If you’re anything like me, weekday breakfasts have to have 3 essential ingredients:
And above all super-quick!
This easy breakfast bowl recipe has it all. It can be literally thrown together in just a few minutes and it will keep your family’s energy high until lunch.
As a nutritionist, I always insist on having protein and fat for breakfast rather than the usual carbohydrates. Most commercial breakfasts (corn flakes, sugar-loaded muesli, white bread, breakfast cookies, and fruit juices) contain lots of simple carbohydrates such as refined sugar that will inevitably make your or your kids’ energy crash mid-morning. If you want to read more about what to eat for breakfast, make sure to read my post on this topic.
So, back to my quick and healthy breakfast bowl…
It just needs a protein base like yoghurt, a few protein-dense toppings like nuts & seeds, and some fruit for extra vitamins. To offer daily variation I like to put a mix of the following ingredients on the breakfast table, and if your kids are big enough (and mess-free) you can let them make their own bowl. On very busy mornings my husband usually lines up 5 bowls and fills them all at the same time, a bit like a production line.
For the base, choose one of the following:
Full-fat plain yoghurt
Unsweetened Greek yoghurt
Dairy-free yoghurt (coconut, almond, soy, …)
Toppings high in protein and healthy fats:
Nuts: cashew, almond, pecan, brazil, hazelnut
Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame
Nut butters: almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter, cashew butter
Homemade crunchy granola (our favorite!)
Fresh fruit: any kind of berries, banana, kiwi, pear, apricots, peaches, …
Dried fruit: apricots, figs, dates, raisins, goji berries
Coconut flakes or shredded coconut
Tip: to make it even quicker, you can mix your favorite nuts & seeds in a big jar to put on the breakfast table