Many of us are pressed for time in the mornings but starting your day with a healthy breakfast may not be as hard as you think. Here are 30 recipes that you can easily make the night before. This way you can start your day the best way possible. Enjoy!
Chia seed puddings are a great way to start your day and are so easy to make. Chia seeds give you a huge amount of nutrients, are loaded with antioxidants and are high in quality protein which should keep you feeling fuller for longer. These can be made in mason jars and stored in the fridge for a few days.
Quinoa is high in protein and is a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index which is said to be good for weight management. These tasty muffins can be made ahead of time and you could also make up a big batch and store some in the freezer.
Check this article out to see just how good eggs are for breakfast. Frittatas are an easy way to add eggs to your diet. This recipe includes asparagus and potato but you could also include things like spinach leaves, mushrooms, zucchini, sweet potato, feta – whatever you fancy.
The amazing creator of this delicious breakfast muffins said “I made it my business to come up with the healthiest version of a muffin that I could: nutrient-dense, full of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants.” Sounds perfect to me!
“The most powerful way to up our mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and detox specialist. This is why green smoothies are the perfect way to start your day. They are so easy to make the night before. Just chuck all of your ingredients in the blender and store it in a mason jar in the fridge. Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.
Overnight oats are extremely versatile. You can top them with nuts and seeds, berries, fruit, natural yoghurt, honey, grated coconut, the options are endless. Oats have many beneficial nutrients including protein and fibre. They keep you feeling full and may help to reduce cholesterol.
Yoghurt is a source of protein and has several other nutrients including calcium, Vitamin B2 & B12, potassium and magnesium. Make sure you are consuming a natural yoghurt as many of the flavoured yoghurts contain large amounts of sugar. Match your natural yoghurt with some fruit and muesli and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast.
This one will take about 35 minutes of your time the night before and is a perfect way to include more greens in your diet. Spinach and other leafy greens are important for skin, hair and bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.
I absolutely love this one. These are so easy to make and are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Just line a muffin tray with bacon, crack in an egg, sprinkle some herbs and bake.
This ‘meal-in-a-muffin’ is full of protein and vegetables. A perfect healthy breakfast or snack when you are on the run.
Diets that contain buckwheat have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure and this recipe is a perfect way for you to incorporate it. Put it in some jars with rice/almond milk, walnuts and raspberries and you have a nutritious way to start your day.
Here is another amazing recipe from Sarah Wilson. All you do is chuck your favourite ingredients in the blender, blend and go.
Another simple smoothie recipe but this time you are including Banana and oats. This article from Foodmatters.tv explains just how powerful Bananas can be if we include them in our diet for example they “aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.”
Many of us like a quick piece of toast in the morning, but why settle for white refined bread with very little nutritional value when you can eat this paleo bread packed full of fruit, seeds and nuts.
This one is so simple and so nutritious. Just put your seeds, nuts, dates and yoghurt into a blender and blitz until combined. Then top with other ingredients of your choice. This one uses goji berries, blueberries, nuts and dried coconut. Make it into a mason jar and have it for breakfast. Yum!
This one will take you about 1 hour and 35 mins the night before. You can whip it up while you are cooking dinner and leave it in the oven to cook while you finish your meal. I promise you the delicious results are worth it! Just try not to eat it all that night.
This is another great recipe that sees you utilising your muffin trays! Just mix up your ingredients, pour them into the tray and bake. So easy and simple! If you want you can make two trays worth and store them in the freezer.
Polenta is a low carbohydrate food rich in vitamin A and C making it a good source of the caroteinoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. This dish can be served hot or cold, which means it is a perfect option for you to make the night before.
Chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Yes please! This wonderful recipe from Vegan Heartland is packed with nuts and seeds and are rich in protein, fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
What a better way to start your day then with a refreshing salad bowl. Cut up your favourite fruit the night before and store it in a container. In the morning, just add yoghurt and muesli and you can be on your way.
This one is very simple. You can boil your eggs the night before or even in the morning. Then just toast your bread, scoop on your avocado and slice up your egg.
These are a delicious and easy snack to keep on hand. Cook your ingredients the night before and wrap them in a small whole-wheat tortilla. You can make a few of them and then keep them in the freezer.
I can’t help but include more egg cup recipes in this list. I think it’s because they are so tasty, easy and nutritious. This one uses onion, cherry tomatoes and thyme.
I know zucchini in your oatmeal may seem a little crazy but I love this recipe from Oh She Glows. Zucchini is a good source of potassium and contains antioxidant vitamins that help boost immunity and support healthy aging. I don’t know why, but it just works in this recipe. Give it a try!
Hard boiled eggs are easy and affordable. Boil a few up at a time and leave them in the fridge for a couple of days. They are a great source of protein.
I love using my slow cooker as it is so quick and easy but I have never thought to use it for breakfast! Put some grains, oats, seeds, fruit and milk in the night before and wake up to some delicious slow cooked porridge.
This easy and delicious recipe will take a few minutes to prepare and tastes like apple crumble. It looks naughty but is actually a great healthy alternative. Why not cook it the night before and take some for breakfast in the morning. Top it off with some yoghurt and berries.
This healthy twist on a banana split is a great healthy breakfast. Top your banana off with some natural yoghurt, coconut, granola, honey or a little bit of jam.
Avocados are full of healthy fats and are an excellent source of potassium. They are rich in vitamin K, B, C and E. Research suggests that there may be a number of other benefits including: lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of diabetes, promoting lower body weight, and preventing cancer.
Berries and quinoa are a perfect breakfast combination. This is a great recipe but I would use natural/full fat yoghurt. In my opinion, full fat is always a better option and you can read why here.
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