I don’t know about you, but I can have breakfast anytime of the day. And for the most part, I do. But, the funny thing is, I hardly ever have breakfast when I’m supposed to—for breakfast. Why? Well, with living alone, managing home, and prepping for lunch and dinner, I tend to relegate breakfast to just a rather large mug of strong coffee.
While it keeps me satiated (for a while), I’ve realised that after I do make myself an omelette with some buttered multigrain toast, I am focussed on work, and get far more done. Which brings me to my next point—do we really have time to finish those chores, and get in a hearty breakfast? With these simple breakfast recipes, you’ll need to find an excuse to skip this meal.
Here are three super easy, hearty, and somewhat quick recipes to try. You can thank me later!
BAKED AVOCADO EGG
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 2
• 2 eggs, medium• 1 avocado, halved and pitted• 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)• 2 tsp chopped fresh chives, or to taste• 1 pinch dried parsley, or to taste• 1 pinch sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Step 1: Preheat oven to 220 degrees C.Step 2: Arrange avocado halves in a baking dish, resting them along the edges so avocado won't tip over. Gently crack one egg into one half of the avocado, and be careful not to get any egg shells into it. Repeat with the second egg and other half of the avocado. Season each filled avocado with chives, parsley, sea salt, and pepper.Step 3: Gently place baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake until eggs are cooked (this will take about15 minutes). Sprinkle bacon over avocado. For a meat-free version, top it up with toasted breadcrumbs for that extra crunch.
Prep Time: 6 hours | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 2
• 1 1/2 cups milk (you can opt for a dairy-free milk of your choice)• 1/2 cup chia seeds (soak in milk overnight) • 1 to 2 tbsp honey (or to taste)• 1 tsp vanilla extract• Mint leaves (for garnish)• Fresh fruit (for added flavour and texture)
Step 1: To a mixing bowl add the milk, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours).Step 2: After six hours, the chia pudding should be thick and creamy. If not, add more chia seeds, stir, and refrigerate for another hour or so.Step 3: Enjoy as is or layer with fresh fruit and garnish with mint leaves. This mixture, when covered, will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to five days.
BANANA AND OATS SMOOTHIE
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 1
• ½ cup rolled oats (50 grams)• 1 banana• 1 cup milk (240 ml), of choice
Step 1: Add rolled oats to a blender, and blend until the oats are the size of a fine crumb.Step 2: Add the banana and milk, and blend well.Step 3: Pour in a glass, and top with some fresh banana or fruit of your choice. Enjoy.