Five healthy breakfasts you can make in ten minutes or less
Hit the snooze button or get up and make breakfast – it’s a dilemma that many people face on the reg. But with these easy brekkie ideas, you’ll get the best of both worlds. Ready in ten minutes or less, there’s no excuse to miss a nourishing meal before you rush out the door.
1. Greek yoghurt berry parfait
This breakfast is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (seriously!). Start with a base of plain low-fat Greek yoghurt for a hit of bone-strengthening calcium and muscle-building protein. Top it with natural muesli for slow-burning carbs to keep you going till lunch (FYI half a cup is a smart portion size), then top it off with a handful of fresh or frozen berries for a satisfying burst of natural sweetness. Voila!
2. Veggie omelette
A warm, fluffy omelette is an egg-cellent way to start the day. Simply beat together two eggs with whatever vegetables you have lying in your crisper (think: mushrooms, baby spinach and zucchini). Skip the stove top and cook it in the microwave for a protein-packed breakfast with minimal washing up.
3. Overnight apple pie oatmeal
Overnight oats let’s your fridge do the hard work for you while you’re fast asleep. How cool is that! The night before, mix together equal parts rolled – not instant – oats, yoghurt and milk (both reduced fat). Add in grated apple and ground cinnamon (and a tiny drizzle of honey if you must), stir and leave in the fridge overnight. You’ll wake up to creamy, softened oats that provide an energy boost and dose of gut-loving fibre. For all the hipsters out there, prepare your overnight oats in a mason jar for an Insta-worthy brekkie to go.
4. Avo, cheese and tomato on toast
It’s the dish that summarises millennials – and not only is it delicious, but gets a dietitian tick of approval, too! That’s because avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and gut-lovin’ fibre that keeps you feeling full (read: no grumbly tummies before lunch). Combined with no-fuss ingredients like wholegrain bread for quality carbohydrates, reduced-fat cheese for protein and tomato to help you reach your five a day, this healthy breakkie is ready in no time at all.
5. Breakfast smoothie
Probably the easiest of the lot, this one’s perfect on a warm summer morning. One frozen banana, a cup of skim milk and half a cup of Greek yoghurt makes for a simple base that you can tweak as you please. Rolled oats are a great addition for some energy-giving carbs, as are nuts for their hunger-busting protein content. You could even throw in a handful of baby spinach leaves – honestly, you won’t even taste it!
And there you have it! Five simple breakfasts that are quick and easy for busy mornings. Which ones are you going to try?