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3 tasty (and easy) breakfast options to make in the mornings


by Jennifer McShane
22nd Sep 2020
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In 2020, breakfast is no longer about the humble toast and cereal. It’s about getting an extra health kick by eating what foodies are now referring to as “smoothies in a bowl.” Three big breakfast trends if you will, have always been the Acai Bowl, the Chia Pudding Bowl, and the Savoury Oatmeal Bowl. And though they are stuff in bowls; each one is chock full of extra nutrients, fresh fruit and vitamins (and they look a lot more Instagram-worthy to boot). Scroll for three easy recipes that will make breakfast time a whole lot more interesting


Acai Bowl

 

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Take:

– 100g acai
– 1 small frozen banana
– 3 frozen strawberries
– 240ml unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
– 1tbsp protein powder of choice

Topping:

– – banana, sliced
– 1tbsp coconut flakes
– 5 strawberries, sliced
– 25g or a small handful of berries (I use blueberries)

Then:

Whack acai, banana, strawberries, almond milk and protein powder in a blender; puree until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add the coconut flakes and fruit toppings.

Tip: For an extra hint of sweetness, sprinkle a drop of honey over the top before digging in.

Chia Pudding Bowl


Take:

– 240g plain low-fat Greek yoghurt
– 120ml unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
– 1tbsp chia seeds
– – tsp ground cinnamon
– 1tsp peanut butter

Topping:

– 50g blueberries
– 1tbsp granola

Then:

Whack yoghurt, almond milk, chia seeds and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk. Cover and chill overnight. Add the toppings when ready to eat.

Savoury Oatmeal Bowl

 

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Take:

– 1tsp olive oil
– – small yellow onion, sliced
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 225g cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
– 85g cherry tomatoes
– 90g cooked steel-cut oats

Topping:

– Salt and pepper
– A pinch of fresh thyme leaves

Then:

Heat the olive oil in a pan over mild heat and sauté onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion softens. Add mushrooms and tomatoes, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in the oats and, and sprinkle salt and pepper with a hint of thyme at the end.

Main photograph: Pexels