5 Minute Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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quick healthy breakfast ideas

I recently had someone explain that they didn’t have time for a healthy breakfast in the morning! So I asked our 180Nutrition Facebook community here if they could suggest some ideas. So I’ve taken five ideas I liked and put them into this post. Enjoy & share with anyone who eats toast & cereal for breakfast, as they blood sugar levels and their health will thank you for it 🙂 Guy

1. Veggie Scrambbled Eggs

Paleo Recipe Veggie Scrambled Eggs

Ok, so I’m assuming you eat vegetables for dinner. As you cook your dinner the night before, chop enough veggies for the morning as well. No rules here, use whatever tickles your fancy. I like capsicum, broccoli, mushrooms & spinach in my scrambled eggs. Cover & leave in fridge for the morning.

Here is another example here: 2 Minute Paleo Breakfast: Veggie Scramble.

  1. Use non-stick pan & on a low heat add some coconut oil. Once melted throw in the prepared veggies and go and get ready.
  2. When the veggies are cooked to your desire, add two to three eggs & mix in with a wooden spoon. Add spices, salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Voila! One nutritional start to the day & easily made for the time poor.

2. Blueberry & Avocado Meal Replacement Shake

blueberry high protein smoothieIf you want good health habits but you are short on time, trust me on this one as the blender needs to become your best friend! If you don’t want to splash out on a high powered blender, you can buy a Magic Bullet Blender in K-Mart for $30, so there’s no excuse. Simple to use and easy to clean!

If you are organised you can easily whip this breakfast meal replacement up in under 5 minutes. Super healthy, super natural & super tasty!

  1. 1 x 50g serve of 180 Natural Protein Superfood
  2. 200ml water
  3. handful of ice cubes
  4. 1 handful of spinach 1/2 ripe avocado
  5. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  6. Handful of berries
  7. BLEND! This blueberry & avocado meal replacement shake will easily keep you going until lunch time!

3. Salmon & Avocado Nori (Seaweed) wraps

Salmon & avocado Nori wrapIn Aida Gjone’s (FB contributor) own words:

No idea what Nori is? Click Here.

Nothing artistic in the morning for me! My avocado and smoked salmon wrapped in Nori takes approximately two minutes including cutting and mashing the avocado and opening packaging. Time consuming? I don’t think so! Health factor rating: high!

  1. Mash avocado and spread over Nori
  2. Add salmon and spices to taste
  3. You can go nuts with this one really and add whatever healthy options you like. For those of you that eat dairy, cottage cheese is a tasty option too

4. Quickly fried steak or kangaroo fillet (Yep, I do this often!)

kangaroo_steakThis is thanks to The Journey To Bikini Model Stage (in her own words):

‘Ok so what they really mean, but just don’t realise it, is that there health and nutrition isn’t important enough to them. If it was they would get out of bed 10 minutes earlier. (Guy: I agree! Changing habits and simple things can go a long way if you give them a go, just like breakfast in the morning.)

  1. I have red meat for breakfast so I cook a steak or kangaroo fillet etc, 2 mins per side with a knob of butter. (G: Who says there has to be any rules for breakfast? For some reason, many westerners are fixated on having toast & cereal in the morning. If you’re not sure how much meat, keep the size a little bit smaller than the palm of your hand. You can always prepare some veggies the night before too, just like the veggie scramble mentioned above, if you want something else to go with it.)
  2. My other half prefers a liquid breakfast so I make him a vegetable juice and a 180 smoothie that consists of 3 scoops 180 protein powder, half avocado, frozen berries, cinnamon and almond milk.

So I prepare 2 breakfasts in under 5 minutes. If your health and wellbeing are important to you, you will make the time needed, but that doesn’t need to be a lot. It helps to have things prepared the night before. Have the blender and protein out on the side, have your meat measured out and in a ziplock bag ready to just throw in the pan.

5. Seeds & Apple or Berries Pudding

high protein chia puddingCompliments of Tania Flack Naturopath:

Another simple idea that takes 5 minute prep work the night before.

Way more nutritional than any regular breakfast cereal will ever provide!

  1. Take 1/2 a cup of pepitas, 1/2 a cup of sesame seeds and a whole cup of sunflower seeds and add enough water to cover them (Guy: you can go nuts really & add your favourites. Leave them to soak overnight in the fridge. If you want to increase the protein, you can add a scoop of 180 protein powder after the soaking.
  2. When you get up in the morning, drain them.
  3. Then add either 220ml of nut milk (such as almond milk) or coconut water. Blend until is the consistency of of somewhere between smooth and crunchy peanut butter. This is enough for two to three breakfasts for two people.
  4. Serve what you need & simpy add some berries or sliced apple. Delicious!

What do you have for a healthy breakfast in the morning? Would love to hear your thoughts… By leaving a comment for others to read you will be helping someone out 🙂 Awesome, Guy.

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4 Replies to “5 Minute Healthy Breakfast Recipes”
Kim says:

Great post, Guy .. I’m always looking for new breakie ideas!

Similar to Tania’s pudding, this Quinoa Breakfast Pudding takes 5 minutes prep the night before, you can use whatever you have on hand and it’s really yummy and filling:

• 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
• ½ cup almond milk
• 1 big splash of water

1 tablespoon of all/your choice of the following:
• 180 protein powder
• Coconut flakes
• Chopped nuts
• Sunflower seeds
• Chia seeds (these will make it nice and thick!)
• Coconut/Greek yoghurt
• Nut Butter
• Cacao
• Cinnamon

In a glass jar or airtight container, combine quinoa flakes, milk and water.
Add your choice of ingredients and stir well, before refrigerating overnight.
Next morning, serve topped with any more of the above ingredients. I add another blob of yoghurt and a sprinkle of nuts.

Makes one big serve or two small ones.

Guy Lawrence says:

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Kim 🙂 I’ll pop it up on our Facebook page to share with others… Awesome, Guy

Belinda says:

I love the breakfast that Kim posted too. But she should probably have mentioned that it’s a recipe from The Natural Nutritionist (Steph Lowe) website!

I am really struggling with breakfast at the moment. My favourite coffee shop doesn’t open until 8am and without coffee, I can’t think of what I want to have for brekky!

Lately it’s been a lot of smoothies. They’re my go-to when I can’t decide.
I throw in pretty much anything that I think will taste good together:
– milk or nut milk
– organic greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
– blueberries or fruit
– chia seed / flax seed / avocado
– cinnamon / nutmeg / cacao powder
– protein powder


Julie says:

Wholemeals Oats with Unsweetened Almond milk, Cinnamon, Flaxseed on stovetop, cook until softened (about 3mins) add frozen blueberries, cook for further 1-2 mins, add more almond milk to make it more creamy, enjoy

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