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  • Writer's pictureBy Lani


Updated: May 2, 2020

For most, breakfast is the meal that sets the tone for the rest of the day. Late Sunday morning pancakes = a day spent lounging around home, ending with Uber eats and Netflix in bed. A quick muffin and coffee from your local café on the way to the train station = a stressful morning followed by a midday sugar/caffeine crash making work near impossible.

It's an easy meal to forget or disregard, but starting your day off with a meal that is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and the important macronutrients, is vital for functioning at your best. You'll be surprised how good you feel when you finally swap your wheetbix with sugar for something of a little more sustenance.

These 5 breakfasts are my top meals-to-go, and are all designed to be made pre-made so that you have one less stress about in the morning!

*Little tip: be flexible with these recipes, dabble with ingredients and quantities, and find what suits you!


1. Bircher Muesli By Lani


· 3 tbl spoons oats

· 2 tbl spoons chia seeds

· 2 tbl spoon buckinis

· 2 tbl spoon cacao nibs

· 2 tbl spoon sunflower seeds

· 2 tbl spoon pumpkin seeds

· 2 tbl spoon goji berries

· 2 tbl spoon teff

· 2 tbl spoon flax seeds

· 2-3 large fresh dates chopped

· Handful of crushed nuts (my favourites are walnuts and almonds)

· Almond milk (or milk of choice)


1. Mix all ingredients into a jar (don’t worry if you don’t have some of the ingredients, feel free to play with the quantities of each!)

2. Stir or shake the ingredients to mix them all together

3. Add a few dashes of water to dampen the mix

4. Pour in enough milk to cover the entire mix

5. Leave overnight in fridge then just serve to go in the morning! (you can make this in a container as well so it is just ready to grab)


2. Chia Coffee Bowl


· ¼ cup chia seeds

· ½ cup milk of choice (you can also use water)

· 1 shot of coffee

· Optional tsp of honey or sweetener of choice


1. Mix all ingredients into portable container of choice

2. Leave overnight in the fridge

3. Enjoy in the morning!


3. Yogurt and Berry Brain Food Brekky

Ingredients: (*note: the base of these ingredients is the same as the 'Bircher Muesli By Lani', see images above)

· 2 tbl spoons oats

· 2 tbl spoons chia seeds

· 1 tbl spoon buckinis

· 1 tbl spoon cacao nibs

· 1 tbl spoon sunflower seeds

· 1 tbl spoon pumpkin seeds

· 1 tbl spoon goji berries

· 1 tbl spoon teff

· 1 tbl spoon flax seeds

· 1 tbl spoon

· Handful of crushed nuts (my favourites are walnuts and almonds)

· Yogurt

· Milk

· Frozen raspberries and blueberries (or any fresh berries/fruit you prefer!)

· A little dollop of peanut butter (if you like!)


1. Mix all dry ingredients together in container of choice

2. Dampen mix with a dash of milk or water and mix

3. Stir in enough yogurt to cover entire mix

4. Top with berries and yogurt

5. Let it sit in fridge over night

6. Enjoy in the morning!


4. Simple 5 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies


· 1 cup of oats

· 200mL apple Sauce

· 2 tbl spoons chia seeds

· Handful of crushed nuts of choice (I prefer toasted almonds)

· 1 egg OR flax / chia egg

· Optional: handful of cacao nibs and goji berries


1. Preheat oven to 160˚C

2. Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper

4. Lay the mixture down in flat circles (I got about 10 small-medium sized cookies out of mine)

5. Bake for around 15-20 minutes

6. Set aside to cool, then enjoy!


5. Blueberry Breakfast Muffins


· 2 cups of almond meal

· 1 cup of frozen blueberries

· 200mL of apple sauce (you can also add some honey to taste if you prefer sweeter)

· 2 tbl spoons chia seeds

· Small handful of toasted almonds

· 1 egg OR flax / chia egg

· 1-2 tbl spoons maca powder (if you don’t have this don’t worry)

· Coconut oil (or butter/other oil)

· Optional: pinch of cinnamon or dried coconut to top


1. Preheat oven to 160˚C

2. Mix almond meal, blueberries, apple sauce, chia seeds and egg in a large bowl

3. Coat a 12 cupcake/muffin tray with coconut oil

4. Scoop mixture into tray evenly

5. Top with almonds and cinnamon or coconut if desired

6. Bake for around 20 minutes

7. Set aside to cool

8. Enjoy!



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