Melanie Hansen

3 Easy Breakfasts Recipes for Busy Mums

3 Easy Breakfasts Recipes for Busy Mums

How does 15 mins sound to prep three different recipes? Achievable? I thought so...  Not only are they quick and easy to make, but chia puddings are ideally made the night before so you will wake up with a nutritious breakfast ready to go, saving you time in the mornings when you need it most. So here are "3 Easy Breakfasts Recipes for Busy Mums" to help fuel your day.

Breakfast/Snack One: Pink Papaya + Maca Smoothie

Aside from its many health benefits, I just LOVE the bright pink color of this smoothie. Pink Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C, antioxidants and many other nutrients. It boosts immunity, improves digestion and is a great addition to any recipe. Maca is a great superfood that I love adding to smoothies and other recipes at times. It is particularly helpful for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Maca has been shown to boost energy, endurance and improve mood.

Ingredients:

1 cup nut milk of choice 1 tbsp chia seeds ½ cup frozen pink papaya ½ cup chopped banana 1 tsp maca powder

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth consistency. Add more nut milk if needed.

Breakfast/Snack Two: Raspberry + Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia pudding with raspberryThe thing I love the most about these next 2 recipes is that if you take just five minutes while you're cooking dinner to prep this and put it in the fridge, you will wake to a delicious and nutritious breakfast that is ready to eat. Chia has an abundance of health benefits from being high in protein, calcium, fibre and iron as well as being high in omega 3’s the ‘healthy fat’ and antioxidants. Eating chia seeds will help you increase your energy, feel fuller for longer, and can improve your skin, hair, and nails. Chia seeds are great for breakfast and snacks for the whole family.  Raspberries like many berries have so many health benefits. They are low in calories and sugar and high in goodness. Unfortunately, berries are often sprayed with pesticides so its always a good idea to buy organic when possible or spend a little more time washing them before you eat them.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup nut milk of choice or coconut milk  1 cup frozen raspberries, pureed ½ tsp vanilla extract

Method:

Place all ingredients in jar or bowl and mix well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to soak and set. Serve as is or place chopped fruit and nuts on top.

Breakfast/Snack Three: Caramel Chia Pudding

If you have never tried Mesquite I recommend you add it to your pantry today! Mesquite is a flour that comes from the dried and ground pods of the Mesquite Tree found in Mexico and the southwestern USA. It's a natural sweetener that has a delicious caramel flavour and is high in protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium just to name a few. I love adding it to smoothies, chia puddings, and porridge.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup nut milk of choice or coconut milk  1 tbsp mesquite powder ½ tsp raw honey or rice malt 

Method:

Place all ingredients in jar or bowl and mix well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to soak and set.

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