Mornings are busy, I get it. Sometimes its easier to grab something like a muffin or bar, or maybe just a coffee in the morning but having a good breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. A healthy, protein rich breakfast is key to keeping blood sugar levels balanced and energy levels up and avoiding that 3 pm slump. It also keeps you from over eating later on in the day.
Here are some of my favourite quick on the go breakfast ideas:
Overnight Oats: My go to for busy mornings. Just simply add 1/2 cup oats and 2 tbsp chia seeds to 1 cup of almond milk and refrigerate overnight. Top with nut butter, banana, berries and cacao nibs in the morning. I like to add in some protein powder to mine as well for a little boost.
Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding: Dessert for breakfast? Yum! Full of healthy fats and protein that will keep you feeling satisfied.
Power Protein Smoothie: My favourite post workout with protein, health fats and carbs that will keep you full until lunch!
Avocado Toast: Top seedy bread or whole wheat sourdough with smashed avocado, drizzle of lemon, sea salt and hemp hearts. Add an egg if you would like more protein!
Chocolate Banana Oat Pancakes
I love to make a bunch of healthy pancakes to have throughout the week or even as a snack with some peanut butter. Just double or triple this recipe if you want extras.
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup almond milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together in a blender and cook like regular pancakes. Top with good quality maple syrup, fruit or nut butter!