Time always seems to run away from us in the mornings, minutes feel like seconds and even up to an hour to get ready can seem like no time at all. This especially depends on what you’ve got to get up to do! However, no matter the occasion, how late you might be, or where you’re rushing off to, it’s always important to prioritise your health and nutrition.
Here are 5 breakfast ideas you can whip up super quickly, but still provide all the nutrients you need for a healthy start to the day.
1. Strawberry Protein Overnight Oats
Can’t make breakfast in the morning? Make it the night before! This ready-when-you-wake recipe is so easy, yet so delicious and creamy – just like a pudding! All you need is a jar and spoon to mix the ingredients together then leave it in the fridge overnight.
Ingredients (serves one):
- 3/4 cup oat milk (177 ml)
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (or syrup of choice)
- 3/4 cup oats (160 g)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp any nut butter
- 2 tbsp Funktional Foods Strawberry Protein Blend
- 1 tsp strawberry jam
- Fresh strawberries
2. Chocolate Mousse Chia Pudding
Chia puddings are great because you can add all sorts of toppers to them – seeds, fresh fruit, protein powders, superfood powder, nuts and much more. We love this one because it literally tastes like a chocolate mousse!
Ingredients (serves one):
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or syrup of choice)
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Funktional Foods Chocolate Protein Blend
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
Any breakfast like this is incomplete without a serving or two of protein powder because why not – it adds flavour, has great texture, and supports your muscles and bones. No brainer.
3. Toast With a Twist
Honestly, who doesn’t love toast? Can’t go wrong really. But rather than using your run of the mill spreads, why not get superfoods involved?! Amp up your nut butter with cacao, maca, and hemp protein. The flavours of these three superfoods (chocolatey, caramelly, earthy and nutty) are practically begging to be mixed in with nut butter.
Ingredients for a few servings:
Slice some bananas and sprinkle some cinnamon, seeds, and dried/fresh fruit on top and you have a nutritious and delicious breakfast ready in minutes.
4. No-Bake Energy Bars
No-bake energy bars are another breakfast that you can make the night before, on the weekends or when you have some extra time on your hands. Add enough goodness to them, and you have a complete breakfast to eat on the go. We’ll show you how:
Ingredients (for 25 bars):
- 3 cups gluten-free oats (can substitute for quinoa flakes)
- 80 grams Funktional Foods Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 4 tbsp Funktional Foods Green SuperbBend
- 1 cup maple syrup (or syrup of choice – brown rice, agave…)
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2-4 tbsp almond milk
- 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (why not?)
Keep these in the fridge or store them in the freezer.
5. Spirulina Smoothie
Ever tried Spirulina by itself with water? You may have struggled to keep it down! The thing about Spirulina is you need to know how to use it. Once you do, the game changes. It’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there and is incredible for your immune system. Here is an easy breakfast smoothie that has Spirulina as the star of the show but still tastes great!
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 tsp Funktional Foods Spirulina
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup plant-based milk
Hopefully, we provided you with some useful recipes for when time is not on your side! For more great recipes head to our recipe section.