When morning routines are more hectic than a stock market trading floor, breakfast is often the last thing on anyone’s mind. But you already know that breakfast is the most important meal. Skipping it can leave you tired, cranky, and unable to concentrate. Besides, imagine how embarrassing it would be when your rumbling stomach plays a drum solo during an important meeting or interrupts your professor’s lecture.
So, if you want the best start to your day, nourish your body and mind with a nutritious breakfast. And before you whine about how little time you have in the mornings, here are six quick and easy breakfast recipes. They are tastier than a drive-thru, healthier than a breakfast sandwich, and quicker than brewing morning coffee.
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
Ever thought you could have an eggcellent morning in less than 15 minutes? This recipe makes sure of that.
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- Steaming basket
Add water in a pressure cooker pot and a steaming basket. Place the eggs in the basket. Once done close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes, then quickly release any remaining pressure. Transfer them to an ice bath for at least 5 minutes, peel, and serve or refrigerate for later.
Follow this recipe from Dad Cooks Dinner to learn how to make instant pot hard-boiled eggs perfect every time. Enjoy them with avocado toast, or make egg salad for an on-the-go breakfast sandwich.
Nutty, Fruity Pancakes
Indulge in these irresistibly fluffy pancakes, bursting with protein and fiber. They’ll keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
- Baking powder
- Whole-wheat flour
- Walnuts or almonds
Mix the baking powder, whole-wheat flour, eggs, and milk until smooth. Don’t forget to serenade the batter with mashed bananas and add walnuts or almonds to make it crunchy.
Next, heat some butter over medium heat and pour the batter in 1/4 cup increments. Let it cook for a few minutes, then flip and make it golden brown. Serve with your favorite fruity entourage and drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Breakfast never tasted so good.
Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Are you lacking inspiration to start your day? This savory quinoa breakfast bowl is sure to energize and excite you.
- Chicken or vegetable broth
- Cherry tomatoes
- Feta cheese
- Scrambled eggs
Begin by cooking the quinoa in chicken or vegetable broth for added flavor. In a separate pan, cook spinach and cherry tomatoes until slightly wilted. Add the cooked quinoa to the pan and stir in crumbled feta cheese. Top it off with scrambled eggs and mix it all for a hearty and delicious breakfast bowl.
Apricot and Hazelnut Muesli
When the mornings get busy, this apricot and hazelnut muesli makes everything easier.
- Rolled oats
- Almond milk
- Dried apricots
Mix the rolled oats with almond milk and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Add some chopped dried apricots and hazelnuts in the morning for a burst of flavor and crunch.
Melon and Crunchy Bran Pots
This breakfast dish is as deliciously refreshing as it is nutritious.
- Cantaloupe or honeydew melon
- Greek yogurt
- Bran cereal
- Low-fat milk
Scoop out the seeds from the melon and cut it into small chunks. Mix the Greek yogurt, bran cereal, and honey in a bowl. In a separate saucepan, heat some low-fat milk until warm. Pour the warm milk over the yogurt mixture and stir well. Layer the melon chunks in individual serving pots and top with the creamy cereal mixture for a delightful breakfast treat.
Antioxidant Berry Blast Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is refreshing, delicious, and incredibly healthy – a perfect start to your day or as a nutritious midday snack.
- Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
- Spinach leaves
- Almond milk
- Chia seeds
First, put 1 cup of mixed berries into a blender. Add one ripe banana and a handful of fresh spinach leaves (for an extra health kick). Pour in 1 cup of almond milk (add more if you prefer a thinner consistency). Sprinkle a tablespoon of chia seeds (optional) into the mix for added fiber and protein. Add a spoonful of honey if you like your smoothie a little sweeter. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
Note: You can use frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t in season.
Whether you have time to savor a tasty breakfast or need a grab-and-go option, these nutritious recipes will supercharge your day. Whip up some instant pot hard-boiled eggs to enjoy solo, on avocado toast, or in protein-packed oatmeal. Pancake lovers, indulge guilt-free with nutty, fruity pancakes. Try a savory quinoa breakfast bowl, melon & crunchy bran pots, or apricot and hazelnut muesli for a filling and nourishing option. And don’t forget the superstar breakfast beverage – the antioxidant berry blast smoothie. Busy mornings will never feel dull again with these quick and healthy breakfast ideas.
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