This week I’ve been studying for finals and I have almost no time for breakfast in the mornings. I’m the kind of person who can’t have a good day if they don’t have a good breakfast. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day, and I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be boring to be quick.
Here are 5 recipes that take very minimal time and effort and will keep you nourished all day:
1. Overnight Oats Oats are so yummy and versatile! This recipe is so simple and perfect for a busy morning, and will keep you full and energized all morning. Combine equal part oats and plant milk, with 1 tablespoon of chia or flax seeds. Let it sit overnight or for minimum 15-20 minutes in the fridge. *optional but highly recommend: 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1-2 tablespoons nut/seed butter, 1/4 cup yogurt (I like kite hill plain unsweetened). Top with fresh or frozen fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, or whatever you desire!
2. Smoothie Bowl This bowl hits the spot on a warm, sunny day (I enjoy it in the winter too haha)! It is so refreshing and densely packed with nutrients. In a high speed blender combine 1-1 1/2 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup frozen mango, a large handful of fresh spinach, and water or plant milk to blend (add little by little until you’ve reached your desired consistency). Feel free to add any additional ingredients including ground chia/flax, protein powder, superfood powders, nut butter, etc.
3. Sweet Potato Avocado Toast It’s time to up your avocado toast game! Ditch the bread for some potatoes and you’re all set. Slice a wide sweet potato into bread-width slices and place them in the oven at 400F for 20-22 minutes until fully cooked. Top with avocado, and to spice things up you can add some greens, tomatoes, radishes, and a pinch of salt and pepper (to name a few).
4. Superfood Oats This brings me right back to winter when I would eat this by the fireplace alongside my tea and watch the snow fall from outside the window. Warm oats are so comforting and are a great way to start off your day. Combine 3/4 cup oats with 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan. In a separate bowl mash 1/2 banana, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon spirulina until smooth. Cook oats over medium heat and slowly incorporate banana mixture to pot. Remove oats from heat when all liquid is absorbed, and top with remaining 1/2 banana and granola.
5. Power-up Smoothie Nothing is better than a healthy, refreshing drink that tastes like a dessert. Smoothies are a perfect way to get in your greens and vitamins in the morning- especially this one. In a high speed blender combine 1 frozen banana, 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1 cup fresh greens, protein powder, ground chia/flax, and plant milk to blend.