One of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, but when you’re on a tight schedule it can be hard to eat a healthy breakfast every day. If you’re someone that usually skips this meal because you don’t have the time to make it in the morning, we are here to tell you that you can have a healthy breakfast in the morning in a matter of minutes.
By prepping at night or knowing what easy ingredients you’re going to throw together in the morning, a healthy to-go breakfast will be a breeze. To see our top 7 options for easy and healthy breakfasts keep reading below.
1. Tomato Toast with Vegan Cheese
If you’re looking for a great vegan breakfast option, look no further than tomato toast with vegan cheese. The cheese is made from macadamia nuts and provides you with a protein-rich dairy substitute. Placing heirloom tomatoes on top of whole-grain bread will give you a healthy breakfast that’s quick and looks beautiful.
What makes this recipe fast is that you can make the vegan cheese the evening before. Prepping before bed means your morning breakfast will be fast and easy.
2. Banana, Chia Seed, and Peanut Butter Toast
If you’re in a real rush then making a full breakfast is out of the question. Usually popping a slice of bread in the toaster and getting ready while it’s toasting away is a great option for those busier mornings.
When you get your bread out of the toaster don’t just slab butter on it and go. Take the time to slice a banana (which doesn’t take long) and put some peanut butter on your toast. Place the banana slices and sprinkle with chia seeds for a quick and nutritious breakfast.
3. Take Your Avacado Toast Up a Notch
Avocado toast is one of the most popular breakfast options right now. It’s become so popular due to everyone’s love for avocados and how fast it is to make.
Avocado toast can be made hundreds of ways and tailored to fit your taste. We recommend mashing up some avocado with salt and pepper and then placing a fried egg on top.
We know this isn’t the fastest breakfast but making a fried egg shouldn’t take you too long if you plan for it in your morning routine. While your egg is cooking away you can cut up your avocado and mash, killing two birds with one stone.
4. Smoothies Are Simple and Nutritious
Smoothies are one of the easiest breakfast items to make. All you have to do is throw a few ingredients in a blender, blend, and sip on the go.
There are many smoothie recipes, all great for those who need a quick breakfast to drink on their morning commute. We recommend a blueberry smoothie with yogurt.
Place your vanilla yogurt, blueberries (fresh or frozen), and some milk of your choice in the blender. If you would like to add a sweetener this is the time to do so. Blend, pour in a to-go cup and enjoy.
5. Overnight Oats Take Only a Few Minutes and Give You a Satisfying Breakfast
If you like mornings where you can sleep in and not have to worry about breakfast, then overnight oats are something you have to try. The oats get soft by absorbing your milk of choice, giving you scrumptious oatmeal in the morning that’s ready as soon as you wake up.
For 1/3 cup of oats take 1/2 cup of almond milk (you can use whatever milk you want, almond is our favorite). Mix in a bowl and then add any fruit or add-ins such as peanut butter. Pour into a container and let it sit in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight.
6. Plan Ahead and Make a Parfait
If you have the time before you go to bed, you can always make your breakfast the night before so the next morning you can grab and go. One of the best make-ahead breakfasts is parfaits because they hold up well overnight in the fridge.
Our favorite parfait is one made with strawberries and blueberries. Grab a container such as a mason jar and have your berries and yogurt ready. Begin making layers by placing yogurt on the bottom and a berry on top.
Alternate between fruit and yogurt to have a healthy and fast breakfast the next morning. If you want to add some texture, add granola on top of your yogurt layers before placing your fruit.
7. Chia Pudding Is Another Great Overnight Recipe
Chia pudding is another recipe that takes a few minutes to throw together and then sits overnight. These recipes are great for when you have to be up and ready to go in a few minutes.
Per 1/3 cup of chia seeds use 1/2 cup milk of your choice. You can add more milk to make the pudding thinner or less to make it thicker. Try adding fruit in such as strawberries and papaya.
Put your mixture in a container and let sit overnight. In the morning grab and go. If you make the mixture thin then you can drink it on your commute just like a smoothie.
Which Healthy To-Go Breakfast Will You Try Next?
We have provided you with 7 amazing breakfast options that are healthy and great for anyone that’s on the go. From recipes that sit in your fridge overnight and are ready in the morning to recipes that will take less than five minutes to prepare in the a.m., you should be able to find the perfect recipe that fits your hectic morning routine.
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