The Tim Noakes’ Diet or ‘Banting’ has taken South Africa by storm. Over 90000 copies of his book, The Real Meal Revolution have been sold to date, with the demand for more ever increasing. Restaurants have changed their menus, supermarkets have introduced more high fat products and prices of popular vegetables such as cauliflower have gone through the roof!
Whether you agree with it or not, people are seeing results, feeling great and loving this new way of eating… Until they reach a point when they just can’t stomach another egg for breakfast! Its a simple, yet common complaint that I am here to help you with. Here are 6 delicious Banting Breakfasts without an egg in sight:
Typically a smoothie is loaded with carbs from fruit, fruit juice, ice-cream and flavoured yoghurt… A big no no on the Banting Diet! However, if you simply replace the carbs with fats you can still enjoy a blended breakfast every now and again. Good alternatives include coconut milk, coconut cream, heavy cream, full fat cream cheese, avocado, full fat plain Greek yoghurt, raw nuts and seeds, nut butters and unsweetened nut milks. Here are two delicious low carb high fat smoothie recipes for you to enjoy.
LCHF Coconut & Macadamia Smoothie
A lchf coconut & macadamia smoothie for those mornings where you just cant stomach another egg! Perfect for those on a LCHF or Keto diet this Coconut & Macadamia Smoothie is a great way to increase your total intake of fat, boost energy levels, satiate hunger and boost metabolism.
(See our Recipe here)
LCHF Avo & Vanilla Smoothie
Smoothies are such a quick and easy meal, that you can pack full of nutrition. Here is a LCHF avo & vanilla smoothie to eat on the go.
(See our Recipe here)
2. Bulletproof Coffee (BPC):
Invented by Dave Asprey, owner of Bulletproof Executive, to “supercharge your brain function and create effortless fat loss with no cravings,” Bulletproof Coffee is basically a cup of black coffee with butter and either MCT oil or coconut oil mixed in. Sounds gross? Yet it is actually delicious! BPC works for those who don’t have time for breakfast, practise intermittent fasting or simply don’t like eating in the morning. It will keep you full and energised for hours. Here is the recipe:
- 200ml or 1 cup organic coffee
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted grass fed butter
- 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil (or MCT oil)
- * You can also add a touch of heavy cream, cinnamon or vanilla
- Brew the coffee
- Add the rest of the ingredients
- Using a blender or immersion blender, blend till frothy.
3. Fat Bombs:
Fat bombs are basically delicious little high fat morsels prepared in advance and stored in your fridge or freezer. They are typically used for those who struggle to eat enough fat during the day or cannot go between meals without snacking. When it comes to breakfast however, fat bombs can also be a useful grab-and-go meal.
Toasted Coconut Fat Bomb
A Coconut Fat Bomb is basically a delicious little high fat morsel prepared in advance and stored in your fridge or freezer. They are typically used for those who struggle to eat enough fat during the day or cannot go between meals without snacking. When it comes to breakfast however, fat bombs can also be a useful grab-and-go meal.
(See our Recipe here)
4. Yoghurt Based Breakfasts:
Full fat double cream Greek yoghurt (can you say YUM!?) is an amazing breakfast alternative when you get sick of eggs! And the flavour combinations are endless. Some of our favourites include a base of yogurt with one of the following toppings:
- macadamia nut butter, cinnamon and vanilla
- home-made low carb nutty granola
- coconut slices, chia seeds and goji berries
- xylitol-sweetened blueberry couli and toasted almonds
- toasted coconut flakes and blueberries
- sliced strawberries and toasted almond flakes
5. Almond Meal Porridge:
Oats are full of carbs (sorry!) and I for one definitely miss a good bowl of porridge on a cold morning. So while not technically egg-free, this recipe for almond meal porridge certainly hits the spot. (See our Recipe here)
Yes, even pancakes (or flapjacks) can fit into the Banting diet! They’re simply made with either almond flour or coconut flour and sweetened with healthy low carb sweeteners such as xylitol or erythritol. Topped with your favourite berries and cream cheese these make a wonderful breakfast for when you’re tired of eggs and bacon!
We love flapjacks or pancakes and have experimented with a number of different recipes over the years. We believe that we have a pancake recipe variation for every dietary requirement, so click here to view our favourite 6 easy recipes for flapjacks or pancakes.
Note – 2 of the recipes won’t be LCHF, but the rest certainly are.
Enjoy Your No-Egg Banting Breakfasts
I hope these recipes will help you look forward to breakfast once again!
P.S We stock all of the ingredients for these recipes.