10 Healthy and Comfy Breakfasts for Lockdown 2.0
How is this Fall lock down doing so far?
Still struggling to find the right rhythm and to keep up the good mood? And with the darker days we are getting into, do you feel like not getting out of bed in the morning?
I promise you, even if usually I love jumping out of bed and going to my morning ritual, I totally admit, it is a bit more difficult this year!
I must say that my morning routine helps a lot though! Do you have a morning routine?
Mine is changing depending of the season or my business, but this looks more or less like this:
I wake up, go downstairs and I light up a candle. This is a habit I started to have since my trips to Scandinavia. My Swedish friend would have a candles on every morning for breakfast in summer and winter! This sweet and warm light warms up my heart! Give it a try!
I drink a big glass of water or lemon water. I prepare the coffee, and I go and seat on my meditation pillow for a while. Afterwards, I stretch my self with my staples yoga asanas brought to me by Cecilia Gotherstrom from Studio Stark. Even a good series of Sun Salutation is already great!
And then, I prepare myself a capuccino and breakfast!
Again, because it is cold outside, dark and also because we all need to lift up our mood, I tend to the most amazing breakfasts that will me make feel good!
Here are some of my 10 favorite breakfasts, some you can even prepare in advance to enjoy fully your wake up call:
1/ King of breakfast: Mr. Porridge!
There is nothing better, creamier and more satisfying than a nice porridge in the winter morning! It will always remind me my breakfast at my friend's home, Sara. her cozy and welcoming home had been also a shelter to me. I will never forget that!
And definitely, porridge was a bit part of this delicious feeling!
Since I am back to France, I also discover more people in love with porridge, and as I am not an expert, you may have a look at Porridge.lab for plenty of ideas and recipes, or even to buy the most exciting porridge in the world!
Choose real rolled oats, small or larger ones, or a mix. Smaller rolled oats makes creamier porridge, large rolled oats makes a chewer porridge.
Oats are a treasure food:
- largely produced in Europe, good for the planet,
- you can make milk out of it, breakfasts and also include it in your baking recipe, grounding it and replacing part of your flour with it.
- high in protein and fiber, and full of vitamins and nutrients. It is so satisfying and happy for your gut.
- it is gluten free and totally adapted to cealiac; just make sure that they were processed in a plant where they do not grind wheat as well.
How to prepare your oat porridge, for 1 person, you need:
- 40 gr. of oats = 4 or 5 tbsp.
- 180 ml of water or any milk you like
- 1 pinch of salt
For service, think of fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, nuts spreads, granola, yogurt, honey or maple syrup, spices, etc.
1/ I gather the oats, water and salt in a small sauce pan, and leave it for 5 minutes. This way the oats starts to soak and will get creamier.
2/ Cook it 5 to 10 minutes at medium heat, or 2 min in a microwave. You can already add the fruits if you want them a bit cooked. I also often add chia seeds for some extra protein and texture!
3/ Serve in a large bowl, and then add the topping you like and have in hand! Personally, I do not add any sugar, but if you choose bananas or coconut milk, it will give more sweetness.
You can also prepare a savory porridge, and add veggies, nuts and seeds, cheese, eggs, etc.
Try several types and quantities to find your right texture and taste!
A porridge is like a small feast for yourself, indulge yourself while you take care of your gut, your energy and the planet as well!
This is a magic recipe in my opinion! Since that recipe, I added so much other stuff in the batter like spinach, okara or nuts meal, spices, etc.
3/ Oven baked oats x3 types
This is one of my staples recipes, that much, that I made several versions for each season:
The first I recommend you is the fall season: Comfy and sweet spicy baked oats
The chocolate and exotic baked oats will be perfect for December!
The summer version is here!
4/ Chia seeds pudding
5/ Overnight oats
Choco-coco smoothie is my winter morning winner! This smoothie is just a fully heart and body warming!
Mix together in a blender:
- 1 banana
- 1 handful of fresh spinach
- 2 tbsp or raw cacao powder
- 1 glass of coconut milk or water
- 1 pinch of chili powder
More recipes ideas on my following blogpost: My best 6 smoothies with tips and rules
7/ Homemade granola or granola bars
|Add the chocolate chips and raisins at the end|
8/ Banana bread
Who does not like a nice fluffy and moist banana bread????
Well, I can also suggest you another of my recipes I created one day, I could not make my choice between a banana bread, a carrot cake and and apple baked oats...
The result is rich and full and delicious! You can find the recipe on my blog here: All-in-one vegan and gluten free breakfast bread
9/ New age English breakfast
This one is not for everyone, but, I promise it can be really nice as well! In this case, I cannot skip the eggs, it would be a pity, even if you can make tofu scrambled eggs, I will stick with sunny side up eggs.
I also cook my white beans in tomato sauce myself, and prepare it the evening before. First, I fry 1 garlic clove crushed with some avocado oil in a pan, I add a can of beans, bay leave and thyme. Stir for 5 minutes. Feel free to pick up the beans you have available or even mix several varieties for more fun!
Add some nice passata or natural tomatoes, add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp. of paprika, pinch of salt and Penja white pepper. Mix for 10 minutes over medium heat. And then, let it cool till the morning.
In the morning, on your frying pan think to have some mushrooms and half tomatoes stir fried with some garlic. I would place the eggs in the same pan, but up to you.
On last thing is missing, bacon and/or sausages. I choose some fried aubergine slices with smoked paprika and garlic, and i sometimes make a stuffing with garlic, fresh herbs, almonds, onion, and spinach that I use to stuff aubergines slices or even cabbage leaves. This one takes more time, so you do not need to prepare it.
Personally, I am happy with my beans, eggs and veggies!
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