Three quick and easy breakfast recipes to help get out the door in the morning well fed.
Without a disciplined morning routine, it’s easy to run out of time to eat breakfast in the morning.
Skipping breakfast is simply not an option for me. Without breakfast I feel light headed, experience embarrassing stomach grumbles, and lose all my morning momentum before 10 am.
Deciding what to eat for breakfast takes too long when in a rush, so I selected three breakfast recipes (one from the Cafe’s Menu, the FREE Cup of Recipes and the Cafe’s Weekly Updates) that can be made – even on your busiest mornings.
5 MINUTE OATMEAL BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
When 5 minutes is all you can spare in the morning for breakfast, blend this thick and nutritious smoothie. The oats will keep you feeling full for hours!
- 1 packet regular instant oatmeal (or 1/2 cup rolled oats)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend til smooth.
SAVE THIS 5 MINUTE OATMEAL BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE TO YOUR “SMOOTHIE” PINTEREST BOARD
10 MINUTE FRUIT BREAKFAST PARFAIT
10 minutes in the morning provides just enough time to make a heart healthy Breakfast Fruit Parfait. Prepare it in a travel mug to take it on-the-go!
- 1 cup any decently healthy crisp breakfast cereal
- 1/2 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt
- 1 kiwi (or use your favorite berries)
- 1 banana
- Peel and slice the kiwi, and banana into bite-sized pieces.
- Pour half the cereal in the bottom of a small drinking glass or bowl. Top with yogurt, followed by half the sliced fruit.
- Pour remaining cereal over the fruit, then top with the remaining sliced fruit.
SAVE THIS 10 MINUTE FRUIT BREAKFAST PARFAIT TO YOUR “BREAKFAST” PINTEREST BOARD
15 MINUTE FRIED EGG AND AVOCADO CHEESE MELT
This rewarding breakfast is for mornings when you have about 15 minutes to spare. The payoff is this protein-rich melt has enough staying power to keep you going straight through to til noon!
- 1 tsp. butter
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I like to use Cheddar)
- 1 thick slice of country style bread
- half an avocado
- chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- red chili pepper flakes (optional)
- Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack the egg into the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cook until the egg white is just cooked on bottom.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of egg, cover skillet with a lid, and remove the skillet from the heat. Let it sit for a minute or two to melt the cheese.
- While the cheese is melting, pop the bread slice in the toaster and slice the avocado.
- To assemble, butter the toast, slide the cooked egg on top, then finish with the avocado slices. Sprinkle on cilantro and red chili flakes (if using).
SAVE THIS FRIED EGG AND AVOCADO CHEESE MELT TO YOUR “BREAKFAST” PINTEREST BOARD
What food works for you in the morning? Jump in the comments to share your thoughts! Cheers!
Brent Garell – is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe. He visits local colleges to teach cooking 101 skills, and is the author of the digital cookbook 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students: Cup of Recipes for When You Need Food NOW! Available now on Amazon.