I love food. I love eating it and I love making food for others. Breakfast is probably my favourite meal because there is just so much choice.
I mean, the fact that I can do sweet or savoury, 1 course or 2 courses, just makes it the most enjoyable meal time for me. Just typing this is making me excited about what I want to eat for breakfast tomorrow!
One thing I struggled with in the past is making breakfast enjoyable but also healthy and filling. I actually get asked a lot about what to eat for breakfast because I think people do get stuck for ideas and think cereal or bread is the only thing they can eat for breakfast!
Hopefully these recipes can inspire your breakfast choices!
Getting protein in at breakfast can be difficult if you don’t want to eat a savoury meal. Having porridge with some protein powder mixed in works great because you don’t need to add extra sugar and you get a decent amount of protein – about 25-30g!
Oh and the addition of some fruit and peanut butter makes me feel like I’m having dessert for breakfast.
If you don’t like the taste of protein powder, you can always find a good protein yogurt that you like and have that mixed into your porridge instead! A lot of them contain between 14g and 25g of protein which is pretty good going.
What you’ll need:
- 40g Oats
- Milk of your choice or Water
- 40g Awesome Supps Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein powder or Protein yogurt
- Raspberries and Strawberries
- 1 tsp Pip & Nut Crunchy Peanut Butter
If you cook your oats in the microwave, add the oats, milk and protein powder in a bowl and mix well. Put in the microwave for around 2 minutes, depending on how powerful your microwave is.
If you cook on the hob, then you want to cook your oats without the protein powder and mix it in once your oats are cooked. Mix well to make sure it’s all combined well.
Top with your fruit and peanut butter for a filling and delicious breakfast.
Omelettes are such a good, high protein breakfast option. They are filling and satisfying and you can have so many different variations of them.
I say, omelette, even though most of mine end up being scrambled eggs because I’m rubbish at flipping/folding mine. But essentially, they are the same thing.
Anyway, whether you can make an omelette or scrambled eggs, the ingredients remain the same and so does the taste. I also love it because it’s a great way to add some veggies in first thing in the morning!
Ingredients that I love to use:
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- ¼ Onion (sliced)
- ¼ Red pepper (sliced)
- 1 handful of Kale
- 20g Grated Cheese
- Chilli sauce
- Oil for cooking
I scramble my eggs and egg white with salt and pepper, while I cook my chopped vegetables in a frying pan with some oil.
Once the veg is done, I remove from the pan and put in the egg mixture, cook it for a few minutes before adding the vegetables back in. Then I hope the egg is cooked enough for it to turn into an omelette. If it’s not, it ends up being scrambled eggs which I usually have with a bagel or a slice of toast!
When I’m in a rush and hungry, a smoothie is my go to. It’s quick to make and I can drink it on the go. As someone who enjoys eating food, I don’t make smoothies that often, but they are great for the times I’m not able to sit down to eat.
What I like about smoothies is that you can make them exactly how you like by putting in the foods you like!
If I know it won’t be eating for a while, I’ll make sure to make it a filling smoothie using the following ingredients:
- 1 Frozen banana
- 1 handful of Spinach
- 1 handful of Kale
- 40g Awesome Supps Vanilla Whey protein powder
- Cashew Milk (use whatever milk you want)
- 30g Oats
- 1 tsp Peanut butter
You can switch out the peanut butter for avocado if you don’t like the idea of it in a smoothie. You won’t be able to taste the avocado, but it’ll add some good fat to your smoothie and make it really creamy and filling!
What are some of the things you guys like to eat for breakfast? I hope this has given you some inspiration next time you are wondering what to have for breakfast. Until next time!