Let me ask you something: how much do YOU like breakfast? Because if you’re not really into your morning food routine, I truly believe you’re missing out. I mean cereals are my whole childhood and teenage years. I still remember eating cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was younger (who knows how I did it). But enough about my childhood, since I’m a 27-year-old now, I’ve finally decided to scrap all this 100% sugar-filled breakfasts, and trade them for healthy, homemade breakfast.
As much as I love talking about different types of cereals, I had to reason myself and admit that at my age, there was no way this amount of sugar would be good for my diet and health (and not to mention cellulite…). Which is when I decided to add fruits to my morning meal, closely followed by eggs, different types of seeds, and finally (I know you’ve all been waiting for this one) avocados!
One thing I would recommend adding to your Sunday plans to make this transition easier is to visit either; your local farmers market or fruit market, and gather all the fruits you love and need for your mornings. If you do it during the weekend, you’ll be able to get enough for the week without it going bad, so it’s a win-win situation for both your wallet and your love handles!
This first recipe is a simple fried egg, with a small arugula salad paired with some delicious blueberries and raspberries, finished with a few slices of baguette with some pesto to give a bit of extra flavor. I usually make this breakfast on Saturday mornings, which is usually when I’ve got a bit of extra time to cook my eggs the way I like (nice and soft), and spread a generous amount of pesto. If you’re on the move or heading to work, you can also boil some eggs and place them in a Tupperware with the arugula and the fruits. The piece of bread is totally optional on this one, but as a proud French, I rarely scrap the bread part…
My second go-to breakfast is more of a power meal which I tend to eat when I know I’m either going to need some extra energy that day or even better, know I’ll be hitting the gym hard later. This dish contains simple plain oatmeal (but you can add any oatmeal you like), with a spread of either peanut butter or coconut yogurt, jam and berries! So easy but so delicious. The most nutritional part of this breakfast is the fact that there are zero cabs! Hello new me! You can also blend all these recipes into a smoothie or shake if you’re in a hurry, or heading out.
And finally, although I already know a lot of you will have added this recipe to your mornings already, can we ever mention avocados too often? But I don’t tend to have the typical “avocado on toast” type of thing because let’s be honest, you can easily have that anywhere, so I try to mix it up a bit with some tomatoes, chilies and even some peppers if I’m in the mood. I love adding different colors to my meals so I am always on the lookout for green or orange tomatoes. All you need to do is place your crushed avocado and vegetables on top of an omelet and add some cheese on top! If you’re in the mood, you can also sprinkle some sunflower seeds for a bit of crunch and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, how about a tiny bit of pepper flakes?
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