Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast is pretty much the best way to kickstart your metabolism in the morning. These seven recipes all contain protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats, which will fill you up and give you long-lasting energy.

Not only are these breakfasts super good for you, but they also taste amazing, and you can make ’em without a full kitchen. Huzzah.

Basic Overnight Oats

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:Overnight
  • Total Time:8 hours+
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or agave work)
  • 1 pinch salt

Step 1

Put all the ingredients in a mason jar, or any jar with a cover, and shake until the ingredients are throughly combined.

 

Step 2

Leave in the fridge overnight.

 

Step 3

In the morning top the oats with your favorite fruits, nuts, granola, or any other toppings you enjoy.

#SpoonTip: Top the oats with Greek yogurt in the morning for added creaminess.

Yogurt and Granola Parfait

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 container yogurt
  • Granola
  • Fruit
  • Any of your favorite toppings (nuts, dried fruits, coconut, etc.)

Step 1

Get a tall glass and put a layer of granola on the bottom.

Step 2

Layer some yogurt over the granola.

Step 3

Repeat the last two steps, until you reach the top of the glass.

Step 4

Finish off the parfait with your favorite toppings.

Basic Chia Seed Pudding

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 hours, or overnight in the fridge
  • Total Time:2 hours+
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or agave work)

Step 1

Put all the ingredients in a mason jar, or any jar with a lid, and shake until the ingredients are throughly combined.

Step 2

Chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Step 3

Top with fruit, nuts, nut butter, granola, or any other toppings.

#SpoonTip: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix for chocolate chia pudding.

Apple Slice Sandwiches

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Granola
  • Other toppings (dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, etc.)

Step 1

Core the apple and slice it horizontally.

Step 2

Cover half the slices with your nut butter of choice and top them with granola and any other toppings.

Step 3

Sandwich the slices with the remaining apples and enjoy.

Energizing Smoothie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or water)
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Photo by Julia Muro
Photo by Julia Muro

Step 1

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

#SpoonTip: Freeze the banana ahead of time for a creamier smoothie.

Microwave Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:2-3 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4-1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Your favorite toppings (nuts, dried fruit, or nut butter)

Step 1

Place all the ingredients, except for the toppings, in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Top the oats with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

No-Bake Granola Bites

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:13-15 bites
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup (or any liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1 pinch salt

Step 1

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until it all comes together.

Step 2

Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. You can also roll the balls in some of the extra coconut if you’d like.

 

Step 3

Leave the balls in the fridge for a few hours, or until they harden and enjoy.