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Breakfast

Ugh, the thought of waking up early to prepare a nutritious breakfast is daunting (especially if coffee isn’t ready and waiting).

But there’s nothing like eating healthfully in the morning to give you just the kick-start you need to power through every item on your to-do list. That’s why we’ve created five quick and tasty recipes to help you out as part of a well-rounded diet. Whether you’re facing a slew of meetings, a huge presentation or an uninterrupted day of tackling tasks, these delicious breakfasts will clear your head and get you moving. Here, the recipes you’ll soon be obsessed with for every day of the workweek.

MONDAY

Breakfast

INSTANT OATMEAL

¼ cup freeze-dried berries

½ cup dry old-fashioned or rolled oats

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 cup boiling water or milk

Layer dry ingredients in a jar. Add boiling liquid and stir.

 

TUESDAY

Breakfast

COCONUT YOGURT PARFAIT

½ cup coconut yogurt

1 medium blood orange, sliced

Pistachios

1 tbsp raw honey

Pinch of sea salt and lemon zest, for topping

In a jar, layer half the yogurt, orange, pistachios and honey. Repeat layers. Add toppings.

 

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast

CHIA SEED PUDDING

¼ cup chia seeds

1 cup non-dairy milk

¼ tsp mix of ginger, cinnamon and cloves

1 tsp maple syrup

Juice of half an orange

Orange zest

Granola, pomegranate seeds, diced orange, for topping

In a jar, add first six ingredients. Mix and place in fridge overnight. In the morning, add toppings.

 

THURSDAY

Breakfast

QUINOA BOWL

2 cups almond milk

½ cup cooked quinoa

1 tbsp almond butter

Almonds, coconut flakes, sliced peach, for topping

In a jar, add first three ingredients. Warm in microwave 45 seconds. Add toppings.

 

FRIDAY

Breakfast

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING

1 ripe avocado

1½ ripe bananas

2 tbsp maple syrup

½ tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of ground cinnamon

½ cup cocoa powder

Sliced almonds, for topping

In a blender, add first five ingredients. Blend until creamy. Remove half the mixture. Add cocoa powder to blender and pulse. In a jar, layer half the cocoa mixture, then the avocado mixture, then the rest of the cocoa mixture. Top with almonds.

 

 

 

 

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