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Not everyone eats breakfast every day, and I am not going to fight the “most important meal of the day” battle with you, but for ME personally, I am ready to eat by the time my eyes crack all the way open in the morning. Lucky for me, I am a morning person and usually get out of bed fairly easily. But that doesn’t mean I am always on time for everything I need to get done. Sometimes – aka often – I need a quick and easy dose of energizing nutrition that I can either scarf down immediately or run out the door with.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this dire need, so I collaborated with a few brilliant recipe creators and came up with a collection of healthy breakfast that require 5 items (or less) and take only 5 minutes (or less) to put together. I hope you enjoy them all during your next busy week!
Healthy Breakfasts: 5 Minutes, 5 Items
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal from Kalyn’s Kitchen
This recipe basically sings my name. Not only do I absolutely love peanut butter, but oatmeal is my go-to breakfast and this is about as easy as it gets! If you’re in a hurry but need a hearty meal that will get you through a harried morning, this is the one for you.
2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes from Living Sweet Moments
When you’re looking for a quick yet savory and super fulfilling breakfast, the first thing that comes to my mind is always pancakes. I can’t really imagine anything getting much easier than 2 simple ingredients – can you? And Living Sweet Moments made the process even easier for us by creating a great video to watch!
Avocado Spinach Smoothie Bowl from Phruitful Dish
Smoothies are a crowd-pleaser, but sometimes you want to enjoy the convenience and super-powered nutritional punch of a smoothie…with a spoon. That is where smoothie bowls come in. And Phruitful Dish knows how to make a stunning smoothie bowl. Just check this out:
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Vegan Cornflake Cereal Cookies from Vermilion Roots
Aside from being just the sweetest looking little things, these cookies are easy to make, delicious, and totally portable!
Chia Pudding from A Gut Reaction
Chia Pudding is one of my favorite discoveries of the past few years. It is so easy to make, incredibly healthy and filling, and you can do so many wonderful things with it! A Gut Reaction has multiple flavor options in this one post, so check it out and get experimenting!
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Shake from Thrifty T’s Treasures
No breakfast round-up would be complete without a little choco-banana-butter shake, now would it? Adding a little indulgence in the form of antioxidant rich chocolate is a lovely way to start your day, and Thrifty T’s has the recipe to guarantee it turns out just right!
Blueberry Muffin in a Mug from The Gingham Apron
Full disclosure, this one requires a tad bit more than 5 ingredients but…it’s a muffin in a mug! It had to be included, no?
How do you like to start out your morning? Do you have any 5 item, 5 minute healthy breakfast recipes you’d like to share with the world? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!