“I have no time to eat healthy” is the most common excuse people use to stick to their old unhealthy habits. And what could be a busier time than the morning?!
I get it – you need extra time to beat morning traffic, get ready for work or sometimes simply want to sleep in. But did you know there are plenty of amazingly easy and healthy recipes that may take less time than going to a coffee shop to grab that calorie-packed muffin or waiting in line for a drive-thru?
Eating healthily is important not just to look good and have lots of energy throughout the day (which is a great motivation in and of itself, but also to prevent many degenerative diseases like heart disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer, depression, and many others.
By having a healthy breakfast, which is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you set the tone for the rest of the day and get into a momentum of wholesome eating.
So be prepared to remove your excuses, and indulge in these delicious, beautiful and super easy breakfasts that take less than 10 minutes to make!
1. Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits With Tropical Fruit Turmeric Pure
Found from Good Life Eats
This colorful and refreshing chia pudding is not only packed with vitamin C and anti-oxidants, but also contains turmeric – a yellow colored spice, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and even cancer-preventing properties. On top of that, chia seeds are packed with water-soluble fiber, which helps balance blood sugar levels and keep your energy stable for hours. You can make this parfait the night before, and let it soak in the fridge while you sleep.
2. Peanut Butter Acai Bowl
Found from Half Baked Harvest
This acai bowl is what breakfast dreams are made of! Acai berry, a delicious tropical fruit from Brazil, has earned its superfood reputation for a reason. It is high in antioxidants, fiber, iron, essential fatty acids, calcium and vitamin C. Add peanut butter and other toppings – and you’ve got an ultimate healthy breakfast!
3. Lemony Avocado Toast With Arugula
Found from What Should I Make For…
Craving something savory? Forget your regular white bread toast with butter and upgrade your toast game to this healthy avocado-arugula perfection. Avocados are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium and fiber, plus they taste amazing.
4. Green Chocolate Smoothie Packed With Plant Protein
Don’t be fooled by its green color! This smoothie actually tastes like a decadent chocolate milkshake, and is packed with minerals, blood-building chlorophyll, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compounds and plant-based protein, which means it will keep you full and satisfied for hours.
5. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats
Found from Eating Bird Food
Brownie batter for breakfast? It may sound too good to be true, but this breakfast dish is actually healthy and loaded with nutrients. Perfect for a morning where you feel you need a special treat! And the most amazing part of it – you simply mix the ingredients the night before, throw it in the fridge, and the magic happens while you sleep. All you need to do in the morning is serve it and enjoy!
6. Quick And Easy Banana Porridge With Warm Berries
Found from Healthy and Psyched
Who doesn’t love good old oatmeal? This breakfast porridge is full of anti-oxidants and fiber. It is comfort food with benefits, perfect for a chilly morning where you need some warmth from within.
7. Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
Found from The Work Top
Here’s another overnight recipe, where you mix the ingredients in advance and let them sit in the fridge until breakfast time.
8. The Husband Protein Smoothie
Found from Happy Healthy Mama
Some people don’t like smoothies for breakfast because it leaves them hungry in an hour or so. Not the case with this omega-3, mineral and protein-laden smoothie. Although the name suggests it’s for the hungry husbands, I promise that ladies and even kids will love it too!
9. Breakfast Pizza: Peanut Butter Banana
Found from Veggie Primer
Pizza for breakfast? Yes please! Of course, this is not your regular cheesy counterpart, it’s way healthier as it’s free of unhealthy saturated fat and is instead loaded with plant-based goodness.
10. Super Green Smoothie Bowl
Found from Minimalist Baker
Smoothie bowls are like smoothies on steroids! They are slightly thicker and creamier than regular smoothies, and are loaded with crunchy and fruity toppings. Berries, avocados and leafy greens make this smoothie bowl a nutrition powerhouse!
11. Healthy Breakfast Burritos
Found from Running on Real Food
Mexican food may not be your regular breakfast choice, but on the mornings where you’re craving something savoury, this avocado and tofu burrito is an ideal option. It takes about 10 minutes to make, and will keep you satiated at least until lunch.
12. Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Found from Running with Spoons
Smoothie bowls are great and all, but they’re usually made with frozen fruit, so they leave you a bit chilly afterward. The great news is that on a cold morning you can make hot chocolate smoothie bowl! Yes, it is still totally healthy and good for you. Total comfort for your body and soul.
Time is the most precious resource we have, and it‘s totally OK that you don‘t want to spend hours on cooking healthy meals. So now you have at least 12 ideas you can go to when you‘re short on time but don‘t want your health, good looks, and energy levels to suffer.
I’d love to challenge you to make at least 3 recipes out of this list in the upcoming week, and tell me in the comments below which one was your favorite!