8 recipe ideas to energise your breakfast

Like most things, breakfast is all about routine. If you can find a simple, healthy recipe that you can easily whip up while still half-asleep, it’s a winner!

Here are some of our favourite recipes you can add to your breakfast arsenal. If you’re a wake-up-late-and-rush-out-the-door type, most of these recipes can be prepared the night before and left in the fridge.

Chia Pods

  • 100 grams Chia seeds
  • Almond Milk
  • Frozen berries
  • Coconut flakes

Soak the Chia seeds in Almond Milk overnight. Sprinkle coconut flakes and frozen berries, and add a 1/2 Scoop of protein powder for an extra kick (vanilla flavour works well).

Veggie Omelette (adapted from AllRecipes)

  • 2 eggs
  • Grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Torn spinach
  • Diced onion
  • Finely chopped red capsicum

Beat the eggs in a small bowl, mixing in the cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook the veggies until tender, then add the egg mixture. As the eggs set, lift the edges, letting the uncooked portion flow underneath. Cook until the egg mixture sets and serve immediately.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Best Green Juice (from The Guardian)

"Just about as energising as a cup of coffee with none of the letdown"

  • 5 large leaves of kale, ribs discarded, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest and pith removed
  • 1 large apple, roughly chopped
  • A 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint

Push all the ingredients through your juicer. Alternatively, you can chop all the ingredients and pop them into a powerful blender with 120ml of water, then pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and drink immediately.

Berry Yoghurt Jar

  • Standard muesli 150grms
  • Top with yoghurt
  • Sprinkle frozen berries on top

Mix everything together into a jar or Tupperware container and store in the fridge. It  also makes a good mid-morning or afternoon snack.

Acai Bowl

  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 Cup frozen berries
  • 1 Teaspoon acai powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • Coconut flakes

Throw the yoghurt, berries and Acai powder into a blender. Serve the mixture with the coconut flakes, chopped banana and frozen berries, or whatever fruit is in season.

George’s protein smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of cacao powder
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries

Blend everything together, and throw a straw into it. No dishes necessary!

Thrive-inspired bowl

  • 2 Eggs
  • Rasher of bacon
  • Mashed sweet potato
  • Avocado

Prepare a batch of sweet potato mash (learn here) and smash the avocado. Scramble the eggs, and cook the rasher of bacon. Place everything into a bowl, and the colourful end product should look something like this. Switch the bacon for smoked salmon to mix things up.

Bircher muesli (from Taste)

  • 1 gala apple, unpeeled, quartered, core removed
  •  1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  •  1/2 cup (125ml) apple juice
  •  1/2 cup (130g) fat-free natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve
  •  Large pinch ground cinnamon
  •  1/4 cup (25g) flaked almonds
  •  1/4 cup (30g) walnuts
  •  2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  •  Blueberries, to serve

Coarsely grate the apple, and mix it with the rolled oats, apple juice, yoghurt and cinnamon in a bowl until well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl, and then stir half this mixture through the muesli with 1/2 cup of yoghurt if the muesli has been soaking overnight (If the muesli has been soaking for 1 hour, add a little extra yoghurt only as desired.) Top with the remaining nut mixture and blueberries to serve.

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