Please welcome today’s guest post from Brittnay of The Nut Butter Hub. Today Brittnay is sharing quick healthy breakfast ideas for busy families on the go!
A yummy satisfying and healthy breakfast is exactly what your body needs to start the day. Its help kickstart your metabolism and give you energy to power through! Not only do the kids need this kickstart to the day parents need it as well! So here are some yummy yet simple recipes that both adults and kids will love!
Smashed Avocado with Smoked Salmon
This super simple, just toast some sourdough bread, or even a rice cake, scoop out half an avocado and top with a squeeze of lemon, salt, pepper and chilli flakes, then lay the smoked salmon on top. It’s a well-rounded breakfast, with carbs, healthy fats and protein.
Packaged smoked salmon is delicious however commercial brands usually add an exorbitant amount of salt. Try curing it yourself at home, it’s super simple and keeps well. The protein will help keep you feeling fuller for longer and the omega3 is essential to a healthy body.
Smoothies are perfect if you’re not used to having breakfast. You can make them ahead of time and throw them in the blender. Do this by popping your favourite ingredient in a snap-lock bag and throw them in the freezer. Another reason smoothies are so great is the variety. You can have any combination from green veggies to tropical fruits to even peanut butter and chocolate ones! It also helps use up any excess ingredients you have laying around the fridge. Some favourites include cherry, oatmeal and almond and dreamy chocolate mint.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Coconut Yoghurt
If you’re after a healthy dairy alternative, coconut yoghurt is perfect. You can find it at all supermarkets or you can make it at home. Stack it in a glass with granola, nuts, seeds and some fresh fruit. If you want to add some superfoods try, goji berries. Another yummy addition is LSA. This is just a blend of linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds. This can help with your live, immune and digestive system. Not only that they are all rich in fatty acids and full of fibre.
Make it A Healthy Pudding
Chia seeds are packed full of amino acids, fatty acids and micronutrients. These ancient seeds have been consumed for many centuries right back to the Mayans and Aztecs! These little puddings are perfect to make ahead of time, so you can grab and go! You can make the puddings with any type of liquid. You could try juice, nut milk, coconut milk or yoghurt. Then add in any of your favourite ingredients, like cinnamon, nuts, stewed apples, bananas, berries or orange zest.
You need around 3 cups of liquid for each half cup of chia seeds. Stir this well, you can add in your other ingredients now or just wait until it is set and layer it. The chia seeds needs at least 10-15 minutes however it is best to leave them overnight. Some of the yummiest combinations include; peanut butter chia pudding with cinnamon simmered apples & strawberry cheesecake chia seed pudding
Old Fashion Oats Never Fail
Not only is oatmeal super delicious it a good dose of fibre and full of important minerals such as zinc, magnesium & phosphorus. Just like the chia seed pudding, the options are endless and easy to make ahead of time.
Oats and berries are a winning combination, but you can switch it up depending on the season. If you looking for something a little bit different and super simply, try baked oat bars. It only takes an hour and will you have a stockpile of to-go breakfast options. One of the yummiest flavours is baked apple pie bars With just a little bit of planning and creativity a healthy breakfast will soon be your favourite meal. They is nothing like grabbing some your premade strawberry cheesecake chia seed pudding from the fridge and being straight out the door! Soon you and the kids will have a stock of healthy breakfast recipes you will love to eat (and feel great for the rest of the day.)