Option One: Banana 'Nice Cream'
This is literally like having dessert for breakfast, but with zero guilt as it's completely healthy and nutritious! To make a basic nice-cream, all you need is frozen bananas, optional plant based milk (if you're not using milk, it's best to let the bananas thaw a little first, unless you have a super powerful blender!) and a blender or food processor. Then of course any other fruits and flavourings you wish to add.
Option 2: Overnight Oats
This is an amazing option for those with little time on their hands in the morning. As it's technically cold porridge, it is a bit of an acquired taste, but get the flavours right and this again, is like dessert for breakfast and I am all about that. To make this, I put rolled oats and frozen fruit into a bowl or jar and cover in almond milk, soy milk or oat milk. The oats will slightly take on the taste of whatever milk you use so I suggest you find one you really like! Oat milk is pretty neutral so that's a good idea to start with. Then you just pop a lid on (or a small plate over the bowl) and put it in the fridge overnight. If you want a sweeter taste, you can add a sweetener of your choice, to keep it healthy, I love to use date nectar, but you could try maple syrup, agave nectar etc.
Option 3: Smoothies
Groundbreaking, I know. However, I do have a couple of smoothie tips for those who struggle to actually eat a full breakfast in the morning. Sometimes, (very rarely for me, as breakfast is one of the loves of my life) we just don't feel like eating food in the morning. Maybe you're just not a 'breakfast person'. Smoothies are a great options for those who feel this way, as it's easy to pack it lots of nutrients without actually feeling like you're consuming a full meal in the small hours of the day! Try blending a handful of oats or seeds in with your morning smoothie for a more nutrient dense, satisfying start to the day.
This smoothie was made up of half a pineapple and a handful of frozen strawberries and a handful of frozen blueberries with around a cup of water and a tablespoon of hemp seeds. Top tip, I use a milling blade in my blender to first finely mill the seeds, then add the fruits and liquid to make the seeds virtually undetectable. If you fancy even more nutrition, you could add a handful of spinach or some other greens too, if you're quite new to smoothie breakfasts though, I'd easy yourself in easily with the greens as they can be quite overpowering if you get the balance off!
Other favourites of mine include banana, blueberry, oat and plant based milk smoothies and green apple, mango and raspberry smoothies, but definitely experiment with your favourite fruits! I love to buy fruit frozen where I can as it often works out cheaper and it makes the smoothie nice and cold, which I love.
So, that's it! My three favourite types of breakfasts, all pretty easy, all very healthy and nutritious and super satisfying. Hope you enjoyed!
What's your favourite thing to have for breakfast?