Quick, Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Summertime is here! In a perfect world you would wake up late, take your leisurely time making a nice big breakfast and hit the beach for the day. This may be a reality for a lucky few of you, but for most, the responsibilities go on as usual. This does not mean that you can’t have a delicious, satisfying breakfast filled with seasonal fruits and veggies! We have the best Summertime breakfast recipes and tips for every lifestyle, everyday of the week.
1. Smoothies are the perfect quick summertime breakfast. The key to a refreshing, delicious smoothie is organic frozen fruit! To make it easy for yourself organize your frozen fruit in tupperware in the freezer and keep all of the add ins in labeled jars. Although they are sometimes looked at as a snack or a side to a meal, which they definitely can be, they can also act as a very filling, satisfying meal by adding a scoop of organic, vegan protein powder. Our favorite is Garden of Life! Making the perfect smoothie is easy! 2 cups of frozen fruit to 8 oz of liquid; Always use frozen fruit and you won’t have to add ice, which will keep the flavor of the fruits!
Here’s an example:
- Add 8 oz of coconut water into blender jug
- Add 1 cup frozen blueberries
- Add 1 frozen (peeled) banana
- Add 1 tsp of chia
- Add 1 tsp vegan chocolate protein powder
- Pulse blender 4 or 5 times
- Now Blend on high
2. If you have no time in the morning to make breakfast, you need chia pudding in your life! You can make it the night before and grab it for the road the next morning. Make it chocolatey, fruity, with a hint of cinnamon or even with a coffee kick!
This is our staple recipe:
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 cup liquid (we like unsweetened coconut or almond milk)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Dash of maple syrup or honey
- Shake it all up, let it sit for 30 minutes and then add all of your favorite toppings!
You can also leave it overnight in a mason jar for the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack.
3. Not a morning person, but also not a chia seed lover? Have no fear, overnight oats are here! Top it with your favorite fruits and seeds, mix in some nut butter and you have a filling, energizing breakfast that will hold you over until lunch time. We love steel cut oats because they are hearty, meaning they don’t get too mushy when they sit in fridge overnight. We use only water to make our recipe, but you could use a dairy milk or an almond or coconut milk. Try to find one that does not have sugars.
The typical base of overnight oats is as follows:
- One cup of steel cut oats
- 3 cups of water
- Mix it up with your desired add -ins and leave it in the fridge for the night
4. Contrary to popular belief, Acai Bowls are not just sold at health food stores. You can actually make beautiful bowls at home! We use the Organic unsweetened Sambazon brand. Acai can be a tricky fruit to work with, so we have a few tips to help you get it right! Start with two packs of acai and add just a very little bit of liquid. We use coconut water and orange juice, but you could use anything! Almond milk is nice too. Add ½ banana and pulse slowly in the blender. You will have to be patient with this fruit. Pulse slowly, scrape the sides of the blender, and then after about 20 pulses, you may be able to blend on low speed. If you add too much liquid the acai turns to water, so add it in small amounts. Our Krush Crew loves their acai bowls while they work!