A three-course breakfast might appeal to some, but not all of us, and not every morning. Most of us are trying to fight time by dressing the kids and ourselves simultaneously before running out the door, so we think we just don’t have time for breakfast. But because breakfast is the most important meal of the day (and our personal favorite), we have compiled some easy and light 10 minutes-or-less breakfasts that will nourish you as you run out the door, or even in your car on the way to work. There are no more excuses to skip breakfast now!anola
Yogurt and Granola
This one is so simple you don’t actually need a recipe. Combine some yoghurt in a bowl with your favourite granola, and top it all off with fresh fruit. It’s that simple, and is sure to get your body ready for the day ahead with the right combination of protein from the yogurt, carbohydrates from the fruit and granola, and healthy fats from the granola too.
The right smoothie recipe (like this one here) can give you a shot of intense nutrients first thing in the morning, which is exactly what most of us need to wake up and just feel more alive. The taste may take some getting used to, but will be easier if you simply start off with half the amount of green veggies and gradually increase, instead of adding any additional sweeteners. Before you know it, you will be replacing your usual coffee with green smoothies.
Banana and Almond
Again, no recipe needed for this one. If you really don’t have time in the mornings, you can simply slice up a banana and pack it in a lunchbox with some almond butter to munch on your way to work or college. The healthy fats in the almond butter will give you a boost of energy and the simple sugars in the bananas will re-stabilize your blood sugar levels. This also makes an awesome pre-workout meal if you are a morning workout person.
Being a little organised the night before and prepping some oats in the fridge will give you an extra couple of minutes in bed in the morning, which is always a plus in our minds. Oatmeal is extremely nutrient dense, and full of energy and cholesterol lowering properties. So what are you waiting for? Ditch the commercial cereals and switch to overnight oats today. Depending on your preferences, you can add your favorite toppings, spices and flavors. Always stay creative when it comes to your meals. Find the recipe here.
If you are not a fan of oats, don’t worry we’ve still got your back. Although they might look small, chia seeds really are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fibre, protein, and antioxidants. Their unique water absorbing properties means they are great to make pudding with, so if you’re bored of traditional breakfasts you need to try this one out. This recipe also means you can have chocolate in the morning; who would say no to dessert for breakfast?
Eggs and Avocado
This might look like it would take a lot of time and effort, but it really is as easy as slicing up some avocado while scrambling some eggs and toasting a slice of wholewheat bread. This is a great high protein breakfast option that will keep you fuller for longer, and is so simple it doesn’t require a recipe.