Breakfast Inspiration

While playing a little work team trivia, I was inspired to write about the joys of breakfast. I know a lot of folks who skip breakfast or suck it out of a straw, but having a few go to options can help fuel the day with nutrition and flavor. I like easy options in the morning that I can get started while I am getting ready for the day or they are really quick. Below are 5 of my go to breakfast options.  I certainly could add another five, but went with speed and variety. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. 

Grown Up Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup 

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp ground flaxseed

1 tsp butter

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup hot water

1/3 cup fresh blueberries

1/8 cup granola (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Add oats, cinnamon, syrup, seeds and water to a bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes. (Great time to shower or get dressed).
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes, add milk and butter and stir well.
  3. Top with granola and enjoy.

Oven Poached Eggs

Ingredients:

1 egg

6 tbsp of egg whites (2 eggs worth)

1 tsp chopped green onion 

Oven safe egg poacher

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray the dish with Pam or wipe down with oil of choice. Fill one with the cracked whole egg and evenly pour the egg whites in the remaining two. 
  3. Sprinkle green onion and salt and pepper on each egg
  4. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes. (Longer end if oven is not preheated.
  5. Remove and enjoy with toast or a grain bar.

Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

2 slices of whole wheat toast

1/2 of avocado

2 eggs

1 tsp oil of choice

Pinch onion powder

Pinch of garlic powder

Cayenne (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Toast bread. While toasting, heat a skillet with oil and fry the eggs, seasoning them with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut avocado in half and remove pit. (Wrap half in a paper towel and put it back in the fridge. Scoop out the half and evenly mash it to the toasts.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning on the avocado then top with an egg.
  4. Enjoy.

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

1 banana (frozen or fresh)

1 cup of ice (if banana is fresh)

2 tbsp açaí powder

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup strawberries

1/4 cup blueberries 

1/4 cup granola

1/2 cup of milk or nut or oat milk of choice

Directions:

  1. Add banana, powder, milk and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth. (1 min)
  2. Add mixture to a bowl. Top with berries and granola.
  3. Enjoy.

Heritage Flakes Cereal

Ingredients:

2 tsp chia seeds

2 tsp ground flaxseed

1/3 cup blueberries

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk

1 cup of heritage flakes cereal

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, top with milk and enjoy. (I like to let it sit for a few minutes so that the chia seeds can absorb some of the milk.)

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