Earlier this week, we asked you, Well+Good readers, to share your go-to quick and healthy breakfast ideas. And you shared about 65 or so.
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But many of you had some seriously brilliant, nutritious suggestions for fueling up before heading to work, and we have to give a nod to all the creative muscle you’re flexing so early in the morning.
Here are 15 super interesting healthy breakfast ideas we got from readers this week (in case your current routine is getting a little stale):
1. Flax muffin in a mug. Combine 2 heaping tablespoons of milled flax seed (or any of the other mixes of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits milled into a meal found in heath food sections of grocery stores), 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1 egg, sweeter of your choice, dash of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of butter or butter substitute. Mix in a coffee cup and put in microwave on high for 1.5–2 minutes. Then turn onto plate and eat! I eat with butter, jelly and/or peanut butter. —Kitty
2. A protein waffle. Mix 1 whole egg, a little bit of Kodiak Cake waffle mix and about 1/2 scoop of protein powder. The protein powder makes the waffle more “full” and puffy. —Karli
3. Chia “muesli.” Add almond milk to 1/2 cup dry oats, and let sit in fridge for 10-20 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon chia seeds and sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia. Top with something different every day—fruit, greek yogurt, Pb2 (powdered peanut butter), goji berries, etc., and enjoy with iced coffee. —Ali
4. Egg-white banana omelette. Sprinkle on cinnamon and 1 tsp of chlorella, and top with walnuts and a bit of maple syrup. —Cheryl
5. Amped-up oatmeal. Mash a banana in a bowl, mix in 1/4 cup oatmeal and almond milk, 1/3 cup egg whites, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Put in microwave for 75 seconds, stir, put in for another 45 seconds, stir and then an additional 30 seconds if necessary. Mix in 1 Tbsp of almond butter. —Deidre
6. Egg over grains. Serve a poached egg over arugula and farro or quinoa, drizzled with EVOO and balsamic vinegar, a little salt and pepper, and some turmeric. —Shelby
7. Almond Joy Oatmeal. Combine rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, chopped banana, dash of honey, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and cocoa nibs. So filling and a great way to start off the morning with all the different flavors. Never gets boring! —Emme
8. Dinner for breakfast. One of my favorites is chopped and roasted sweet potato with sautéed kale and a poached egg on top. This adds enough carbs in the morning that I stay full until lunch. —Miss
9. Egg over veggies. Place a poached egg over chopped cucumber and tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. (And avocado when I have one that’s ripe enough!) —Erin
10. My obsession smoothie!
1 frozen banana
2 large handfuls of spinach (or as much as I can pack into my Nutribullet)
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1 Tbsp spirulina
1 Tbsp cacao
1/2 Tbsp (or a little less) maca
Aloe juice to cover
Blend and enjoy! Sometimes the banana isn’t as sweet as others, in which case I add a date or a few drops Stevia depending on my mood. —Caroline
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11. Egg cupcakes. Fill cupcake liners with all the vegetables you have to spare—an example is to grate the stem of the broccoli you used for dinner last night. Then whisk together some eggs and fill the cups and bake them all in the oven. After, you can freeze them and just heat them up in the mornings, best served with cottage cheese. —Sarah
12. Superfood smoothie. A smoothie with super greens, almond milk, MCT oil, chia seeds, probiotic powder, spirulina, vanilla and cinnamon. And a Kombucha. —KCRW
13. Egg and smoothie. I hard-boil (sort of–7 minutes) eggs for the week on Sunday, and top sprouted grain toast with a sliced egg, two slices of black forest ham, and pair it with a smoothie I prep the night before: spinach, matcha, chia, frozen berries, and kefir. Yum! —Jane
14. Pumpkin waffle. After a run, I eat a whole-grain pumpkin waffle made with cashew milk, egg, TJ’s multigrain baking mix, and pumpkin; sprinkled with dark chocolate chips and 100% pure maple syrup; berries; turkey sausage; and coffee! —Morgan
15. 3-ingredient smoothie. My favorite breakfast drink is a cup of coconut water, half a banana, and 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, blend on high….. Unbelievably delicious! Keeps me full for hours! —Karin
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