Stop skipping breakfast! Seriously, stop it. I get it – mornings are hard, especially in this winter period of perpetual darkness; waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark doesn’t exactly fill you with energy. Most of our breakfast ideas take too long for a work morning… And those extra minutes in bed, my goodness are they ever the sweetest! But coffee is not breakfast, and your magnificent body hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in hours. So do yourself a favour and feed that beautiful vessel of yours. A healthy breakfast is a must!
I know what you’re thinking – ‘But Sara, I’d rather sleep those extra precious minutes’. Darling, I’m right with you! Which is why I’m going to give you the best of both worlds! Here are:
4 Quick, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
I take my sleep time seriously and I have and will likely never be a morning person. But I never skip breakfast (the world doesn’t need to deal with a hangry Sara). So here are 3 of my favourite quick and easy ways to load up on Breakfast.
All of the recipes are Gluten Free and vegan. With the exception of the cereal, everything is refined sugar free.
Overnight Blueberry Chia Pudding Parfaits
I love a breakfast that practically makes itself. I don’t have any magic spells to offer that will make that happen, but this is one of the next best things. Put this baby together the night before and it will be ready to rock and roll by the morning.
Mix the following ingredients together:
1 Cup Coconut Milk (or Non-Dairy Milk of Choice)
1/4 Cup of Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Place them in the fridge overnight. If you want to have a swirl of colour like I did, remove half of the chia pudding in the morning and add:
1/4 Cup of Blueberry Fruit Purée (I’m a sucker for PEI Berries Pure Blueberry Fruit Purée, you can also mash a 1/4 cup of blueberries)
Otherwise, you can add the Blueberry Fruit Purée in the night before to save some time.
Layer and enjoy or add some fruit on top. It goes amazingly well with dragon fruit and berries. Keep those prepped in a separate container if you need to grab your breaky and go.
I am a sucker for a good smoothie. If you have a busy morning ahead, you can make your smoothie right before bed and seal it in a mason jar. Will you lose some of the nutrients this way? Yes. But you will still have a healthy, delicious breakfast ready for you to grad on the go.
These are easy, delicious blends. Makes 2 servings.
1 Cup of Frozen Mixed Berries (I used Dark Sweet Cherries, Blueberries and Blackberries)
2 Cups of Hemp Milk (or Non Dairy Milk of Choice)
2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
Much like Chia Pudding, overnight oats prep for you throughout the night, leaving you with more sweet, sweet sleep in time! It’s like a near effortless cold bowl of oatmeal. Super bonus? They are very, very, adaptive!
There are tons of ways to spice up overnight oats to your liking.
Here’s a basic recipe:
This recipe serves 2
1/3 Cup of Gluten Free rolled oats
1/2 Cup of Non-Dairy Milk of Choice
1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
A Generous Pinch of Cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
Before placing it in the fridge overnight you can beef up the recipe with some of the following:
The measurements are amounts I normally use, but you can play with it and create whatever works for you
- 2 Tbsps of Almond or Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp of Coconut Manna
- 2 Tsps of Shredded Coconut
- Scrapping of 1 Vanilla Bean or 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tbsps of Goji Berries
- 1 Tsp of Cacao Nibs and/or Powder
- 1 Tbsp of Hemp Seeds
- 2 Tsps of Chia Seeds
Mix any additional ingredients in well. Place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning you can enjoy as is or add in some favourite fruits. I also adore puffed quinoa on top.
A Healthy Twist on Classic Cereal
Cereal is a typical go to breaky for many of us. But it’s so full of sugar and dyes that it may as well be candy. Candy that I wouldn’t recommend eating EVER, especially not for breakfast. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any yummy, healthy cereal options. And we can easily add little extras on top to make this a healthier way to start the day.
A personal favourite? Organic Crispy Rice Cereal by Nature’s Path.
Awesome add ons:
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp hearts
- Whatever Nuts and Seeds your heart desires
- Your favourite fruits
- Blueberry Purée (Forever my go to: PEI Berries Pure Blueberry Fruit Purée)
- Blueberry Syrup (which you can find with my new favourite pancakes here)
- Maple Syrup
Drown that sucker in your favourite non-dairy milk and boom, breakfast!
Never go hungry again and snuggle under the blankets for an extra few minutes. Now you’ve got some awesome, quick breakfast ideas up your sleeve! Isn’t this health-esteem lifestyle sweet?
Health and love,
Thought of the Day: I am a creator; I have the ability to add my magic to anything if only I dare.
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