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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.

Breakfast | Quick, easy, healthy.





I love breakfast, and I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I've recently started to get back into the routine of having breakfast during the week. But the problem with now actually having breakfast 7 days a week? As much as I love you, Special K, you're not exactly the most exciting, are you..?

Oh, and cereal is expensive!

So this has had me craving something different. Something that's healthy, but that's still going to give me the kick-start that I need at 6am on a Monday morning. These three alternative options have been my favourites so far, they're quick, easy, and most importantly, are healthy and full of all the goodness and nutrients that you need!



1. Porridge || I think porridge is one of those things that's always looked worse than it tastes, and having recently discovered that actually, it tastes pretty okay, it's become one of my favourite meals! Porridge is super filling, meaning that a bowl of the stuff generally lasts me until lunch-time, without the need of those naughty elevenses! It's full of all-things-good-for-you, and also ensures it gives you some of that much needed energy to start off your day well!

I, personally, cheat a little, and use Quaker Instant Oatmeal, but purely because it's just that. Instant! I also tend to just sprinkle a few berries on the top for a little added boost!



2. Nut butter & banana on toast || Now this was another one that I wasn't entirely convinced I was going to like, but OMG. I've not had peanut butter for years, siding instead with a certain, *ahem* more chocolate flavoured spread... but this is definitely staying in my cupboard for a little while yet!

Peanut butter is full of protein, and combined with the vitamins found in a banana, this is definitely a healthy start to your day. I used to try and avoid protein, thinking that it was purely for people that wanted to, um, 'bulk up', shall we say? But protein is so bloomin' good for you for so many different reasons, that as well as counting calories, I'll also keep my eye on my protein in-take too, particularly if I am in a gym phase!

Here, I've added some chia seeds on top, and I've been told that a little bit of honey doesn't go amiss either! ...However, I haven't tried that one yet!



 3. Fruit & Yoghurt || This is what I have when I can't be bothered wapping the blender out from the cupboard. 'Cause it's basically an unblended smoothie. With a spoon. 

It literally takes about 12 seconds to put together, pouring some flavoured yoghurt into a mug, and topping it with some fruit of your choice! It couldn't be a quicker way to get some of your 5-a-day in early, and it's easily customisable depending on your mood... if that's even a thing! Some day's you might just fancy vanilla yoghurt instead of strawberry... or you might want to throw a banana in there, or an apple. Or whatever else is left over in your fridge. You get me! 

How do you start your day?

Soph

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  1. These 3 things are literally my life. Nut butter is my all time favourite thing though so I'd probably say banana and nut butter on toast is my favourite! Such lovely ideas :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. I'm glad you liked the ideas Samantha :) x

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  2. I'm definitely a porridge girl - I don't use instant (it's still cooked in less than three minutes and it's SO much nicer!), cook in the microwave, and make it with half water, half milk, sweetened with a banana before topping with seeds and fruit. And maybe a cheeky half spoon of nutella too. So good! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Porridge is GOOD. Ooh, I'll have to try the proper stuff at some point! :) x

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  3. Can I please just eat these all? My favourite is overnight oats with a strawberry or raspberry yoghurt and blueberries and strawberries! Such a good hearty breakfast with plenty of great nutrients! Ps. your photos in this are divine!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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    1. By all means! ;) that does sound yummy, can't deny that! Haha, thank you lovely! :) x

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  4. Porridge is a new discovery of mine, and I have to agree it looked horrid so I never gave it a chance, although I think my stomach might be loving me a little more because I'm actually eating before work!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I know how you feel, breakfast is so important! :) x

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  5. Looks super yummy!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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  6. YES to porridge and blewbs. One of my favourite autumnal breakfasts! (In the lead-up to Christmas, I do sneak an advent calendar chocolate and melt it inside though. Not so healthy!) xx

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    1. Haha ALL the blewbs! I like that word, blewbs! Well, you can't NOT have your advent calendar chocolate, right?! ;) xx

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  7. Breakfast is my favourite meal - I love porridge so much! All of this looks so yummy.

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Lucy, I'm a massive breakfast person too! :) xx

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  8. I absolutely love breakfast time and I'll usually start off my day with a bowl of porridge :) Also I just found your blog through instagram & I just wanted to say I love it so much! Hope you're having a lovely day x

    Sara / www.aboutlittlethiings.blogspot.com

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    1. Porridge is a fab start to your day! :) Thank you so much lovely! :) x

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  9. I loved this post! I tend to miss breakfast most days because I'm either not up early enough or I'm not hungry.. But these ideas are great! I'm definitely motivated to start making myself some breakfast in the morning... And it looks so pretty too! Win win!

    Hayley x
    haylvogel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh thanks Hayley! I'm glad you enjoyed this post! :) x

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  10. I really enjoyed this post - great breakfast ideas! I always start with a smoothie because they are so quick and easy and really give me the boost of energy I need to start my day! x

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

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    1. Thank you Hilary! Smoothies are a brilliant start to the day, just the blender is a bit noisy! x

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  11. Those three things are the BEST! I haven't had banana on toast (or bread in general) for such a long time now :(

    I always have breakfast..but it depends on my mood. Sometimes it's overnight oats (if I'm really prepared) or a chia seed pudding with fruit, sometimes it's two ingredient pancakes and other times it's a bunch of randomly selected things like a banana, hardboiled egg, half cup of strawberries and some cashews :)

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  12. I love overnight oats, so use Fage yoghurt with berries, chia seeds, oats and a splash of milk - sometimes i don't even do it the night before, just pop into the freezer (seriously this works) for like 15 mins prior to eating! It sets it so it's really good :)
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