Wake Up, Breakfast is Waiting
Whether there’s not enough time, you don’t feel hungry, or are simply out of ideas of a healthy way to start the day; it’s time to make breakfast part of your daily morning routine! Without eating something in the morning, you’re body is starting the day running on empty. As important as that cup of coffee may feel to wake you up and get you ready for the day, caffeine is only a temporary fix. A nutritious breakfast can help you stay alert and focused throughout the entire day. Listed below are some quick, easy, nutrient filled breakfast ideas to help you make the most of your day. Try to refuel your body within 1-2 hours of getting up in the morning in order to wake up your body and mind.
Oatmeal with berries
Oatmeal can be made in just minutes in the microwave, making this a quick and easy go to breakfast choice. Adding fresh berries takes only seconds more, but adds a delicious sweetness and plenty of important nutrients. If you’re really in a rush, put your oatmeal and fruit into a to-go coffee cup and it becomes an on-the-go meal.
Toast with bananas and peanut butter
A piece of whole-wheat toast with some natural peanut butter and a sliced banana is a breakfast option packed with whole grains, vitamins, and protein. This easy-to- prepare breakfast will keep you feeling alert and full.
Greek yogurt, granola, fruit
Mix Greek yogurt, granola, and fruit for a nutrient packed, prepared-in-seconds breakfast. This is another easy breakfast to have at home or take on the go.
Eggs and quinoa
If you have a little more time in the morning, this is one of my personal favorites. My go to is an over-easy egg, a serving of quinoa, and I even like to add in cooked spinach. If you prepare the quinoa and spinach the night before, this breakfast still has a very fast prep time with a delicious payoff.
Fruit and vegetable smoothie
Need a quick way to get in your servings of fruits and veggies? Throw it all into a blender and press start! Test out your own mix of fruits and vegetables until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds. I suggest putting in kale, berries, carrots, or mangoes. If you’re interested in a little extra health boost, sprinkle in some ground flaxseed for a nutty flavor. Smoothies can even be made the night before and stored in the fridge for an even easier morning, too!