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You know the morning struggle all too well: After ignoring the alarm clock to squeeze in a few more z’s and finally getting yourself up into a vertical position, it can be a challenge to get dressed and out the door with a healthy morning meal in your system. But don’t fret! We’ve got a list of breezy breakfasts that will transform your morning routine.
Here are 5 healthy options when you’re on the go in the AM.
A Blueberry Shake
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Own a blender? Simply mix up a packet of vanilla-flavored instant breakfast powder, a cup of almond milk, a handful of fresh blueberries and a scoop of protein powder for an ultra-healthy and filling breakfast to take with you on-the-go. Feeling adventurous? Add a handful of spinach and a banana for some extra nutrients.
Zapped Scrambled Eggs
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That’s right—eggs are microwavable! For a two minute breakfast, simply beat up three eggs, mix in your favorite veggies (a handful of spinach or some diced peppers works great) and zap them in a microwave-safe container for 30 seconds. Ta-da! (Basically) instant eggs.
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Spice up your go-to morning breakfast of yogurt and fruit with some overnight oats. The night before, combine ½ cup of almond or soy milk, ½ a banana (mashed), ½ tbsp chia seeds, and a dash of vanilla in a sealed container (we recommend a mason jar, but Tupperware works too). Then pop it in the fridge overnight. By morning, the oats and chia will have puffed up leaving you with a ready-made breakfast! Toss some fresh fruit or nuts on top and you’re good to go.
Strawberry and Peanut Butter Waffles
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Yes, we know, this sounds laborious. But actually, gluten-free frozen waffles are pretty readily available these days. Pop a couple of them into the toaster (we love Nature’s Path Gluten Free Homestyle waffles), smother them with some organic peanut butter, sprinkle with some fresh strawberries and you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Have more time? Check out our Protein Pancakes.
Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
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You’ve probably heard it all before, “Quinoa is a superfood.” Well, although that is true, it’s also a multi-purposeful food. The night before, cook up a batch of quinoa by substituting water for the almond. Then throw in some cinnamon, nutmeg or a dash of brown sugar instead of the usual salt and pepper. Separate into microwavable containers and heat up in the morning with some sliced apples and chopped nuts.
Some of these breakfasts do require a bit of pre-planning, but setting your intentions for a healthy week should definitely include some meal planning. With a bit of prep and the right ingredients on hand, you'll be operating on more than just a cup of coffee at 11 am and your body will thank you.