• Emily Thompson
  • January 31st, 2019

Need some breakfast inspiration for those mornings where you’ve got to run out the door? Look no further! Our very own marketing guru a.k.a nutrition coach, Josie, (@josie_eatyourselfstrong) has come up with three easy, healthy breakfast ideas that are the perfect combination of carbs, protein and fats giving you that boost you need in the morning. Plus, they’re super easy to whip up and only require a minimal amount of prep.

Peanut butter protein overnight oats (serves 1)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: N/A

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk (or milk alternative – almond/soy)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other preferred nut butter)
  • 1-2 tbsp protein powder*
  • Optional toppings: banana, frozen raspberries, chopped nuts/seeds

Method:

  1. Mix together all ingredients and pour into desired container
  2. Leave in the fridge to set overnight
  3. In the morning add toppings of choice or enjoy as it is!

*Protein powder can be any flavour – we recommend vanilla or chocolate. You can also make this recipe without protein powder if you’d prefer to or don’t have any.

Egg ‘muffins’ (makes 6 muffins)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray

Cheese & bacon

  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup cooked bacon, chopped

Feta & tomato

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped in halves
  • ½ cup feta, finely diced

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced and lightly grease 6 muffin cases with olive oil spray
  2. Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl and add salt and pepper as desired
  3. Add the cheese & bacon or feta & tomato to the egg mixture
  4. Pour mixture equally between the 6 muffin cases
  5. Bake for 15 minutes (or until the egg is cooked)

You can keep these in the fridge for a few days – prepare on Sunday and enjoy for the rest of the week!

Homemade granola

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 mins – 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, roughly chopped (suggestions: pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional extras: coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine
  3. Transfer mixture onto prepared baking tray and spread out evenly (try to keep the layer thin as this will ensure the granola is crunchy)
  4. Bake in oven for 45 mins – 1 hour, checking after 30 minutes to ensure it isn’t burning. Remove from oven once the granola is golden brown
  5. Leave to cool before transferring to jar/container
  6. Serve your granola with Greek yogurt or milk and fresh fruit

Enjoy!