Easy Breakfast Foods

Blending fruit and yogurt creates an easy breakfast drink. image by Angie Torres/Flickr.com

Overview

For many people, the day starts with a hectic rush to get out the door and off to work or school. While tempting, there is no need to skip breakfast in order to save time. If you can find five minutes in your morning, you can make a nourishing breakfast even if you have to take it with you to enjoy during your commute.

Fruit and Nut Butter Wrap

Lay out one whole-grain tortilla. Measure two tbsps. of nut butter and spread it thinly over the tortilla. Try experimenting with nut butters such as almond butter, cashew butter or macadamia nut butter. Slice one banana and arrange the slices over the nut butter. Roll up the tortilla as you would for a burrito or fold it in half like a quesadilla. Experiment with other fruits such as sliced strawberries or blueberries for new flavors.

Breakfast Sandwich

Fry one egg in a nonstick skillet. Top with one slice of your favorite cheese and allow it to melt. Toast two pieces of whole wheat bread. Transfer the egg and cheese to the bread. Consider adding a ¼ cup of dark greens such as arugula or two slices of tomato to your sandwich. Spread 1 tbsp. of hummus on one slice of the bread before assembling your sandwich.

Breakfast Drinks

Combine ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt and ½ cup fruit in a blender and mix until smooth. Add ¼ cup to ¾ cup milk or juice to reach your desired consistency. Add less liquid to make your smoothie thick like a shake and more to make it thin like milk. Choose various combinations based on favorite foods such as yogurt, strawberries and orange juice. Freeze fruit such as bananas or pineapple the night before for a thicker smoothie. Chocolate and peanut butter also add new flavors. Combine 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, ½ cup frozen banana and 2 tbsps. peanut butter.

Layered Fruit Cup

Add 2 tbsps. of Greek yogurt to a transportable plastic cup or container. Top with 1 tbsp. preprepared granola. Sprinkle in 2 tbsps. of finely chopped fruit such as strawberries, bananas, peaches, apple, kiwi or mango. Repeat the layering process two more times to create a yogurt, granola and fruit parfait.

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About this Author

Lori Rice is a freelance health and travel writer. As an avid traveler and former expat, she enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with other enthusiastic explorers. Rice received a master's degree in nutritional sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, fitness and health.

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