The Fruit People are challenging you to try 5 new fruity breakfast ideas this week!
We are often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while this myth has been disproved many times over, starting off with a nutritious breakfast can certainly help develop healthier habits and routines throughout the rest of the day. The Fruit People are no strangers to trying out new fruity breakfast ideas and we are always glad to share the successful ones with you all (there have been many failures as well but we won’t talk about them here….)
Below is a list of some of our favourite fruity breakfast ideas, why not invite some of your colleagues to try them with you the next time your fruit delivery arrives to the office?
Indonesian-Style Avocado Milkshake
This deliciously creamy milkshake comes all the way from the South-East Asian islands of Indonesia and will be well-recognised by anyone who has ever visited this tropical paradise. Ingredients include 1 whole avocado, 1 banana, 200ml of almond milk and 20g of dark chocolate (preferably 70% +). This healthy mix of fats and carbohydrate will keep you feeling fuller for longer so that you won’t be reaching for snacks come 11am! Simply blend all the ingredients before serving over ice.
Overnight oats (or bircher muesli) is one of our favourite breakfasts as not only can you customise it with your favourite fruits, it’s completely office-friendly! Your colleagues and yourself can take turns preparing different variations the night before, before bringing it in the next day to share. One of our most beloved recipes is by the fantastic guys over at FoodFlicker and can be seen below.
Overnight Oats Recipe: http://www.foodflicker.com/our-meals/bircher-muesli/
Fruit, Nut & Seed Salad
The key to this refreshing breakfast is getting the right amount of crunch! Our favourite combo involves chopping up pieces of banana, pineapple, grape, peach and berries and adding some almonds, walnuts and granola before topping with chia or poppy seeds. Just like in our Indonesian Shake, the slow release of energy from the healthy fats and complex carbohydrate will keep you focused all the way ‘till lunchtime while keeping the hunger pangs at bay.
Banana & Blueberry Pancakes
Pancake Tuesday may have come and gone, but The Fruit People don’t discriminate when it comes to eating pancakes, we chow down on them most days! Add 1 banana, 50g of oats, 1 egg, a pinch of baking powder, half a teaspoon of cinnamon and a scoop of protein powder (whey/hemp/rice/soy) to a blender and whizz up until smooth. Melt some coconut oil on a hot pan before pouring the batter carefully to form small short-stack pancakes. Drop a few blueberries onto the uncooked side of the pancake before flipping once the edges are brown. Once both sides are finished, serve with your leftover blueberries and top with walnuts and a dollop of natural yoghurt!
These tasty treats are perfect for when you hit the snooze button one too many times and are running behind schedule! Mash up 3 bananas in a large mixing bowl before adding a mixture of oats, dried cranberries, dried banana pieces, nuts, seeds and a squirt of honey or agave syrup. We’ve left these ingredients vague as we know everybody’s pantries are different but you will definitely have some combination of the above.
If you’re mixture is too thick, add another mashed banana, if it’s too runny, add some more dry ingredients, it’s that simple. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper before filling with your mixture, about 1-2 inches deep. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 mins or until they turn a golden brown colour. Remove from baking tray, cut into bar-sized pieces and wrap individually in clingfilm for a quick getaway in the morning!
Have we missed out on any delicious fruity breakfast ideas worth trying? Be sure to tweet us here and we will share it….but only if they’re good.
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