There’s no good reason for skipping breakfast; yes, not even the fact that you’re running late for work. But invariably so it happens more often than we would like it to and it invariably leads to massive hunger pants by about 11.30 am, just an hour before lunch. If you’ve made the mistake of eating even an idli-sambar at that time, you’ve probably been witness to your entire lunch, tea, dinner cycle being delayed by an hour or an hour and a half. Keeping in mind our busy schedules, we’ve put together a list of 5 on-the-go breakfast recipes that take less than ten minutes to prepare to ensure you’re never running late and hungry at the same time…
 

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

A smoothie as a snack? What choice do you have when you’re running late, huh? Buy yourself a to-go cup and blend this baby up.

Mix spinach, a peach, 2 slices of a pineapple, 1 tsp organic flax seeds, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tsp protein powder, 1/2 banana and blend it until smooth.

What’s in it for you: Spinach is loaded with iron, pineapple contains Vitamin C that helps fight stress and protects you from viral infections, and almond milk and banana supplies your body with calcium that keeps your bones healthy.

 

Overnight oats

Overnight oats

If you’re the kind who finds time to do things only post-work, this one’s perfect for you.

Mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and vanilla extract in a bowl and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add peanut butter and maple syrup (optional).

What’s in it for you: Oats contain fibre which improves your digestive system that in turn gives you healthy and glowing skin. Peanut butter is rich in Vitamin E and banana in calcium.

 

Avocado eggs toast

Avocado eggs toast

If you spend about half an hour or more commuting to work, carry this in a tiffin.

Scoop out the flesh of 2 avocados, mix it and stir in some lemon juice. Spread it on your toast and top up with eggs whichever style you like ‘em.

What’s in it for you: Avocado is rich in fibre, Vitamin K and antioxidants, all very important to ensure smooth functioning of your body and give you healthy skin and hair. And eggs, they should be actually eaten every morning for a rich supply of protein, calcium, Vitamin B6, B12, A, D, E and K (helps manage weight and boosts great skin.)

 

Quinoa and fruit salad

Quinoa and fruit salad

Who said you couldn’t satisfy that sweet tooth, first thing in the morning?

Combine cooked quinoa with sliced strawberries, blueberries or any other fruit of your choice. Toss it in a sauce made of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, salt for a delicious and healthy breakfast.

What’s in it for you: Quinoa contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber with an added benefit of sweetness. Strawberries and blueberries are a rich source of Vitamin C, the easiest way to add a healthy glow to your skin.

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Almond Butter, Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Almond Butter, Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Give your mornings a boost of Vitamin E and antioxidants with this delicious brekkie.

Whisk Greek yogurt, almond butter, and honey until smooth. Layer with strawberries and roasted almonds for a light and healthy breakfast.

What’s in it for you: Eating yogurt early in the morning produces good bacteria in your gut and also provides your body with protein. Almonds provide your body with Vitamin E and strawberries supply antioxidants and Vitamin C.

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