I am not a huge fan of breakfast food so I like to have something quick and easy in the morning. There are some mornings where I fast but if I am working out as soon as I wake up, I will usually have something small, like one of these healthy breakfast ideas.
I do not typically like to work out on an empty stomach because I feel like I do not perform as well and honestly I just get hungry during my workout.
These ideas are not full-on meals but will keep you full for a few hours. A lot of people do not like to have a huge breakfast so these are great for something light or before working out.
5 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
These protein balls are perfect for a quick breakfast but also a good pre/post-workout snack. Sometimes I skip out on the protein and just use peanut butter when I’m getting enough protein. But my favorite thing is that when I do add protein you can’t taste it at all. I hate protein bars that are chalky and gross. Plus, these don’t contain all of the chemicals processed bars have.
All you need for this recipe is:
- 1 Cup of Oats
- One Scoop of Vanilla Powder
- 1 Tbsp of chia or flaxseed (you can use both)
- 1/4 Cup of Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsp of Honey
- 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
- 1 Tsp of Vanilla
- Few Drops of Water if Needed
I like to call these egg muffins but technically their named mini quiches. You can have two of these and you will be set for the morning. What you add is what makes all the difference! Here are some ideas but you can add any vegetables or meat/plant-based meat you want.
What You Need:
- 6 Eggs (however many muffins you want to make)
- Bell Peppers
- Choice of Cheese
Protein smoothies are always delicious and all you have to do is put some things in a blender. If you do not want to use protein powder another option is adding peanut butter or spirulina.
When I make spirulina smoothies I like to also add peanut butter just to help with the taste.
I always add some fruit and lots of spinach since it’s an easy way to get in extra fruits and greens.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are my favorite pre-workout snack. I have these in the morning about 3 times a week because they keep me full and they contain a lot of healthy fats.
This kind of speaks for itself but all you need is hard-boiled eggs and avocado. I like to sprinkle some seasonings into the mixture to give it more flavor.
Seasonings I use:
- Cayenne Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Pink Himalayan Salt
Overnight Peanut Butter Oats
Overnight oats have become very popular within the last few years. I made them for the first time last week and I am obsessed. It’s weird because I am not a huge fan of oatmeal? I know doesn’t make much sense.
Overnight oats especially when you add peanut butter or any nut butter will leave you very satisfied and keeps you full for your busy morning. Here are 9 different recipes for overnight oats.
What I like to Add:
- Cacao Powder
- Chia Seeds
- Maca Powder
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Milk
- Chocolate Chips
Most people do not need a full meal early in the morning but want something to hold them over. I hope these easy but healthy breakfast ideas make your mornings a little bit easier! Comment if you try any of these recipes or some of your favorite breakfast ideas.