Breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day and yet probably the meal we think about the least. We know just how tempting it is to hit the snooze button but when you’re running late, a healthy nutritious breakfast often gets forgotten.
All our ideas for breakfast toasts however, can be thrown together in less than 15 minutes. If you really can’t bear to be parted from your bed in the morning, doing the prep the night before will make your morning routine even easier.
1. Avocado Toast with Za’atar. The now-iconic avocado toast gets an exotic makeover with the simple addition of some Za’atar spice mix. Made with thyme, sesame seeds and sumac (which comes from the cashew family) Za’ata gives this toast an aromatic, moreish flavor. Just make sure to measure out your avocado for your healthy fats.
2. Green Tomato Toast with Ricotta Salata and Lemon. The key to this fresh vitamin packed breakfast is good quality tomatoes. Get the best you can find and wait until they’re perfectly ripe. Then you just need to mix with a little lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and a few shavings of ricotta. The ricotta will cover some of your protein, but add a hardboiled egg on the side to really balance things out.
3. Mushroom and Spinach Breakfast Toast. Double down on the vitamin load with two portions of vegetables topped on crunchy toast. Mushrooms are an excellent source of B vitamins while spinach contains magnesium, potassium and of course iron for healthy red blood cells. And again, don’t forget the protein! Greek yogurt with vanilla protein powder is a perfect sweet to compliment this savory.
4. White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts. Using tinned or canned artichokes means you can enjoy this fresh, springtime breakfast all year round. If you like a rustic topping, chop the artichokes by hand, otherwise save some precious time and blitz all the ingredients together in a food processor!
5. Sun Butter, Banana and Chia Seed Toast. Using sunflower seed butter in place of peanut butter here means even allergy suffers can enjoy a version of this classic breakfast. What’s more, sunflower seed butter has more fiber, magnesium and vitamin E than regular nut butter. ** I found a great guide to the benefits of chia seeds that you will find informative as well. Enjoy!
What do you like to spread on your toast in the morning? Share your recipes in the comments below!