We check for a few things before rushing out the door each morning: our keys, our mugs (as in, our faces and the kitchen items that hold our coffee), and our lunches (sometimes). Our breakfast, sadly, doesn’t always make the list. (In fact, we’re looking into screen-printing “caffeine for breakfast” onto a T-shirt we will likely wear with shame on weekends, as that seems to have become our life morning motto.) But here’s the deal: Skipping breakfast is not doing your body any favors. Coffee might jolt you awake first thing in the morning, but if there’s nothing in your stomach to sustain you until lunch, you’ll soon experience the crash that comes after… and scarf down way more of that UberEats order than you probably need.
We get it, though—time is nobody’s friend. Thus, we took it upon ourselves to find five simple, healthy breakfasts to reach for on I threw my phone across the room, so I overslept mornings. These breakfasts will give you energy, will fill you up, and are so easy to make (trust us—we’re right there in lazy-girl world with you). Word to the wise: There are lots of avocados involved.
Keep scrolling for five quick and healthy breakfast ideas for busy mornings!
Got 11 minutes? That’s all you need to make this gourmet-status breakfast bowl filled with gluten-free oats, coconut milk, almonds, and berries.
Add some good fats to your breakfast by layering smoked salmon over your traditional avocado toast—a few dices of red onions don’t hurt, either. Little Broken also has six more avocado toast variations!
Here’s a tip: Overnight oats are any lazy girl’s dream. The prep is so easy: Mix milk, steel-cut oats, sweetener, and toppings together at night (which takes all of five minutes), and then throw it in the fridge. In the morning, wake up and enjoy your delicious overnight strawberry oats that taste like a treat.
If you’re prone to rushing out the door and prefer to eat on the go, we recommend sipping your nutrients via superfood smoothie. Ingredients like greens, chia seeds, avocado, berries, mango, banana, pears, and even carrots with a dash of vegetarian protein or raw fiber powder will never steer you wrong—and don’t forget good fats (try coconut or fat-burning MCT Oil, $17). We love Kelly LeVeque’s BeWell Smoothie recipe.
Hard-boiled eggs—like concealer and dry shampoo—will save you on many a busy morning. Make a couple of them at the beginning of the week, and then eat them as a protein-filled breakfast or lunch. We like PopSugar’s recommendation of slicing and pairing them with avocados. A sprinkle of salt and pepper, a dash of cilantro, and yum.