Let’s face it: Mornings are hectic. While you want to eat breakfast, you just don’t have time to whip up that delicious frittata or baked oatmeal you know would keep you full until lunch. Cereal gets boring fast, yogurt can be totally un-inspiring, and while toast only takes two minutes to make, it sure is blah. That’s why we’ve rounded up nine healthy and creative breakfast recipes that you can make in 15 minutes or less.
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Whether you’re craving pancakes or a thick, creamy protein smoothie, these recipes will satisfy your cravings without sucking up all your time. Dig in and prepare to hit your desk each morning feeling more energized than ever.
9 Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Can Whip Up Fast
1. Acai Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Night owls, meet your new morning savior: the smoothie bowl. More substantive than a shake, this colorful breakfast is topped with high-fiber cereal or granola, and hefty slices of potassium-rich banana. Plus, did you know acai is packed with antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats? Just blend it, mix it and serve it — your prep work will be done in five minutes flat.
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2. Vietnamese Coffee Protein Smoothie Recipe
This two-for-one deal serves up your morning dose of caffeine, while also counting as a filling meal. If you like to hit the gym in the a.m., you’ll be happy to know that java makes a great pre-workout drink. Sip on this before a sweat session and the coffee-induced buzz you’ll get may increase your endurance.
3. Chocolate Banana Protein Pancake Recipe
If you’ve never met a pancake you didn’t like, here’s a version that’s crazy easy to make on your own. With just 275 calories per serving — and 22 grams of protein — these flapjacks provide serious morning fuel. Make a batch post-workout to maximize muscle recovery and stay energized all day.
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4. Mocha Protein Shake Recipe
Talk about a morning win: A grande mocha from Starbucks will set you back 360 calories, while this protein-packed shake only tallies 254 — and with a third of the fat! Chocolate protein powder lends plenty of rich taste to your glass, along with 28 filling grams of protein. Stir in some cold brew and you’ll get that caffeine kick you were looking for, too.
5. Avocado Toast, Three Ways
This trendy restaurant dish is a cinch to make from start to finish. Top your toast with smoked salmon, radishes or tomatoes — and add an egg on top if you’re feeling ambitious. Bonus: Avocados are packed with more potassium than a banana, making them a totally acceptable morning snack.
6. Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie Recipe
Can’t start your day without a tall glass of OJ? This citrus-infused smoothie will give you your fix, while also imbuing your breakfast with 29 grams of protein. Choose a fortified orange juice to ensure that you get plenty of bone-building calcium alongside your vitamin C.
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7. Antioxidant Fruit Salad with Bee Pollen Recipe
Just one look at this mouth-watering berry-packed salad might be enough to inspire you to wake up five minutes earlier to make it. The fruits alone will be satisfying and delicious, but add some vanilla-infused raw honey if you’re in the mood to #treatyoself today.
8. Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie
No time for overnight oats? This oatmeal-infused smoothie will hit the spot — and be ready in mere minutes. Two bananas guarantee you’re getting plenty of potassium, and vanilla protein powder amps up the protein count to 30 grams per serving. The dash of cinnamon you’ll add at the end is the proverbial icing on the cake.
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9. Low-Calorie Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
Sneak in more than a third of your recommended daily calcium intake with this simple breakfast recipe (that can double as dessert, too!). Just take two types of yogurt, fresh blueberries, preserves and a few graham crackers, and you’ll have a parfait that blows away anything you’d get at McDonalds.