Breakfasts are a God sent. I can’t remember the last time I ambled down the cereal isle at a supermarket. There are just so many simple and sound breakfast ideas out there that dont involve processed grains and refined sugars. I often find that when you eat a brilliant breakfast, inspiration is easily found for a healthy lunch and then heartfelt dinner. Good things come in threes so why not start off the first of the bunch brilliantly. Here are my favorite breakfasts & their recipes.
Banana smoothie – One frozen banana sliced in half, one tablespoon of cocoa, a fair few splashes of almond milk, a few soaked dates, seeds of a vanilla bean and a few crushed nuts. Blend it all together until you have a thick & creamy consistency. Monday’s Wholefood first introduced me to the simplicity of smoothies and gave me a constant drive to experiment.
Chia seed breakfast bowl – The recipe for this light breakfast was found in The Un-bakery Cookbook by Megan May. It is such a simple recipe that flipping through pages and scrolling through websites is really unneeded. Soak 1/4 cup of chia seeds in coconut milk, nut milk or any milk of your choosing, pop it in the fridge for 20 minuets at the least and then top with any berries or fruit compote you like, and dont forget the sliced almonds.
Avocado – Avocado on toast, need I say more? I love it on a dark delicious rye bread or if I’m feeling particularly wealthy, a nut & seed toast. Salt, a squeeze of lemon and a shake of pepper make this my favorite breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Home made muesli with de-hydrated berries. Just before I left Mondays Wholefoods a beautiful blueberry & nut granola was introduced to the menu. Made by the lady behind the former Wilder And Hunt and predominantly used for the Mondays smoothie bowls, this stunning breakfast treat had me contemplating my decision to move back to Wellington. From a guess the muesli was a homemade mix of de-hydrated blue berries, roasted coconut flakes, roasted walnuts, macadamias, cashews and hazelnuts. Yum.
Coconut yogurt. This is the one pantry-fridge item that I splurge on. Being dairy free this is a god sent of a product and goes well with everything. From fruit, granola, pancakes, chia seeds and even savory dinner dishes such as rice, salads, roasts and especially on curry. My heart honestly swoons. Up until recently I have always used Raglan Coconut Yogurt but the creamy and soft texture of the brand Coyo is pulling at my heart strings.
I hope these few ideas inspire you just a wee bit. Message me if you need more, I have buckets full. Happy breakfasting. Photo credit given to the talented hands behind the camera.