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5 Top Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Updated on July 20, 2018
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Getting to work or school and eating right can be done. You just need to know what you should be reaching for first thing in the morning.

Yes. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, this doesn't mean that it has to be heavy and stodgy. Although big breakfasts can make us feel full during the biggest portion of our work day, being too full can make us feel tired and sluggish at the start of our day. So, here are some breakfast ideas that are packed with nutrients but won't slow us down.

Use only organic apple cider vinegar.
Use only organic apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar and lemon drink

The apple cider vinegar and lemon drink is a good drink to have immediately after you wake up. It's easier to prepare than freshly squeezed orange juice and has less sugar content than the usual juice in a box. This drink will detoxify your body, wake you up and stop you from craving for food. Somehow, the sour taste satiates your taste buds and tones down food cravings. You won't be looking for a big breakfast after this drink.

Just add half a lemon or lime and a few drops of apple cider vinegar in your water. If you're not used to it, try adding stevia or a drop of honey to sweeten it a bit. You can also dilute it with more water. More water early in the day is always good.

Green smoothie to go!
Green smoothie to go!

A Green Smoothie

A green smoothie is something you can make the night before, pour into a tumbler and take to the office the next day. Also, with a bit of protein in it, a whole tumbler will keep you full for most of your work day.

Try making a smoothie with a handful of spinach, 2 bananas, 1 cup of yoghurt (preferably kefir, Greek yoghurt or unsweetened), some water and stevia. With these as your base ingredients, you can start adding other fruits like strawberries, kiwis, peaches or mangoes. You can even add a spoonful of matcha green tea or cacao nibs if you like.

This is a good starter green smoothie for people who are not used to the taste of vegetables. Spinach is a tasteless vegetable that is barely detectable in smoothies. As you start getting into the smoothie movement, try adding more spinach into the mix.

For vegans or lactose intolerant people, you can substitute the yoghurt with coconut milk or almond milk, giving you a dose of good fat that can keep you full most of your work day.

Let these colorful, tangy treats greet you good morning.
Let these colorful, tangy treats greet you good morning.


Fruits can be eaten as they are, diced and mixed or even topped with yoghurt. This is a breakfast that is high in nutrients, fiber and can easily be prepared. The best choices are apples, bananas, berries, papayas or pawpaws and pineapples.

If you're not fussed about food combining or are not following this particular diet then you can even add a handful of nuts into the mix. You can never wrong with eating fruits.

Dark Bread

A slice of dark bread can seem really boring and unappetizing for breakfast. But, it's a base with so many possibilities. You can top it with almond butter and flax seeds, charging your breakfast with protein and good fats. You can also opt for low fat ricotta cheese and tomatoes with a hint of balsamic vinegar and basil. And, if you want something sweet, ricotta cheese and strawberries or peanut butter with bananas and cocoa nibs on toasted dark bread can be your thing.

Egg McMuffin

Yes. This is what you get when you are so stressed out you forget the Tupperware of sliced fruits or the tumbler of smoothie in your refrigerate or you just can't be bothered to prepare your breakfast the night before. This is probably your best choice for a quick, on-the-go breakfast.

It's not filled with sugar like most fruit cups or energy bars. It doesn't have a thick lining of mayo in it. You can just stick to eating the protein - cheese, egg, and ham if you're on a no carbs diet. If you're not bothered by carbs and want to trim down the calories, then eat an open-faced version of the McMuffin.

You can also pick out a sandwich that uses lean meat and doesn't have mayo on it. So, no egg mayo or tuna mayo. Lettuce, tomatoes and other veggies are a plus. And, you don't have to fill yourself up by finishing the whole thing. You can save half of it for lunch.


Always have a tiny pack of nuts in your purse. It's a healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch. It's good for snacking when you're hungry. This, by the way, stops you from overeating later on. And, yes, it's a better option than the egg McMuffin. Just remember to have a small pack of nuts or just a handful of it at a time.

Being healthy and on the go doesn't have to be difficult. It can be as easy as choosing options that are easy to make with ingredients that you can easily remember. Yes. Choose something simple. Less ingredients mean less calories.

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