I love porridge. I have it almost every day for breakfast. And by ‘almost’ I mean that if I’m eating breakfast at home, chances are I’m eating porridge. Sometimes for dinner too, if we’re being really honest here. But it’s not like I don’t know how to make other things, I just get a little stuck in my ways. OK I’ll admit, today’s breakfast ideas post is probably more for me than for you. But whatever, let’s just hope everyone’s a winner.
Oh and I should warn you; if you’re looking for traditional recipe style writing here you’re going to be disappointed. I’m more your ‘pinch of this’ and ‘dollop of that’ kinda gal at breakfast time.
Full of good fats and deliciousness, avo on toast is easy to make and keeps you satiated until lunchtime. If you feel like going a little gourmet, I find that capsicum and cherry tomatoes are always a good time. I’m also into a thin spread of vegemite under my avo when the mood takes me. No judgement please.
Peppery scrambled eggs
I’m going to be really controversial here… when I’m making scrambled eggs for one, I make them in the microwave. Two eggs, a dash of milk, lashings of pepper, and whisk vigorously with a fork. Whack them in the microwave with the power on around 70-80%, taking them out every 30 seconds or so to stir, until they’re cooked to your liking. Need some carbs in your life? Add a slice of dark rye bread (I always do).
Green smoothie bowl
A summer staple, the green smoothie not only tastes delicious, it’s totally Insta-worthy too. It really doesn’t have to be green either, I think the ‘green’ refers to the green veggies that go into it (although who knows, I could very easily be wrong on this point). You can use pretty much anything in your green smoothie, but personally I’m into a combo of frozen banana and zucchini (for texture), blueberries, coconut water, ice and maybe some protein powder if it’s a meal replacement. Top it with whatever floats your boats – I like fresh fruit, coconut and crushed nuts.
OK so I know this is sailing fairly close to the ‘porridge’ wind, but technically it is different so I’m hoping you’ll let me away with it. My standard OO is 1/3 cup oats, covered (just) with water, a dollop of yoghurt and a handful of blueberries. Shake it up and leave in the fridge overnight.
I first came across these a number of years ago… I can’t even remember where now. The recipe is literally one medium sized ripe banana and two eggs. Mash the banana first, and whisk the eggs separately. Cook in a pan with a little butter as you would a regular pancake and top with a dollop of thick yoghurt and some blueberries… or nothing at all. Sidenote: there are heaps of additions you can make to this recipe to change up the flavours. Think a drop or two of vanilla extract, a few blueberries, some crushed nuts or even a little cacao powder.
Try one of these breakfast ideas and let me know what you think! And don’t forget to vote for me in the Bupa blog awards – it only takes 30 seconds!