If you "literally can't even" in the morning, but want to honor your body through food that fuels you well, not crashing mid day AND still want to reach your goals, girl I got you. I'm sorry, I had to do the title. While you'll never hear the words " I literally can't even" come out of my mouth..I do literally get the struggle with having a healthy breakfast when you're time crunched or simply don't know what to do. Have no fear, SCR is here to break down five quick and simple options for you!
1.) Fifty shades of oatmeal. Serious right now, this is your most basic and simple option. Especially during the winter when warm food is extra nice on those crazy cold mornings. Here are my favorites: -Overnight oats: 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal mixed with 1 cup almond milk, 2 packets stevia + cinnamon to taste. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add mix ins in the morning: fruit, nuts, protein powder, nut butter, cacao nibs. Eat cold! -Hot oatmeal: make as directed then top with fruit, nuts, chia seeds, nut butters ect -Premade at the store so you don't have to do anything? Why not! Find one with minimal ingredients! -Starbucks! On the go and forgot yours? Grab their PLAN oatmeal, add in your own protein powder and ask for nuts and dried fruit on the side!
2.) Smoothies! Oh smoothies how I love you! These can keep you full for HOURS, if you make them right. Here's my solid base that you can add and change to for different flavors: 1 cup almond milk 1 cup ice 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 2 cups spinach 1 cup fruit 2 TBSP healthy fat (nut butter OR coconut oil) OR 1/2 avocado (yes seriously)
3.) Granola bowl. Yo, if I can wake up at 4:30am to get to work and I do it with a TODDLER you can throw some yogurt, granola, stevia and a fruit in a container so it's ready to go in the morning!
4.) Leftovers. No I'm not kidding. I don't know who the asshole is that said eating meat for breakfast is weird, but he should be punched in the nuts. I LOVE throwing veggies + chicken sausage + sweet potatoes in the oven, making them nice and crispy and have meals for the WHOLE week. This is such a delish breakfast option!!! You could do this with breakfast sausage if you're too weirded out by chicken in the morning. My boyfriend says my early AM meat eating habits are "not normal" to people outside of the fitness world, I beg to differ. Try it out!
5.) When all else fails, have some hard boiled eggs on hand. When I'm in a pinch, 3 eggs + fruit and maybe some nuts hold will me over for a few hours until I can become one with the world and prepare a bigger meal!