Ahhhh, breakfast. The most important meal of your day needs to be breakfast. Breakfast is considered an important meal because it breaks the fasting period your body has endured through the night. A healthy breakfast replenishes your supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the entire day.
I get bored with eating the same thing for breakfast. I really, really like variety in my food life. Half the time (especially Monday thru Friday) I prefer something super quick and packed with a nutritional punch so I will opt for a protein shake. You can check out our 6 Delicious and Healthy Smoothie Recipes Packed with Protein by clicking here.
The other half of the time I like to actually eat something. So, try putting something new into your breakfast routine and try out one these wholesome breakfast bowls to shake up your morning routine a bit.
1. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl (Paleo & Whole 30 Approved)
1 very large sweet potato (16+ ounces) or 2 small sweet potatoes (8-10 ounces each)
Honey, to taste, OR half of a slightly ripe mashed banana for sweetness
Cinnamon, to taste
2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons chopped nuts
2 tablespoons almond butter (or raw almond butter is even better!)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and lightly dry sweet potato(es). Poke with a fork several times and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake large sweet potato for around 80 minutes, or smaller sweet potatoes for around 65 minutes, until a fork can easily pierce through the entire sweet potato. Let cool for at least five minutes. Peel cooled sweet potato and lightly mash with cinnamon and honey (or half of a mashed banana). Top with raisins and chopped nuts and other toppings if desired. If enjoying right away, drizzle with almond butter. If enjoying later, top with almond butter just before serving and reheating. TIP: Bake your sweet potatoes the night before for a super quick breakfast the next day!
2. Guacamole & Egg Breakfast Bowl
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup full of baby spinach leaves
⅛ red onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 small piece toast, chopped into chunks
1 tbsp sour cream
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
Pinch black pepper
1 ripe avocado, peeled, de-stoned and roughly chopped
⅛ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Juice of half a lime
Directions: Place the egg in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and drain off the water. Leave the egg to cool (you can put it in some cold water to speed up the process if you like). Peel the egg and slice in half. Now make the guacamole by mashing all of the guacamole ingredients together. Place the spinach in a bowl, top with the guacamole, egg, slices of red onion, cubes of toast, a blob of sour cream, a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce and a sprinkle of pepper, then serve.
3. Warm Banana Coconut Breakfast Bowl
2 Ripe Bananas…coined
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Pecans
1/8 cup Shredded Coconut
1 tsp Cinnamon
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and warm in microwave or stove top. That’s it !!!!
4. Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
1 banana, frozen
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
¼-1/3 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
Coconut, granola, chia seeds & fresh fruit, to top
Directions: Combine all ingredients except for the toppings in a blender. Puree until completely smooth – the mixture should be very thick. Add a touch more liquid if necessary to get it to blend completely smooth, or if you want a thinner smoothie. Transfer to a individual serving bowl and add toppings. Enjoy immediately!
Breakfast bowls are a great and easy way to mix up your breakfast routine. Test out one of these yummy recipes above and let us know which ones you love!