7 Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make in 5 Minutes

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when there are 15 minutes between your last snooze alarm and when you’ve got to be out the door it’s hard to fathom grabbing anything other than a ready-to-go option. It doesn’t have to be that way… we promise! Set yourself up for success with these energy boosting, vitamin and mineral-fueled breakfast options, all of which are quick and easy to make and optimal for fueling a long, busy day.

DRINKmaple: Get Buzzed Smoothie (serves 1)

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Source: DRINKmaple

This recipe boasts maca, (the energy root from South America), chia seeds, (one of the most nutritious substances on Earth), vanilla, and crunchy cashews for a healthy and great tasting blend.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cold brew coffee concentrate
  • 1 cup DRINKmaple
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 cup ice

Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Daily Harvest: Wintertime Smoothie Bowl (serves 1)

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Source: Green Blender

Kick up a traditional smoothie blend by incorporating it into a simple-to-make breakfast bowl. Below is a look at a versatile example. Recipe via Daily Harvest.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Daily Harvest Mint Chipper Blend
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • Pomegranate seeds, taspberries, strawberries, goji berries and/or cherries
  • Hemp hearts, coconut flakes and/or bananas
  • Cashew butter

Directions: Blend up your mint smoothie extra thick (a little less than one cup of milk), pour into a bowl and top with red fruit and hemp hearts. Spoon some cashew butter into a plastic bag, cut off the tip to make a piping bag and gently squeeze to drizzle on top of your bowl.


My Vega: Overnight Oats (serves 1)

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When you’ve got a long day ahead of you, it’s all the more important to fuel correctly. This blend of oats, hemp seeds, and peanut butter will give you long-lasting energy without any sugar spikes. Recipe courtesy of My Vega.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/3 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage
  • 1 tablespoon French Vanilla Vega One Nutritional Shake
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • Splash of vanilla extract

Directions: This recipe takes just a minute to prep the night before — simply add all of the ingredients into a jar with a lid. Give it a good stir or shake and refrigerate overnight. Then the next day just shake it again right before eating and add toppings of your choosing (chocolate chips, coconut flackes, softened almond butter…).

My Vega: BonkProof Mocha Protein Smoothie & Hot Coffee Variation (serves 1)

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Source: My Vega

Curious about Bulletproof coffee but can’t stomach the idea of all that butter? Check-out the recipe below. Recipe courtesy of My Vega.

Ingredients:

Add-Ins for Cold Version

  • 1 cup chilled coffee
  • ¼ cup coconut or almond milk
  • ½ cup ice or 1 frozen banana

Add-Ins for Hot Version

  • 1 cup warm coffee
  • ¼ cup coconut or almond milk
  • Reduce Vega Sport Performance Protein to 1 Tbsp

Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender at once (liquids first). Blend until smooth. If making a heated version, serve in a glass or ceramic mug.


 Health Warrior: Cashew Apple Breakfast Smoothie (serves 1)

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For those with a sweet tooth, this cashew apple breakfast smoothie will hit the spot minus any unnecessary calories. Recipe via Health Warrior.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped gala apple
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Juice Generation: Mr. Greengenes (serves 1)

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High in both fiber and protein, this sweet green blend is a perfect way to start your morning on the right foot. Recipe courtesy of Juice Generation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.


Yogurt Bowl (serves 1)

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Source: Ada Walton

Yogurt can have lots of added sugar. Avoid the ones that come with syrup-y fruit and make the below bowl instead. Recipe via Ada Walton, community engagement specialist at Yoplait.

Ingredients:

  • 1 container of yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Directions: Place yogurt in a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

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