Ahhhh the mysterious world of food bloggers.
A small species of seemingly superhuman creatures who whip up photo shoot worthy food at the snap of their fingers, lounge in their kitchens all day in comfy-chic clothes, and eat all of their meals on professionally styled tablescapes. Scrolling each morning through your Insta and Facebook feeds you may be thinking, "these peoples' lives are not real."
"So they really eat breakfasts like this?"
"But really, are they even real?"
L to the O to the L. Truth #1: food bloggers are real and we do eat all of the healthy foods we post about. Except I eat standing up out of a Tupperware, not on a white China plate gracing a marble slab with a lacey napkin and gold flatware. Truth #2: just like all other mere mortals, life can be crazy, and mornings can be crazier. Intricate, masterpiece-looking recipes are not always doable. Never fear. We don't let crazy mornings get in the way of a healthy start to our days, do we? Okay...sometimes.
Whether our breakfasts are insta-worthy or not (and most often not), we all have our go-to, easy, and drool-worthy meals that keep us full n' focused for the day ahead. And 99.9% of the time they look nothing like the professionally styled pictures we spent all Sunday afternoon taking.
The following breakfasts are great for on-the-go, made with wholesome ingredients, and packed with filling fiber, protein, and have all the good fats. Oh, and did I mention that they taste dreamy?
So, take a note or two (or three) from us friendly, mythical creatures and get to feastin'.
For me, I have to start most days suuuper early, so sticking to a delicious, nutritious, and easy routine with breakfast is what works best. My current addiction is this Blueberry Cacao Smoothie. You all know I make my smoothie bags ahead of time for convenience. Packed with our fave antioxidant-filled bloobs, plant protein, and nutrients galore, this smoothie is a superfood superpower that gets me going every dang day. To switch it up, a few of my other breakfast staples include the Breakfast Smoothie, this Cherry Mocha Smoothie, and the Fruity Flourless Breakfast Pizza.
Julia of The Roasted Root
I eat some rendition of this sweet potato breakfast bowl with beet greens and avocado almost every single day: - I love that it's fresh and super well-balanced to start the day off on the right foot with lots of energy. I change it up from time to time, turning it into a scramble, adding bacon, and/or using spinach or kale instead of beet greens.
Alexis of Lexi's Clean Kitchen
During the week I stick to classics like eggs and avocado, but weekend breakfast or brunch is my favorite! These Fluffy Paleo Pancakes are a hit time and time again. You won't even know that they're gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!
Liz from The Lemon Bowl
My go to breakfast is my Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie. I can drink it on the go while dropping my oldest at pre-school and I finish it before I get to the gym with my youngest. Made with instant espresso powder and cocoa powder, it’s a nice change from the usual fruity smoothie. Plus, the espresso gives you an added caffeine boost which is always a good thing in the morning!
Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean
Davida from The Healthy Maven
Most weekdays I start my day with a green smoothie. In particular I love this Blueberry Green Smoothie Bowl, which I almost always top with nut butter and a sprinkle of granola and something fancy like bee pollen. I change up the toppings frequently just to get in a variety of nutrition from ingredients like chia, flax and hemp seeds. I was actually inspired to hop on the smoothie train by Alexis who is a true green smoothie aficionado, so we have her to thank for my addiction ;). And along with the smoothie I always have a giant mug of black coffee because I’m basically half a person until I’m caffeinated.
Rachel from Avocado a Day Nutrition
I am not a morning person. I want to be a morning person and I try to be a morning person, but alas, I am NOT a morning person. So, whatever I eat for breakfast is something I can reheat and eat, or takes less than 2 minutes to put together. When I'm on a smoothie kick, I use my freezer smoothie bags, which contain all my favorite smoothie ingredients. In the morning, I just add almond milk and blend.
Kendall, Hummusapien's Awesomesauce Intern
My go-to brekkie will always and forever be a smoothie! But really---if I could marry them I would be running to the alter this second. They're crazy easy to throw together in my dorm every morning and also socially acceptable to run out the door to class with. Lately my smoothies have consisted of a handful of frozen blueberries, half an avo, half a banana, almond milk, and Vega Protein & Greens that Alexis has got me addicted to. If I'm feeling extra ambitious that morning I'll make an insta-cute smoothie bowl with them.
Maryea of Happy Healthy Mama
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I'm happy to take a few minutes preparing something I love. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so I make it a point to get up earlier than the kids so I have time to make and enjoy breakfast before they are up and chaos ensues. I try to eat a variety of foods for breakfast and it definitely changes with the seasons, but right now I'm loving this breakfast of diced sweet potatoes and fresh spinach or kale sauteed in coconut oil with two eggs. I currently eat this 2-3 times a week.
Simi from SimiBotic.com
I always try to sneak in protein, carbs, and fat at breakfast to keep me super satisfied during my morning client sessions and an AM barre class! On busy mornings, my go-to breakfast is a brown rice english muffin with nut butter & a little fruit. Sunflower seed butter and berries are my current favorite combo. Today, I also sipped a big mug of ginger lemon tea on the side. When I am not pregnant, it is a big mug of coffee!
May from Nutrition Happens
A classic and one of my favorites for a reason---sprouted hemp toast with avocado + fried egg (sometimes, poached!) and half a grapefruit. I’ve perfect this routine and have it from toaster to plate in 10 minutes as my coffee brews in the morning. I’m an early riser and love breakfast, but that also means I’m the type of person that gets really hungry soon after through the first half of my day - this combo always tides me over till snack time!
Arman from The Big Man's World
My current breakfast is this edible breakfast cookie dough. It takes minutes to prep the night before and it tastes like dessert for breakfast! It also fits the bill for satiety with healthy fats + protein + carbs.
Addie from Chickpea in the City
I love making homemade blended lattes in my Vitamix along with some Simple Mills pancakes when I have time in the mornings. I make my coffee by blending two shots of cold brew coffee with about a cup of unsweetened almond milk, ice, a drop of liquid stevia and vanilla extract. For the pancakes, I use Simple Mills' boxed mix (check out these Cheezy Vegan Biscuits and Grain-Free Raspberry Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cookies). I love crazy toppings just like the next person but sometimes all you need is just a little pecan coconut butter (yes that's a thing and it's delicious) and strawberries. So delicious!
Sally from Real Mom Nutrition
I'm not a big breakfast person. I prefer something small, light, and easy on my tummy--and not right away. An hour or two after I wake up, I drink a smoothie made with dairy milk or unsweetened almond milk, a banana, a scoop of natural peanut butter or peanut butter powder, a little bit of cocoa powder, and ice (like this one). Then late morning, I nibble on a handful of raw nuts and dried fruit.
Lee from Fit Foodie Finds
It's no secret that I love oatmeal. Overnight oats, oats on the stove, I'll eat them in every form. Oatmeal is my go to breakfast for nutrients and to fill me up until snack time! I love that you can have oats a million different ways. This Brownie Batter Oatmeal is one of my go-to recipes because it mixes two of my favorite things, oats + peanut butter. I usually top my oats with nut butter, fruit, and some granola for crunch! YUM.
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