Sweet potato pancakes
Sweet potato pancakes make a delicious, light breakfast and can be made using just two ingredients - sweet potatoes and eggs. What’s not to love? To make, remove the skin from a cooked sweet potato and mash. Then add the egg and mix together again. Line the pan with a coating of cooking oil and over a medium to high heat, pour out a small circle of batter. Cook each side for around 5 minutes. Take care when flipping over the pancakes - use two spatulas to keep the mixture together. Serve with natural yoghurt if desired. Tip - cooking the sweet potato the night before will make the preparation of this breakfast a lot quicker in the morning.
Any good breakfast should fill you up until lunch time, and overnight oats should do just that. Countless combinations of toppings (fruit, nuts, seeds and nut butters) provide variation - as after all, nobody wants a boring breakfast. Layer up the yoghurt and oats, put your creation into the fridge overnight to allow the ingredients to absorb together and then add your chosen toppings in the morning. The beauty of this breakfast is that all of the hard work has already been done the night before. All you have to do in the morning is pick up your jar and enjoy. Carbohydrates, fibre, protein and all of the goodness from whichever healthy toppings you choose make overnight oats a quick and easy clean eating breakfast.
Chia seeds are the little powerhouses at the forefront of the superfood revolution, and rightly so. The small but mighty seeds are packed full of fibre, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium and omega-3. As well as all of this, chia seeds also aid the synthesis of protein in the body and can make you feel fuller. Chia seeds and milk are the two main ingredients in this breakfast, although you can add fruit or nuts on top for flavour. The humble chia seed can absorb ten times their weight in water. This impressive attribute is what helps with the formation of the ‘pudding’ texture of this breakfast. Chia pudding is another breakfast option that can be prepared the night before, allowing you to enjoy a few more minutes in bed in the morning.
Eggs are a staple of many people’s breakfast as they provide protein, selenium, vitamin B, vitamin D and zinc. But if you’re looking for a variation on your usual morning egg routine, then try omelette muffins. They can be filled with ingredients such as pepper, onions, spinach, cheese, chicken, bacon… whatever your heart desires. Omelette muffins can be enjoyed hot, cold or reheated. And the best part about the clean eating breakfast? You can even bach make these little beauties and store them in the fridge or freezer for consumption at a later date.
Oatmeal fruit smoothie
A fruit smoothie might not be a substantial enough breakfast for many people, but an oatmeal fruit smoothie will be. It’s a quick, easy and clean breakfast packed full of vitamin goodness. The inclusion of oats to any fruit smoothie will make the consistency thicker and provide a more substantially filling breakfast option. As well as the addition of oats, you could also include a few scoops of protein powder or throw in some ground flax and chia seeds for a fibre fix to fill you up. Try different combinations of fruit to keep your breakfast options exciting.