5 easy & healthy breakfast recipes to try while staying home

Updated: Mar 30


Often skipped and overlooked, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I mean, who has time to whip up a sumptuous meal at 7 in the morning? Now, as we stay home in quarantine or self-isolation, it is the best time for you to cook something delicious and healthy for yourself. Here are 5 easy recipes that you can throw together, to get you energized for the work you have to do at home, as well as boost your immunity.


1. Oatmeal

What You'll Need:

• 1/2 cup of rolled oats

• 1 cup milk of your choice

• 1 mashed banana

• Pinch of cinnamon


Instructions:

• Pour oats into a bowl

• Mix mashed banana with the oats

• Pour in your milk and mix

• Microwave for 90 seconds or until desired texture

• Top it with berries, goji berries, nuts, honey, whatever you like!


2. Smoothie Bowl


What You'll Need:

• 1/2 cup of frozen berries and fruits of your choice (we recommend bananas)

• 1 cup milk of your choice


Instructions:

• Pour all your fruits into a blender

• Add your milk

• Blend until you get your desired consistency

• Serve in a bowl

• Add desired toppings


3. A Toast Spread


What You'll Need:

• Wholemeal Bread

• Avocadoes

• Cherry tomatoes

• Nut butter

• Hummus Spread

• Any other desired flavour


Instructions:

Straightforward and simple, this simple toast recipe will give you more variety and choices than you think! Switch it up from savoury to sweet whichever you prefer for a hearty breakfast at home.


4. Banana Bread


A more time-consuming recipe, this is great for those who do not have much appetite after waking up.


What You'll Need:

• 2 large ripe bananas

• 1/2 cup milk (preferably plant-based)

• 1/4 melted coconut oil (can sub with butter)

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 200g wholemeal flour

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 tsp cinnamon

• Pinch of salt


Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork

• Add in milk, oil, vanilla then whisk to combine

• Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt then mix to combine (don't overmix)

• Transfer to a loaf pan lined with baking paper

• (optional) Top with extra bananas

• Bake in 180 deg. for 35 - 40 minutes


By the time your tummy is ready to ingest some food, you'll be able to smell the sweet aroma of your banana bread in the oven that is ready for you!


5. Chia Pudding

What You'll Need:

• Almond milk

• Chia seeds

• Honey

• Fruits

• Nuts

• Granola


Instructions:

• Pour milk into preferred jar/cup until half-filled

• Add two tablespoons of chia seeds (you can play around with the measurement to find the consistency you like)

• Mix it together

• Add honey then mix again

• Leave it in the refrigerator overnight

• Top it with fruits, nuts, granola, whichever you prefer


Apart from saving time, this dish can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week! Chia seeds are also high in fibre and protein, a healthy necessity you should include in your diet.

Here are some food accounts that you can check out for more food ideas and inspiration!

@oatmeal_stories

@smoothiebowl

@choosingchia


Making something special for yourself or baking can help to take your mind off things that are stressing you out. Do take a break, have a go at preparing a simple breakfast that will help you start your day right. You'll be surprised at how fulfilling a simple cooking activity can make you feel!


If you have any questions, you can reach out to us on our Facebook or Instagram, and we would love to chat with you. Do take care of yourselves and stay in the pink of health fellow Singaporeans!

by KIMBERLY PANG




One of the marketing directors of Singaporeans of Victoria, Kimberly is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne. During her free time, she enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix as well as trying new cafés and food.