I dig breakfast more than most. I’m the girl that wakes up early to make pancakes on a random Wednesday morning. But, you know, sometimes I need it to be fast and delicious…super fast.
I also don’t want it to create a mess or dishes. That’s for pie and cake. When I make a pie and make a mess, that’s expected. Dishes aren’t appropriate for a Monday morning breakfast.
So…I wanted to share with you a few of the things I’ve been eating for breakfast during the week. No pancakes, no elaborate egg sandwiches, just a few ideas that’ll take you five minutes or so.
The first one is my new obsession: Quinoa Oatmeal. I’ll make a big batch of quinoa and put it in a tupperware in the fridge.
When I’m ready for breakfast, all I do is heat it up with a splash of almond milk, spoonful of honey, dash of vanilla and cinnamon and top it off with some fruit and yogurt. Delicious. Warm. Crunchy. I’m in luuurve!
Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and a teeny-tiny bit of ground ginger. It’d been wanting to try it ever since Joy posted it. This week I finally got around to it. It’s a little citrusy, a little spicy and whole lot of sweet…all in a good way.
I’m digging muesli way more than granola these days–it’s less sweet and apparently a bit healthier? P.S. I totally eat this for dinner, too.
But you can see it peaking through the almond milk at the very bottom. Do you see the orange?! Barely, right…sorry! But it’s there. It tasted peachy, and all banana like.
I think a scoop of protein shake would make this a total winner.
What’s your fav fast breakfast meals?
P.S. I included a few loose recipes after the jump!
1/4 cup of cooked quinoa*
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of almond milk
1 dash of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of yogurt
3 or 4 peach slices
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
*Start by rinsing the quinoa under cold water. Add the cleaned quinoa and two cups of water to a medium pot and bring to a boil with a tightly covered lid. Cook for 15 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit five minutes with the lid on. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork. Let cool before transferring to a tupperware.
Add quinoa, honey, cinnamon, almond milk, vanilla to a small bowl (or saucepan) and reheat. Top with a tablespoon of yogurt and a few slices of peaches (or your favorite fruit).
Peach and Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Yields 1 smoothie
1/2 peach, sliced
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Small handful of ice
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of almond milk
In a blender, add all of the ingredients and pulse for a minute, or until completely blended. That’s all!
Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Ginger
Recipe by Joy the Baker
Yields 1 serving
1/2 grapefruit and segmented with a grapefruit knife
1 to 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, you can eyeball it
a few sprinkles of ground ginger
Set the oven to broil and place a rack on the top shelf of the oven. You want the grapefruit to be as close as possible to the broiler heat.
Halve and segment one half of grapefruit. You may need to trim the bottoms of the grapefruit so it sits up straight.
Place in a broiler safe pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and ginger. Place in the oven under the broiler. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, keeping an eye on it as it cooks. Feel free to rotate the pan as the grapefruit browns.
Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature. Be sure to squeeze all the juice out when you’re done eating. It’s the best part!