Every morning after hitting snooze so much that you worry your alarm clock is going to file a police report, you crawl out of bed looking like an extra from Walking Dead and stumble and moan your way into the kitchen. It is time to make breakfast. Crap.
You’ve had cereal every morning for breakfast since George Bush was President… no, the first one. You would like to eat something with a bit more flavor, and perhaps a little healthier, but ain’t nobody got time for that! So you grab the colorful box of 20 different varieties of processed GMO corn ingredients, dump it in a bowl, pour a splash of milk and mumble, “Maybe tomorrow I’ll make something better.”
Well, I am here to help. It’s what I do.
Making breakfast doesn’t have to consist of boring, mostly unhealthy cereal options. There are many more flavorful, equally easy breakfast ideas that pack a far more nutritious punch.
Here are three equally easy breakfast ideas that are actually good for you.
#2: Greek yogurt and oatmeal. This is a super easy breakfast idea because you get it ready the night before. Just mix your choice of Greek yogurt with uncooked instant oatmeal, roughly ⅓ cup of each, a couple of tablespoons of milk and then set it in the fridge overnight. The moisture in the yogurt will soften the oatmeal by the time you eat it the next morning. The oatmeal will soak up a lot of the moisture in the yogurt so the milk is added to help the consistency. Want more flavor? Chop up your choice of fruit to mix in as well.
#3: Fruit smoothie. This is also a breakfast that you can prep the night before. To keep the costs under control out of season, buy bags of your favorite frozen fruit in the freezer department of your grocery store. Add 1 cup of fruit to the blender carafe, ½ cup of milk and ½ cup of yogurt, then place it in the fridge before you go to bed. The fruit will defrost by morning and your only task will be setting the carafe on the blender and pureeing together before pouring in a glass. I have even been known to cheat and make a slightly bigger batch so I could make enough for breakfast the next day too.
#4: Oatmeal. No, not the Quaker instant oatmeal pouches in the grocery store. Buy the Quaker Quick Oats that are in the big round container (I think it has a better texture than the generic brands) and it still cooks lightning fast. Cook according to the directions and then add maple syrup and cinnamon, or any cocktail of fruits. You could even stir in yogurt to make it creamier.
Well, there you have it, four quick and easy breakfast ideas that pack a nutritious punch. Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard, but don’t make it boring.
Got more easy breakfast ideas? Comment below!