Busy bloggers like us at Team LC are constantly on the go. Between writing endless articles, staging photo shoots, and crafting the latest DIYs, there is hardly time to sit down for a relaxing meal during the week (thank goodness for the weekends). When I’m rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing I want to do is slave over a time-intensive meal. That said, I’ve recently been researching a few ways to make a delicious and quick breakfast for on-the-go girls like myself…
My belief is that if you’re going to eat breakfast on the move, at least whip up one that’s healthy—and tasty too! Today I’ll be sharing 3 of my favorite tried-and-true busy girl breakfasts. Check out the recipes below and let me know which one you’re going to try…
1. Blend a green smoothie.
Some mornings in the LC offices, there are homemade smoothies sitting atop nearly all of our blogger’s desks. Which just goes to show that busy girls love starting the day on a healthy note—with some nutrient-rich, blended goodness. We love this revitalizing kale smoothie recipe. But my newest favorite smoothie recipes combine fruits, veggies, a light protein powder, flax seeds, and dried coconut flakes. Try it out below! Just pour it in a to-go cup, add a straw and sip away.
- 1 cup raw spinach
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1 cup frozen pineapples
- 1 teaspoon organic flax seed
- 1 teaspoon dried coconut flakes
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of your favorite protein powder
- ½ banana
- Add spinach, peaches, banana, and pineapples to your blender.
- Add your flax seed, almond milk and protein powder into the mix.
- Blend until smooth.
- Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and enjoy!
2. Enjoy some overnight oats.
This popular favorite has always held a special place in our hearts. Chilled overnight oatmeal can be easily transported from the kitchen to the car to the office. Plus, you can customize your oats with your favorite fruit toppings too. Click here to check out Lauren’s overnight oats. Or try this new version of an old favorite with the recipe from Oh She Glows below:
- 1/3 cup regular oats
- 1 cup of milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and smashed
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- pure maple syrup
- Mix your oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana, and vanilla together in a bowl and put it in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, remove the bowl of oats and add the peanut butter and pure maple syrup
- Mix it all up, serve cold, and enjoy!
3. Prepare for the week with omelet muffins.
These minis munchies are a great way to start your day off with protein, and they taste identical to full-sized omelets. The best part is that you can make a whole week’s worth on Sunday night, then refrigerate them and reheat them every morning. You wouldn’t guess it but these omelet muffins still taste just as good (and fresh!) when microwaved. You can customize your batch by adding vegetarian ingredients, meat lovers mix-ins, or switch things up with a variety. Here’s how to make them:
- muffin pan
- 6 eggs (beaten and seasoned a pinch of salt and pepper)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously grease the bottoms and sides of your muffin pan to ensure a stick-free removal once the omelets are done baking.
- Make sure your eggs are beaten and you’ve added the salt and pepper.
- Fill the bottoms of your muffin pan (about 1/3 of each individual tin) with the different mix-ins you chose.
- Then fill the tins with your eggs. The omelets will puff up a little when you bake them, so make sure to leave just a tiny bit of space at the top of each tin. Stir each mixture slightly to combine your eggs with the ingredients.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until you can poke the centers with a knife and it comes out clean (or almost clean).
With these three quick and easy breakfasts in your arsenal, you should be good to go for even the busiest weeks that may come your way!
Which one will you try first? Do you have any ideas for busy girl breakfasts?
Leave them in the comments below!
Source: Michael Pollan