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.
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.
COCONUT YOGURT PARFAIT
½ cup coconut yogurt
1 medium blood orange, sliced
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.
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
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.
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.
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.