Sometimes, life gets busy. Really super busy.
Unfortunately, one of the first things to go out the window is healthy eating.
What you eat for breakfast can make or break your day.
So if you’ve got a lot on your metaphorical plate, you’ll want to look at what’s on your literal plate.
And from there, you then can figure out what’s the best healthy breakfast to have when you have a busy schedule.
The perfect breakfast formula for a busy lifestyle
I’ll keep this nice and simple for you.
If you follow this formula, you’re on track to feel full and energised throughout the day!
The perfect breakfast formula is:
Protein + healthy fats + source of fibre + fruit and/or veg = an ideal breakfast!
Let’s break these elements down a little bit.
Protein contains the building blocks of the body – amino acids.
It is essential for maintenance and repair.
But it’s also a great nutrient for satiety and keeping your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day.
High protein foods include eggs, fish, meat, beans, legumes, some nuts and seeds and protein supplements.
Healthy fats, like protein, help to keep your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day.
But they also play a vital role in processes like hormone production and brain function.
Sources of healthy fats include olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds and oily fish.
Fibre-rich foods have so many benefits.
They are great for maintaining gut health, which can counteract the damage stress can do to the gut.
But fibre also helps with keeping blood sugar levels and energy steady over the day.
High-fibre foods include beans, legumes, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables.
Fruit and vegetables come with the benefits of fibre-rich foods and much more!
Different produce contains different antioxidants – some can boost blood flow to the brain, while others can protect the energy production factories of your cells.
Rather than worrying about which antioxidants have which benefits, the easy solution is to consume a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Breakfast ideas for a busy lifestyle
It’s one thing for me to tell you about this perfect formula, but how on earth are you supposed to make it happen with so little time?
You’re in luck!
Whether you’ve got 3 minutes or 30 minutes to make your breakfast, I have ideas for you to try.
All you need to do is apply the formula when making up the suggestions below.
If you have no time in the morning, but some time the night before
Breakfast is easy to prepare in advance, if you know what to make.
You can prep a variety of sweet and savoury options for breakfast, including:
- Overnight oats
- Bircher muesli
- Chia pudding
- Egg muffins
If you have 10-15 minutes to pull together your breakfast
A nutritious and delicious breakfast doesn’t need to take you hours to make.
With just a short amount of time, you can prepare dishes such as:
- Chia pudding
- Omelette with plenty of veggies
- Yoghurt with nuts, seeds and fresh fruit
If you have literally 3 minutes until you run out the door
No judgement here, we’ve all had those days.
After all, sleep is sacred when you’re busy all day!
The good news is that you can still throw together a nutritious and delicious breakfast with only a few minutes.
The easiest option if you’re this short on time is a smoothie.
All you need is a liquid base, a source of protein, a source of fat, and some fruit and/or vegetables.
Anything else is bonus!
Smoothie combo breakfast recipe ideas
Here are some smoothie combo ideas to inspire you based on what might be in your fridge in the morning:
- My personal favourite is the Lazy green smoothie - coconut mylk + protein powder + banana + spinach
- Brekkie in a glass smoothie - oat mylk + choc banana smoothie Super Cubes + nut butter + ¼ cup oats
- Red velvet smoothie - almond mylk + chocolate protein powder + handful of cashews + beetroot
- Tropical delight smoothie - coconut water + unflavoured protein powder + avocado + mango + coconut flakes to top
The other great thing about the above smoothie recipes is that you can boost the ingredients by adding in a couple of your favourite Super Cubes smoothie cubes (the same as the second smoothie recipe above).
This means you’re getting added nutrients, it doesn’t take you much time and also it helps enhance the flavour too!
So, what’s the best healthy breakfast to have when you have a busy schedule?
A quick and easy to make smoothie with a couple of Super Cubes frozen smoothie cubes thrown into the mix for good measure.
One of the best timesaving breakfasts you could ever have!