Easy, Energizing Breakfast

Posted on March 15th, 2017

Don’t skip breakfast.

It’s the most important meal of the day! Thing is, breakfast is also in the morning. And when you’ve just lost an hour because of Daylight Savings and you’re lucky to get out the door with a matching pair of shoes on… Who. Has time. For breakfast!?

Seriously, you do. Faster than you can check your Facebook newsfeed, you can be starting your day off on the right foot. The healthy breakfast ideas below are easy to make and provide lasting energy until lunch.

Easy, healthy breakfast ideas:

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is packed with complex carbs for long-lasting energy, fiber for long-lasting fullness and digestive health, and B-vitamins for mood-balancing.

  • Make breakfast in the AM: All it takes to make a quick bowl of oatmeal is a bit of boiling water! Purchase packets of oatmeal, but skip the pre-flavored stuff and go for plain, unsweetened, organic. Then add your own goodies like raw honey, sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate chips, or superfood blueberries… Yummmm.
  • Make breakfast the night before: Check out this recipe for peanut butter and jelly overnight oats!

Whole grain avocado toast

Just like your new friend oatmeal, whole grain bread is packed with complex carbs (energy!), fiber (fullness and digestion!), and B-vitamins (Zen!). Pair it with superfood avocado (one of those mythical good-for-you fats) and you have hit the breakfast lottery.

  • Breakfast on-the-go: Toast up a slice of whole grain bread. Slice up half a ripe avocado. Cut bread in half, drizzle with olive oil, and layer with avocado slices. Sprinkle with sea salt. Lightly smush toast halves together to make a sandwich. Wrap in a paper towel, and get going.

Green smoothie

Green smoothies are breakfast GOLD. Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Simple to make. Never boring—you can constantly sub out fruits and veggies. You can prep them the night before. AND of course, you can take them with you on the go. Start with this green smoothie formula, and make it your own!

  • Timesaving hint: Chop up fruit and veggies the night before. If you have a bullet blender, you can even refrigerate your smoothie ingredients in the blender cup!

 

Sources:
http://under30ceo.com/9-breakfast-foods-to-energize-your-day/
https://www.buzzfeed.com/shannonrosenberg/high-protein-breakfasts-that-wont-leave-you-hangry?utm_term=.cbRM1mD7Ra#.if3Vza4A60
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/peanut-butter-jelly-overnight-oats/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/10/whole-grains-health-benefits_n_5655022.html
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771407489531/