I’ve been thinking about making a post like this for months now so I decided to finally take a morning out and put one together – it has three of my favourite go-to breakfast recipes which are relatively healthy and full of protein so that I stay fuller for longer. They’re all options I tend to go for in the cooler months, so I’ve labelled them my winter breakfast favourites. Let me know what you think!
Strawberry & Chocolate Protein Waffles
These are really easy to make, and if you don’t have a waffle iron, you can always substitute for pancakes. The recipe requires: 1 cup of vanilla protein powder, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 eggs, 1 cup of almond milk, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. Simply combine all the ingredients together until a batter is formed. Pour into a greased waffle iron and cook until golden. Top with fresh cut strawberries, a drizzle of maple syrup (and chocolate shavings if you’re feeling naughty).
Feta Scrambled Eggs & Veg
Another super simple recipe (in fact, all of these are – I’m quite lazy when it comes to breakfast!), but these are totally delicious if you love a savoury meal in the morning. All you need is a tablespoon of vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 5 halved cherry tomatoes, 1/4 of a medium white onion (diced), a pinch of seasoning, a sprinkle of feta, a handful of sliced mushrooms and chopped asparagus tips. I like to brown the diced onions in a little oil until they are slightly caramel in colour. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with your preferred seasoning and feta cheese. Pour over the browned onions and scramble until cooked before setting aside. Spritz a little more oil into the pan and saute the tomatoes, mushrooms and asparagus until cooked. Serve with the scrambled eggs and a side of wholemeal toast.
Super Nutty Granola
This one isn’t warm, but it’s definitely hearty – and the quickest to make too, especially if you’re going for the simple assembly option. You can make your own homemade granola and there are lots of recipes for those out there, but I always like to look for a good sugar free pre-made mix from the grocery store. I love to pair it with cashew milk, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of walnuts or pecans for an extra crunch. If I’m feeling something a little sweeter, I’ll top it with some chopped strawberries.
What are your favourite breakfast ideas?