Being freelance and not working from a regular place means that my schedule is pretty awry and all intention of a permanent routine goes out the window. Sometimes I need to be leaving the house at 5.30am and the thought of food really isn't on my mind yet, however I, like most of you understand the importance of a good and healthy breakfast, so I have started to devise ways of preparing quick, healthy and easy on the purse take away breakfasts for those kind of days - or if I'm just feeling lazy!
Take away breakfast #1: Luxury Yoghurt pot
Now, I know the obvious thing here would be to buy the pre-packaged individual yoghurts, however I personally get bored of those pretty easily, so I have started to make my own!
What you need:
- 1 screw top jar (pretty sustainable too!)
- Large pot of greek yoghurt or personally if I'm feeling fancy Rachael's do some bloody lovely flavors!
- Squidge of honey
- Topping of your choice (Fresh or tinned fruit, granola, nuts and berries etc)
All you need to do is layer with the yoghurt on the bottom followed by honey and finally your toppings, pop it in the fridge for the following day and don't forget your spoon!
Take away breakfast #2: Wholemeal blueberry muffin
I love muffins but usually shy away from them as they always seems more like a cake than a breakfast and never terribly healthy, however this recipe means there is hardly any saturated fat and the sugar quantity is kept low - this means they don't taste like your classic sweet supermarket kind but it is a filling breakfast you can easily take with you in the morning!
What you need:
- 340g wholmeal flour (self-raising)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- zest ½ lemon and 1 tsp juice
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 284ml pot buttermilk
- 225g fresh blueberries
First of all pop your oven on at 200oc to start warming up.
Start by mixing together the flour with baking powder, lemon zest and sugar
In a seperate bowl beat the egg in with the buttermilk and then stir in to the flour to combine, don't mix too much as it will make the muffins tough.
Next pour in the blueberries and gently combine in to the mixture
Spoon the mixture in to individual muffin cases after lining your muffin tray, making sure you fill to the top! And then pop in the oven and bake for 20-25mins.
While they are baking squeeze half a lemon in a small cup and mix in a tablespoon of sugar, when your muffins are golden brown and you've taken them out the oven gently glaze with your lemon mixture!
The easiest kind of breakfast to grab on your way out!
Take away breakfast #3: Rosie 'The Londoner' breakfast bar.
While writing this post Rosie from 'The Londoner' happened to post a recipe along the same lines of a quick and easy healthy breakfast, so I felt I couldn't post this without mentioning it, especially when it's something I'll be testing out this weekend! So if you haven't already seen it here is the link!
Phew! so if you have any quick and healthy breakfasts that you eat please feel free to share!
- Charlotte x