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#32 Four Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Should Try

By Rachael Attard, Updated Aug 27, 2018

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your metabolism, gives you more energy for the day and prevents you from snacking on junk food at morning tea.

Make sure you’re eating a big and healthy breakfast. Here are some of my favourite healthy breakfast ideas that I eat on a regular basis.

Overnight oats

My favourite healthy breakfast, hands down. I am a creature of habit and have this meal almost every day from Monday to Friday. If I haven’t had it for a few days, I actually crave it!

How to make it

  1. Soak 1/3 cup of rolled oats overnight in a little bit of unsweetened almond milk. You don’t want too much otherwise they’ll be too wet and soggy. But you don’t want too little otherwise they won’t go soft. Just enough so that they are a bit wet.
  2. Add ½ cup of frozen blueberries.
  3. Leave overnight in fridge.
  4. In the morning, add 1 scoop of whey protein, 125g of yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of honey (if you need it).
  5. Mix it all up and eat it!

Notes: I use Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk, Black Swann dairy free yoghurt and Shape Health whey protein.

healthy breakfast - overnight oats

I know it doesn’t look appetising, but it is good – trust me!

Protein pancakes

I love having these as a post workout treat on the weekends. Here’s one of my favourite recipes:

  1. Combine 1 mashed banana, 1/3 cup oat flour, 1 scoop protein and 2 tablespoons of cacao powder in a bowl.
  2. Mix well with a hand held blender.
  3. Add almond milk one tablespoon at a time until it is a thick batter.
  4. Cook pancakes over a medium heat, flipping once.
  5. Serve with fresh raspberries and chocolate sauce. My chocolate sauce was made from 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup and 1 tablespoon cacao powder.
  6. Makes 3 medium sized pancakes (1 serve).

healthy breakfast - protein pancakes

Eggs and avocado on toast

So easy and so good. Whenever I go out for breakfast on the weekends, I’ll usually get this. If I make it at home I’ll usually have one wholemeal muffin with 2/5 medium avocado and 2 poached eggs.

healthy breakfast - eggs and avocado on toast

Protein smoothie

Another one of my weekend post-workout treats. There are so many varieties but I usually keep mine pretty simple.

  1. Mix 1 frozen banana, ½ cup frozen berries, 1 cup coconut water and 1 scoop whey protein in a high speed blender.
  2. Top with muesli (optional) and eat!
  3. Makes 1 serve

clean eating guidelines - healthy blueberry smoothie recipe

To find out more about how to eat healthy, check out my clean eating guidelines and my daily diet! xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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10 comments on “#32 Four Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Should Try”

    Siya says:

    I start almost every other morning with oats cooked with half almond milk, half water, topped off with chia seeds and half a banana. It’s really comforting post workouts !

      Andrew Brown says:

      Hi Siya, Rachael here. That sounds delicious! :)

    Bridgette says:

    Hi Rachel!

    I am wondering how much is “a little bit”? I tried making them for the first time last night and followed this lady on YouTube. This morning they are watery.

    Thank you.

      Andrew Brown says:

      Hi Bridgette, I’m assuming you mean the overnight oats? :) I usually just put in a few tablespoons, enough to cover the oats and that’s it. It will take a bit of playing around and sounds like you probably put in a bit too much liquid x

    Maddie says:

    Hi Rachael I was hoping you could tell me if you can taste the shape whey protein in your overnight oats ? What flavour do your prefer? And if you still use this brand ? Thanks so much I am trying to lose weight but I am falling short on my protein and calorie intake so Iam hoping this will keep me more satisfied

      Andrew Brown says:

      Hi Maddie! Yes I do still use Shape protein :) And I actually prefer to use the superfood blend in my oats but both the superfood and whey protein tastes really great. I prefer vanilla but again, both flavours are good :) They have small packs that only have a few serves in them and are quite cheap so you could always get one of those just to try and see if you like it before buying a big pack. Also don’t forget to use my 10% discount code (rachaelattard) xx

        Andrew Brown says:

        PS this is Rachael. I’m having website issues so I’m logged in through my boyfriends account lol xx

    Jenny says:

    Hi Rachael,

    Just wondering if there’s a reason you use almond milk rather than cow’s milk, other than preferring the taste? I’ve heard a lot of negative things about dairy lately and I never know what to believe!

      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi Jenny, I am lactose intolerant so I use dairy free milks. Dairy is good for you, as long as you don’t consume too much. The almond milk I use is really low in calories :)