Posted on September 24, 2018 by Emily Forbes

Let’s talk about breakfast. Not on whether you should or shouldn’t eat it (previous blog) but “what else can I eat besides eggs?”. A client recently posed this question, but perhaps I’m the wrong person to answer it as everyone knows my obsession with porridge. But I do love food and especially breakfast! So here I bring you a few breakfast ideas to break [fast] the mundaneness of your morning.

Oats, oats, oats!

  • Porridge, yummy! Spiced apple, carrot cake, peanut butter/banana/maple syrup, blueberries/coconut, apple/beetroot (don’t think I ever wrote the blog for this actually).
  • Overnight Oats.
  • Baked Oats.
  • Oats egg omelette.
  • Oats smoothie. Add oats, 1 or 2 fruits, 1 or 2 veg, milk of choice or water and maybe some nuts for healthy fats. Add a scoop of protein powder too for an extra boost. I haven’t got a specific recipe but I chuck in some oats, a large handful of spinach, avocado, grapes and vanilla protein powder with water and blitz. I don’t add in nuts as the avocado gives plenty fats and calories and also makes the smoothie nice and creamy.

Eggs. Boring! Or are they?

  • Boiled.
  • Scrambled.
  • Poached.
  • Fried (not in oil ideally)
  • Baked.
  • Omelette.
  • Frittata.
  • Egg muffins.
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Serve eggs with any of the following, smoked salmon, chicken, steak, mushrooms, asparagus, beans, sourdough, avocado, spinach, halloumi.

Best of the rest

  • Yoghurt and fruit. Choose a high protein yoghurt such as Skyr or Total.
  • Chia pudding. (I should do a blog on this).
  • Scrambled tofu (Vegan alternative to scrambled eggs and another blog to write).
  • Protein Pancakes.
  • Homemade granola and yoghurt (if you don’t have time to make your own then my go-to is Eat Natural Super Granola with Protein; it’s got minimal added sugars, just a little honey and also added pea protein).
  • Literally, anything you want (within reason, we want it to be healthy). We need to get out of the “breakfast box” on what we should or shouldn’t eat. There are no rules, only social conditioning. If you go to Asia, rice is often featured on the breakfast menu for example. There is no reason why you couldn’t have your steak for breakfast and a yoghurt and fruit for tea if you so fancied. Why not eat last nights prawn and veg stir fry?

You don’t even need to eat breakfast. Try windowed eating/intermittent fasting if you so wish. This can help with calorie control and can be preferable to those who don’t have an appetite in the morning. I would recommend trying to get in a high protein breakfast though. Many of us don’t reach optimal daily protein requirements and breakfast is a good opportunity for us to add it in as that is often the meal which is lacking most. Eggs are a great way to do this. I even add one to my porridge to get the extra hit but meat, fish, cows milk, yoghurt and protein powder are all good options.

A solid 3 weeks of different breakfast ideas to keep you going. Tag us in your foodie pictures @motive8_north #motive8north