Article Contributed by Alex Gendron from Topic Exchange
Feeling groggy in the morning and you cannot wait for lunch? You know you can't be because early morning is supposed to be when you're the most productive. It's when you shouldn't expose yourself as a weak employee to your boss, or a timid student to your teacher, or maybe you're the teacher and the kids in front of you can't get on the same page as you because you're all over the place.
You should have eaten a good breakfast before stepping out. With breakfast though, we are all bound to have regrets. Let's be honest, it's usually a choice between having a healthy breakfast or being on time. Unfortunately, the latter often wins.
Simple—seemingly instant breakfast ideas that are also healthy is a list you should always keep in your back pocket.
6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas Perfect for the Busy You
Berry and Yogurt smoothie
An awesome concoction for active people and can be considered a meal on its own. It's perfect if you want to squeeze in a quick workout after getting out of bed. It gives you vitamins, minerals and hydration at the same time. Consuming it after a morning run renews you and will add to your perseverance for the day.
Here's how easy it is to make:
2 cups of strawberries or assorted berries pack. Even if frozen, those berries will do fine
A cup of yogurt
2 cups of milk
Protein powder is not required, but if you did do that quick workout or an early morning run, adding protein to those smoothies is highly recommended. Our body doesn't store protein so we need it replenished after a working out to sustain us through the day.
Throw all these ingredients in a blender and let it blend until it's foamy.
Whether you're on a health journey or just want to start your day awesome, a berry and yogurt smoothie can help you achieve that.
The Healthy Paratha
This recipe supports healthy and tasty. It's an Indian food that's making is a way onto breakfast tables because it doesn't take much time and effort to cook.
Created with whole wheat flour and filled with ingredients that are vegan and healthy, these parathas are plenty of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and also rich in fiber.
Whatever you like for your filling, this can be raisins and other dried fruits or you can have veggies like onion and spinach
2 cups of wheat flour
1 Tbsp of carom seeds
1 Tbsp of salt
1/2 cup of oil
Preparing it is just mixing all your filling ingredients in one bowl.
In a separate bowl, wheat flour, carom seeds, salt, and oil to make a dough. Grease and set aside for a few minutes.
Take a fistful of that dough, turn it into a ball then flatten it. Stuff it with a handful of the mix from the first bowl. Enclosed it within the dough and flatten it again. And then you fry it in butter.
Savory Oatmeal with an Egg
Ideally, breakfast has vegetables, protein, and grains because they offer nutrients and fiber, which are critical for us to function well through our day ahead.
This easy meal is made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Start with oatmeal—but make it with soup broth instead of your usual water and brown sugar.
While it's cooking, drop in an egg and stir—it'll cook in the mixture.
Add salt and pepper along with any other spices you like to taste.
Warm fruit bowl
A delicious summer in a bowl. You may never have thought of baking fruit salad, well, that is what a warm fruit bowl is.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C (or right around 400 degrees F) while you cut up your favorite fruits.
The choice of fruits and measurement are really just suggestions so we won’t have a list here, just choose your favorites! We like kiwi, banana, berries, and cherries.
Grate a bit of organic dark chocolate on top
Bake until chocolate is melted or until fruits are juicy and not mushy.
Open Faced Apple and Almond Butter Sandwiches
Another tasty breakfast treat, this meal hardly takes any attention (read: just check in a few times while you’re getting ready).
1-2 slices of Bread
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or butter)
Cinnamon to taste
Almond Butter to your liking
Coat a large pan with your coconut oil and heat on medium.
Slice your apples
Place your apples and slices of bread (you could also just toast these) on the heated pan
Sprinkle cinnamon on the apples
Flip the bread after a few minutes
When the toast is to your liking, spread your almond butter
Layer the cinnamon apple slices on top
Quinoa Fruit Salad
A colorful, light and healthy breakfast that can delight even kids. Any seasonal fruits can be combined and turned into this.
2 cups Quinoa (you can make this the night before so it’s ready to go in the morning)
1 cup seasonal fruit, cut into chunks
A few mint leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Honey
For dressing, whisk lemon juice and honey in a large bowl until combined.
Add fruit, quinoa and mint, stir gently to combine.
There you have it! 6 easy breakfasts that will give you the energy you need to sustain you throughout your day.
Kevin Gianni is co-founder and CEO of Annmarie Skin Care, an award winning skin care company that produces organic and wildcrafted facial oils, serums, and cleansers. Annmarie Skin Care has been one of Inc500’s Fastest Growing Companies and also was recognized as one of Inc500’s Best Workplaces. The company and products have been featured by many media outlets including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Organic Spa Magazine. He is also the author of Kale and Coffee: A Renegade's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Longevity published in 2015 by Hay House.