My Top 5 Breakfast Options

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I go to sleep with thoughts of breakfast on my mind. So I decided to share with you my top five breakfasts. I'm generally in a rush in the morning so these are rather simple! 

If you typically skip breakfast, I advise you change that habit because it really is the most important meal of the day. Not a myth. I'll tell you why :)

Eating breakfast:

  • Boots your metabolism. Just like a car, your body won't burn any fuel if you don't gas it up in the first place. Faster metabolism = more calories burned.
  • Gives you energy. Chances are you have a lot to do today and you'll thank yourself for the nourishment when it comes time to get stuff done.
  • Reduces cravings and over eating during the rest of the day.
  • Increases memory, concentration, and productivity. Your grade school teachers weren't kidding when they told you to eat a good breakfast and you'll do better on the test.
  • Makes exercise easier and more beneficial (If you're running on a treadmill for 30 minutes, you might as well maximize all the potential benefits, amirite?)
  • Makes you less irritable. Nobody wants to deal with a cranky person, so be happy and eat.

I also recommend drinking a large glass of water when you first wake up because it accomplishes everything I said above as well. (As does drinking water throughout your entire day)

Double win!


1. Banana Pancakes

I make these by mashing 2 bananas and mixing them with 1 egg. Easy peasy! You can also add a pinch of baking powder if you like 'em fluffy. Sometimes I add honey or agave nectar for a sweeter flavor and/or chopped walnuts for a crunch!














2. Smoothie

Smoothies are my go-to! Obviously there's a million and one ways to make them but I'll just give you my favorite. I don't measure out a certain amount of anything, I just kinda put it all in and blend it up.
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Frozen berries (I like a mix: raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)
  • Protein powder
  • Vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • Honey
  • Chia seeds (make sure you dilute them in whatever liquid you use in the smoothie)
Voila!













3. PB&B

Pretty self-explanatory. Use multigrain or wheat bread though because it's lower in carbs and calories, higher in fiber, a better source of protein, etc.













4. Oatmeal bowl

You can add a lot to oatmeal. I make mine with oats, water, a cut up banana and honey or agave nectar. Other things you can add are: chia seeds, flax seeds, berries, granola, yogurt, etc. (FYI: Also pictured here is multigrain toast with reduced-sugar strawberry jam) 














5. Yogurt bowl

Plain greek yogurt, unsweetened coconut chips, chia seeds, and granola with dark chocolate. Be sure to mix the chia seeds into the yogurt so they swell up a bit! (They'll take up more space in your tummy and you'll be fuller for longer)



















That's all I've got for you! If you liked these meal ideas, let me know and I can share more! 

10 comments

  1. I'm a big breakfast fan! I havent gotten into smoothies but I love a yogurt or oatmeal bowl! you dont do eggs?

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  2. I'm a big breakfast fan! I havent gotten into smoothies but I love a yogurt or oatmeal bowl! you dont do eggs?

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    1. I do have eggs sometimes yes, I actually had eggs this morning. These were just my favorites :)

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  3. I love the PB&B, I have mine usually before bed as a yummy snack. I do love a good smoothie in the morning to hold me over until lunch

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    1. Yesss! I love the PB&B before or after a workout as well!

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  4. This is great...so simple really. Sometimes I get stuck in such a rut, and when you have so many other things to think about in a day it just helps to see other options simply laid out like that. I've been on a mission to make healthier choices for myself...I'm good when it comes to the kids, but all of these are quick, and easy options that I can make happen. Thanks for sharing!

    Marquita @LovetheLaniers

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  5. Great ideas! I'm a huge PB&B fan!

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  6. I move so fast in the mornings that I forget to eat but these are some great options!. A smoothie is perfect for me.

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  7. Banana Pancakes are my go to breakfast!!! Here's my recipe! http://www.cookingwithzest.com/healthy-banana-pancakes/

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    1. Thanks for sharing!! I love that you use walnuts, greek yogurt, and oatmeal! I'm definitely going to be making those sometime soon!

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