Energize Your Day: Two Go-To Breakfast Ideas When You’re on a Time Crunch
Between balancing academics// work// fitness// + a social life, we often don’t have time to think about what we’re making for the most important meal of the day — breakfast!. Sometimes, an energy bar is acceptable while running out the door, after all, there’s no preparation time + no mess, + super easy to eat. But if you’re tired of eating the same, boring breakfast bars + left feeling hungry shortly after — try one of these on-the-go breakfast ideas that require a small amount of preparation!
ALMOND BUTTER CINNAMON ENERGY BALLS
With our days spent studying + filled with other duties, this simple energy ball recipe is perfect to make the night before ++ will help start the next day off strong with high energy levels to stay on top of all responsibilities. This recipe can even be doubled to last you for the whole week!
— 1 cup Oat Flour [Old fashioned oats blended]
— ⅓ cup of Quick Oats
— ¼ cup Almond Butter
— ¼ Honey
— 1 tsp Cinnamon
— 1 tsp Salt
— Optional: 1 serving of Protein Powder
— Optional: Chocolate Chips
#1] Mix all ingredients in a bowl
#2] Roll mixture into individual balls
#3] Store in the fridge overnight to set or pop them in the freezer if you can’t wait to have them!
#4] [Optional] Melt chocolate chips in the microwave + drizzle on top
#5] Eat them up + store leftovers in the fridge for whenever you need a pop of energy
RICE CAKES, NUT BUTTER ++ FRUIT
Want a breakfast meal that’s relatively healthy, filling, + something you can whip up in under five minutes? Try this easy breakfast rice cake combo that you won’t get enough of!
— Rice Cakes [Whichever flavor you prefer, our favorites are the Quaker Oats plain + caramel!] — Nut butter of your preference [Almond, Peanut, Cashew, Hazelnut, etc.] — Fruit of your preference [Strawberries + Blueberries + Bananas are recommended!] — Optional Toppings — Honey, Agave, Pure Maple Syrup, Coconut Flakes, Cacao Nibs, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds
#1] Spread a generous amount of your choice of nut butter onto the rice cakes
#2] Slice desired fruit + place on top of the rice cakes
#3] Drizzle//top with your preferred topping!
#4] Enjoy on-the-go!
Still hungry? Substitute the rice cakes for slices of toast! Check out the Dave’s Killer Bread, a perfect match for this pairing that’s power-packed with fiber, protein, ++ whole grain nutrition!