It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also one that most of us are likely to skip, with many of us simply not having enough time. However with a bit of advance preparation you can still eat a nutritious breakfast and get to work on time, even if you are a lover of the snooze button!
Here are five quick on the go breakfast ideas that you can eat on the go…
1) Overnight Oats
If you’re a porridge lover but find that time’s too tight in the morning, preparing a bowl or jar of overnight oats could be your solution. Simply soak your oats overnight in your milk/ milk substitute, and add your choice of topping. The oats will soak up the liquid and flavour so by the morning they have a creamy consistency that can be eaten cold – perfect for summer mornings when it’s too warm for porridge.
2) Chia Pudding
I’ve written about chia seeds before, a nutritional powerhouse, they’re full of omega 3’s, fibre and antioxidants that make a great breakfast. A chia pudding requires minimal preparation, minimal ingredients and you can play around with different flavours so you never get bored. For an indulgent treat you could always try mixing some cocoa powder into yours. A chocolatey breakfast that’s sugar free and good for you? I won’t tell if you don’t!
3) Yoghurt and fruit
This one’s a bit of a no-brainer, but yoghurt and fruit really is a great healthy breakfast that you can eat on the go. It’s also easy to pick up when you’re out and about if you don’t have food in at home. Just steer clear of sugar laden and fat free yoghurts – go for a plain greek yoghurt like Total 0% or Chobani for an easy breakfast that’s full of protein. Add some chopped nuts or ground flaxseeds for extra healthy fats, antioxidants and protein.
4) Layered fruit and nut medley
Adapted from a recipe in Honestly Healthy, this is the perfect on-the-go breakfast. I shared my adaptation on the Dairy Free Dream blog, but all you need is an assortment of nuts, seeds and berries. Cashew nuts are blended with vanilla essence and water to create a tasty ‘cream’, layered over chopped nuts, seeds and berries for an alkaline, filling breakfast. To see my adapted recipe click here.
5) Green Juice or Smoothie
It’s no secret that I’ve been getting into a juicing habit over the last few months, with this Turbo…with a kick juice my current favourite. A freshly squeezed juice is a great way to get your five-a-day in one glass, but for something a little more filling, try making a smoothie. These have the added benefit of retaining the fibre from any fruit and veg so they are more filling and slow down the absorption of any fruit sugars, preventing that sugar crash. Try to add some protein like milk or greek yoghurt to increase its staying power, and create a nutritionally balanced meal in a glass.
What’s your favourite breakfast?