Let’s face it; sometimes our mornings can be a little hectic. As we’re scrambling to get ready and get out the door, breakfast is often the last thing on our minds. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. A good, healthy breakfast ensures you have the energy you need to make it through the day. To make things a little easier for you, we’re sharing seven healthy breakfasts for busy mornings…
1. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie
When you’re in a rush to get out the door and you don’t have time to sit down and eat, a smoothie is the perfect go-to. You can easily sip on your smoothie while you’re getting ready for the day or take it with you on the go. For a delicious, yet healthy, smoothie option, go for a berry and yogurt smoothie. Mix a blend of your favorite berry, plain Greek yogurt, the liquid of your choice (dairy milk, almond milk, or juice), with a little bit of ice for a tasty treat!
2. Avocado Toast with Egg
Avocado toast is quite a trendy breakfast choice lately, but for good reason! It tastes great! To make it yourself, go for two slices of toasted whole-grain or whole-wheat bread (whichever your preference is) and coat with avocado. To take it up a notch, add a sunny-side up egg and complete with a sprinkling of salt and pepper or even some red pepper flakes if you like it a little spicy.
3. PB&J Waffle Sandwich
You probably reached for waffles a lot as a kid, but how about as an adult? You can definitely make these quick and easy breakfast treats into a delicious breakfast that takes no time at all to make. Instead of the usual frozen waffles, go for a whole-grain one, which is a bit healthier. Slice the waffle in half and coat with peanut butter and jelly. Add some sliced fruit to make this breakfast even better!
4. Blueberry Overnight Oats
For a breakfast that tastes great and is made the night before, look no further than overnight oats. It doesn’t get much easier when you’re in a hurry to get out the door in the morning since it’s already prepared for you! To make it, combine oats, blueberries (or another berry of your choice), a splash of vanilla, milk, and plain Greek yogurt. You can also add chia seeds or flaxseeds for an added health benefit. Place it in the fridge overnight and it’s ready to go in the morning. You can eat overnight oats cold or you can heat them up in the microwave for a warm treat.
5. Vegan Blueberry Flax Muffins
Muffins are a classic go-to for breakfast time. For a healthy option, try a blueberry muffin that contains flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are great because they contain a lot of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. These muffins are the perfect fuel to get you through the day!
6. Berry Breakfast Parfait
It doesn’t get much easier than a breakfast parfait. All you have to do is choose your favorite berries and your favorite yogurt, then layer them in a jar for a nutritious breakfast. You can even add granola for an extra crunch! Have fun with the combinations you put together for this one.
7. Quinoa Fruit Salad
Fruit is great to eat in the morning because not only is it refreshing and healthy, but it’ll also give you that boost of energy you need. Instead of just going for a bowl of fruit, take it up a notch by adding some quinoa. Dress it with a little honey, lime, and basil and you have a fantastic breakfast.