Text by Marilyn Hernandez
Picture this: it's seven in the morning, your alarm is blaring, and you’re already wishing there was a way to slot an afternoon nap in to your already busy schedule. We've all been there and done that, but there are a few simple things you can do to make your morning routine much better. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and, well, they're not wrong! I’m not a morning person at all, but I’ve realized that when I feed my body with the right stuff, it makes me much more energized throughout the day. Check out these three recipes for breakfasts that will start your day off on the best note possible.
1. Yummy Berry Smoothie
This is a great breakfast option for a girl on-the-go. One of the many health benefits to berries is that they are high in antioxidants, which can keep your memory sharp and help prevent disease. Also, berries contain several nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin C and manganese.
(photo courtesy of Food Network)
Berry Smoothie Recipe:
- Start off with ½ cup of strawberries in a blender
- Add ½ cup of blueberries
- Add ½ cup of raspberries
- Add 1 ½ cup of your choice of milk
- Optional: Add 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- Blend until smooth and pour into a glass to serve
2. Egg and avocado toast
If you need something a little more filling in the morning, try this twist on a breakfast classic. Avocados are filled with fiber and healthy fats and the vitamin E in them can even be good for your skin (really: it can increase softness and reduce wrinkles!) Eggs are a great source of protein that will keep you going as you run from meetings to happy hour drinks. I suggest having this tasty meal with a cup of tea, which will help your body digest the fat intake.
(Photo Courtesy of Rachel Ray Mag)
Egg and avocado toast recipe:
- Smash an avocado and spread it on two slices of whole wheat toast
- Boil your egg for about 5 minutes or until the water is bubbling
- Apply the boiled egg onto the avocado toast
- Boil a cup of water for your choice of tea (I recommend drinking a green tea or chamomile)
3. Peanut Butter Granola Apple Slices
We can sum up this dish in three words: simple, easy, and delicious! The nuts and oats are a good source of potassium, which can prevent you from feeling fatigue or weakness, not to mention they’re just so tasty. Apples are also rich in antioxidants, which your body will thank you for because they can do things like lower your cholesterol.
(Photo Courtesy of The Comfort of Cooking)
Peanut Butter and Granola Apple Slices recipe:
- Cut your choice of apple into small wedges
- Spread peanut butter on each wedge
- Sprinkle granola onto the wedges
So there you have three of my favorite energy boosting breakfast meals! They’re not very time–consuming, especially for those of us who are always rushing in the morning (so, all of us basically). Let us know if you try any of these recipes out or if you have your favorites you’d like to share!