Sunday is my favourite day of the week closely followed by my Friday nights in. Sunday for us means walks, coffee, sleep ins, food shops, yoga, brunch and catching up on things to prepare for the week ahead. And nothing like a large indulgent dessert (like my instant chocolate mug cake, recipe HERE) or a glass of wine on a Sunday night to celebrate a week of good health and nutrition, knowing that you can start a clean slate on a Monday morning. But before we get too carried away in indulgent desserts lets skip back to the MOST important meal of the day… BREAKFAST!!! If your daily breakfast routine consists of an alternating cycle of PB banana toast one day and soaked oats the next – then you will appreciate the enjoyment of making a nice exciting breakfast without a time limit. Yep I am talking smoked salmon, poached eggs and avocado on toast or a quadruple layer stack of peanut butter coconut pancakes, recipe HERE. It’s the simple things like actually sitting down and setting the table instead of scoffing my oats whilst making my other half’s smoothie or shoveling my toast down whilst walking out the door.
A few of my favourite Sunday brunches are;
1. Peanut butter coconut pancakes. Recipe on the blog HERE
2. Smoked salmon, soft boiled eggs and avocado on toast
3. Jumbo mushroom omelette
4. Smoothie bowl with granola
5. Fresh Bircher muesli. Recipe below
FRESH BIRCHER MUESLI RECIPE – serves 2
1 cup oats
3Tbs chia seeds
½ tsp nutmeg
1-2 oranges freshly squeezed
Milk (enough to cover the oats)
1 large apple grated
½ cup coconut shredded
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
½ cup goji berries
1 cup greek yoghurt
½ cup mixed nuts
Blueberries and 1/2 banana sliced for topping
Extra cinnamon, coconut and honey
The night before in a large bowl combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice, apple, coconut, honey and goji berries. Stir until combined and pour enough milk so the ingredients are comfortably covered. Cover with cling wrap and leave in fridge overnight.
In the morning remove cling wrap and add the yoghurt. Pour in the nuts and seeds and stir until combined. Serve up 2 bowls and top with the cinnamon, honey, coconut, berries and banana. Get creative and enjoy!!
The most important part about healthy eating is enjoying what you eat. I personally get excited lying in bed at night thinking about what marvelous creation I am going to whip up for breakky in the morning!!
So get planning and make this Sunday a special ‘healthy’ brunch to kick off a fit, healthy and nutritious November.