Many adults can relate to being stuck in an endless cycle of the early-morning rush to work. There certainly is a huge contrast between how they spend their weekdays and weekend mornings. Many will agree that they cannot afford to have breakfast before leaving for work as much as they want to—preparing for work is already hectic as it is. Skipping breakfast has become a regular thing for working adults.
But whether they have gotten over that morning energy crash just before lunch is still up for discussion. Regardless of age, no one can ever discount the benefits of a complete breakfast on one’s health and productivity. On the other hand, there is a growing movement toward making breakfast less complicated.
We’re talking about moving on from the conventional idea that breakfast involves intense preparation and loads of ingredients, say a hotel-like continental breakfast. More and more people realize that a healthy breakfast need not take a chunk of your time and that a quickly prepared meal does not necessarily equate to junk food. If you are one busy adult, these easy-to-prepare healthy recipes might be right down your alley:
When it comes to whole-grain bread, you won’t run out of presliced choices in the market. Stock up a loaf or several of them to last you for a week, and you have yourself halfway covered for breakfast. If you don’t pass up the opportunity of what a good piece of toast it can be. There are countless toppings you can choose to pair with your bread. Still, an avocado is a no-fail option when it comes to giving you your multivitamin and mineral morning fill.
Avocado is just as easy to prepare. First, you want to wash it and, with a knife, cut it in half, sparing the sizable seed in the middle. After removing the seed, you can either peel it or scrape the meat from the shell. Either as slices or a mash, you can place your avocado onto your toast, and you’re good to go. If you have extra time, fry an egg (season with salt and pepper as desired) and add it on top of your avo toast to pack your breakfast with protein.
Perhaps the quickest to get nutrients into your bloodstream is through fluids, same with liquefied fruits and vegetables. With a high-efficiency commercial immersion blender and fruits, vegetables, nuts, sweeteners, dairy, and non-dairy emulsifiers you can find in your local market—there’s no limit to the unique flavors you can create. As a starter, here are just some you can pick out for your first smoothie breakfast week:
- Oat milk
- Almond milk
- Soy milk
With these countless combinations, smoothies are enough to excite you with having breakfast. Many people seem to share the worry of the short shelf life of the needed ingredients and that they can only make one batch at a time. That is why it is wise to invest in a set of vacuum-seal containers.
If you want to make breakfast extra special, you can have your smoothie in a bowl. Top it with nutritious and texture-enhancing ingredients like cacao nibs, coconut shavings, chia seeds, and crushed walnuts
Making chia pudding is as easy as combining a tablespoon of chia seeds, a quarter cup of your choice of milk (oat, almond, or whatever milk you prefer), and sweetener into a mason jar. Mix them up the night before and store the finished product in the fridge. They’re good to go the following morning. Indulging in this nutritious dish is also as easy as eating ice cream.
What to Do So You Don’t Breakfast Anymore
The recipes in this post are already easy to prepare and consume as they are. But to help you maintain that breakfast-filled morning streak, here are more tips:
- If you’re still worried that you’ll run late for work, wrap up your food in a lunchbox and microwave it once you arrive in the office. Of course, make sure you have enough time to eat just before the clock strikes 9.
- For smoothies, you can always take them with you in a leak-proof bottle and a collapsible and reusable straw.
- Slice up sandwiches and wrap them into bite-size pieces. You can easily scoop them with a fork and save yourself the hassle of greasing your hands—and potentially your clothes—as you dress up for work.
Breakfast prep need not be painful for you. That is if you have found the best tools to allow you to whip up these relatively easy recipes in a jiffy. Try them once and realize you’ll never have to skip breakfast anymore.