The summer went by impossibly fast this year. I’m pretty sure I say that every year though! Soon my slow paced life will give way to hectic mornings, where I am scrambling to assemble a healthy lunch and cook myself breakfast before running out of my apartment.
For these chaotic mornings that we all have, I have 5 tried and true quick breakfasts to fall back on. These can be assembled in mere minutes, with minimal ingredients, because who has time to make a gourmet breakfast? The few times I have tried, I always end up cutting my finger with a knife before leaving the house…Total klutz.
The breakfasts below contain healthy slow-digesting carbs, which will keep you feeling full longer! (At least until my 10:00 snack).
5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
For this quickie breakfast, I crumble up any flavor KIND bar into a bowl (you can use granola too, but I like how this is a portioned serving size). I then fill the bowl with almond milk and top it with berries, chia seeds, and coconut. You can add any toppings you like, such as pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, or cacao nibs.
I typically make two toast variations. The base is always Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread. This can be found in the freezer area, in the natural section of most supermarkets.
Variation 2- I top with a mashed fruit, like raspberries or blackberries.
3. Van’s Waffle topped with nut butter and fruit.
These waffles are made from all natural ingredients. I always have some in the freezer in case of an emergency breakfast need. I love them with bananas and strawberries.
I have two super fast “go to” smoothies on hand, which I favor because they are so portable and delicious. They are kid tested as well!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie- 1 Frozen Banana, 1 cup Almond Milk, 1/2 cup Strawberries, 2 tbsp cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) and 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Chocolate PB Smoothie- 1 Frozen Banana, 1 cup Almond Milk, 2 tbsp Peanut Butter, 2 tbsp cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) and 1 scoop protein powder (optional).
Optional Add ins- If time permits, I add 1 cup spinach to the smoothies for a neutral flavor with added nutrients. I also add 1 tbs ground flaxseed and/or chia seeds to add a healthy dose of omega-3s. Flaxseeds are also known to help prevent breast and prostate cancer!
Use an apple slicer to core and cut the apple into slices. Sprinkle cinnamon on each slice. Microwave 1 minute or until hot. Remove from microwave and top with almond butter and all natural granola.