Quickie Breakfast Ideas to Avoid the Evil Muffin (Top)

Written with love, by Nikki Lian

Too many times we are running out the door in the morning either forgetting to eat breakfast or we just don't have the time. Then on the way to work, we grab a coffee and that lemon-poppy muffin thingy that's been sitting out for hours containing way more sugar than we should be consuming in a day.  This isn't a good way to start your day.  So here are some quick and easy ideas to get your eating off to the right start!


Egg Whites and Oatmeal

Sounds sooooo boring, but is actually quick and delicious! What I do is keep my oatmeal in an old protein-powder jug with a scooper.

In a Tupperware, I add one scoop (approximately 1/4 cup) and 2-3 egg whites depending on how hungry I am. I use the containers of egg whites because it's quicker (and sometimes cheaper) than using actual eggs and having to separate them and toss the yolk.

Then I add about 1/2 cup to a cup of Almond Milk. Measure depending on how soupy you want your oatmeal. I microwave for about a minute and a half (again, it's your preference but make sure your eggs are cooked) and then stir in a packet of Truvia.  You can always substitute water with Almond Milk and Truvia is optional. Obviously I have a sweet tooth!


Yogurt Smoothies

If you have a long drive to work and can't eat with a fork, try a delicious smoothie to sip on while fighting traffic.

Some simple ingredients are using a cup of Greek yogurt (for your protein source), some frozen berries (antioxidants) and a splash of Almond milk depending on what consistency you prefer.  If you decide to use fresh berries or a banana add some ice for that cold, refreshing blend. 

Another smoothie recipe I absolutely love is a cup of almond milk, three ice cubes, a scoop of chocolate protein powder and a half of a banana (again, to conquer my sweet tooth).  I have a single serve blender that I add all of my ingredients to and blend for about a minute. The blender is an actual travel cup that you can actually drink out of--how easy is that!

These are a few ideas that take easily under five minutes to prepare - much quicker than waiting in a long line at Starbucks or sitting at the drive-thru at McDonalds--AND about half the sugar intake.