3 Sweet Breakfast Recipes That Are *Actually* Healthy

Sans sugar-coma, thanks.

Sweet breakfast ideas
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If there’s one thing that has seeped its way into public consciousness over the last five years, it’s that sugar is as addictive is heroin. It’s the veritable devil, and we’re all finally getting the hang of how to watch out for the white stuff sneaking its way into our meals.

We’re also getting used to avoiding the sweet stuff for breakfast; which can be great because it means more protein and more fat, but it also leaves a sweet-breakfast-shaped-hole in our lives. Which needs filling, stat.

Here are 3 sweet breakfast recipe ideas that are actually good for you:

1. Green smoothie bowl

Image: Pinterest | The Awesome Green

An all-time fave, you just can’t beat a green smoothie protein bowl. And because you can just chuck all the ingredients in a blender and blitz away, you can easily tailor the nutritional content to suit how you’re feeling or sync with your cycle. Try this one for a healthy dose of fats, protein and greens.

  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1/3 frozen zucchini
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 generous scoop vanilla protein powder (Sun Warrior or Vida Glow is where it’s at, and believe me – I’ve been around the vanilla-protein-powder block).
  • Big handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 scoop marine collagen
  • 1/4 avocado

Blend, top with a low-sugar granola or coconut flakes and spend the morning marvelling at how a big, sweet green liquid can keep you full ’til lunch.

2. Chocolate protein chia pudding

Image: Pinterest | Le Petit Chef

Yes yes, we know that you know. Chia seeds are a superfood that packs a big ol’ punch of energy to any recipe; they’re brimming with fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. Plus they’re the perfect base for a sweet lil brekkie.

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (Tropeaka Lean Choccy Protein – holaaa)
  • 1 scoop marine collagen
  • 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Simply add all ingredients into an airtight container and let sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, top with your favourite berries, a drizzle of almond butter and DEVOUR.

3. Baked Quinoa with almonds and apple sauce

Image: Pinterest | Bright Star Kids

Warming, sweet and easy-peasy to batch cook for a grab-and-go brekkie, this baked quinoa serves up a healthy combination of complex carbs, fats and protein with minimal sugar, to keep you full up until lunch.

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp chopped almonds
  • 4 tbsp apple sauce: 1 large cooking apple chopped and blended with the juice of half a lemon. Simples.
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey

Boil the water then simmer the quinoa for 10-15 minutes until cooked through. Pour into an oven-safe bowl, add the remaining ingredients except the almonds and apple sauce, and bake for up to 10 minutes. Then, add your freshly blitzed-up apple sauce, almonds, a cheeky drizzle of honey and tuck in! Delicious, nutritious, and the perfect sweet treat of a morning.

Looking to spice up your lunches too? Check out 3 Easy-To-Make Veggie Bowls That’ll Make Your Desk Lunch Less Boring.

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