5 QUICK HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR THE WEEK

5 QUICK HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR THE WEEK

5 QUICK & HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES

Easy healthy breakfast ideas to try for busy mornings

In this post and video, I really wanted to show you guys some very quick and easy healthy breakfast ideas that you can make quickly in the morning (on busy weekday mornings).

These are ideas that I feel are good for people who are just getting started with a healthier lifestyle (and want to ease into it, and have some quick and easy options), and that I feel are also good for people who are very busy and don’t have a lot of time to make breakfast (but still want to try and be a bit healthier).

These recipes are all very quick, and are also balanced with good carbs, healthy fats, good protein and fibre. They are refined sugar-free, and can easily be made dairy and gluten-free (just follow the tips below).

I hope you love these ideas as much as I do!

LIEZL JAYNE XO


WATCH ME MAKE THESE RECIPES: See how easy it is to make these recipes in the video below!



BREAKFAST IDEA #1

PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA CHIA PUDDING


INGREDIENTS:

-1/8 cup chia seeds
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
-1/2 to 1 ripe medium banana (I use 1/2)
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter
-1/2 to 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional, I leave this out)
-pinch cinnamon (optional)
(SERVES ONE)

THE METHOD:

-It’s very simple to make and you can also meal prep this one ahead of time, so that you can just grab it and go!
-First in a little glass or jar, mix 1/8 cup chia seeds with 1/2 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk, you can use any milk you’d prefer)
-You can add a pinch of cinnamon for flavor if you’d like, which I like to do
-Smash up a ripe medium banana and add that in
-You can use from 1/2 to 1 banana depending on how sweet you like things
-Then add 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
-Mix it up
-You can, if you want add some pure maple syrup or xylitol syrup if you want it even sweeter (but I’m good with just the banana to sweeten it)
-You can cover your glass or jar, and place it in the fridge overnight (or for a few hours, so that the chia seeds make a pudding sort of consistency)
-And the next morning your breakfast will be already prepped
-You can eat it with a spoon out of the jar or glass, or you can serve it in a bowl if you like
-You can top it with fresh fruit if you have time, or if you want to (I topped mine with some banana slices and strawberry pieces)
-Thats a quick healthy nutritious breakfast thats balanced with good protein, healthy fasts and whole carbs
-And it will give you good sustained energy for the morning!
-Serve chilled, eat and enjoy!



BREAKFAST IDEA #2

TAHINI TOAST WITH TOMATO & CUCUMBER


INGREDIENTS:
-2 slices *wholegrain toast (whole rye, Ezekiel, gluten-free, etc.)
-2 Tablespoons tahini (unsweetened)
-Fresh cucumber slices
-Tomato slices
-Sea salt and black pepper
(SERVES ONE)

THE METHOD:
-*The level of healthiness of this breakfast will depend on the quality of the bread you get, I’d try to get one 100% wholegrain (or as wholegrain as possible)
-You can do gluten free or rye if you want, but try to still get it wholegrain
-I like to toast 2 slices of wholegrain gluten-free toast
-And very easy, I just quickly slice up some cucumber and also some tomato
-Then I’m add about 1 Tablespoon of tahini to each slice of toast, before spreading it out
-Tahini is actually a good source of protein and healthy fats
-Then I’m add some of the tomato and cucumber slices to the tahini covered toast
-It’s very nice with some black pepper and also some sea salt on top
-You can also use brown rice-cakes or wholegrain crackers instead of the toast if you want to
-And that’s a really easy, quick healthy breakfast idea (it doesn’t take long to make at all)
-Serve fresh, eat and enjoy!



BREAKFAST IDEA #3

EASY MIXED BERRY & YOGURT SMOOTHIE


INGREDIENTS:
-1 cup mixed frozen berries
-*1/2 to 1 cup plain yogurt (I use about 3/4 cup)
-2 Tablespoons of dry rolled oats
-1 teaspoon raw honey (or another healthy sweetener)
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
-1/4 to 1/2 cup water (to blend)
-Ice to taste (if needed)
(SERVES ONE)

THE METHOD:
-We need a super quick smoothie option here, so this is my quick & classic berry yogurt smoothie
-It’s filling, nutritious, very easy to make and also very yummy
-To my blender I add 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (I use my Nutri bullet, you can use any blender)
-Then you can add 1/2 to 1 cup of plain yogurt (I’ve used about 3/4 cup)
-*The healthier your yogurt is, the healthier your breakfast will be (try to get unsweetened plain yogurt) – I use coconut or almond yogurt because I’m dairy-free, but you can use any yogurt of your choice
-I like to add 2 tablespoons of dry whole rolled oats (this will add some good whole carbs to the smoothie and also help to make it more filling), as well as a teaspoon of honey to sweeten it
-I always add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened almond butter (this is optional so you don’t have to, but it’s going to make the smoothie more filling and it’s gonna add some good protein)
-Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup to blend (depending on how thick you like your smoothies)
-You can also add some ice cubes if you need them, and blend it all up
-And then you’ve got yourself a healthy, nutritious, filling, delicious, well balanced breakfast smoothie
-Serve chilled, drink and enjoy!



BREAKFAST IDEA #4

QUICK CREAMY YOGURT OATS WITH FRUIT


INGREDIENTS:
-1/2 cup porridge oats
-1 teaspoon pure coconut sugar (or healthier sweetener of choice)
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice, or water)
-2 Tablespoons *plain unsweetened yogurt
-Chopped fruit or berries (any of your choice)
-Pinch of cinnamon
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
(SERVES ONE)

THE METHOD:
-I’ve shown you guys my whole rolled oatmeal recipes before, but sometimes you might just not have 15 minutes to wait for the oats to cook
-I do usually prefer to eat as whole as possible (meaning I prefer to eat all my grains as wholegrain as possible)
-But if you just need to throw something together quickly, it can be helpful to keep some plain/ unflavored instant porridge oats or 2 minute cooking oats in the cupboard
-It’s a little more processed that whole rolled oats but it’s still gonna be healthier than your average processed sugary breakfast cereal (and you can make the rest of the ingredients has healthy as you want)
-I use 2 minute cooking porridge oats (which are unsweetened)
-I mix that with 1 teaspoon of pure coconut sugar (you can also use raw honey or pure maple syrup instead), and also a pinch of cinnamon
-Then I add 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk (you can use any milk, you could also do water or even hot water instead of the cold milk if you’d prefer)
-What you wanna do is mix it all up really well and then let it sit for 2 minutes so that the oats can soak up the water, until it has a porridge sort of consistency
-And after 2 minutes, you’ll see it’s become thicker
-To make it even creamier and thicker without cooking it, it’s nice to add about 2 Tablespoons of plain unsweetened yogurt
-*You can use any yogurt you’d prefer (I use a plain coconut or almond yogurt cause I’m dairy free, you can use any yogurt you’re happiest with)
-And after mixing the yogurt in, the porridge is ready (so its very quick and easy)
-I’ve topped mine with some chopped up apple and a few fresh blueberries (you can use any fruit like banana or berries) and then I also added 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened nut butter for extra protein
-I love using unsweetened peanut butter or almond butter (just drizzle it on top)
-And that’s a super quick instant yogurt & oat porridge
-Healthier than a typical store bought processed sugary cereal, and you’ve still got some healthy fats, and protein in there and nutrients and some extra fibre from the fruit
-And you can make it healthier by going for unsweetened oats and yogurt
-Serve fresh, eat and enjoy!



BREAKFAST IDEA #5

EASY PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA TOAST


INGREDIENTS:
-2 slices *wholegrain toast (whole rye, Ezekiel, gluten-free, etc.)
-1 to 2 Tablespoons peanut butter (unsweetened)
-1 medium ripe banana
(SERVES ONE)

THE METHOD:
-This is one of the most simple and fuss free healthy breakfasts around
-I always go back to easy Peanut butter and banana toast
-Start with some slices of toast (this breakfast will be as healthy as the quality of your bread)
-*Try to get as whole grain as possible (as little white processed flour as possible), whether it be wholegrain gluten-free or rye or Ezekiel bread, whether you prefer
-I peel and slice up one medium sized banana, and I add some unsweetened crunchy peanut butter to each slice (you can use smooth or crunchy obviously)
-Then I add some banana slices to each piece of toast
-That’s a really easy breakfast, and you can make it healthier by choosing healthier wholegrain bread, and unsweetened natural peanut butter
-And I always go back to it, cause it’s really easy!
-Serve fresh, eat and enjoy!

MADE WITH LOVE BY LIEZL JAYNE XO



Photos, video and recipes by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for liezljayne.com

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7 Comments

  1. N
    February 6, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    PLEASE DO MORE DINNER RECIPES!!!! Love your blog!

  2. Fati
    January 29, 2018 / 4:01 am

    I finally found a healthy-food blog that suits my taste really well

  3. Hithy
    January 28, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Great article and fantastic information. I hit my tipping point after having my twins. I struggled for a while but once I found the’Anti-Diet’ I was able to really get going and keep the weight off. Have you heard of it before or have any experience with it? It has been a kind of so-far-so-good kind of mentality for me. I will keep you guys updated on how it goes in another couple of months but I would highly suggest giving it a go. Here is a link to it so you can get some more info. 🙂
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  4. January 28, 2018 / 1:17 am

    Love your heartfelt videos. I am a nurse practitioner in the US. My daughter found your wonderful blog and videos. I have to say I am so impressed. Thank you Liezl!

  5. Cindy
    January 25, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Hi Liezl Jayne,
    My name is Cindy and I love your weight loss videos. I love how you have the recipes and calorie count and how you show exactly what is in them. Is it possible to purchase a hard copy of your weight loss bundle books? Are there different recipes in your books than what’s on your videos? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you! Cindy

  6. Anna
    January 24, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    I love those fresh breakfast ideas, Liezl!! How many calories are in each breakfast?

  7. M
    January 24, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Love these ideas! Please could you tell us where we can buy Bare Mineral and Honest Products in SA. Thanks.

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