Two and a half breakfasts

Breakfast was an absolute disaster this morning. I’m trying to be open minded and eat new foods, but I cooked up some proper crap today.

1. Breakfast quinoa.


I love quinoa. But I love it at dinner time, with vegetables. Quinoa for breakfast (always recommended on the back of the packet) always struck me as a bit bizarre. The following recipe managed to seduce me and I cooked it up after an 8am threshold session.

1/4 cup quinoa
1 scant cup apple juice
1/2 tsp cinammon
handful of walnuts

Bring quinoa, cinammon and apple juice to the boil and then simmer until cooked.

Add the walnuts.


I managed about 3 and a half spoonfuls of this bizarre grain gruel before I admitted defeat and threw it away (I hate waste…).

Immediately following the apple/quinoa disaster I decided to revert back to my usual breakfast pancakes. I was craving something new though, something exciting. After reading about its superiority to peanut butter (which I hate) in Runners’ World I bought a jar of almond butter last week. This is it, I thought. I’m pulling out the big guns: Almond butter and banana pancakes.

2. Almond butter and banana pancakes


Wholegrain pancakes, topped with almond butter (overpriced from your nearest middle class wholefood convenience store), and chopped banana.

It was gross. I even added some sugar and rolled it up into a fruit kebab, but it still tasted like feet. What a waste…


By this time I had less than 15 minutes left in my scheduled breakfast/shower time slot. My attempts to be healthy were becoming terribly inconvenient. I made a second batch of pancakes.

3. Tried and tested wholegrain pancakes topped with fruit and yoghurt


Why try and reinvent the wheel? Fruity, yoghurty pancakes are delicious and filling and wonderful.


7 responses to “Two and a half breakfasts

  1. re: almond butter, did you mix it before hand? “good” ones separate out and then the non-fat layer tastes like ash. Terrible ash.

    Two boiled eggs on toast. I swear down by all that is good and holy, two boiled eggs on toast.

    • I sort of mixed it, but not very thoroughly… Are you really going to suggest I try it again?!

      Re: Eggs. I didn’t like them as a kid, but I’m definitely up for giving them another try. Any suggestions for a first time egg eater?

  2. Yes, not thoroughly enough! If its still ass, I’d add honey to give fluidity and sweetness. Eggs are the greatest thing, boiled and poached (not recommended for first time egg cooker) are probably the healthiest. Omelets are good, plain or with fillings and scrambled good, so good. Fried doesn’t even pretend to be healthy… but is so right. I think scrambled are the tastiest mind.

  3. Nutella on toast.
    Honey and banana toasted sandwich.
    Porridge with bananas.
    Smoked salmon and scrambled egg on a bagel with a squeeze of lemon.
    LOTS of water.

    (not all at once mind ….)

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