I get it: in the mornings, you’re in a rush. We all are. If only we could all make ourselves an elaborate breakfast fit for a queen. Well, here are some breakfast ideas that will still make you feel amazing and keep you energized while tasting great. They are also very simple to make, saving you time in the morning.
To start, make yourself a glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning if you have time. The benefits of this are amazing, and it takes just minutes to make. It hydrates you and is a little twist from just drinking plain water. This drink will also aid digestion. It’s a simple and beneficial way to start your morning. Now onto the foods to fuel your body for the day.
1. Banana “Nice Cream”
Ice cream for breakfast? Sounds crazy, I know, but this breakfast will make you feel like you are having a delicious bowl of guilt free ice cream. You will need a high-powered blender or food processor and two to three frozen bananas. Just pop them into the freezer before you go to bed. The riper the bananas, the more powerful a banana taste it will have.
Throw the bananas into the blender and add a splash of whatever milk you prefer to help the blending process. Within a minute or so, the bananas will turn into an ice cream like texture. Put this into a bowl and top with whatever you like—fruit, granola, maybe even a little bit of chocolate chips or coconut flakes—for sweetness.
You can also add anything else you like to the “ice cream.” I love adding frozen strawberries, but you could even add some peanut butter or cocoa powder. The possibilities are endless.
2. The Toast Duo
This toast duo is perfect because it gives you a savory and sweet option, yet is extremely healthy and packed with protein. To start, you will need two slices of bread or one slice cut in half. I really prefer sliced sourdough bread for this recipe.
Toast the bread, and then wait a minute for it to cool. On one slice of bread, put either mashed or sliced avocado. Add a bit of salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. On the sweet toast, add almond butter (or whatever nut butter you prefer). My favorite almond butter that I would recommend is from the brand Justin’s. It’s a Vanilla Almond Butter and is amazing. You can also add some sliced fruit, like bananas or strawberries, or eat it plain with nut butter.
3. Omelets on the Go
This breakfast is for anyone who prefers to have an omelet or eggs for breakfast. To start, you’ll need a mini muffin pan and some muffin liners or just spray the inside of the pan with a non-stick spray.
In a separate bowl, crack a couple of eggs (or egg whites) and whisk them up with a bit of salt and pepper, then add whatever vegetables you want. Egg white, spinach and tomato is a good combination as is tomato and basil. You could even add some cheese if you want. Bake at 350 degrees unto the muffin has set fully. These are great on the go and packed with protein.
4. Breakfast Sorbet
This is similar to the banana ice cream, except that it is perfect for people who do not like bananas. It is a lot more like a sorbet. You will need some frozen berries, mango or frozen peaches and a high-speed blender.
Put the fruit in the blender, then add either a bit of almond milk or orange juice. The acidity of the orange balances out sweet berries especially well. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice. Blend at a high speed and put into a bowl. This is a fresh and healthy sorbet to have for breakfast.
5. Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding is really neat and very tasty. You will need chia seeds, which are a bit pricey, but they last for a long time and a little goes a long way. The night before, grab a bowl or Mason jar and add milk of your choice.
Coconut and almond milk are great for this. Add a few tablespoons of chia seeds—enough so that you can see them dispersed throughout the milk. To add a bit of sweetness, you can add some vanilla extract and sweetener like honey, maple syrup or just a bit of sugar. You can also add fruit and cocoa powder to make it chocolate chia pudding.
Leave it in the fridge overnight covered with saran wrap. The chia seeds will expand and make the mixture pudding-like. It will be ready to eat in the morning when you wake up. What is better than that?
Hopefully you’ll try at least one of these ideas! Do you have any other healthy breakfast ideas? If so, feel free to comment below.