You know what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A hearty breakfast will get your metabolism going, give you energy, and keep you feeling full, and therefore motivated, all day long. But mornings can be chaotic. Sometimes we can’t help but hit snooze a couple times. It’s tempting on those mornings to reach for a muffin or a sugary donut, but you don’t have to sacrifice a healthy diet for the sake of time.
Here are 5 easy & healthy breakfasts you can whip up in a jiffy:
This recipe requires only four ingredients—Greek yogurt, granola, dark chocolate chips, and one banana—all things you probably already have on hand! Greek yogurt is packed with protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, phosphorus and niacin. All of that protein and all of those vitamins keep you feeling fuller longer, which is part of the reason this breakfast recipe is so great. On top of that, the nuts and seeds in granola will provide you with plenty of healthy fats and fiber, giving you energy that will last all day.
Avocado toast has become pretty popular recently, and that’s because avocado is super good for you. Avocados are one of the few foods that contain monounsaturated fat (that’s the good kind.) These good fats can help lower cholesterol and make you feel energized. Add a fried egg for protein on top and presto. You’ll have a super easy, delicious, and healthy breakfast in all of five minutes.
Don’t let the “cake batter” part scare you. These little overnight oats contain chia seeds, coconut milk, and fruit of your choice (no cake batter involved.) Oh yeah, that’s right. This is a five-for-one deal! The basic recipe can make five different flavors: Strawberry Shortcake, Orange Roll, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Kiwi Colada, and Blueberry Muffin. Since these are “overnight” oats, they’ll be ready for you to chow down on in the morning with no extra prep. They’re perfect for those hectic Mondays.
Smoothies are a great go-to for an easy, healthy breakfast. They’re so versatile—you can experiment with different flavor combinations and protein sources until you find your favorite. They’re pretty easy to throw together, and even easier if you prep them and stash the ingredients in your freezer so they’re ready to toss in the blender come breakfast time. This blueberry banana smoothie is relatively simple. It calls for seven ingredients, some of which you probably already have in your kitchen.
It doesn’t get much easier than this, folks. This 2 Minute Mug Omelet only takes about 2-3 minutes to throw together, and you can customize what goes in it. You just mix together the ingredients in a mug and pop it in the microwave for about one minute. Spinach and chicken sausage? Sure! Salsa and shredded cheese? Absolutely. Mushrooms and feta? Toss ‘em in.
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