6 Breakfast Bowl Recipes Recommended by the WH Team

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6 Breakfast Bowl Recipes Recommended by the WH Team

The go-to breakfasts we can’t live without

It wouldn’t be a lie to say that for certain members of the Women’s Health team, breakfast is the highlight of their day. Anyone with us?

That’s why we’re sharing the creations we’ve been loving lately, to inspire you to make your breakfasts more exciting. From yogurt and waffles (er, yes please!) to a bowl of ‘proats’ – that’s protein and oats – an Olympian would be proud of, putting something tasty and healthy together doesn’t have to be complicated.

And if you’re not a breakfast person? We think these would make great snackettes any time of day. Enjoy!

‘There has to be a bit of crunch in every bite”

‘I love porridge, but I really need there to be a variety of textures, so I toast seeds (usually pumpkin) on the hob while I’m heating the oats and add cacao nibs so that there’s a bit of crunch in every bite.

‘Once the oats are cooked, I add a spoon of chocolate protein powder with a superfood blend – which is a combo of maca, cocoa and lacuma – stir it all up, chop up some banana and add the crunchy bits. It’s the only thing that keeps me from snacking before lunch.’ Francesca Menato, Acting Digital Editor

Tip: ‘Always stir in the protein powder after the oats are cooked – it keeps it smooth.’

‘After this, I can last until lunchtime without nibbling’

‘My current go-to is Arla Skyr natural yogurt with bananas, berries and flaxseed (a source of omega-3 and fibre). I love to mix it up and change up the fruit I add: fresh raspberries, blueberries or, if I’m feeling extra-special, pomegranate. But there’s always banana.

‘It’s such an easy thing to whip up in the morning – super-tasty and gives me that hit of sweetness that I’m always in need of. Arla Skyr is satisfyingly thick but fat-free. It’s also high in protein, so makes it an all-round great breakfast, especially after a workout. After this, I find I can last until lunchtime without any nibbling.’ Florence Ogram, Junior Designer

Tip: ‘If you’re rushing to start your day, you can just throw everything into a bowl and eat. But if you have more time, why not curate your breakfast bowl into something Instagram-worthy? I swear food tastes better when it looks better!’

‘It fuels my lunchtime run’


‘With all that extra time to fill in lockdown, as well as binge watching Bridgerton I’ve recently taken it upon myself to perfect my waffle skills using the waffle machine that I’ve had for years but never really used. Now, there’s nothing more exciting than a midweek waffle.

‘I use a simple batter recipe that I adapted from one I found online, consisting of eggs, flour, milk of choice, baking powder, butter, coconut sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Then I top them with fresh blueberries, fat-free natural yogurt like Skyr, a drizzle of honey and a healthy dollop of crunchy peanut butter. It’s the perfect brekkie to keep the 11am hunger at bay and fuel my lunchtime run.’ Frankie Hill, Acting Picture Assistant

Tip: ‘Batch cook a few at a time, store in an airtight container, then pop in the toaster to crisp up again when you fancy. You can thank me later.’

‘Different ingredient combinations keep it interesting’

‘I go to bed every night looking forward to breakfast, which I think adds to the excitement!

‘My go-to breakfast bowl would have to be warmed-up oats that have been soaked overnight in cinnamon and milk, with a big dollop of fat-free Arla Skyr natural yogurt sliced banana, maple syrup and honey or brown sugar on top, with crunchy peanut butter on the side.

‘I track the macros of what I eat, and like to try different ingredient combinations to keep things interesting. Because I work out before breakfast, I need something quick and easy to make when I’m done. This bowl is filled with carbohydrates to replace glycogen stores, has protein to repair tired muscles, and feeds me long-lasting energy with healthy fats from the peanut butter – because peanut butter is life.’ Morgan Fargo, Digital Fitness Writer

Tip: ‘Soaking my oats overnight softens them, which I feel helps my body digest them more easily come morning.’

‘Post-lifting protein is a priority’


‘I’ve enjoyed my tried-and-trusted post-training fuel of oats and protein powder for several years now. I make it interesting by rotating different protein powders and toppings, but I usually go for cinnamon and a sprinkle of any nuts or seeds I have in the cupboard.

‘Recently I’ve been adding a new ingredient: teff grains, a traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean fibre-rich, gluten-free grain that looks a bit like quinoa but cooks much faster. I just cook it on the hob with the oats, until they both soften and swell.

‘As I train daily, post-lifting protein is a priority and with this I can always hit around 25g or more of protein, as well as the necessary carbs and good fats. When I find a breakfast that works, I stick to it!’ Yanar Alkayat, Branded Content Editor

Tip: ‘Like teff, other grains partner well with porridge oats too – try millet, quinoa or amaranth. They all have different tastes and textures, so experiment to find a combination you like.’

‘It puts me in a calm state of mind’

‘Taking the time to prepare a filling breakfast is an essential part of my morning routine. It’s also a chance to break into my five-a-day in the most colourful way.

‘I cook regular rolled oats slowly on the hob for five minutes. Frozen blueberries and a drizzle of honey lift an otherwise plain porridge, as well as whatever toppings I’ve got to hand, such as chopped banana and mixed seeds for an extra hit of satiating fibre. It always puts me in a calm state of mind to start the day.’ Mini Smith, Acting Editorial Assistant and Junior Writer

Tip: ‘It might sound basic, but wash the pan immediately as porridge can really stick – I definitely found out the hard way!’


Make mornings matter with a breakfast that you love – healthy can be simple, with Arla Skyr yogurt

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