General Health

5 Healthy Breakfast Options With Just 5 Easily Available Ingredients Each

5 min read

By Apollo 24|7, Published on - 13 February 2023, Updated on - 29 April 2023

  • Share this article

  • 0


Article Banner

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day which is why you should ensure that it is the healthiest as well. If you are having some trouble coming up with new recipes for a healthy breakfast then do not worry. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 healthy breakfast options that require no more than five ingredients each.

1. French toast bites

If you want a breakfast that isn’t too heavy, is dairy-free, has no added sugars and fats, and is rich in protein and fibre then French toast bites just might be your saving grace. Made using whole grain bread, it is the right breakfast for most people and it can be topped off with a slight drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet flavour.

Ingredients - A loaf of whole grain bread, a couple of eggs, a spoonful of vanilla extract (optional), half a cup of cashew milk or your regular milk and a spoon of maple syrup or honey.

Recipe - Take the loaf of whole grain bread and cut it into small pieces. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the vanilla extract and milk into it. Whisk them for a couple of minutes. Take the pieces of bread and drench them in that mixture. Transfer the bread to a hot pan and cook until it turns golden or for at least 3 to 4 minutes per side. Take them out in a separate bowl or a cup and top it off with a spoonful of maple/honey syrup.

2. Scrambled eggs with spinach

Are you tired of consuming eggs the conventional way? Worry no more as these spinach scrambled eggs will add freshness to your breakfast menu. Spinach is rich in antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein and vitamin C, while eggs are loaded with vitamin B2, B12, and selenium. With the benefit of both protein-rich egg and iron-rich spinach, this delicacy will improve the cognitive function of your brain.

Ingredients - Two to three eggs, a spoon of unsalted butter, a handful of chopped spinach, half a cup of diced tomatoes, an ounce of mozzarella cheese

Recipe - Crack the eggs into a bowl, add seasonings of salt and pepper then whisk properly. Heat a pan and add a spoonful of butter to it. Add the chopped spinach to it and toss it a little. Then take the egg mixture and put it on the spinach. Finally, add the diced tomatoes to it and use a spatula to stir the mixture till it starts developing into little lumps. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese onto it and cook it for not more than one minute. Serve hot.

As per Dr Bhuvaneshwari Shankar, a dietician and nutritionist associated with Apollo 24|7, “to avoid hunger pangs throughout the day, you must start your day with a protein-rich breakfast. While eggs are a great source of protein, spinach has the richness of iron and fibre. The combination of these would keep you full and provide you with important nutrients.”

3. Berry yoghurt bowl

A berry yoghurt bowl refers to a classic berry yoghurt parfait (mixture) with sprinklings of mint and lemon. These healthy ingredients help stimulate your digestive enzymes and utilise stored fat for energy. Vitamin C, found in berries, acts as an antioxidant that can boost fat-burning and help tighten your belly.

Ingredients - A cup of yoghurt or curd, half a cup of mixed berries (strawberry, blueberry and others), a tablespoon of lime juice, chopped mint and a tablespoon of honey.

Recipe - Take all the ingredients except the berries and mint and mix them in a bowl. After a good five minutes of mixing, add the berries and then garnish it with the freshly chopped mint.

4. Banana bread muffin

Banana bread muffins are rich in folates which help the development of the brain and boost the release of serotonin, the feel-good chemical. Bananas are also considered to be a great source of digestible glucose, fibres and proteins.

Ingredients - One-fourth cup of rolled oats, two tablespoons of almond milk, a spoonful of maple syrup/honey, one egg and a mashed banana

Recipe - Whisk the milk, honey, salt and egg in a bowl. Add the mashed banana and oats into the mixture and keep stirring till a smooth texture is formed. Take a mug, add the mixture and bake the entire thing in an oven/ microwave. You can also use a few pieces of sliced bananas as toppings.

5. Avocado coconut smoothie

Smoothies are one of the most fun and satisfying ways of consuming breakfast. They are filled with healthy fats and have no harmful sugars or preservatives. If you are a person who is sugar conscious but has a love for smoothies then this just might be the right breakfast for you.

Ingredients - Chopped avocado, a few spoons of honey, half a cup of yoghurt, a cup of coconut milk and a handful of chopped spinach.

Recipe - Add the chopped avocado and the spinach into a blender. Add the coconut milk and yoghurt. Blend the mixture for some time then add three spoons of honey in it. The quantity of honey can vary depending on how sweet you want the smoothie to be. You should now have two full servings of fresh avocado coconut smoothie.

These quick bites will ensure that you do not go hungry and benefit from all the nutrients that should be present in your breakfast. If you wish to know about other nutritious breakfast recipes,

Talk To Dr Bhuvaneshwari Shankar


Medically reviewed by Dr Sonia Bhatt.

General Health

Leave Comment


Email Id


  • Share this article

  • 0