Building 3 Healthier Breakfasts

Posted on by Zoe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s a universal truth that breakfast is also by far the best (with brunch interchangeable if it’s the weekend). The possibilities are endless - smoothies, smoothie bowls, porridge, granola, muesli, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, poached eggs…I could go on, and on, and on. It’s just a shame that I’m not enough of a morning person to have road-tested Bill’s pancakes yet, which I have been told are the tastiest pancakes in the pancake universe.

Because I’ll always choose more sleep over stuffing my chops with brekkie, I’ve become a bit of a maven at whipping up a morning meal that will satisfy both me and my S.O., in just enough time for it to still count as breakfast, and to help top up both of our vitamin and mineral levels. Here are 3 that have never failed me, and that always deliver the “mmmmm” sounds…


The Morning Smoothie - I’m still getting good use out of my Breville BlendActive (a.k.a. the poor man’s NutriBullet), and this smoothie recipe remains a firm favourite, so much so that I’ll make sure I always have the ingredients in case I get a taste for one. You can find the recipe over here.


The “God-Like” Porridge - I’ve got two people to thank for introducing me to #PorridgeOfTheGods; that’s my work colleague and London-dweller Scott, and Leon restaurants, where Scott stole the recipe from. It’s so easy - whip up some porridge then top with banana slices, a drizzle of honey and grate over some Green & Black’s dark chocolate. Ultimate porridge heaven.


The Dreamy Oats - they’re classically called “Overnight Oats”, but I prefer to call them Dreamy Oats, because they’re just so dreeeeamy (plus, they cook while I’m dreaming). They’re also the quickest of all three of these breakfast recipes, so if you’re really stuck for time, these are perfect to grab and go in the morning.

All you need is jumbo organic oats, some chia seeds, almond milk and a topping of your choice. Simply mix two parts oats to one part of almond milk, and stir in a heaped teaspoon of chia seeds. Make sure the consistency is damp, and you can’t see any puddles of almond milk in your mix. Leave to “cook” overnight, then choose any topping you like before you head out of the door in the morning. My all-time favourite is a spoonful of almond butter and blueberries. Deeeee-lish!

It takes a lot for me to get out of bed in the morning, but any one of these 3 usually does the trick!

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  • Emily

    All of these look delicious! I’m not a morning person either so I usually skip it. Saying that I’m currently having Belvita biscuits, I know they’re not the best but at least I’m eating something until I can try the recipes above!

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    • Zoe

      Thanks Emily, let me know if you try any of them, I’d love to know what you think! x

  • Vivi Lien

    mmm, they all sound and look delicious! Ill keep these recipes in mind.

    Vivi Lien

    • Zoe

      Thanks Vivi, hope they’re useful!

  • rita

    I need to try those dreamy oats. It sounds like the perfect breakfast for days when I have to wake up at 5:30 to go to university. Great post Zoe xx


    • Zoe

      Thanks, Rita! The dreamy oats are my favourite, I crave them every morning! 5.30 is a killer let me know if any of these brighten up your mornings! x