Breakfast Bowl Easy Recipes
Why I Love Easy Breakfasts
I confess, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! Whenever I’ve done intermittent fasting, and may not eat until lunchtime for my first meal, I’d always still try to make it a “breakfast” style meal, because I just love it so much!
I know for lots of busy women though, making meals from scratch can be too overwhelming or time-consuming that it’s just easier to opt for the ‘packet’ version. I’ve done that many-a-time too. SO I've been finding ways to make my own meals in a way that’s time-efficient and creative so that I’m not super bored with what I eat. Which is where my breakfast grain bowls idea came from!
Easy Breakfast Bowls: How It Works
Cooking up a batch of whatever grain/seed you choose that will last the week is the first key. I like to rotate between buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice and most recently I’ve been experimenting with millet and teff. Oats also work if your gut is good with them. This stuff keeps well in the fridge for up to 5-6 days, so you’re set. The easiest way to cook grains is in a rice cooker or thermomix as you can leave it to do its thing and when it’s finished it will let you know. However if you just have the old stove top, just follow the cooking instructions on the packet.
Then it’s about mixing up how you eat that grain each morning. The possibilities are endless! You want to keep it simple & quick though. Nothing fancy and time-consuming, cos let’s face it, who got time fo that!
My three main keys I aim for are:
Here’s four grain bowl breakfast bowls I’ve tried and tested and personally really enjoy!
The Berry Bowl
Works well with any grain and is simple as! You can mix up what berries, fresh or frozen and add any additions like nuts, fruit & seeds to your liking.
The Choc-Banana Bowl
It’s like smoothie flavours in your breakfast! I prefer to opt for carob powder over cacao because it doesn’t contain caffeine or theobromine, and is not as bitter. Another addition is peanut or almond butter for some nice nuttiness.
The Pumpkin-Spice Bowl
For those that like trying new things, this flavour palette is kinda sweet and kinda savoury. It works well when you already have some left-over cooked pumpkin, and the combo of coconut milk, cinnamon and a bit of sweetener (rice malt syrup or maple) is divine. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds go well with this one too.
The Green Goodness Bowl
This one is my favourite! I had a similar meal at a cafe once and put it on a hook in my mind to come back to later and create my own version. With slightly more effort to prepare, when you have the extra 10 minutes, it’s so worth it! Just think - nutritionally-dense greens, with protein and carbs in a lovely balance and salady-flavours coming from the herbs and lemon juice.
Be sure to grab my Breakfast Grain Bowl Guide for the recipes! I’d love to hear which one is your favourite, and any other yum grain bowl ideas you do too - please share in the comments or jump over on my Facebook or Instagram pages & share what you're making for breakfast bowls!