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!

 

2/ Banana pancakes

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

First time, I tried it, I was not that entusiastic about it, to be honest. Then, I tried again with cocoa and hazelnuts. This is how it all started, and now, I just love chia seeds pudding for breakfast!
 
I put 1 measure of Chia seeds for 3 measure of liquid and stir to mix well. It can be water, or any milk you like. I choose coconut milk because it is kind of sweet already, and so creamy as well! I add 2 tbsp of honey, and top it with a raspberry sauce.
 
You can choose fresh fruit, or prepare in advance some fruit sauce. I put it in a jam jar I have at home. It is ready after 30 min. So you can perfectly prepare it the evening before and get your brekkie ready for the next day.
 
I prepare several ones in advance, in jars with lids, and really follow the fruits I have fresh, frozen, dried. Nice spices are also a great way to create taste.
 
It is very high in protein, so you will feel really satisfied during the whole morning, and will not have any craving till lunch! It also contains a lot of fiber.

 

5/ Overnight oats

It is a delicious way to have your oats in the morning, without adding a pan on the stove!
 
It is so easy! Prepare your oats and milk or water the night before. The measure is 1 of oats for 2 of liquid. 
Add a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup, 1 handful of nuts and seeds, 1 handful of fruits. 
Put everything in a jar, and let it in the fridge overnight. And ready to go in the morning to school or the office!
You can add your nuts, seeds and fruits in the morning if you prefer, as well.

 



6/ Smoothies

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

Ingredients for 6 portions:
- 320 gr. (3 cups) of rolled oats
-180 gr. (1.5 cup) of nuts not salted not roasted
- 90 gr. (1 cup) of grated coconut
- 90 gr. (1 cup) of seeds mix
- 1.5 tsp. of salt
- 100 ml (1/2 cup) of maple syrup
- 4 tbsp. of coconut oil
- cinnamon, grounded cardamom and vanilla extract
- raisins, chocolate chips and cocoa nibs

Christmas recipes DIY ideas by Appetit Voyage
Add the chocolate chips and raisins at the end
1/ In a large bowl get together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and raisins. 
I added walnuts, pecan nuts, hazelnuts, almonds whole and sliced, sesame seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. 

2/ Stir and mix well everything. Pour in a baking tray folded with some kitchen paper.

3/ Cook at 150ÂșC for 30 to 45 minutes, till all the granola is golden and roasted. You can stir half way to make the color more homogeneous. 

4/ Let it cool and add the chocolate chips and raising. Store in sealed glass jars. I opted for some French Le Parfait jars, but Mason jars or Wreck jars are beautiful as well!
 
Check the extra recipe for the granola bars on my blog post here: 5 school breakfast to go: quick and easy

 


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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