Who doesn’t like summer and of all its gifts? So many different types of fresh fruit, colorful stores, and markets, you simply want to have it all at the same time! With these recipes, you won’t be able to have it all, but you will surely be able to mix and combine some of the ingredients that complement each other in taste and nutrients. It is important to eat seasonal fruit and use all the natural sources of vitamins, and during the summer, the choice is big. This is why we have selected some of the most popular combinations of easy-making and easy on stomach breakfast ideas. Of course, you don’t need these recipes to have some fruit after your breakfast or any other meal. But with these recipes, you can have both- a meal and a snack at the same time.
Oatmeal with fruit
Oats are already well-known breakfast choice, but there are a few hacks when it comes to preparing an oatmeal from scratch. For example, leaving oats overnight in water, milk or combination of these two, is one of the ways to make them perfectly soft and digestible without having to wait for them to soften in the morning.
Other than being perfect make-ahead breakfast for those who are always in the rush, oatmeal actually has many health benefits. They keep us full through the morning, and they lower the bad cholesterol, control the blood pressure and can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Adding topping can make them delicious in so many ways, and here is our suggestion made of fruit
Carrot cake oats
1/3 cup plain Greek yoghurt
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
2 tablespoons cream cheese
½ tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoon raisins
optional: up to 2 spoons honey or maple syrup
optional: ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
Whisk together all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add overnight oats. Eat warm or leave in the refrigerate for 2-3 hours to cool. This kind of breakfast can stay in your fridge for a couple of days, so you can make a whole bunch of them on Sunday and have multiple breakfast solutions during the week.
Banana smoothie shake
If you are not that plan-ahead person and you find it too complicated to prepare your overnight oats, there still is a perfectly healthy breakfast option for you. Smoothie is the best for those who are always on their way and don’t have the time to eat their breakfast properly at the desk. You can combine just about anything to taste good. The best part is that you can easily have super healthy veggies like spinach or parsley for breakfast, and not even taste them in the smoothie. All you need to do is cover the taste with some strong fruit like banana or strawberry, and you can have tasteful and healthy breakfast at the same time. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Somehow, most of the smoothies have banana inside. They are not obligatory, of course, but they have the smoothest texture of all fruit and enough natural sugars to flavor any kind of fruit and veggie combo. Here is one of the most common and easiest recipes for the banana smoothie.
Organic green protein pow(d)er breakfast smoothie
½ cup chopped mango
1-2 handfuls of spinach
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond (or any other type) milk
optional: ½ scoop organic green powder + 2 tablespoons water
Put it all in the blender (fruit and the spinach first, after that seeds and almond milk) and blend for about 2 minutes. Depending on the blender type, blend it enough for the pumpkin seeds to get smooth. You can put it in a fridge to cool down or use a frozen banana and mango to get your smoothie cold immediately.
Smoothie is also very practical since all you need for eating it is a straw and a cup. You can easily pack your breakfast to go and have it on your way, on the walk or in the car.
There’s nothing more energetic and colorful for breakfast like a fruit salad! A simple combination of dominating fruit is something we all crave for from time to time. It is a very light breakfast, so adding some seeds or toppings can boost the salad’s energetic value and make us feel full for much longer. When it comes to fruit salad, almost any combination is winning. Whether it’s the berry fruit, nuts, watery fruit like watermelon and melon, citruses or simple apples and pears- when it comes to the fruit you can combine it all. There are some taste preferences, of course, but there are also some well-known winning combinations.
Here is one of them, combining berry fruit and mango, with added quinoa seeds and specially prepared topping you can make in no time.
Quinoa fruit salad
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons pine nuts
optional: chopped mint leaves, for garnish
For the lemon vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar or honey
To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon zest and juice and sugar/honey in a small bowl and set aside.
Combine quinoa, mango, strawberries, blueberries and pine nuts in another bowl. Stir in the lemon vinaigrette. Garnish with mint leaves and serve while it’s fresh!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone who follows this rule is building themselves great eating habit and helping their metabolism work most properly. It doesn’t matter if your breakfast is a super tasteful oatmeal, very smooth smoothie or a fresh and frisky fruit salad, as long as you have it. Even if you lack time, just grab a piece of fruit and a biscuit. Never skip your breakfast and you will make yourself a huge favor.