day 5: Breakfast Smoothie
1 serve / prep time 5 minutes / cook time 1 minute
This smoothie is packed with goodies and it’s healthy. It’s rich in proteins & antioxidants and it will make you feel full. Best thing about this smoothie is that you can have it at work.
20g of raspberries
20g of blueberries
20g of strawberries
30g of spinach
30g of oats
40g of protein powder
15g of peanut butter
1/3 of a banana
¼ of an avocado
half a pint of water
How to prepare the smoothie:
- Mix the raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, spinach, oats, protein powder and peanut butter in the blender
- Peel the banana, remove the avocado from its skin, remove the stone, then put both in the blender along with the water
- Blend until smooth
Breakfast Recipes for the Weekend
Day 6: Breakfast burrito
This recipe is quick and easy to cook and it is perfect for a Saturday morning. You get your veggies, your good carbs and proteins in one meal.
1 serve / prep time 10 minutes / cook time 20 minutes
2 large eggs
half of a medium tomato
half of an onion
half of an avocado
1 wholemeal wrap
How to cook the burrito:
- Whisk the eggs, with 1 tbsp. of water, salt and pepper in a bowl
- In A Preheated frying pan pour the eggs mix
- As the eggs begin to set, push the eggs across the pan with a wooden spoon, continue to cook until no liquid egg remains and remove from the heat
- Lay out the wrap on a clean board, add the chopped avocado and diced tomato
- Lay the scrambled egg on the top
- Roll the wrap tightly to enclose the filling
Day 7: Healthy chocolate and coconut waffle with coconut yoghurt
Sundays are reserved for resting and pampering ourselves. So I think this recipe will be a treat after the hard working week you had.
2 serves / prep time 10 minutes / cook time 30 minutes
For the waffles:
70g of wholemeal flour
30g of coconut flour
2 tbsp. of cacao powder
1 tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of backing soda
¼ tsp of sea salt
2 large eggs
250ml low-fat milk (you can also use nut milk)
2 tbsp. of coconut oil
3 tbsp. of maple syrup (you can use agave syrup or honey instead)
fresh mixed berries
For the coconut yoghurt:200g of low-fat plain yoghurt
25g of desiccated coconut
¼ tsp of vanilla essence
1 tsp pure maple syrup
How to cook the waffles and the yoghurt:
- To make the coconut yoghurt, mix the yoghurt, coconut, vanilla essence and maple syrup in a small bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic film and leave it in the refrigerator until the waffles are ready to serve.
- Preheat the waffle maker.
- Mix the wholemeal flour with the coconut flour, the cacao, the baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
- Now it’s time to mix the wet ingredients. So, in another bowl whisk the eggs until they double in size. Then add the milk, the maple syrup and the coconut oil.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Rest the mix for 5 minutes before cooking the waffles.
- Spray the waffle maker with some cooking spray
- Pour batter onto the waffle maker and cook each side of the waffle for up to 3 minutes.
- Place all waffles on a plate and pour the yoghurt over the waffles.