10 Yummy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Let’s state the most annoying phrase we kept hearing throughout our childhood: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Well, that is true, but with our modern day busy schedules, we don’t really have the time or ideas to prepare lovely meals. We’ve given you some delicious breakfast ideas and now we thought of providing you with some healthy breakfast ideas for those of you who take care of their health. Most of these meals can be prepared quite quickly; all you need is a powerful blender and the usual kitchen tools and utensils. Let’s take a look at some awesome and healthy breakfast ideas.
10. Banana Oatmeal
Oatmeal is a great breakfast food because it’s got carbs that will fuel you until lunch and it’s warm and filling. Boil your oat flakes with water and a hint of cinnamon and then once they’re cooked, chop one banana and with a tablespoon of cocoa. You’ll be in chocolate heaven in no time – and that really is living the dream Having a healthy chocolaty breakfast! To make it even healthier, substitute the cocoa (as some brands have added sugar or are high in fats) with carob powder – it tastes just like cocoa and it’s insanely good for you!
9. Buckwheat Extravaganza
Buckwheat is one of the most ignored seeds around (it is a seed, not a grain) and that’s a pity, because it’s not only tasty with a nutty flavor, it’s really good for your heart and pancreas. You can mill the seeds and add them to boiling water or milk (cow’s or soy) until the milk becomes a thick porridge. Or you can boil them and eat them with honey and fruits. Or even better, to maintain all the minerals and vitamins intact, you can soak them overnight so they’ll be nice and moist in the morning.
8. Green Smoothie
The best thing about green smoothies aside from being the healthiest things on earth is that if you don’t like the taste of green, then they don’t have to taste like that. You can, for example, throw in your blender, a handful of baby spinach, one banana, some strawberries and some milk and sweeten it honey or agave syrup and you’ve got the tastiest thing ever! There are so many varieties of a green smoothie that we could dedicate an entire website to them, or at least a whole article (we might just do that!), but there is one thing you need to keep in mind: if you’re just starting with green smoothies, add only things that you like to the mix. Then gradually add stuff that you’ve not too fond of – you can’t even taste floret or two of broccoli in a green smoothie with lots of yummy fruits.
7. Good Ol’ Sandwich
Sandwiches can be a healthy breakfast idea; too, you just have to take into consideration a few things before you start. Whatever you do, do not use white bread! Use whole cereal bread (if it’s homemade then you’ve got a winner), organic herbs, vegetables (onion, bell peppers and basil) and cheese. Don’t eat this breakfast more than two or three times a week – diversification is the key to a healthy life!
6. Vegan Whole Grain Pancakes
Who said that pancakes need to be calorie dense, fat laden fried batter? They can be low on calories and light, just be careful what you put in them. You can substitute cow’s milk with soy milk and use whole wheat flour to make sure you’re also getting some nutrients out of your breakfast instead of the empty calories that white flour offers. Use organic maple syrup and enjoy!
5. Hippy Hippy Granola
Granola is one of the yummiest things on earth and it’s basically health in a bowl, because there are oats flakes, nuts and seeds and all types of dried fruit that will give you the energy you need to start you day. The tricky thing about it is that it is very calorie dense. Many brands have sugar added so try to avoid those. Choose something that has less than 200 calories per cup and is high in fiber. As with sandwiches, do not have granola for breakfast more than two or three times per week.
4. Strawberry Smoothie with Oat Flakes
This one is a must in the summer, when it’s time for strawberries to shine. Throw a handful of strawberries in a blender with a bit of honey or agave syrup and blend. You can add some milk, but it’s not really necessary, as the strawberries have enough water in them to make a smooth liquid. For an extra health kick, add some oat flakes to make everything nice and chewy.
3. Tofu and Spinach Omelets
The eggs must be range free! Whisk together two eggs with a bit of salt and put your nonstick pan on the stove. Once it’s hot, put your chopped tofu and let it cook for two minutes. Add the eggs and cook the mixture until it’s almost done and then end add some spinach leaves and cook for 20-30 seconds more. Heaven!
For this wonderful breakfast ice cream (yes, you read that right) you will need a powerful blender, such as a Vitamix. Chop two or three bananas and put them in the freezer overnight. In the morning throw them in your blender and blend until you get the mixture nice and smooth, just like an ice cream (don’t blend for too long, it will heat up and melt). It’s called the Fronana, or the world’s healthiest ice cream.
1. Winter Smootie with a Crunch
This one is simply perfect for winter days and it’s dead simple: get one banana, one kiwi and one orange and blend them until smooth. Remove from blender and add 40 grams of oat flakes, one teaspoon of flax seeds and one teaspoon of chia seeds and mix by hand. I swear it’s the tastiest thing ever!
Did you like our healthy breakfast ideas? Will you be trying any of them? What is your favorite healthy breakfast recipe? Share it with us and if we like it, we might feature it on our website!