When I first started my Whole30 journey I found breakfast the trickiest meal to work. No yoghurt, no oats, no cereal and no milk meant I couldn’t eat most of my go to healthy brekkies. As much as I love an egg, I didn’t really want to eat them every single day. Neither was I ready to launch into the paleo way of chowing down on chicken drum sticks or salad for breakfast.
For others in the same boat; here are my five top Whole30 / paleo easy breakfasts for weekdays.
Chocolatey Chia Pudding
My first port of call was to replace my usual overnight oats with chia puddings as oats are off plan but chia is accepted.
The cacao in this chocolately chia pudding gives me an energy boost in the morning and has numerous reported health benefits, including being rich in magnesium – a mineral that is difficult to get enough of from food given the declining quality of our soil. Magnesium deficiency is reported to be common, particularly amongst those that experience stress and / or exercise frequently.
Chai Chia Pudding
This tasty chai spiced chia pudding contains cinnamon, cardamon, ginger and nutmeg – deliciously warming spices that have a number of reported health benefits.
Simple Eggs & Tomatoes
This post just wouldn’t be complete without an egg recipe! For me, the priority in the morning is ease and speed – this beauty only takes a few minutes to whip up, and is deliciously satisfying. The egg and avocado combo are a fave in terms of flavour, and also keep you full until lunch.
Fruit, Coconut & Nut Butter
The piece de resistance. I can’t describe just how decadent it is to dine on nut butter and coconut cream in the morning. You’ll have to try it and see.
On the Run Green Smoothies
Whilst technically compliant, smoothies are frowned upon by the Whole30 police. This is due to the heavy fruit content that gives you too much of a sugar hit in the morning, and to the fact that drinking your food doesn’t send the same satiety signals to your brain as eating it. If you need to eat on the run, however, grabbing a green smoothie is way better than grabbing a slice of banana bread (i.e. cake).
These green smoothie recipes are low on fructose and contain enough fat (from avocado) to fill you up in the morning.