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5 Different Types of Breakfast Options

This Blog is the written compliment to the video Coach Seán On:Breakfast Options

Breakfast can be a tough meal to have different options for. So I have done a video and blog to give you guys more variety of different, healthy and quick breakfasts you can have. 

The first option involves mainly Eggs.

Eggs can be the building blocks of a very healthy breakfast. They are very rich in nutrients and have roughly 70kcal per large egg. Eggs contain roughly 6g of Protein per large egg and are high in vitamin and mineral content as well as being relatively low in saturated fat content. The easiest and obvious choice is to hard boil them or scramble them with some seasoning. 

Egg Paleo Frittata

Egg Paleo Frittata

Egg Paleo Frittata

8 Eggs
4 Streaky Bacon
1 Red Onion
Some Basil to garnish
Tomatoes (which I inconveniently forgot in the above picture)

Cook up the bacon, onion and mushrooms on an oven proof skillet. Add some spinach when nearly done. Add your whisked eggs next, seasoned to how you like along with some sliced tomatoes on top. Let the frittata set around the eggs before putting it into the oven for 20 minutes. Add some basil on top and that's all there is too it! 

As well as making omelettes and frittatas you can also get a little more creative and make what is called an Egg Shakshuka. A very easy to make alternative if you're sick of scrambled eggs or omelettes!

All you need:
5 Eggs
1 Chopped Onion
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Red Pepper
3 Tomatoes
Tomato Paste
Chilli Powder and/or Paprika
Fresh Basil

Throw chopped up onions and a clove of garlic into a pan along with a red pepper and cook for around 5 minutes. Add your tomatoes and seasoning followed by your eggs. Grill it from here for taste!

You're best off grilling the pan, if you have a suitable pan, after adding the eggs.

You're best off grilling the pan, if you have a suitable pan, after adding the eggs.

Another option that is great involving eggs, especially as you can batch them and freeze to use through out the week is to make Egg Muffins

egg muffins breakfast eggs bacon peppers mushrooms seasoning

For these muffins, I chopped up some tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach. And poured some beaten eggs over them. I then added some black pepper and threw them in the oven for 20 minutes. Use coconut oil for a base so the muffins come off easily. Some people take out the yolk and have Egg White bites. My opinion, but the yolk is the most nutritious part so leave it in and stop wasting good food.

The second option involves Bananas

Bananas are very good for you as they are a great source for potassium, vitamin B6 and C, manganese and dietary fibre. 

As well as having bananas on the go, you can very simply make Banana Pancakes by using a single banana and egg and mixing it before putting it into a pan with coconut oil. Personally, I hate cinnamon, but it works great in this pancake mix.

Banana Pancakes, simple and really good!

Banana Pancakes, simple and really good!

To have breakfast stored through out the week, a great option is to make Banana Bread. 

All you need:
3 Bananas
Self Raising Flour
2 Large Eggs
Vanilla Extract
Almond Milk
Brown Sugar

To make this version of Banana bread, add a 1/4 cup of honey to 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. Beat in a couple of large eggs to the mix, mash in 3 bananas, 60ml of almond milk along with a tea spoon of baking soda and vanilla extract. Small bit of salt. Add that mixture to 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour and pour that into a greased bread pan (I used a pretty small one (roughly 9 inches by 4) for this measure. I’m the oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes or so and there ya go!

Bread Pan is key! I tried making this in a smaller pan before...  no good ! 

Bread Pan is key! I tried making this in a smaller pan before... no good

Option Number 3: Smoothies

Smoothies are very quick and easy to get and, depending on the fruit you use, can be a great source for vitamins and nutrients.

My favourite that I have tried so far is a frozen banana mixed with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and apple juice. Use greek yoghurt, peanut butter or even some protein powder if you want to have more protein in your smoothies.

Yes, that is my favourite Smoothie. No, I do not own those hipster jars

Yes, that is my favourite Smoothie. No, I do not own those hipster jars

You can find 20 different recipe options HERE

The fourth option is: Cereal.

Yes, cereal! Breakfast doesn't get much quicker than that. With the right options you can also make it one of the more healthier options too. 

cereal flaked almonds groung cocnuts chopped walnuts dark chocolate raisins protein powder mint

In the picture above, I used some flaked almonds, ground coconut, chopped walnuts, some raisins and chopped up 80% dark chocolate! For added protein, I mixed some mint chocolate protein powder into the almond milk.

You can also use that mix and combine it with some melting dark chocolate, stick the mix into the fridge and make healthy protein bars!

Yep, these are somehow healthy (in moderation) and they taste really good!)

Yep, these are somehow healthy (in moderation) and they taste really good!)

The fifth option is Bulletproof Coffee.

Not totally ideal and something completely different, bulletproof coffee is not a bad option if you need to have something in your system in the morning but absolutely hate the idea of eating breakfast.

What is Bulletproof Coffee? Filtered coffee with coconut oil and butter blended together.

Many recipes online will insist you use MCT oil over coconut oil and that you won't have half the benefits. There are some ingredients in MCT that's not in coconut oil. But coconut oil is more readily available however and is not manufactured so it can't be too bad. It sounded more like marketing on why MCT was preferred and I found this article on further research. Each to their own though!

The Health benefits of "Bulletproof" Coffee can include:
- Can help trigger Fat loss through Ketosis
- Rich in Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Healthy Saturated Fats

Admittedly, it didn't actually taste too bad!

Admittedly, it didn't actually taste too bad!

Although I don't think it should be considered as a breakfast alternative, it can be used with a healthy smaller than normal breakfast or if you know that you have nothing in your system in the morning, you're not a morning person and hate the idea of sitting down for breakfast, it might nit be a bad choice for a breakfast option

For added taste, include a vanilla extract. Or seemingly adding an egg is nice and also increases your protein intake... yeah, that sounds nasty. Although I keep hearing about 'mushroom' coffee, it may be next the coffee trends that you hear about? 

Me? I'll stick to my black coffee, boiled eggs and bacon.