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These 5-minute healthy breakfast ideas will get you out of bed

It’s always tempting to skip breakfast so you can catch a few more ZZZs. But grabbing a toaster pastry on the way out the door just doesn’t cut it, especially when you’re back in school. A healthy breakfast will help you stay fueled and focused through all your early morning classes. To help, GL scoured the web for the best breakfast recipes that can be made in around 5 minutes. Veggies at 7 a.m. never looked so good.

The Ultimate Green Smoothie Bowl

Image: Minimalist Baker

Getting two servings of fruit and veg in one bowl? Yes, please. This superfood-packed smoothie bowl recipe from Minimalist Baker takes everything that’s great about a smoothie and turns it into a filling meal. The smoothie base is made of frozen sliced bananas, mixed berries, spinach, a little bit of kale, and unsweetened non-dairy milk. For topping ideas, nuts and granola will add a nice crunch. You can also layer on extra slices of your fave fruit.

An Egg-cellent Breakfast Sandwich

Image: Java Cupcake/Betsy Eves

If you find yourself craving a certain fast-food breakfast sandwich in the morning, this is the recipe for you. It turns out you can make a healthy egg breakfast sandwich with just a toaster and a microwave. First things first: whip your eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt, pepper, and milk. Follow the instructions from Betsy Eves’s helpful recipe to cook them in your microwave. Once you have your delish egg patty, slide it onto your toasted English muffin and enjoy.

A Super Cinnamon Swirl Muffin (In A Mug)

Image: Wholesome Yum

Because no one has time to use the oven in the a.m. The cinnamon and flaxseed muffin recipe from keto blog Wholesome Yum makes it easy to enjoy a baked-good brekkie with minimum fuss. A delish blend of coconut flour, an egg, flaxseed meal, coconut oil, and cinnamon (ofc!) come together to form the ideal slightly sweet muffin. The best part? You can whip it up in your favorite mug and carry it out the door.

Easy Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal

Image: Chocolate Covered Katie

Indulge your sweet tooth with this chocolatey treat. This recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie combines rolled oats (some of the *healthiest* grains out there), cocoa powder, milk, and a banana to make upgraded oatmeal packed with nutrients and flavor. If you only have instant oats on hand, feel free to try this recipe—just cut down on the amount of time you spend boiling since the oats are already cooked.

The Perfect Paleo Parfaits

Image: One Lovely Life

Yogurt is a creamy, cool treat that will energize your morning—especially during the end of summer when you want something from the fridge. Here you can find the recipe to make the perfect paleo parfaits from One Lovely Life, which also has a video recipe to cook up paleo granola. Dairy and non-dairy yogurt options are almost unlimited. Go for traditional vanilla or try a fancy flavor like key lime pie.

Try any of these 5-minute breakfasts? Share a pic with us by tagging @girlslifemag on Instagram!

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by Bailey Bujnosek | 7/21/2021
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