Getting personal with breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

I will forever stand by that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can’t function without having breakfast in the morning. Poached eggs and smoked salmon is my absolute favourite although I am also partial to a chia seed pudding too! What’s your favourite breakfast?

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I’m going to let you into my top 3 favourite egg breakfasts (with recipes) for lazy mornings that you can enjoy too. 

Something for the weekend – Eggs Royale

A variation on Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, Royale is my all-time favourite breakfast. Poached eggs are bedded on smoked salmon on top of a toasted English muffin before being lathered with Hollandaise sauce. Add a twist of black pepper and a sprinkling of chilli flakes for utter perfection.

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Serves 2

  1. Melt 125g butter in a saucepan and skim any white solids from the surface. Keep the butter warm. 
  2. Now place 2 egg yolks, ½ tsp white wine or tarragon vinegar, a pinch of salt and a splash of ice-cold water in a metal or glass bowl that will fit over a small pan.
  3. Whisk for a few mins, then put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk continuously until pale and thick, about 5-7 mins.
  4. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter, bit by bit until you have a creamy hollandaise. (If it gets too thick, add a splash of water.)
  5. Season with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper. Keep warm until needed.
  6. Meanwhile, toast 2 muffin halves, top each half with a slice of smoked salmon and a poached egg, then spoon over a generous helping of hollandaise. Enjoy. 

Something for the fitness junkie – Protein Pancakes

If you’re a lover of fitness and want a tasty breakfast that’s perfectly balanced for your macro intake then these protein pancakes are just the job, serve with chopped berries and yoghurt for the perfect taste.

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Serves 2

  1. Add 3 eggs, 2 bananas and 2 scoops of protein powder to the blender. Blend until smooth. 
  2. Throw a handful of halved blueberries into the mixture
  3. Heat up a pan with ½ tsp of coconut oil, pour 3 or 4 round pancake shapes into the pan at a time let cook for 2-3 minutes and flip. Repeat with the rest of the mixture
  4. Serve with chopped berries and yoghurt

Something for the travel lover – Huevos Rancheros

A firm favourite Mexican breakfast to really set you up for the day. This is a great hangover cure too and is perfect for making for guests coming round for brunch.

Serves 2

  1.  (Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Fan 170C/Gas Mark 5). Heat oil in a frying pan and add onion, pepper, garlic and oregano. Gently cook for 5 mins until everything softens.
  2. Add the tomatoes and chilli, cooking for a further 5 mins until slightly reduced. Divide the mixture between two ovenproof dishes and make a slight hollow in the centre of each.
  3. Break an egg into each hollow. Sprinkle over some grated cheese and then bake in the oven for 20–25 mins until the eggs are cooked.
  4. Either tuck into your huevos rancheros straight from the ovenproof dishes or scoop out and serve atop two corn tortillas, with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream if you fancy.

There we’ve got my top 3 breakfasts. What’s your favourite breakfast? I’d love to know in the comments below

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