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6 Simple and Healthy Breakfasts You Can Prep in Under 10 Minutes

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Whether you’re dealing with early mornings for work or simply like easy meal prep, you can’t go wrong with these healthy, delicious breakfast options!

A Yogurt Bowl

When there’s no cooking time involved, you already know the recipe will be quick and efficient. This leaves you more time to figure out which nutrient-filled goodies you want on your plate.

Yogurt bowls are extremely popular these days, and with good reason. They’re fast, delicious, and easy to customize. All you need is your yogurt of choice and a bunch of toppings to sprinkle on top.

You can go for plain, regular, a fruit variation, Greek, or even a plant-based yogurt. If you really love Greek yogurt, you can even make some yourself.

Add a bunch of colorful, vitamin-filled fruit (like berries), some sliced stone fruit, chopped nuts or seeds, granola, cacao nibs, or coconut flakes. Finish it all off with a generous drizzle of your favorite nut butter. It simply doesn’t get any better than that!

A Smoothie Bowl

Similar to the above, a smoothie bowl can start your morning off right with a ton of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants delivered by fruits, nuts, and the toppings you choose. You’ll enjoy the energetic concoction when everything is mixed together.

To make a smoothie bowl creamier and less watery, pass on the fresh fruit and use frozen instead. Bananas, mangoes, or even cauliflower make a perfect base, as they thicken the texture and make it melt in your mouth. Need some inspiration? Check out these delicious recipes.

If you prefer to drink your fruit, just blend it up like a regular smoothie.

Protein Pancakes

A pile of high-protein pancakes covered in yogurt and berries.
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These easy-to-make, guilt-free morning pancakes will feel like a treat, but you can absolutely go for seconds! With only three ingredients, these pack in an impressive amount of protein, fiber, and micronutrients, making them the perfect breakfast for any day of the week.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs (or flax eggs)
  • 1 scoop of any protein powder

Then, just follow these instructions:

  1. Whisk the eggs, and then mix in the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
  2. Place a pan or pancake griddle over medium heat, add a tiny splash of oil or butter, and let it grease the pan.
  3. Add a large spoonful of batter. When it starts to bubble, flip it, and cook for about one minute on each side.
  4. Grease the pan again and continue until the batter’s gone.
  5. Add any toppings you want, drizzle them with peanut butter, yogurt, or maple syrup, and enjoy!

Egg Scramble

A good, old-fashioned egg scramble never disappoints, and they’re so quick and easy to make. You can add any kind of vegetables, cheese, or meat to the mix. Loading up a variety of nutrients will make your breakfast more filling and satisfying.

Just follow these general instructions:

  1. Whisk as many eggs as you’d like.
  2. Sauté your veggies of choice and any other ingredients.
  3. Pour the eggs on top, and then gently push them around, letting any uncooked portions run to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook for about five minutes or until there are no runny areas left (try to keep the eggs as moist, soft, and fluffy as possible, though).
  5. Transfer to a plate and enjoy!

You can also add a splash of milk to your eggs to make them super-fluffy.

Avocado Toast

Toast covered with avocado slices, and sprinkled with salt and seeds.
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If just the mention of avocado toast makes you hungry, you already know it’s the perfect breakfast. Avocadoes are a real superfood! They contain lots of healthy fats and antioxidants to nourish your body from the inside out.

The simplicity and quickness of this breakfast makes it ideal. Just toast a slice or two of bread and spread on some mashed avocado. You can top it off with some hemp seeds or poached eggs if you want some additional protein. Sliced tomatoes and other veggies work, too, and will add some extra fiber.

Just make sure your avocados are ripe. They should be soft to the touch, but still green when you open them. Hard, unripe avocados are difficult (or even impossible) to mash and won’t taste nearly as good.

If you happen to buy unripe avocados, just let them sit on your kitchen counter for a few days until they’re ripe. You can speed up the process by placing them next to some bananas, but this will make those ripen faster, too.

Paleo Waffles

For those who want a low-carb breakfast, paleo waffles or pancakes are a great substitute. They give you a bunch of protein and healthy fat, along with that dessert-like flavor. You can make them from scratch or buy some frozen you can put in the toaster.

If you want to make them from scratch, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • 1 cup of tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3 eggs, whisked, and egg whites separated
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Then, just follow these steps:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the almond and tapioca flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a third bowl, combine the almond milk with the apple cider vinegar and set aside.
  4. Add the egg yolks, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract to the almond milk and apple cider vinegar mixture, and then combine well.
  5. Pour the above mixture into the dry flour mixture, and then whisk until well combined into a batter.
  6. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter until they’re just combined (you want them as fluffy as possible).
  7. Spray your waffle iron with your preferred oil.
  8. Add a spoonful of waffle batter to your waffle iron.
  9. Cook to desired crispiness and color, and then enjoy with all your favorite toppings!

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why not make it delicious, nutritious, and all in under 10 minutes?

Karla Tafra Karla Tafra
Karla is a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, content creator and an overall wellness coach with over 10 years of international experience in teaching, writing, coaching, and helping others transform their lives. From Croatia to Spain and now, the US, she calls Seattle her new home where she lives and works with her husband. Read Full Bio »

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