With being in lockdown, it is understandable that we struggle to remain motivated. Starting your day off in the right way is key – and having a nutritious breakfast to kick start your morning is vital as it gives you the energy that you need. Having a healthy start can also boost your mood and make you feel more productive. Those that eat a nutritious breakfast are 12.3% healthier throughout the day than those who either skip it or don’t eat a balanced meal.
We’ve collected our 3 favourite recipe ideas for you to try:
- Protein berry smoothie bowl
- Apple and cinnamon oatmeal
- Avocado, nori and nut cream toasts
Protein berry smoothie bowl
Note: serves 1 and takes 10 minutes
- Frozen bananas
- Frozen berries
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- ½ cup of non-dairy milk of choice
- Hemp seeds
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Strawberries – halved
- Mix the frozen bananas, frozen berries, protein powder and non-dairy milk of choice in a blender until creamy.
- Place the mix into a bowl
- Add your toppings – coconut flakes, chia seeds, hemp seeds and strawberries.
Apple and cinnamon oatmeal
Note: serves 4 and takes 10 minutes
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice e.g. almond, coconut etc
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- ¼ tsp salt
- Fresh organic apple pieces
- Nut butter of choice e.g. almond, peanut, cashew etc
- In a large saucepan, combine the water and milk. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
- Stir the oats and add the salt to the water/milk mixture and reduce the head to medium low. Simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture is very thick and the liquid is absorbed. The oats will be creamy when it is done.
- Rest the oatmeal for five minutes before serving.
- Add your toppings – apple, nut butter, cinnamon and honey.
- Allow any extra oatmeal to cool before refrigerating for future breakfasts. This dish can last 5-7 days in the fridge.
Avocado, nori and nut cream toasts
Note: serves 3 and takes 10 minutes
- 6 slices quinoa Superseed loaf
- 1 ½ Avocados, sliced
- 9 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 3 tbsp nori seaweed, shredded
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- A few sprigs basil
Ingredients for the nut cream:
- 115g brazil nuts
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- To make the nut cream, put the ingredients in a blender and blend until all ingredients are combined. You might need to stop the machine occasionally to push the mixture down with a spatula.
- Gradually add 2 tbsp hot water to achieve a thick, creamy consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Toast the bread and spread with nut cream
- Top with avocado, tomatoes, nori, seeds and basil.
Top tip – you can make the nut cream in advance. It will keep an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
All the recipes above are super healthy and simple to make. We hope you enjoy them! If you use any of these recipes, we would love to see you upload photos of your dishes to the Health Club Facebook page.
The Health Club