Brekkie On The Go

Mornings can be quite hectic and it’s easy to overlook the most important meal of the day. Here are some easy recipes that will give you a healthy start while remaining commuter-friendly and delicious.

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia puddings are super versatile—just throw in any fruit or flavourings that you fancy. Added bonus: 1 tablespoon each of chia seeds and flaxseed gives you all the omega 3s you need for the day!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon ground Flaxseed (Linseed)

  • ¾ cup almond, soy milk, or coconut water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

For topping:

  • 1-2 tablespoons walnut halves

  • Shredded or Flaked coconut

  • Two cut up mango cheeks

  • Dash of cinnamon

Method:

  1. The night before, mix the chia, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, vanilla extract with your liquid in a jar or portable container. Stir to combine well. Let sit for a minute and then stir again to help avoid clumping.

  2. Set in fridge overnight.

  3. In the morning, stir the pudding again to help remove any clumps. Consistency should be thick, but still a bit runny. This is easily adjusted with more or less water the night before.

  4. Top with mango, nuts, coconut and another dash of cinnamon if you wish.

  5. Bring a spoon with you and enjoy right out of the container!

Easy Spiced-Tofu Scramble

The secret’s in the spice. Boasting plenty of protein, zero cholesterol, iron and calcium—tofu scrambles are a great way to start the day. And they’re public-transport friendly, with a no-egg smell!  

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a block of organic firm tofu

  • ¼ teaspoon each of: turmeric, garlic, and cumin powders

  • Small pinch of chilli powder or cayenne pepper

  • Good pinch of sea salt to taste

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Splash of water

  • ½ small onion

  • ½ clove of garlic

  • ½ red capsicum chopped

  • 1 big handful of baby spinach

  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved

  • ¼ of an avocado to serve

  • 1 slice of wholegrain toast to serve

Method:

  1. The night before, crumble the tofu with a fork and dice the vegetables to prep for cooking in the morning.

  2. In the morning, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion, garlic and capsicum until soft.

  3. Meanwhile, add the spices, salt, and a small splash of water (to help coat) to the tofu. Stir until coated.

  4. Add the tofu (with liquid) and cherry tomatoes to the pan and stir, cooking for a few minutes until tomatoes are soft.

  5. Add in the handful of baby spinach and stir until wilted.

  6. Place the tofu scramble into a container, add the sliced avocado and a piece of wholegrain toast to enjoy.

Overnight Berry Muesli

Bircher muesli is incredibly easy to prepare the night before. This breakfast is full of fibre and will keep you satisfied for longer. You can replace the rolled oats with any low-sugar toasted muesli that you like. 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ - 1/3 cup of rolled oats

  • ¼ - 1/3 cup of almond or soy milk (equal parts water to oats)

  • Small handful of frozen mixed berries

  • 1 banana sliced

  • Coconut flakes

  • Cinnamon to taste

  • Maple syrup to taste

Method:

  1. The night before, mix the oats, liquid, and frozen mixed berries into a portable container or jar.

  2. The next morning, check consistency. If too thick, you can top with more liquid.

  3. Top with sliced banana, coconut flakes for crunch texture and cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup if you’d like more sweetness.

  4. Don’t forget to bring a spoon for the commute!