Starting the day slowly by staying in bed for as long as possible is always a good idea. But there’s one thing you can add to make it perfect: something tasty to munch on. This is why we’ve thought of three ideas for a perfect breakfast in bed.
Unfortunately, our busy lifestyles today mean that we don’t often get the chance to enjoy a nice breakfast in bed. So when the occasion does arise, let’s enjoy this little luxury to the full by paying close attention to a few details. We’ll dedicate the first to those preparing a surprise for their better half: a romantic note under his or her cup of delicious espresso will help make the mood every more special.
Breakfast in bed: what to prepare
The keyword must be simplicity. And it’s easy to understand why: the tasty food you serve up must be fresh and fragrant but it shouldn’t take too long to make (after all nobody likes getting up at the crack of dawn, do they?). And it’s better not to go over the top with foods that leave annoying crumbs or, in general, things that are not easy to consume in bed.
A sweet breakfast in bed
An evergreen classic is a sweet breakfast in bed, perfect for a romantic occasion. To tantalise your partner’s taste buds, choose between a soft croissant, some toast with butter and jam, waffles, pancakes or maybe a nice slice of homemade Bundt cake.
Or, if you want to really pull out all the stops, offer a selection of all these delicious foods to make a truly regal first meal of the day. All washed down by a cappuccino (with foam of course) or, especially in summer, a cool coffee cream made with water.
A savoury American-style breakfast in bed
More of a savoury fan? An American-style breakfast in bed is a better option for you: a must-have on your tray is scrambled egg, either served with bacon or between two slices of toast. Oh, and avocado toast is all the rage just now if you’re up for a hip and healthy theme.
Adding a colourful bowl of fruit salad always makes a striking visual impact. And when it comes to drinks: fruit juice always does the trick, freshly squeezed, or from the fridge and, naturally, an American coffee. Or, if you’re a stickler for Italian tradition, a classic caffellatte.
A healthy breakfast in bed
If, to start the day on the right foot, you want to stick to a tasty but light and healthy option, our healthy breakfast in bed option is the one for you. There’s nothing better than waking up to a delicious spread of yogurt, fruit and muesli accompanied by a luscious smoothie to give you your daily fill of vitamins. And say goodbye to your usual coffee too: make a matcha latte cappuccino, delicious and full of health benefits.
If you’re a real health food fan and want to eat nutritious, wholesome meals even when you’re not at home, find out what foods to order for a healthy breakfast at the bar, so that you eat light, but don’t have to give up taste.