13 quick, healthy breakfasts

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I enjoy putting together these recipe lists.

Quick, healthy breakfast ideas tend to be my specialty, as I really don’t like spending too much time getting it ready.

Have a scroll through this list, I’m sure you’ll find a few to try that will become favourites of yours too!

Free Brekkie Challenge

We all need some extra help and motivation from time to time, which is why I run my free brekkie challenge several times per year.

It’s a simple, fun challenge designed to get you into, or back into, a healthy breakfast habit.

I give you everything you need, you just have to post a pic of your brekkie each day in our Facebook group.

I provide recipes, and everyone shares their favourites too, so you get lots of healthy breakfast ideas during the challenge.

Get more details here: FREE BREKKIE CHALLENGE

Or go ahead and sign up here and I’ll notify you when the next one starts.

1. Poached eggs with avocado:

2 slices of rye or sourdough bread, toasted and topped with smashed avocado and 2 poached eggs. This one’s a classic.

Add a shake of cracked black pepper and crumble some feta over the top.

If you think egg poaching is difficult, I’m here to change your mind! Click to watch this video: EGG POACHING or make them in your pressure cooker, easy peasy!

Poached eggs and avocado on toast
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. 

Pour your cooked porridge into a bowl, and top with a handful of mixed berries and your favourite nuts, or a dollop of nut butter.


Coconut milk porridge topped with raspberries and almond butter
3. Quick 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.

Home made mayo is actually really easy, and so much better for you than store bought. Try my recipe: SUPER EASY HOME MADE MAYO

4. Scrambled eggs & veggies:

2 slices of sourdough rye toast topped with spinach, smashed avocado and scrambled eggs.

Add some turmeric to your eggs for an extra anti-inflammatory boost with this delish recipe: TURMERIC SCRAMBLED EGGS

turmeric scrambled eggs with spinach and tomato on toast
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.

Add 3-4 spoonfuls of Greek yoghurt to a bowl and mix in a teaspoon or two of honey. Top with fresh fruit, nuts & seeds or muesli.

Make one of my fabulous muesli recipes on the weekend: TOASTED MUESLI


This post explains how I make my QUICK & EASY BREKKIE BOWLS

yoghurt brekkie bowl topped with muesli, banana and strawberries
6. Peanut butter banana smoothie:

This is one of my favourite quick post workout treats.

Blend 1 frozen banana and 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter with 1 cup your favourite milk, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, or cacao 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 glass jar.

Let it stand for 10 minutes, mix again, or give it a good shake, and then put in the fridge overnight.

By morning, you’ll have delicious, creamy oats! Top with some fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, or muesli, whatever you like.

Heat in the microwave if you prefer a warm breakfast.

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8. Quick choc banana porridge:

If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ve gotta try this creamy CHOC BANANA PORRIDGE. It’s quick to make, and chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea! 

Top it with sliced banna and your favourite nut butter.

choc nut butter porridge topped with banana in a bowl
9. Fruity breakfast quinoa:

This one makes a nice change from ordinary porridge oats. And it’s perfect if you don’t or can’t eat oats.

Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions, but use milk instead of water Add a dash of vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Top your bowl with fresh berries, banana slices 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.

My favourite fruit combo is banana raspberries & mango.

If you’re just starting out with green smoothies, try my EASIEST EVER GREEN SMOOTHIE recipe. 

It really is super easy to make, and all you’ll taste is the delicious fruits.

easy green smoothie ingredients in a blender cup
11. Pear & strawberry oats

Chop a pear and 3 strawberries into small chunks, and pop into a non stick saucepan.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of water.

Bring to the boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes, until the fruit is soft and mushy.

Add ½ cup of oats and ½ cup of extra water, and cook for another 10 minutes or until the oats are cooked. Serve with your favourite milk.

12. Pan scrambled eggs & veggies

Saute 1 chopped tomato, a handful of spinach and 3 chopped 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 2-3 minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Serve on toasted rye or sourdough bread.

Season with cracked black pepper and balsamic glaze.

scrambled eggs and veggies on a slice of toast
13. Banana berry swirl bowl

This last one falls into the category of healthy breakfast ideas that also have an indulgent feel.

Warm ½ cup of berries for 30-60 seconds in the microwave, until the berries are warm and syrupy.

Add them to a bowl of Greek Yoghurt and swirl through. Top with sliced banana, and your favourite nuts or seeds.

Don’t forget to join the brekkie challenge!

Remember to join the free brekkie challenge! It runs several times per year, so there’s always one not too far away.

Hop on over to the BREKKIE CHALLENGE PAGE for all the details.

Or just sign up now and I’ll let you know when the next one is starting!

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