A nutritious breakfast doesn’t just feed your body—it fuels your mind, as well! Here are 10 recipes that help foster healthy brain function—and satisfy your taste buds, too!
Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Compote
Quinoa flour has a distinctive flavour, stronger than the flavour of quinoa when it’s used as a whole grain. It’s a useful flour to use in baking in place of wheat flour as it’s gluten-free.
Spinach and Feta Omelettes
This high-protein breakfast will help sustain your energy levels for hours. For extra fibre, serve the omelette with wholegrain toast. Add a green salad for a nutritious brunch or lunch.
Boiled Eggs with Dukkah and Asparagus Soldiers
Dukkah is an Egyptian nut and spice mixture that can be sprinkled over vegetables or used as a dip. The nuts and spices vary, so feel free to experiment to make your own version.
Roasted Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Avocado Salad with Pan-Fried Eggs
Tomatoes and white beans are a classic Italian combination that makes a perfect base for fried eggs. This dish is rich in antioxidants from the tomatoes and greens. Roasting the tomatoes adds a layer of sweetness to the dish.
Mini Salmon Breakfast Quiches
To make breakfast a little quicker and easier in the morning, you can bake the cases for these quiches a day in advance. Allow them to cool completely, then store in an airtight container until required.
Blueberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins
These wildly delicious (and healthy) muffins are best eaten within a couple of hours of baking, but they can be frozen for up to one month.
Blueberry and Cranberry Crunch
Start your day with this healthy mixture of fruit, nuts and seeds, served with low-fat milk or yogurt. In summer, leave out the dried fruit and serve the muesli with some fresh berries instead.
Oatmeal Porridge with Dried Fruit Compote
Warm your mornings with this hearty hot porridge. Its blend of slow-acting carbohydrates and protein will keep your brain fuelled for optimal performance despite the cold weather.
Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge
Cranberries are high in antioxidants, which protect the brain’s cells from damage and reduce the risk of dementia.
Berry Yogurt Swirl with Walnuts and Pepitas
Celebrate berry season with this healthy swirl of goodness. It will give you the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available—they’re just as nutritious!