My Easy, Go-To Breakfast Favorites

What I Eat for Breakfast

Breakfast has always been the meal I struggle with the most. If I could go without it, I would. I never have the energy in the morning to make it, and I’d honestly rather skip and go right to lunch. I’ve been known to say that cake totally counts as breakfast. It’s a pastry, right? Nonetheless, I know breakfast is super important and can ultimately make or break my day.

I’ve discussed here on the blog a little bit about my health journey, and breakfast is something I’ve gotten better at (although I’m not an expert). I’m sure some of you will read this and think that I don’t eat what I should eat, or that I’m still not getting proper nutrition, but it’s what works for me.

Here are a few meals that are my breakfast “go-to’s”.

1. Smoothies

Without a doubt, my favorite breakfast in the morning is a smoothie. I’ve been experimenting more with recipes, and I’ve really grown to like adding spinach or kale in my smoothies. I promise you, you cannot taste it.

One of my go-to smoothies is orange juice, kale or spinach, frozen mixed berries, and vanilla protein powder. I always add protein powder if it’s going to be a meal replacement, aka breakfast, lunch or dinner. I also like to mix almond milk with berries and protein. A peanut butter banana smoothie is what I have when I like to mix it up.

2. Overnight oats

If I’m really on my meal prep game, I like to make overnight oats. I’ll mix oats with skim milk and yogurt. I really don’t measure it out. I also add chia seeds. In the morning, I’ll put fresh berries on top with a drizzle of honey or agave. Surprisingly, it fills me up quite well.

Does anyone else often feel like they’re ready to eat again an hour after breakfast?

3. Avocado toast

I love, love, LOVE avocado toast. It’s seriously the best. I think I could eat an avocado every day, maybe even for every meal, and never get sick of it. I love this bread because it’s lower in calorie without sacrificing taste. I’ll toast it and then add mashed up avocado, course sea salt (course salt makes it more flavorful in my opinion), black pepper, and olive oil. Sometimes I’ll add red pepper flakes if I’m really wanting an extra kick.

4. Luna protein bars

I know a protein bar isn’t the healthiest of breakfast foods, but there are some days when I really appreciate being able to just grab a protein bar without doing any preparation. Even though I’m a morning person, sometimes breakfast is too much work. The chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite flavor by far. By the way, they are often on sale at Target!

If you’re not a breakfast person like me, then I definitely recommend trying some of these meals. They’re quick, simple, but still give you that energy to start the day. As for my favorite mid-morning snacks, I love Dannon Light & Fit banana creme yogurt or a banana.

  • Rachel
    June 29, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Oh my gosh! Breakfast is literally my favorite meal of the day and typically cook eggs or bacon and a shake at least 4 days a week! Although I’m not a fan of avocados, toast is such an underrated breakfast food – so yummy and easy to make!

    Rachel /

    • Ellen
      June 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

      WHAT?! Not a fan of avocados?! Haha! I wish I liked breakfast more. I’d love to have the energy to make eggs and bacon every day.

  • Farrah
    June 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Yay! Smoothies, oatmeal, toast–those are all my favorite quick breakfasts! 😀 I’d eat breakfast foods for any meal of the day though, hehehe.

    • Ellen
      June 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Haha I think smoothies and avocado toast are the only two things I could eat at any meal! Usually at 11:00 a.m., I’m ready for lunch!

  • Sydney
    July 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Smoothies are amazing in the morning! All these breakfast ideas look amazing!!
    xo, Syd

    • Ellen
      July 2, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Thanks, Syd! I definitely think a smoothie is one of the best ways to start the day. Let me know if you have any good recipes!