10 nutritious breakfasts to start your day on a power-packed high!
Sometimes, your morning just doesn’t start right. The alarm didn’t go off, the shower wouldn’t heat up, the cat left a little “present” by your door just for you… we’ve all been there. And at times like these, the last thing you’d want to do is think about what to eat before rushing off to work.
Well, you can now check that one off your list because we’ve done some thinking on your behalf and compiled a list of easy low calorie, healthy breakfast snacks you can pre-make, throw together on the go, or even just conveniently blend to sip on your commute!
Warning: You may want to make all of these at one go.
1. Apple sandwiches with nut butter and granola
Combine apples’ powerful antioxidants with some protein, copper, and vitamin-packed peanut (or any other nut) butter for a nutritionally-dense breakfast! For an extra zap of energy to start your day right, sprinkle it with a generous handful of our delicious granola for extra crunch and nutrients - (easy to incorporate into your new healthy diet)!
Note: While nut butters, including peanut, are healthy in their own right, many commercial brands adulterate their butters with sugar, vegetable oil, and trans fats that can reduce its nutritional value - so check that ingredient list before buying!
Emptied your jar of nut butter while making apple sandwiches? Don’t wash it just yet - try this delicious overnight oats recipe instead! The nutrient-packed nut butter we mentioned earlier makes a delicious addition to your oats, which works overtime to lower bad (or LDL) cholesterol, promote weight control, and even lower your chances of developing colon cancer. Try it with chia seeds, greek yoghurt and milk for a filling, meal prep healthy breakfast you just need to grab from your fridge on the way out the door.
3. Acai bowl
Acai is the undisputed king of berries - read all about the amazing properties of this lusciously purple berry in our blog post here - and we’ve found an amazing recipe to get the most out of your pack of My Naturi acai powder! The best news: everything goes in a blender, easy peasy! Combine your acai with antioxidant-rich berries for extra flavour, and thicken with frozen banana (one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6, and an amazing source of manganese and potassium), and you have yourself a delicious breakfast bowl that is low on effort but high on health.
What’s breakfast without eggs? These egg frittata muffins are bursting with the energy, vitamins and minerals you need to get through a busy day. Eggs supply almost every nutrient you need, and the spinach in this recipe adds a boost to your skin, hair, and bone health. These beauties also last up to FOUR DAYS in the fridge - perfect for making on Sunday evening and lasting for a good half a week (unless you accidentally finish all of them on Monday).
For an even easier make-ahead egg breakfast, try this recipe! Boiled eggs can last up to one week in the fridge, making this recipe one of the simplest options for a nutritionally-rich quickie breakfast. Top your eggs with a thick slice of tomato for a boost of the antioxidant lycopene, which reduces your risk of heart disease and cancer, then sprinkle it with scallions for that sharp, fresh flavour, and its cancer-, infection-, and inflammation-fighting properties!
We love this recipe because not only is it delicious, filling, and easy to make, we can also get most of the ingredients right here at My Naturi! What makes this such an excellent breakfast is the addition of walnuts (read all about their amazing benefits here), an amazing, nutrient-rich source of protein and fibre. Pro tip: To save on prep time, freeze your vitamin B6-loaded bananas the night before and they’ll be nice and frosty in the morning when you need them.
7. Fruit, yoghurt, and granola parfait
Some days you just wake up feeling fancy. And on those days, may we recommend this perfect parfait? Not only does it look stunning, it’s ridiculously easy to assemble, and with its combination of bone and gut health-promoting yoghurt, vitamin and antioxidant-rich fruit, and cholesterol-lowering granola (stock up here), it contains everything you need to start your day right! This recipe recommends peaches and blackberries, but feel free to top it with any fruit of your choice.
Have a little time on your hands? Jazz up your breakfast routine with these delightfully purple acai pancakes! This recipe is not only vegan but also gluten-free, and bursting at the seams with the anthocyanins that both give the berries their lush purple colour and act as antioxidants in your body. Just top them with some berries for an extra pop of flavour, and drizzle with your favourite honey - bon appetit!
Say hello to the ultimate make-ahead breakfast: these frozen babies can sit in your freezer for up to 6 months! Keep your bad cholesterol levels low and your bowel health levels high with these oatmeal-based cups - milk adds calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D, and topping it with the fruits or berries of your choice adds more nutritional punch.
You’ve probably heard of matcha smoothies - but what about turmeric matcha smoothies? Get your caffeine boost from this light, creamy breakfast shake that combines the powerfully detoxifying and metabolism-boosting properties of matcha and the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. This smoothie is thickened with banana and avocado, which is rich in unsaturated fats that lower bad LDL cholesterol without affecting the good HDL cholesterol, making it a complete meal to start your day right!