Running out of ideas for breakfast? Don't sweat it, I've it all covered for you guys!
As many of you asked for some breakfast ideas, something healthy yet yummy, and considering my deeeep love for breakfasts, it was my duty to cover this topic.
Everyone knows how important it is to have breakfast EVERY morning, even a small one. Yep, our body needs fuel to kick off the day. But do you really understand why?
Let me first clarify this. First thing first, do you know that the word "breakfast" comes from the fact that we're supposed to eat it to break our overnight fast (= not eating).
So basically, when you sleep your body "doesn't". This is the time for it to come into action to repair and grow. Along these lines, the body's process blows off lots of energy, which explains why we need some fuel when waking up in the morning. Make sense?!
For the extra mile, the body draws its energy from glucose. Glucose is, on one hand, absorbed by the carbohydrate we eat and, on the other hand, stocked either as fat or as glycogen in our liver. The liver releases some glycogen in our blood, which nourishes our brain with energy. This is the reason why if we skip breakfast we can feel a bit sluggish, sometimes dizzy, and find it hard to focus on something.
Ok, that's it for the learning part, I don"t want to sprawl too much on this topic. Let's jump on my top 5 breakfast picks.
Breakfast #1: Overnight chia seeds porridge
This one is one very easy, fast, and downright super as you can decline it in so many different savors.
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1/3 cup of oat milk or any other milk
1 tbsp (= tablespoon) of natural greek yogurt
1 tbsp of black chia seeds
1 tbsp of organic honey
To blend everything and let it rest overnight
In the morning, to add 1/2 banana and blueberries for toppings (here, for instance, feel free to top it off with other fruits or nuts).
Breakfast #2: Smoothie bowl
The smoothie bowl is a fresh and easy alternative to the traditional porridge. Depending on the season, up to you to choose your smoothie flavor. For now, I've to admit I'm really into berries so I use frozen fruits instead of buying some so-called "fresh" ones that have crossed the world 2x (ok, it's a bit of exaggeration, but you got the point :p).
So for this one, you'll need:
To blend 1 cup of frozen berries with 1/2 cup of water
Aside, to pour 3 tbsp of organic greek and natural yogurt into a bowl
Still Aside, to bake some nuts (I like almonds, pecan nuts, and sunflower seeds) in a pan (dose it depending on your hunger)
To pour your berries smoothie in your bowl of yogurt and finally add your baked nuts
Breakfast #3: Homemade Granola
Making granola doesn't have to take long. Actually, I take literally 5 minutes to prepare mine. I favor the pan option rather than the oven one, which definitely helps when in the rush in the morning.
Here you'll need:
4 tbsp of oatmeal
1 handful of nuts (for now I'm kinda crazy about pecan nuts)
2 dates (chunked)
To bake it all together for 3 min in a pan (not to be forgotten to stir!)
To add 1/2 tbsp of organic honey and keep stirring
To let your granola cool down for 5 min if you want it cold or immediately pour it in your bowl filled with natural greek yogurt
To add 1/2 banana or some blueberries for topping
To add 1/2 tbsp of organic honey
Breakfast #4: Cinnamon Pancakes
Craving gourmet yummy Sunday breakfast? You have to try these cinnamon pancakes! I can't get tired of them, it's simply a real gem ...
What you need here (for 9 fluffy pancakes):
2 cups of whole flour
2 cups of oat milk (vegetable milk is fine as well)
1 tbsp of baking powder (we love when it's fluffy)
1 tbsp of cinnamon (do not add more otherwise it's sickening)
1 big pinch of salt
2 tbsp of natural and organic greek yogurt
To whisk everything
To bake your pancakes 2 min each side
To pour some maple syrup or honey with some blueberries on your pancake tower to top it off!
Breakfast #5: Banana Bread
My dear banana bread, feel like there were lots of talk around it recently on social media. Anyway, just thinking about it makes my mouth watering. Either for a hearty brunch or light breakfast, this one comes in handy.
3 mashed bananas (the perfect occasion to make use of your ripe bananas)
1/2 coconut oil (melt it before to ensure quantity)
1/2 tbsp of salt
1/3 cup of organic honey
1/2 tbsp of vanilla sugar
1 1/2 cup of whole flour
To whisk everything and pour the mixture in a plate
To add some banana slices on top
To bake it for 45 min in the oven at 380F
To serve it warm and spread some peanut butter or jam!
Everything's said for today. Hope you liked the article. Let me know if you try one of those recipes. I'm sure you have plenty of time right now, make the most of your quarantine! :D