3 Breakfast Recipes Ready in 3 Minutes Flat
Health and Nutrition Is that java you’ve been throwing back each morning no longer doing the trick? Still tired every morning around 11 a.m.? These recipes will help.
Although I’m a coffee girl, (it’s a great source of antioxidants, by the way) breakfast, yes, breakfast, complete with food, aka fuel, is the only thing that is going to give you the energy you need to get you through a productive, busy work morning or a full day of classes.
Calories from food are the only true way to provide your body with quality, lasting energy. A breakfast complete with an ideal ratio of complex carbs (for immediate fuel), protein or fat (to provide satiety) and fiber (to keep you full) will kick you out of that morning fog and keep you revved until your next meal.
No time to eat? I have your back. Believe me, I’ve mastered helping with homework while making an egg wrap to-go. Here are three nutrient-dense breakfasts that can each be made in three minutes (or less if you’re fast), will satisfy all types of palates and can even be taken on-the-go.
1. Avocado banana smoothie
Yep, you can make a smoothie the night before and shake it up in the morning. Or, you can even make this while applying mascara in two-and-a-half minutes. Blend together one cup of almond milk, one small frozen banana, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one-third of an avocado, a handful of spinach and one scoop of protein powder.
2. Overnight oats
Before saying nighty night, mix together (in a to-go cup) one-half of a cup of oats, one-half of a cup of almond milk, a little honey and a dash of cinnamon. Throw it in the fridge and in the morning, top with a teaspoon of chopped almonds. It can be hard to find time to cook oatmeal from scratch, but it’s super easy when the fridge can do all of the work for you.
3. Crunchy ricotta fig toast
Toast two slices of sprouted whole grain bread while making a super simple ricotta spread by mixing ricotta, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little vanilla in a bowl before smearing on the toast. Slice a fresh fig (or you can used dried) and top the toast. This one will have you thinking you’re eating at your favorite farm-to-table brunch spot as you eat this on your morning commute. Turn this one into a savory treat by mixing ricotta with dried oregano and topping with a sliced hardboiled egg.
Want the full recipe? See out what goes into it here, and find some other fixings that go great with toast.