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5 quick, simple and healthy breakfast ideas

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Lizzie Tasker Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, Wellbeing...

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So then why do so many of us resort to grabbing a coffee and pastry on the go, or skipping it altogether! Our recipe ideas are so quick and easy, you’ll have no excuses. Your body and your wallet (those daily café treats soon add up!), will thank you for it.

1. Breakfast Egg Muffins

Quick to prepare and they can be stored in the fridge for an easy grab and go option all week. Plus they’re super versatile, if you don’t like these fillings, you can throw in whatever you’ve got in the fridge.

Whisk 6 eggs, stir in bacon/cheese/cooked spinach, spoon the mixture into a muffin tin and bake for around 15 minutes (until the eggs are set).

Click here for the full recipe: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/breakfast-egg-muffins/

2. Overnight Oats

As the name suggests, make these the night before. Cover porridge oats with your choice of milk (you can mix a little yoghurt in too for extra creaminess), in a bowl or mason jar. Add in fresh or frozen fruit – berries work well and stir. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can use maple syrup or honey to taste. Refrigerate overnight and it’s as simple as that. The flavour possibilities are endless; we like adding peanut butter, chia seeds and cinnamon to ours!

Click here for more inspiration: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/best-healthy-overnight-oat-recipes

3. Super Green Smoothie

Prepare your ingredients in advance and freeze them in portion sized freezer bags, so they’re ready to be whizzed up in a blender when you want them.  This is also a great way to get an extra serving of veg into your day!

Again, the possibilities are vast but this recipe makes a great tasting breakfast drink; 1 cup of spinach, ½ a banana, ¼ cup of Greek yoghurt, 1 cup of frozen fruit of your choice. Blend with around 1 & ¼ cups of liquid.

Click here for some more great green smoothie ideas: https://greatist.com/eat/green-smoothie-recipes

4. Banana Bread

Banana bread seems to be everywhere these days, and there’s a recipe out there to suit everyone; whether it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, with nuts or even chocolate chips.

What we can all agree on, is that it makes for a super tasty, easy breakfast. It’s also a great way to use up those overripe bananas floating around the office fruit bowl. Prepare on a Sunday for the week ahead, and keep in the fridge.

Click here for one of our favourite tried and tested recipes: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/hemsley-hemsley-healthy-banana-bread-recipe

5. Home-Made Granola

This one’s for those who can’t be without their traditional bowl of cereal in the morning! Unfortunately, many of the shop bought varieties can be laden with sugar; which could cause your energy levels to crash mid-morning and have you reaching for the biscuit jar.

So why not try making your own granola? The great thing is that you can prep it in bulk and store it in an airtight container for up to one month.

Mix together honey, maple syrup and vanilla extract, then tip in your combination of oats, nuts and seeds. Spread onto a baking tray and bake. Once baked you can add in dried fruit, cacao nibs or coconut flakes. Delicious!

Click here for a full recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1590/goodforyou-granola