For many Americans, a normal breakfast consists of grabbing a thermos of coffee while running out the door for work.
If you’re not a breakfast eater and feel as though you only need your morning cup of Joe to make it through the day, this routine might seem very familiar to you.
“What’s so wrong with that routine?” you may ask. After all, you’ve been doing it for years, and it doesn’t seem to have negatively impacted your health or lifestyle.
Well, for starters, skipping out on breakfast deprives your body from necessary energy-producing nutrients.
In tandem with low-energy levels, not eating breakfast also prevents your body from restoring glucose, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function.
To top it all off, the National Health Service Organization claims that “Eating a healthy breakfast has long-term health benefits which include preventing obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.”
You get the point–breakfast is a very important meal.
For that reason, I’ve decided to give 3 easy and delicious no-brainer breakfast ideas in order to help you start incorporating breakfast into your daily routine.
Check out the ideas below…
Pineapple Kale Smoothie
For those of you who are always on the run, grabbing a quick smoothie is a great breakfast option.
Here’s a delicious and easy-to-make pineapple kale smoothie recipe…
- 2 cups lightly packed chopped kale leaves, stems removed
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 frozen medium banana, cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple pieces
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
- 1 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender
- Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
- Enjoy immediately.
Recipe Source: https://www.wellplated.com/kale-pineapple-smoothie/
Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Millet Cereal
Breakfast oatmeal and cereals are an easy breakfast option. Unfortunately, they are often packed with sugar and aren’t a healthy breakfast option.
For that reason, I wanted to provide an alternative oatmeal recipe that is packed with healthy ingredients–Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Millet Cereal.
This wholesome breakfast option contains raw pumpkin seeds, almond milk, and delicious pumpkin pie spices.
The best part…it can be made in a large batch and kept in the refrigerator for busy mornings.
After it’s made, all you have to do is scoop some into a bowl and heat it up.
How’s that for quick and easy breakfast option?
If you have a few moments to spare in the morning, I recommend whipping up a veggie omelette.
All you have to do is crack a few eggs in a mixing bowl with your favorite veggies.
Here are a few veggie ideas…
Then, heat up a skillet, pour your egg and veggie mixture into the pan, and cook your omelette to perfection.
Veggie omelettes make a great breakfast meal because they…
- Are packed with protein.
- Provide you with a healthy serving of vegetables.
- Are rich in lecithin and Vitamins A, D, and K.
Eating quality meals throughout the day is vital for maintaining a happy and healthy body. If you’re looking for some nutritious recipes to add to your collection, I recommend you check out our dinner recipe ideas here.