"Team Morelife’s favourite healthy breakfasts" - 31 January 2017
Starting the day with a good breakfast inside you is a guaranteed way to get your day off to a positive start. Not only will it leave you energised and more focused but it will keep those hunger pangs at bay and you’ll find you probably eat less throughout the day.
Life can be extremely busy though and many of us find ourselves pushed for time on a morning and eating breakfast may wind up at the bottom of our to do list. Or maybe you're not normally "a breakfast person" and don't fancy much first thing. Well, we're here to try change that!
To encourage you to make breakfast a part of your daily routine, we asked our team for their favourite healthy breakfasts that leave them feeling ready to take the day by storm. We’ve split them into “weekdays” - when you’re pushed for time and “weekends” - when you have that extra time to whip up something tasty and nutritious.
Here are our ideas for weekday breakfasts when you're on the go - they're all easy to digest first thing and can be popped into a Tupperware and taken to work.
Did you know that Greek yoghurt has almost twice the amount of protein as regular yoghurt?
Why not try a big dollop of Greek yoghurt with pineapple, blueberries, banana and mango cut into pieces with some nutty granola sprinkled on top. It’s quick, easy to make and packed full of vitamins!
Overnight oats are simple, yummy and will keep you full right up until lunchtime! There are so many variations but we like our oats mixed with yoghurt, frozen berries and a drizzle of honey. You can prepare this the night before so it’s ready for you to grab from the fridge before work or school.
If you prefer something warm on these winter mornings, why not give baked oats a go.
Make mine Muesli
The MoreLife team are really into Bircher style muesli, particularly the recipe from Jamie’s Superfoods. It’s a delicious healthy muesli involving seeds, cranberries and vanilla essence that you can make the night before.
Porridge is an easy, cheap and nutritious breakfast choice! There’s so many different options when it comes to toppings that you can mix it up each time. We love topping ours with fresh fruit such as blueberries. For that extra crunch you can also add seeds such as linseeds, pumpkin, sunflower or chia seeds. You can even use the pre-made sachets or pots (just look out for added sugars!)
Healthy breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day. Why not give avocado, kale and pineapple a try? Avocados are packed with fibre, Vitamin K and healthy fats and give your smoothie that delicious creaminess without the dairy! For more breakfast smoothie inspiration, have a read of this article from The Telegraph.
One of the things that we love most about weekends is having that extra time to make a tasty breakfast.
Here are our favourites:
Banana pancakes a great gluten-free breakfast option that you can whip up in no time at all. Add raspberries to the top to add a little sweetness. It seems like such a treat but they’re low in calories and the kids will love them too.
Eggs in the morning
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Here are MoreLife’s favourite eggy dishes:
- Poached eggs with spinach
- Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with some chives on a bagel thin
- Soft boiled egg with asparagus to dip
We are huge fans of avocado at MoreLife and think it is a great addition to almost any meal.
Try seasoned avocado with some lime juice, sometimes even some chilli flakes on granary toast with a couple of poached eggs.
Another of our favourite weekend breakfasts is chicken sausages, avocado on a bagel thin, with roasted tomatoes and mushrooms.
Healthy take on an English breakfast
We all love a full English however the standard fried English breakfast has a huge amount of saturated fat.
- Sausage (chicken sausages or veggie sausages)
Here’s our healthier take on the English classic:
- Grilled tomato
- Grilled mushrooms
- Poached egg
Got any other suggestions for healthy breakfasts? Share your favourites with us at