Do you tend to skip breakfast because you are always rushed in the A.M.? As it turns out, a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It can be as simple as collecting an already prepared homemade meal and coffee to-go if you do some prep work in advance.
So, if you want to get your breakfast meal prep looking good for the New Year, try expanding your horizons with these quick and healthy breakfast recipes, all while giving your body the nutrients it needs to start the day happy and energized.
1. Nut Butter and Fruit on Toast
Who doesn’t love a perfect superfood with a twist? If you’re like me (a die-hard fan of PB&J) try out this simple recipe.
1. Grab a piece of toast with 1/2 a banana (sliced) and a
2. Sprinkle of cinnamon or chia seeds which are packed with vitamins and minerals
3. There you have it, enjoy!
2. Avocado Toast with Protein (Egg or Bacon)
Sometimes simple is just better. If you are looking for some variation with your toast options:
1. Top 2 lightly toasted slices of whole-grain bread with mashed avocado
2. Add a dash of salt and pepper
3. If you are looking for some extra protein, layer on two sunny-side-up eggs for a healthy dose, or
4. Add a couple of strips of bacon for an additional crisp factor, and you've got a well-rounded breakfast.
3. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie
Trying to beat the morning rush? Here’s an easy and delicious smoothie to try.
1. Blend frozen fruit (banana and berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries work well) with Greek or nonfat yogurt
2. Add a liquid of your choice (milk, juice, coconut water — whatever you prefer)
3. Freeze overnight and thaw throughout the day to enjoy in the afternoon
4. Or, if you like things fresh, prepackage everything the night before so you can quickly blend everything up in the morning
4. Egg Breakfast Muffins
Finally, a muffin without processed sugar, and who knows what else. These bad boys are so easy to make ahead of time and can last all week long if you make enough.
1. Whisk together eggs with spinach or kale, bacon, and cheese
2. Pour the mixture into muffin tins
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes at roughly 350 degrees before storing or transporting
5. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Smoothies genuinely are a perfect on-the-go snack for any time of day. The important thing about this smoothie is that it packs a big punch of nutrients and flavor.
1. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and a few ice cubes along with my secret ingredient of vanilla extract, which gives it a little extra flavor.
If this is a morning treat, keep it in a tight-sealing container. You don’t want to make a mess in your car.
2. For a mid-afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze.
Pro Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for some extra protein.
6. Overnight Oat and chia pudding
This is the ultimate #bossbabe breakfast.
1. Mix oats, chia seeds, blueberries, vanilla, almond milk, and sugar-free maple syrup in a sealed container the night before
2. In the A.M., top with slivered nuts of your choice and half a sliced banana or strawberries, and you're ready for a good, filling breakfast
3. If you're so inclined, warm it up in the microwave for roughly one to two minutes
7. Microwavable Quiches
Yes, it’s possible (and quick) to make a quiche in the microwave ladies. All you need to begin is:
1. Cover half a cup of spinach with water in a mug, and microwave for a minute
2. Drain water and add an egg, milk, cheese, and any meat protein you would like
3. Mix thoroughly, then microwave for an additional three minutes
4. Throw a top on the container to eat later
5. Enjoy instantly
What are your favorite go-to breakfasts to make?
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