Our Best Brekky inspiration!December 2, 2015
It’s the most important meal of the day, and far too many people skip it. It’s brekky, it’s brilliant, and here’s some inspiration for your morning meal!
It’s always slightly horrifies me to hear that some people regularly don’t eat breakfast (I think Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would agree with me here). Whether you have a sweet tooth or a penchant for the savoury, whether you’re a protein lover, a no-carb kind guy or a vegan, some of the best food out there is breakfast food! Not only is it delicious, having a nutritious breakfast boosts energy levels and brain activity all day. If you’ve not been a fan before, try some of these delicious brekky inspiration ideas and see if you don’t have a brain wave before lunch…
For the Sweet Tooth
If sugar is what your crave, slower burning natural sugars are a good option for breakfast.
Try some wholemeal toast with a healthy smattering of nutella and slice fruit of your choosing. Kiwi fruits, mangoes and beautiful stone fruit like nectarines and peaches are in coming in to season now – yum! A sprinkle of flaked almonds is a crunchy and delicious addition as well – and a great boost of protein.
For the Minimalist
We get it. You’re not one for fuss. Cutlery, hot stove tops, batter – these things aren’t worth you’re valuable time. You want fuel, you want it fast, you want it fresh. Don’t worry – brekky is still on the cards for you!
This smoothie is minimal fuss and easy to scarf down when running out the door, but is also brimming with delicious fruit and old fashioned nutrition.
Lychee, mango and baobab smoothie
- 2 handfuls ripe mango, chopped
- 3 handfuls of fresh raspberries
- 1 banana
- 1 kiwi
- 1 handful of lychees, deseeded and peeled
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tbsp baobab powder
Chuck this all in a mixer and turn it on.
BOOM – ready!
For the Inventor
For those who are just bored by standard breakfast fare, this one is a doozy! Classic pancake batter, studded with cherries and then poured into a fresh half of an avocado? It’s so crazy it just might work.
We think this creamy, crazy take on pancakes is absolutely inspired, especially for those who like to start their daringly. Check out the recipe here.
For the Caveman
For those who like to start the day with feasting, shakshouka is delicious, perfect, and perfectly delicious. Rich tomato and smoky capsicum is the perfect soupy ground for baked in eggs, creamy fetta and fresh parsely. For those who like to keep it really rustic, you can eat this one straight out of the oven proof pan!
Don’t forget a fresh sourdough roll to sop up all of that lovely juice!
Spiced Shakshouka with Fetta
- 1 tbs olive oil
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- 1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed
- 1 long chilli, sliced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 capsicum, diced
- 1 tbs oregano, finely chopped
- 1 tbs parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tin diced tomatoes
- 4 eggs
- 100 g fetta cheese, crumbled
- 2 sourdough bread rolls
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180ºC fan forced.
- In a large oven-proof pan or saucepan add the olive oil and heat over a medium-high heat. Add the red onion, garlic, long chilli, cumin, brown sugar, capsicum, oregano, and half of the parsley, then cook on high for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the diced tomatoes and a dash of hot water (not too much, we don’t want to make it soupy)! Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes and add more water to prevent it from drying out. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- With a spoon make a little well in the sauce and crack one of the eggs into the well, repeat until you have added all of the eggs. Sprinkle the fetta cheese over the top and place into the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until the egg whites have set. If you don’t have an oven-proof pan, you can simply just leave the shakshouka on the stove and cover it with a lid instead for the same amount of time. This is a great time to place your bread rolls into the oven as well. Bake them for about 5-8 minutes or until golden and toasted.
- Serve the shakshouka straight away, sprinkle with the remaining parsley and the warm bread rolls.
What’s your absolute favourite brekky to enjoy in the morning? Let us know your winning recipes!