I never claimed to like mornings. I’m not particularly good at them either. For a long time, I tried to be one of those cheerful, outgoing, productive early morning risers. The logic makes sense. Getting up early means I would have time to squeeze in a workout before I would have enough time to talk myself out of it. Or I could get a head start on my daily to-do list and seem like a really organized, Pinterest-perfect robot who just sails through life.
We night owls face a real stigma out there. There’s morning people everywhere, touting their self-labelled superiority as they leisurely prepare a 5 course breakfast and do the New York Times crossword before leaving for work. Or the people who never seem to be in a hurry waiting in line in Starbucks. I mean, who does that.
Thankfully I never run into these omnipresent morning people. Because I am in bed.
However. With my interest in living a healthy life, a lot of that revolves around food and proper nutrition. “Clean eating” if you will. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to snarf down an entire row of Oreos in under 2 minutes to get out the door in time in the morning, and I’ll proudly do it again. But I try to eat healthy. Most of the time.
Here are some awesome and QUICK breakfast recipes I’ve found that have helped an anti-morning person like myself stay on schedule:
This is a lifesaver. If you’re a typical white girl like me, I’m sure you’ve seen all the “overnight oats” recipes on Instagram, carefully staged to look like a 5 star restaurant. Well you know what, overnight oats look like shit. They do. But they’re quick, they taste okay, and it’s a healthy breakky. This site breaks down how to make them. Only FOUR ingredients, people! Soak in this knowledge.
These are thebomb.com. Cassey has long been an inspiration to me. I love her super cute and funny pilates videos on YouTube and she got me into exercising in the first place. She’s also pretty creative in the kitchen.
I’ve tried ‘em all. These are 1) the only recipe I could successfully make into a pancake shape with my horrible kitchen skillz, and 2) delicious. Really. Make them now!
P.S. Try it with different flavours of protein powder to change it up!
Cassey does it again. A delicious muffin you can make in a hurry and then MICROWAVE. The day I found this recipe, I felt the same feeling as the people who discovered the moon, I bet. Anyway, I was really happy. Nom.
This is pretty damn excellent. It takes a bit longer than my threshold to be considered “quick”, at about 10 minutes. 10 minutes is a hell of a lot of time in the morning. But for this, you should make the time. It’s pretty tasty. Chocolate for breakfast is never a bad idea.