Breakfast Options: How Much Time Do You Have?

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. There is nothing I like better than some bacon and eggs to go along with a cup of french pressed coffee.

Breakfast, unfortunately, is also a meal that is very easy to fall off track on your diet. Especially when in a rush, people tend to reach for a bagel, english muffin, sugary yogurt or cereal, cereal bar, etc. These foods are an absolute terrible way to start your day off with…

What we need to understand is that breakfast does not need to be a 30-minute cooking affair. There are plenty of great options that can be put together in seconds that will help kick start your metabolism, burn unwanted fat, and most importantly keep you healthy.

Below, I will go over several different breakfast options that depend on the amount of time you have in the morning. This list will be great for you to refer back to so feel free to print it off if needed:

Time Limit: Less than 2 minutes.

Option 1: Protein shake. Simply put in 1-2 scoops of protein powder into your shaker bottle, add water, coconut milk, or almond milk and you are off. Another great ingredient to add to this is cinnamon.

Option 2: Pre-made hard boiled eggs. Make them the night before then grab 3-4 on the way out in the morning.

Time Limit: Less than 5 minutes.

Option 1: Protein smoothie. The difference here is that you will use a blender and add in a few more ingredients. One of my favorites in the morning is: water (or coconut/almond milk), ice, spinach, coconut oil, cinnamon, banana, and 1-2 scoops of whey protein. It is very easy to make and it tastes delicious!

Option 2: Left overs. Do you remember when your mom and dad used to say, “kids were having breakfast for dinner tonight.” This was always one of my favorite meals as a kid. Well what is wrong with some dinner for breakfast? If you are crunched for time, put leftovers on a plate, pop it in the microwave and you will be ready to eat in under 5 minutes.

Time Limit: 5-10 minutes.

Option 1: Scrambled Eggs. Scrambling up eggs does not take as long as you think. In fact, if you have an omelet pan and a gas stove, you can get this done in about 3 minutes (yes, I have timed myself multiple times). Eggs are one of the best, if not the best, breakfasts that you can have! 

Time Limit: 15-20 minutes.

Option 1: Veggie omelet with guacamole. Sauté chopped onions, mushrooms, asparagus, etc. in grass fed butter then add in your eggs to make the veggie omelet. Once done, cut up an avocado to make the guacamole.

Option 2: Steel cut oats with protein. Cooking the oats is what will take the time here. Once the oats are done, add in a scoop or two of protein powder, some cinnamon, and almond butter and you are ready to eat.

Time Limit: 20-30 minutes.

Option 1: The works. If you have 20-30 minutes, you can more than likely make just about anything. Omelets, bacon and eggs, grass fed beef patties, sausages, hash browns etc. so get creative. My favorite is still bacon and eggs with homemade hash browns follow by grass fed beef patties and a veggie omelet.

As you can see, no matter how much time you have in the morning, you always have time for a good breakfast. Even if you have just 10 seconds, that is far enough time to put water and protein powder into a shaker bottle as you run out.

If anything, start waking earlier so you do have the time to get in a good breakfast and watch as your results start to soar! 

I would love to hear some of your breakfast ideas below! Please feel free to comment or question: 

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