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A Week of Healthy Breakfasts

Apr 13, 2015 | Recipe, Recipes for Runners | 11 comments

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!


Coffee Coconut Protein Smoothie

Blend together;

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!)

Smoothie and granola bowl

 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. 


  1. W. Purves.

    I got up yesterday at 5.30 to catch a flight to Edinburgh but still managed my 6 minute breakfast – always best meal of the day. V8 juice, easily peeled mandarin orange or banana and soft boiled
    egg with a Ryvita crispbread. Got back exhausted at 11 pm in time to see last holes of the Masters.

    • charlotte

      Well done!! Definitely the best meal of the day, let’s meet for breakfast at your local cafe soon!!

  2. Chiswickmum

    Love the photos – the interesting reflections and delicious looking scrambled eggs! xx

    • charlotte

      In response to your text- Tom chipped the plate and owes me a new one!

  3. Louise (@louliveswell)

    I have porridge every day! I feel weird without it! I have a different topping every day though to mix things up a bit 🙂 This will vary between various seeds, berries, nut butter, cinnamon, banana, coconut milk, desiccated coconut, grated apple… but anything goes really! I love the look of your Friday brekkie though – that is the world’s neatest cut avocado! 😉

    • charlotte

      haha thank you- I eat avocado a LOT so have lots of practise, although usually I just smush it out of the skin!

  4. Cathryn

    I LOVE breakfast too – def my favourite meal of the day as well. You should try putting peanut butter under your scrambled eggs. It may sound weird but it’s gorgeous and (as I’m a veggie) it’s an extra dose of protein!!!

  5. tenminutesspare

    Hi, just wanted to comment since breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day too. As a mum of two little ones I do tend to rely on porridge most mornings as we all love it. I’ve been meaning to try overnight oats for ages though so you’ve inspired me to try.

  6. Zoe at Splodz Blogz

    I’m quite poor at eating breakfast regularly. I did get into the habit of making smoothies, but that relies on good stock control! I love them though, I start with a banana and then add whatever I’ve got in the fridge/freezer that takes my fancy. I then take it to work and have it at my desk (I start work at 8am). I’m yet to add vegetables, though, I really need to do that. Actually this morning I had an omelette with a couple of hash browns and some baked beans… the joys of working away from home… oops 🙂

  7. joyfulantidotes

    I am not sure how healthy it can be considered, but Weetabix is my go to breakfast. I eat it about 5 times a week. When I don’t have eggs, I usually opt for a fruit smoothie or eggs.

  8. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Great options! I usually have two breakfasts 😛 it’s definitely the best meal of the day! I have a smoothie before I go to work and then I have something grain based like oats/buckwheat/quinoa when I get to work.



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