You’ve heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting your day with that dose of nutrients will get your metabolism firing, your brain working and kick start your digestive system. It also happens to reduce the number of calories you eat throughout the day, while keeping your energy levels stable. But when you’ve slept through your alarm, the kids are crying, car won’t start (etcetera, etcetera, etcetera), making yourself some eggs and bacon is probably not high on the priority list. We’ve all been there, and, in an effort to avoid being there too often, we compiled this list of quick and healthy breakfasts.
Smashed avocado toast. Avocados are arguably the perfect breakfast food: Packed full of healthy fats to keep you fuller, longer, they also boast an abundant supply of antioxidants to help fight the free radical army. Take half an avocado, and slather it on a piece of toasted bread. Sprinkle salt and turmeric to taste, and your avocado toast is ready.
Vegetable frittata. Prep once and eat all week: Make a large frittata on Sunday and you’ll have a protein-packed meal you can heat up in an instant (or not, it’s delicious cold, too). Add loads of greens, some starches (like pumpkin) for an extra boost of nutrients.
Vegetable and egg breakfast sandwich. There is a reason eggs are a go-to breakfast food: They are a great source of protein and quick to make. Cook a couple in the microwave in about one-and-a half minutes, and, while those eggs are cooking, dice up some tomatoes and spinach, and put them on a piece of sweet potato toast. Load up the cooked egg on top, and you’ve got yourself a vegetable and egg breakfast sandwich.
Sliced bananas and peanut butter in a whole grain wrap. This one is especially great for those especially crazy mornings: Slather a coconut or veggie wrap with your favourite nut butter and then add some banana. (Other fruit is great here, too: Strawberries, apples, pears.) If you do have a spare two minutes (ha), you could pop it on a stove pan or in the sandwich press for an extra-indulgent, warm and gooey breakfast that doesn’t compromise on quality.
Purple protein smoothie. Smoothies are our go-to for when we are in a rush (always), and don’t want to skip our morning meal, and this one is especially delicious and fill of nutrients. Blend blackberries, ice, almond milk, protein powder, strawberries and lime juice together for about 40 seconds. Done and done.
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