It is totally alright if you would like to stay just a little longer in bed over the weekends and be enveloped in the comfort of your fluffy blanket. But a growling stomach that serves as a calling to grab yourself some food may nudge you a little into rolling out of bed to eat, especially when it becomes annoyingly unbearable. Now, what better way than to have the best of both worlds by having breakfast in bed? You can slip right back into the snug cuddles that you were having with your pillows right after that too. If you love the idea, read on for some quick and easy recipes that you can make. You will be done in no time without traces of feelings of leaving the bed. Alternatively, these may just be the recipes to get you some extra brownie points for impressing your loved ones in the morning.
Avocado is all the rage in 2018 and is crowned the food of the millennials. Despite its reputation and all that frills, it is one of the simplest and heartiest combinations that put a smile on faces without the works. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, vitamins C, K and more, this avocado toast recipe is great to keep your tummy satisfied while nourishing your skin and body.
Grab the following ingredients the night before and enjoy your open-face sandwich packed of essential vitamins and minerals:
- One large ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
- Fine salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 slices whole grain or whole wheat bread
- 3 fried eggs, Sunny Side Up
- Flaky sea salt, for garnish, optional
- Crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- Garlic Powder, optional
Pop the bread slices into the over to brown and crisp. Next, smash the avocado into a chunky mash, season with salt and pepper to taste. Assemble your avocado toast with the bread, mashed avo, sprinkled with the optional items for extra flavour and topped with a sunny side up. Recipe serves 2-4 pax. Pimp this recipe with some smoked salmon or crispy bacon strips if you would like to impress the hardest to please.
Spinach And Cheddar Frittata
If your definition of a good breakfast has got eggs in it, we are sure that this recipe is going to put a smile on your face. It will take you less than 10 minutes and has minimal washing up to do after the preparation of it. Plus, if you are one that refuses to eat without brushing your teeth, you get some time to do that while the frittata is cooking in the oven or microwave. With no further ado, all you will need to make this is:
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup of baby spinach, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon of chopped onions or bell peppers
- A dash of olive oil
First, coat the inside of a large microwave/oven friendly mug with a dash of olive oil. Crack and whisk the eggs in the mug, then season with salt and pepper. Stir in the rest of the listed ingredients till well combined. Pop it in your microwave on high for 45 seconds. Serve up after a minute of removing the mug from the oven. You may like to add some pieces of ham, finely chopped mushrooms, sliced onions, tomatoes or anything that tickles your fancy into the recipe for a hearty frittata. Enjoy!
Promising you chock-full of antioxidants, fibre and quintessential vitamins and minerals for your health in general, overnight oats are awesome time savers too! They are made the night before to allow the oats to soften and be infused with all the wonderful flavours of the other ingredients that you have placed in the airtight jar. Feel free to pop in superfoods like blueberries, acai for an extra boost of antioxidants to help achieve and maintain youthful skin. You can even make this for your daily breakfast if you would like. You’ll need the following for the base:
- 1/3 cup of plain Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 cup (heaping) of rolled oats
- 2/3 cup of unsweetened milk
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 0-2 tablespoons of honey
Whisk all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Transfer the mix into a jar with a tight lid. Refrigerate for a minimum of four hours but it is best to refrigerate it overnight before consumption. If you are watching your weight and would like to maintain your figure, swap the yoghurt and milk out and replace it with water and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Jazz this alternative up with some chopped almonds or toasted coconut flakes for more texture.
The Full Works For A Breakfast In Bed Surprise
Planning to surprise your loved ones with breakfast in bed? All you have to do is grab a large tray and place one of the recipes above with the necessary utensils. Add in a small bowl of berries or cut fruits, their favourite cup of perk-me-up and you are pretty much good to go. For some personal flair, pop in a handwritten note alongside a fresh stalk of their bloom!