Healthy breakfasts with Alpro

overnight-oats-prep

Personally, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – I need a good, healthy breakfast to kick start my system in a morning, ready for the hectic, jam-packed days that we have, and also, if I eat a healthy breakfast it puts me in a good headspace for the day – eating first thing means not only will I make healthier food choices all day but I’ll actually eat – skipping breakfast means I’m more likely to skip subsequent meals.

It’s also important that the kids have a good, filling breakfast first thing, Lola for school and the others so they have the energy reserves for their days. During the colder months, more often than not, breakfast is porridge – I like something warm and hearty in my tummy! I do try and mix it up sometimes, smoothies and overnight oats are our favourite alternatives to porridge – though Sundays usually mean waffles and pancakes when we’re not so rushed. Having just gone vegan, I’ve been experimenting with the Alpro range – their plant-based milk’s and yogurts are the perfect additions to our usual breakfasts.

Here are our three{current} favourite breakfast recipes that we’re loving right now.

CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

carrot-cake-overnight-oats

Overnight oats are so easy to make, packed full of goodness and easily adaptable! They’re a great pick for mornings when you’re short on time, as all the prep can be done the night before.

I N G R E D I E N T S {per serving}

1/3 Cup jumbo oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/3 cup Alpro yogurt

1/2 cup Alpro Almond Milk

1 tsp flax seed

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1 small carrot, finely grated

 

Place the oats, chia seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and ginger into a jar/bowl, stir in the yogurt and milk and mix through the grated carrot. Place in the fridge overnight {although through the winter, I usually just leave it out on the side. In the morning, top with a little extra grated carrot and a few crushed walnuts.

 

FRUIT, SEEDS & PORRIDGE BREAKFAST BOWL

porridge-bowl

I N G R E D I E N T S {per serving}

1/3 cup jumbo oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp flaxseed

1 tbsp nut butter

1 cup Alpro Soya Milk

Maple Syrup/Agave Syrup

Handful of berries

1 sliced banana

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

 

Place the oats, chia seeds, flaxseed and nut butter in a pan, stir in the milk. Leave to soak for 10 minutes {just enough time for me to get the all important coffee ready!}. Cook over a low heat until cooked through. Spoon into a bowl, top with your fruit and seeds, and add a drizzle of maple/agave syrup. Enjoy!

 

MANGO, BANANA, DATE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

mango-banana-smoothie

Some mornings, the kiddos or I don’t feel like eating – those are the days I’ll whip up a smoothie. Great to sip whilst we wake up, they give us a good boost of fruit, seeds and healthy fats. Our current favourite is this one

I N G R E D I E N T S {per smoothie}

1 banana, sliced

1 date, diced

Handful frozen mango

Handful baby spinach

1 tsp nut butter

1 tsp flaxseed

1/3 cup Alpro yogurt with coconut

1/2 cup water

Put all your ingredients in your blender, and whizz until smooth!

smoothie-prep

What are your favourite breakfasts?

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4 Comments

  1. February 9, 2017 / 10:24

    I don’t know why I’ve never made overnight oats before – it looks so easy, why in my mind is it not?! I tend to need to wait a little while after waking up to eat breakfast, so weekend breakfasts are my favourite. I made some amazing blueberry pancakes a few weeks ago, (even if I do say so myself.)

  2. February 9, 2017 / 17:20

    Ooh I always skip breakfast but that porridge bowl might convince me otherwise! Looks so tasty! X

  3. February 13, 2017 / 10:12

    This sounds absolutely divine – right up my street. Love Alpro and it’s a great alternative to dairy without compromising taste.
    Going to give this healthy breakfast a go

    Laura x

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