10 Simple Breakfasts In 5 Minutes

Oats and berries is a simple healthy breakfast.


Time management is the name of the game. Mornings seem to be a struggle to get something healthy to eat for many people. If you’re like me, you don’t want to be slaving over the stove in the morning. You want to be able to make a quick breakfast thats healthy and balanced in as little time as possible.

I know I’ve talked to a lot of our fitness retreat guests who have said they struggle with breakfast. Most of them are balancing a complicated morning with workouts, kids, commutes and so much more. It’s not easy to get out of the house with a balanced breakfast — or any kind of breakfast at all.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and for many people. No matter if you eat it at 6am or 10am, sets the tone nutritionally for the rest of the day. It’s important to have options that can be made easily but that are also healthy and provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. This way you’ll start the day off satisfied. These 10 simple breakfast recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less. Make ahead or the day of and either eat right away or put it in a carry container to take with you on the go.


Raspberry Yogurt Dream

  • 1/2 C Greek Yogurt (or coconut milk yogurt)

  • 1/2 C Raspberries Berries

  • 1 Tbsp Sliced Almonds

  • 1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup

  • How To: Measure out yogurt into a bowl and top with berries, almonds and hemp seeds. Sprinkle with honey or maple syrup on top. Enjoy!

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free | Dairy Free with Coconut Milk Yogurt

Apple Puree Bowl

  • Two Apples Sliced

  • 2 Tbsp Almond Milk (unsweetened)

  • 1 Tsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup

  • 1 Tbsp Walnuts

  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

  • Dash of Cinnamon

  • Dash of Nutmeg

  • How To: Add sliced apples, almond milk and one tablespoon of honey or syrup to a blender. Blend until creamy. Add mixture to a bowl and top with walnuts, pumpkin seeds and both cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle the last tablespoon of honey or syrup on top. *This is a great grain free version of oatmeal if you’re someone that needs to omit grans completely.

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free | Grain Free | Vegetarian

Oats + Berries

  • 1/2 C Rolled or Quick Cooking Oats

  • 1/2 Blueberries

  • 1 Tsp Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tbsp Walnuts

  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds

  • Water or Almond Milk

  • How To: Add oats and as much water or almond milk as you’d like to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or 1 minute (heat on stove if you prefer) or until oats are cooked through. Mix in coconut sugar with oats until fully incorporated. Top with blueberries, walnuts and sunflower seeds.

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free (with certified gluten free oats) | Dairy Free

Banana Cream Pie Shake

  • 1 Banana

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Walnuts

  • Almond Milk or Water

  • How To: Add almond milk or water to blender with banana, protein powder, vanilla extract, flax seeds and walnuts. Blend until smooth. Add ice if you prefer a colder or thicker shake. Add more almond milk or water to thin it out.

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free | Grain Free


Breakfast Parfait

  • 1/3 C Blueberries

  • 1/3 C Raspberries

  • 1/2 C Greek Yogurt (or coconut milk yogurt)

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flakes

  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Cashews

  • How To: Add half of the greek yogurt to a glass and top with raspberries and cashews. Top with the other half of the greek yogurt, blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free | Grain Free

 Banana Almond Toast

  • 1 Slice Sprouted Bread

  • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter (or cashew butter)

  • 1/2 Banana Sliced

  • 1 Tsp Coconut Flakes

  • How To: Toast sprouted bread. Spread almond butter on toast and add sliced banana. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Enjoy!

  • Nutrition: Dairy Free

Super Oat Cereal

  • 1/4 C Rolled Oats

  • 1 Tbsp Almonds

  • 1/2 Apple, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds

  • Sprinkle Cinnamon

  • Sprinkle Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar

  • Sprinkle Nutmeg

  • Almond Milk or Milk of Choice

  • How To: Combine oats, almonds, apple and sunflower seeds into a bowl. Mix in cinnamon, sugar and nut meg. Add milk of choice to complete cereal.

  • Nutrition: Dairy Free (if using almond milk or plant based milk)


Open Faced Egg Sandwich

  • 1 Slice Sprouted Bread

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 Slice Tomato

  • A Few Spinach Leaves

  • 1 Tsp Spicy Mustard or Mayo

  • Hot To: Toast sprouted bread. At the same time that the bread is toasting, cook one egg to your liking in a pan with 1 tsp butter. Spread mustard or mayo on toast. Layer spinach and tomato and place the egg on top. You’re ready to eat breakfast!

  • Nutrition: Nut Free


Ricotta Bowl

  • 1/4 C Ricotta Cheese

  • 1/4 C Cottage Cheese

  • 1 Tbsp Almonds or Pistachios

  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup

  • 1 Tbsp Dried Fruit of Your Choice

  • How To: Mix ricotta cheese and cottage cheese together in a bowl. Top with nuts and dried fruit. Drizzle honey or syrup on top.

  • Nutrition: Gluten Free | Grain Free


PB & F Toast

  • 1 Slice Sprouted Bread

  • 1 Tbsp Almond or Cashew Butter

  • 1/4 C Sliced Strawberries

  • 1 Tbsp Sliced Almonds

  • How To: Toast sprouted bread. Spread nut butter on toast and top with sliced strawberries. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top.

  • Nutrition: Vegetarian | Dairy Free


Substitute: Swap out any ingredients so the recipe suits your needs. Example: Use strawberries instead of blueberries. Sub gluten free bread for sprouted bread. You get the idea…

Get colorful: Add in colorful fruit or vegetables.

Boost It: Chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds are all great additions where you see fit.

Food is inherently good for you so don’t get so caught up in whether the measurements are perfect. Eat what you like and eat mostly whole foods. Enjoy the recipes!

If you need personalized help with recipes and nutrition, check out our Health + Wellness coaching. Or get the jumpstart you need by joining us for a fitness retreat!

If you have any questions about this blog post feel free to comment below. Enjoy the recipes! - Margot

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