Breakfast has always been my most difficult meal, I find it tough to feel inspired to whip something up that I will enjoy, without it being ridiculously unhealthy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good fry up here and there but on a day to day basis, I like to have something healthy that I can prepare in advance or will take me a maximum of two minutes to put together. When I received a bag of Wazoogles Unicorn Berry Superfoods Protein in a goodie bag from a Wellness Warehouse event I attended I just knew that I could use it to put together some healthy breakfast ideas.
Wazoogles is a product founded by Capetonians Warren and Gavin. After battling with an immune system that was constantly run down, Warren embarked on a whole food, plant based lifestyle. The difference in his health was astounding, and not only that, he slept better and had tons more energy. Following this, Warren and Gavin decided to create their own superfood product that used the finest ingredients and that only takes two minutes to make, and so, Wazoogles was born.
If you aren’t 100% clued up on superfoods, here’s the lowdown: superfoods are some of the most nutrient and mineral rich foods that you can find and are easily absorbed by the human body. Here are some of the superfoods you can expect to find in the different Wazoogles products.
Raw cacao: chocolate in it’s raw form and is a great cancer fighting food, plus it has anti-depressant properties.
Hemp: full of omega 3 and 6 and a great energy booster.
Maca root: well known to increase stamina, energy and sexual function, ooh la la!
Mesquite: sweet tasting but completely safe for diabetics.
Lucuma: a powerful immune booster and rich in calcium and magnesium
Now, these two meals are nothing ground breaking at all, in fact they are two very standard recipes but after trialling a few different ones and these were the most tasty, and the most time efficient, because lets face it, no one has time to faff in the kitchen.
Chai breakfast pudding: Chai seeds have a really high concentration of amazing nutrients including omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, iron and calcium. They also are chock-a-block full of antioxidants. All in all, a really good addition to any good meal.
This recipe makes enough for two servings but if you really love it, why not double it up and have it four our five times in the week, the chia seed mixture keeps well if refrigerated.
Third cup chia seeds
One and a half cups almond/soy milk
Third cup Wazoogles protein powder
Fruit of your choice (I used strawberries)
Mix together the chia seeds, milk and Wazoogles protein powder in a bowl. Pop the mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but ideally it should be left over night.
The next morning when you are ready to make your breakfast, simply layer the chia seed mixture, yogurt and fruit, pop on some cocoa nibs and then enjoy!
Protein banana pancakes: I’m sure we have all seen this two ingredient, low carb pancake recipe doing the rounds over the past few years. This recipe just has a protein kick added to it. I tend to double this recipe and make a large batch, and then freeze portions so that I have ready made breakfast in a jiffy.
2 small bananas
scoop Wazoogles protein powder
Plain yougurt to top
Fruit of your choice (I used blueberries)
In your blender (or by hand) mash up the banana and add the eggs. Once those are mixed together well, add the Wazoogles protein powder.
In a heated pan, melt a tiny bit of coconut oil. Once melted, spoon the mixture into the pan and let the pancakes fry for two minutes before gently flipping them over and frying for an additional two minutes.
Once they are all cooked, I like to top them off with some plain yogurt and blueberries. Whipped coconut cream tastes delicious as well!
Which recipe do you think you’re going to try out first?