When you’ve just woken up and you’re racing around getting ready for the day, it can be hard to come up with healthy and delicious breakfast ideas. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of our favourite breakfast recipes that will not only get your day off to a delicious start but keep you full all the way until lunchtime!
One of the best breakfast ideas out there: Porridge!
This abiding breakfast staple has been around since the dawn of time and for good reason! Oats are one of the healthiest grains on the planet and come jam-packed with many of the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs to survive and thrive!
Porridge is also a great source of fibre which means it’ll keep you full for longer without any need for mid-morning snacking.
This is an incredibly versatile food type that can be easily upgraded with a handful of fresh berries, a swirl of nut butter, or a drizzle of honey. While the porridge is traditionally cooked with water and maize flour (unga ya mahindi) you can opt for oats and simmer them in your favourite type of milk for a creamier taste.
And if you love porridge but hate the hassle of having to cook it every morning, opt for overnight oats, which are exactly what they sound like — oats that set overnight in the fridge, ready to be gobbled up in the morning!
Blend your way to a good breakfast with a smoothie
If you’re looking for easy breakfast ideas, you can’t do better than a smoothie. Smoothies are a breakfast favourite in that they’re fast, delicious and incredibly versatile!
While everyone knows they’re a great way to pack in several servings of fruit, they’re also a great way to eat more veggies, too! You can easily sneak in a handful of spinach, half an avocado, some sprouts, or even some frozen broccoli or cauliflower without anyone becoming the wiser!
Top tip — add in a scoop of nut butter for a blast of protein-packed deliciousness that will keep you energised all morning long.
Join the cult of avocado-toast lovers
There’s a reason that this breakfast trend is so universally beloved — it’s as versatile as it is delicious.
Whether you’re on team sourdough, multigrain, focaccia or ciabatta, pop a slice into the toaster, mush some ripe avocado over the top and then let your creativity take over!
While a squeeze of lemon and some salt and pepper keep this breakfast dish deliciously simple, a quick Instagram search for avocado toast will quickly confirm that everyone’s got their own preferred version.
Or if you opt to add finely chopped red onion, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, a drizzle of your favourite hot sauce, a fried egg, or all of the above — rest assured that it’s impossible to ruin this new breakfast sensation! (But feel free to try.)
Omelettes: the ultimate healthy breakfast
Everyone has their preferred method of cooking eggs, but there’s just something about an omelette that gives you that extra energy boost through even the busiest of mornings!
Maybe it’s because the omelette, with all its versatility, gives you ample opportunity to add some nutritious veggie options. Or maybe it’s because the delicate folded edges make it aerodynamically shaped for efficient eating (unlike its slippery cousin, the poached egg).
Or maybe it’s because all the healthy protein in the egg means that you can add a big helping of cheese without feeling too terribly guilty. Or maybe it’s all of the above!
All we know is that a morning that starts with a perfectly cooked omelette is always going to be a good day.
No more excuses!
Time has officially run out on the age-old “I didn’t have time for breakfast” excuse. If you really don’t have time to get your pots and pans out in the morning, Bolt Food is up bright and early along with your favourite breakfast spots all over town.
Whether you opt to pick up your order on the way to the office, or you’d prefer to have one of our couriers deliver your breakfast fast and affordably to your front door, the decision is entirely up to you.
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