My top 13 quick brekkies and snacks
1. Poached eggs with avocado:
2 slices of rye or sourdough bread, toasted and topped with smashed avocado and 2 poached eggs. This is a classic favourite. If you think egg poaching is difficult, let me change your mind! Click to watch this video: Egg Poaching or make them in your pressure cooker, easy peasy!
2. Mixed berry & nut porridge:
Cook 1/2 cup of rolled oats with 1 cup of water, or add some coconut milk for a filling, creamy porridge. Then top with a handful of mixed berries and your favourite nuts, or nut butter.
Here’s my recipe: COCONUT MILK PORRIDGE.
3. Breakfast BLT:
1 slice of toasted wholegrain or rye bread, topped with spinach leaves, sliced tomato and 2 slices of cooked bacon. Turn it into a wrap if you need a quick healthy brekkie or snack to go. And get extra brownie points for making your own mayo.
It’s actually really easy, try my recipe: SUPER EASY HOME MADE MAYO
4. Scrambled eggs & veggies:
2 slices of toast topped with spinach, smashed avocado and 2 scrambled eggs. Finish it off with ½ a tomato cut into wedges on the side.
Add some turmeric to your eggs for an extra anti-inflammatory boost. TURMERIC SCRAMBLED EGGS
5. Super quick brekkie bowl:
This is one of my all time favourite quick, healthy breakfast ideas. Perfect for when you only have few minutes. Greek yoghurt mixed with honey, fresh fruit, nuts & seeds or muesli.
Make one of my fabulous muesli recipes on the weekend: TOASTED MUESLI
How to assemble QUICK & EASY BREKKIE BOWLS
6. Peanut butter banana smoothie:
Blend 1 frozen banana and 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter with 1 cup your favourite milk. Add a scoop of cacao powder or vanilla protein powder and a dash of vanilla extract.
7. Overnight oats:
Combine ½ cup milk, 1/3 cup rolled oats, ½ a banana (mashed), ¼ cup chopped nuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a sealed container. Let stand for 10 minutes, mix again and then put in the fridge overnight.
By morning, you’ll have delicious creamy overnight oats! Top with some fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, or muesli, whatever you like. It can also be heated in the microwave if you prefer a warm breakfast.
WANT SPECIALISED OVER 50's HEALTH INFO & RECIPES DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
8. Quick choc banana porridge:
If you’re a chocolate fan, make a bowl of my creamy CHOC BANANA PORRIDGE and top it with your favourite nut butter.
9. Fruity breakfast quinoa:
Cook the quinoa according to package instructions, but use milk instead of water and add some cinnamon or nutmeg. Top with fresh berries and/or banana and add a sprinkle of chopped nuts.
10. Easy green smoothie
Blend a handful of spinach leaves with 1 cup of water, then add a chopped banana, ½ cup of frozen berries and any other fruit of your choice.
Try my EASIEST EVER GREEN SMOOTHIE recipe
11. Pear & strawberry oats
Cook a chopped pear, 3 chopped strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of water in a small saucepan for 10 minutes.
Add ½ cup of oats and ½ cup of water, cook for another 10 minutes or until oats are cooked. Serve with your favourite milk.
12. Sauteed eggs & veggies
Saute 1 chopped tomato, a handful of spinach and 3 mushrooms for five minutes in a large frying pan. Make a well in the centre and crack in two eggs.
Continue cooking, scrambling the eggs and mixing with the veggies for another five minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Serve on toasted rye or sourdough bread.
13. Banana berry brekkie bowl
Warm ½ cup of berries for 30-60 seconds in the microwave, until warm and syrupy. Add the berries to a bowl of Greek Yoghurt and swirl through. Top with sliced banana.