Breakfast is the most important meal which gives your body energy and sets the scene for the whole day. Unfortunately, the pace of modern life dictates its own rules of the game: pursuing our personal and professional effectiveness, we often neglect the most important thing – our health. To prepare a tasty and healthy breakfast you do not have to stand by the stove for hours. 30 minutes is enough. We selected 10 simple and healthy recipes which you will be able to prepare in little to no time.
Oatmeal with blackberries, apples, and cinnamon
Oatmeal is the Queen of a healthy lifestyle. This porridge contains vitamins your body requires: carbohydrates, antioxidants, amino acids, phosphorous, potassium, protein, fiber, and a lot of others. British scientists claim that regular consumption of oatmeal will make us smarter. We are not sure whether to trust these statements or not, but we are willing to believe the famous British cook Jamie Oliver who knows exactly how to make the porridge tastier. We publish his recipe of this delicious porridge for your healthy breakfast.
- Butter – 1 tbsp.
- Oat flakes – 5 oz.
- Apple – 2 oz.
- Ground cinnamon – 1 tsp.
- Salt – 1 pinch
- Sugar – 1 tbsp.
- Honey – 1.5 tbsp.
- Water/milk – 2 gill
Tip the oats into a pan, season with salt and add a spoonful of sugar or honey to taste. Cook over moderate heat. When the flakes absorb water, turn off the heat and leave them to stew. In the meantime, take a separate bowl, cut the apples into squares, sprinkle the bits with cinnamon, and season with a teaspoon of honey. Once the porridge boils, put it into the bowl with the apples, cinnamon, and honey. It is recommended to season the dish with nuts, raisins, and various dried fruits.
Bruschetta is the most famous Italian appetizer that precedes almost any Italian main course. Depending on the region, bruschetta is decorated with ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, parmesan, etc. We opted for the classics – tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil.
- Baguette, ciabatta or crusty bread – 1 piece
- Cherry tomatoes – 3-4 pieces
- Olive oil – 2 tsp.
- Feta cheese – 2 oz.
- Olives, salt and pepper – optional
- Green basil leaves
- Garlic – optional
Slice the baguette toasts, sprinkle with a teaspoon of olive oil and place in a pan. While toasts are being roasted, finely chop the tomatoes and feta cheese. Remove the toasts, put them on a plate and garnish with the sliced tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, and green basil leaves. Season with salt, pepper, and sprinkle with olive oil once again. A healthy breakfast is ready!
Smoothie is an integral part of the diet of people who adhere to a healthy lifestyle. It contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants that give you a lot of energy. To prepare any variation of a smoothie for a healthy breakfast is very simple. You will need a blender, some fruit, yogurt, juice or milk. You can experiment with different combinations of fruit, but we highly recommend the proven combination – bananas and strawberries.
- Strawberries – 1.5 cup
- Concentrated orange juice – 1 tbsp.
- Banana – 1 piece
- Vanilla milk – 1 cup
Cut the banana and place in a blender. Then also add the orange juice, vanilla milk, and strawberries. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Omelet with mozzarella and tomatoes
In France, they say that a real French chef, first of all, must be able to cook an omelet. The omelet with mozzarella and tomatoes we recommend you for a healthy breakfast is an egg version of the famous Caprese salad and Neapolitan pizza. It is a perfect dish to start your day.
- Eggs – 2 pcs
- Cherry tomatoes – 4 pcs
- Mozzarella cheese – 2 oz.
- Butter – 1 oz.
- Basil green – 1 oz.
- Olive oil to taste
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
Beat the eggs, add salt and pepper. Slightly stew the tomatoes in a frying pan with the butter, and then fill them with the whipped egg mixture. Twenty seconds later, add the mozzarella and basil leaves. When the omelet rises, remove the pan from the heat, sprinkle the dish with olive oil, and let the omelet cool slightly.
Pancakes with blueberries
Pancakes are a simple and versatile dish in our list of the best recipes for a healthy breakfast. Instead of blueberries, you can use bananas, apples, figs, jam, or condensed milk. You can add a few spoonfuls of cinnamon.
- Yogurt – 1 cup
- Eggs – 2 pcs
- Salt – 1 pinch
- Brown sugar – 1 tbsp.
- Baking soda (optional) – 1/3 tsp.
- Flour – 1 cup
- Blueberries – ½ cup
Mix the eggs and yogurt, season with salt, add the sugar, flour and blend thoroughly. Visually, your mixture should look like sour cream. Then add the blueberries and stir. Heat the butter in a frying pan and place the pancakes. Fry until they’re golden brown (about 30-70 seconds on each side).
French toast with apples (“pain perdu”)
Everyone can buy croissants in the nearest bakery, but cooking delicious apple toast is an initiative for fans of French cuisine. In France, these toasts are made of stale bread rolls and baguettes. That’s why they are called “pain perdu” (“lost bread”). Apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coffee are a combination that makes you wake up earlier and have a healthy breakfast.
- Melted butter – 2 oz.
- A bun or baguette – 1 pcs
- Eggs – 1 pcs
- Sugar – 1 tsp.
- Cream – 1.5 oz.
- Apples – ½ pcs
- Cinnamon to taste
- Ground nutmeg to taste
- Sugar powder
Finely chop the apple and fry in the butter until the pieces are soft. Then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar (optional) and stew over low heat for a few minutes. Once the apples are softened, pass them into a bowl. Now toasts: cut the baguette in half; beat the egg with the cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Soak a half of the baguette in the mixture and fry it a little in the same pan. Put the toasts on a plate, spread the fried apples on them, and sprinkle the dish with sugar powder.
Pancake is the most famous American breakfast, served in various forms in almost any cafe in the USA. Let’s learn how to cook it quickly and prepare a healthy breakfast!
- Eggs – 2 pcs
- Salt – 1 tsp.
- Sugar – 3 tbsp.
- Milk – 2 cups
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Bicarbonate of soda – 1 tsp.
- Vegetable oil – 1.4 glasses
Whisk the eggs and sugar. Add a glass of milk and gradually tip the flour, stirring the mixture and breaking lumps during the process. Then add melted vegetable oil (or melted butter). Add the soda and stir again. Leave the mixture for 5-10 minutes. During this time heat the pan. Fry over moderate heat. As soon as bubbles start to burst, turn the pancake and fry for 20 seconds.
Frittata with broccoli
Frittata is a kind of French omelet. Frittata is often cooked stuffed with cheese, meat, greens, and vegetables, but we want to cook a healthy breakfast, so we choose vegetables.
- Eggs – 6 pcs
- Bell pepper – 3 pcs
- Red onion – 1 head
- Parsley – 1 tbsp.
- Broccoli – 5 oz.
- Lemons – 1.4 pcs
- Olive oil – 1.5 oz.
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Butter – 1 oz.
- Thyme – 1 piece
- Nutmeg to taste
- Paprika to taste
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
Beat the eggs; add the salt, nutmeg, and paprika. Whisk it all well. Prepare the broccoli, break it into small pieces. Cut bell pepper into thin strips, and onions – into semirings. Next mix the lemon juice, olive oil and chopped parsley. Fry the chopped onion in the butter, add the broccoli, fry for a minute, then add bell pepper and fry for another minute, add a pinch of thyme leaves, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and oil in a minute, and pour the eggs in thirty seconds. When the eggs start to solidify, put the pan into a preheated to 180°C oven for 7-10 minutes.
Apple sandwich with peanut butter
Apple sandwich is the fastest and easiest recipe on our list. There are no carbs, gluten, and animal products – just fruit, peanut butter, and nuts. It’s a great option for those who are late for work and still want to eat a healthy breakfast.
- Small apples – 2 pcs
- Peanut butter – 4 tsp.
- Chopped pistachios – 1/8 tsp.
- Dried raisins or currants – 1 tbsp.
Cut each apple into three parts. Spread one teaspoon of peanut butter over every part. Put the pistachios on the bottom layer of the apples, and on the top layer put the raisins or dried currants.
Tamago Kake Gohan (rice with a raw egg)
Tamago Kake Gohan is a popular and very simple Japanese breakfast, consisting of boiled rice with a raw egg and soy sauce.
- An egg
- Freshly brewed round rice – 1 glass
- Soy sauce – 1 tbsp.
Cook the rice, tip it into a small bowl and pour a teaspoon of soy sauce. Beat the raw egg on top of the rice, stir. You can sprinkle it with green onion to taste, and a healthy breakfast is ready to be served.
If you have more simple, quick, and tasty recipes for a healthy breakfast – please comment and suggest!