Top 5 mouth-watering 5-minute breakfast recipes

Top 5 mouth-watering 5-minute breakfast recipes


As a nutritionist, I get asked by my clients all the time: “What are really nutritious breakfasts that taste and look great and take 5 minutes to prepare”. Here are my top suggestions!

My ‘perfect’ breakfast

This is what a great and easy breakfast looks like to me!


Photo credit: The Holistic Ingredient

  •  Baked beans with tomato sauce (all organic – look for organic baked beans in supermarkets)
  • 1-2 hard-boiled eggs (organic)
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • Lightly fried or steamed spinach leaves (or baby spinach leaves) with olive oil and sesame seeds
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 pieces of spelt sourdough organic bread (optional or when you need extra power on the day:)

 Boiled eggs with avocado, cherry tomatoes + fresh herbs

Preparation time: 5 minutes

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs (can be cooked the night before)
  • 6 halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped herbs e.g. basil, sage, parsley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Simply combine all ingredients. Serve on its own or with a piece of sourdough bread. Serving suggestion – instead of having it with bread add 2-3 tbsp of warm cooked quinoa and mix well. It’s delicious!

Nuts, seeds, fruit + yoghurt mix

Preparation time: 5 minutes (1 serving)

  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tbsp sunflower seeds
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 200g organic full-fat plain yoghurt (cow, goat or sheep) or dairy free coconut yoghurt
  • 4-6 walnut halves
  • 1 piece of fruit (e.g. a cup of papaya, a handful of blueberries or 1-2 kiwi fruits)
  • 1 tsp maca powder and raw cacao mix sold in health food shops – optional but great to have for those who need an extra energy boost

Put flax seeds, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds into a coffee grinder, grind until smooth. Place yoghurt in a bowl, add walnut pieces and the seed mixture. Combine all ingredients, add a bit of water to achieve a creamy consistency. Cut papaya or other fruit into pieces and to the mixture either on the top or mix everything together. Sprinkle with cinnamon for extra antioxidant and sugar balancing boost.

Overnight chia seeds + oat mix

Preparation time: 5 minutes (overnight soaking required) (1 serving)

  • ¾ cup waterchia pudding
  • ⅓ cup organic steel cut oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp real vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional but it will give you some extra energy!)

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or container with a lid. Seal, shake and refrigerate until the next morning. Then add 1 scoop of a quality protein powder and mix all ingredients. Top up with a handful of berries, cut pineapple or papaya and/or sprinkle with nuts and seeds. Prepare this meal the night before, or make a bigger batch and you’ll have a healthy breakfast ready to have for the next couple of days.

Super easy porridge

Preparation time: 5 minutes (overnight soaking required for super quick cooking) (1 serving)

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1 sliced apple or pear
  • 1 tsp organic butter
  • ¼ tsp Celtic salt
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Soak the oats overnight in water with 1 tbs of lemon juice. In the morning bring the mixture to the boil (add more water if needed), add the salt and cook for 1-2 minutes. you can add sliced raw apples at this stage. Cover and let it sit for a few more minutes. Add butter or cream and fruit. Sprinkle with nuts and/or cinnamon. Replace water with almond or quinoa milk (diary alternatives). Add 1 scoop or around 20-25g of protein powder for extra protein boost to reduce cravings later on in the day!

Have a go at making great breakfasts this week! What are your favourite breakfasts? Please share your comments and recipes below for all readers to expand their menus and learn new food combinations:)

Good health and blessings

Joanna Sochan
Adrenal Fatigue and Digestive Health Expert
Naturopath || Herbalist || Nutritionist || Reiki Practitioner

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  2. novette Christian December 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    First time reading your article and finding them very helpful. I think I’m suffering from histamine intolerance for over a year and no change respite the numerous doctor including naturopath. I’m off all the foods you mentioned concluding glut in, wheat, grain peas and beans.
    Swelling all over the body, including eyes and mouth. I was on leafy vegetables diet along with ground provisions eg. Potatoes, yam, dasheen,plantain and pumpkin until I read your article and discover that I should not be consuming pumpkin.
    The allergist says I have verticulitis urticaria.I need help

    • Joanna Sochan December 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Food intolerances and other symptoms you’ve mentioned plus verticulitis urticaria point to the gut that is not working properly with likely damaged gut walls and leaky gut present. Therefore I suggest you see a health practitioner who is knowledgeable in this area and start there as the first step. See my article on leaky gut here

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