Breakfast/Brunch is hands down my favourite meal of the day, this year I’ve decided instead of a birthday dinner, I would prefer a birthday breakfast! I know a lot of people skip weekday breakfasts or grab a croissant on the way to work, but preparing healthy weekday breakfasts doesn’t have to be time consuming. Even if you’re in a rush, getting up early or heading to the gym before work, there’s no excuse not to have some homemade nourishing goodness first thing. Here’s what a week of my weekday brekkies look like:
Monday- Overnight Oats
These are amazing, whip them up the night before, leave in the fridge overnight, and you’re good to go when you wake up. These make the perfect portable breakfast option, whether you eat them on your way to work/gym, at your desk or at home. You could make up a couple of them on a Sunday eve and enjoy them through the week!
Tuesday- Blueberry and banana breakfast muffins
My old favourites; I always keep a batch of these in the freezer. On Tuesday I went to the gym before work and took two of these frozen muffins in a ziplock bag to work with me. I then microwaved them in our office kitchen and served with a side of Greek yogurt.
Wednesday- Coffee Coconut Protein Smoothie
Wednesday mornings mean Project Awesome, and a 5.15am alarm. I love taking smoothies with me to drink on the tube on my way to The Scoop but always want a coffee or tea too. For this smoothie I combined the caffeinated Vita Coco Cafe, that contains an espresso shot which gives a real energy boost so early in the morning! Plus it’s great for hydration before and after working out as it contains 100% coconut water. If I don’t have time to make a smoothie, I often grab a Vita Coco to drink on the way to the gym in the mornings. I developed this Coffee Coconut Protein smoothie as part of Vita Coco Cafe’s #lessbrewingmoredoing campaign- get involved by following the hashtag on twitter!
330ml carton Original Vita Coco Cafe Cafe Latte
1 frozen banana
1 serving protein powder (I used Purition Coconut Protein mix)
100g yogurt (I used Coyo but Greek would work well too)
Sprinkle of desiccated coconut to top
This makes two smoothies (or one giant smoothie)- why not keep one in the fridge for the following day.
Thursday- Smoothie bowl
I made this yummy smoothie bowl at home and enjoyed it alongside Mocha Vita Cafe Coco for my caffeine hit! I topped my mix of banana, raspberries, strawberries and milk with a handful of Nature’s Path Granola, but you could use your favourite (homemade!) granola. If you have a trustworthy tupperware, you could make this the night before and freeze in a tupperware, then take with you to enjoy at your desk (it should thaw while you’re at the gym or on your commute!)
Friday– Scrambled Eggs on toast
Friday is my rest day so I have a little more time in the morning to cook and eat breakfast, with that said, scrambled eggs are really, really quick. You could even microwave them or mash boiled eggs onto a piece of toast if you’re really pushed for time. This breakfast actually only took me 6 mins to prepare – who doesnt have 6 minutes!
I love marmite and eggs together, (if you haven’t tried it and you like marmite, you will love it) so this is one of my favourite breakfasts; scrambled eggs on marmite toast with a side of avocado and cherry tomatoes. You could also spread the avocado on the toast before topping with eggs.
What are your go-to weekday breakfasts? I love porridge during the winter and peanut butter on toast with a banana as a pre-run breakfast!
This post is sponsored by Vita Coco Cafe, obsession with breakfast is my own.