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Tired And Late At Work Everyday? Here are 19+ Fast & Simple Energy Boost Breakfast Ideas

Waking up in the morning and getting ready for work is not the most relaxing experience for most of us. Is thinking up quick breakfast ideas every week taking up too much of your mental capacity?

We completely understand and that’s why we have come up with the ultimate simple and healthy ideas that will help you get energy while you start your day. Keep reading to come across foods that you can easily grab and head right to work.

What Should You Not Eat For Breakfast?

You may have many questions such as, is raisin bran healthy? How many eggs can I have? Should I have nuts on an empty stomach?

You should try to avoid the following common foods as your first meal of the day: excessively-sugary treats and coffees, sweetened yogurts, processed meats, toasted plain white bread, and, breakfast sandwiches from fast food chains.

Why Is It So Vital To Eat Something Every Morning?

If you don’t eat after your digestive system has rested well through the night, you may end up overeating the next time you eat. Not eating for a long time also messes up your appetite which may lead you to opt for sugary, processed foods later on during the day.

A lack of concentration and a slow metabolism can also occur due to skipping breakfast. We want to make sure that you don’t face all of these problems and thus have created this list of quick, nutritious breakfast foods.

List of 5 Foods You Don’t Need to Cook

For days when you have neither the energy nor the time to cook, these ready-to-grab foods can be an absolute lifesaver! 

  • Apple slices with peanut butter
  • Plain Greek yogurt with berries
  • Unflavoured Muesli
  • Smoothies: Bananas and berries, mangoes, kiwi and apple, coconut
  • Cottage cheese with ripe tomatoes

The Unfailing 2 Ingredient Overnight Recipe 

This no-cook method of making oatmeal will have your back on the toughest of mornings.

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain Oats
  • Your favorite type of milk or water

Now, these are the optional ones:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey/Maple Syrup/Artificial sweetener

Your favorite toppings:

Our top picks are peanut butter, blueberries, walnuts, cinnamon 

How To Make It:

All you need to do is to figure out the ratio that works for you. Here is one that you could try out on your first attempt. A glass cup, a bowl, a mason jar, you can use anything similar. The oats and milk should be in a 1:1 ratio, whereas add one-eighth part of the seeds. You should then mix this till there are no lumps. You can then store the mixture in your refrigerator and dig in after 2 hours or the next morning after adding your preferred toppings!

How Do You Make Your Smoothie More Filling? 

Do you love to sip on a smoothie to start your day but your stomach starts growling by the time it’s lunch break? No worries, we’ve got your back with a list of things that’ll help thicken your smoothie: 

  1. Coconut Water 
  2. Oats Protein Powder 
  3. Chia/Flax seeds 
  4. Dates 
  5. Greek Yogurt 
  6. Nut butter 
  7. Avocado 
  8. Beans
  9. Tofu

What Foods Are Making You Feel Tired?

Many foods energize you and others rob you of your energy. Being a little mindful about what you consume can go a long way.

Habits such as sleeping enough and not using mobile phones and computers before sleeping can also contribute to your overall energy. If you’re mainly eating pasta, cakes, bread, donuts, white bread, muffins, corn cobs, and sugar, they may be the culprit.

You should also cut out caffeine and drink alcohol as little as possible. Frequent exercise helps with energy levels, and so does therapy even if you aren’t particularly feeling down.

Talking it out, especially with a professional who can provide informed advice always helps. You should also drink lots of water to prevent dehydration which can cause lower energy levels.

19 Energy Boosting Breakfast Recipes

Scrambled Eggs

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs

Here are toppings to add for that extra ooze:

  • Mango Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Oregano, tarragon, or thyme
  • Refried beans
  • Chopped vegetables
  • Grated or crumbled cheddar, goat, or other melting cheese

Breakfast Wrap

What You’ll Need

  • Tortilla
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Potato salad
  • Tomatoes
  • Oregano
  • Your favorite kind of cheese
  • Ham
  • Sausages
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers

You can make your combination according to your liking, these are just some of our favorite additions. 

Quinoa Bowl

What You’ll Need

Cooked quinoa

If you’re feeling Mexican cuisine, here are some things you can add:

  • Jarred salsa
  • Avocado
  • Canned black beans
  • Yellow corn

For that extra boost, you could add:

  • Kale
  • Radish
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocado 
  • Almonds

Chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and olives can give you that the Mediterranean feel. Whereas if you want pesto, you could add spinach, pesto, cooked peas, and hemp seeds to your cooked quinoa. 

Waffles

What You’ll Need

  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • White sugar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract

Here are some topping ideas:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Honey
  • Peaches
  • Yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon curd
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Tuna Salad

Breakfast Burrito

What You’ll Need

  • Flour Tortillas
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fried potatoes 
  • Shredded hash brown
  • Your favorite sausages
  • Mozzarella cheese

Pancakes

What You’ll Need

  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • White sugar
  • Baking Powder

Here are some topping ideas:

  • Cinnamon syrup
  • Roasted strawberries
  • Shredded carrots
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Chopped spinach
  • Cream cheese

Bagel Sandwich

What You’ll Need

  • Bagels!

 You can put anything you want inside, some good picks could be:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Ham
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Muenster cheese
  • Fresh blueberries, strawberries
  • Avocado, tomato
  • Spinach, artichoke
  • Ham
  • Tuna
  • Avocado
  • Turkey
  • Sprouts

Muffins

What You’ll Need

  • Self-raising flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Golden caster sugar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt

Here are some various flavor combo ideas:

  • Peanut butter
  • Apple sauce
  • Cranberry and orange
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Brown sugar
  • Breakfast egg

Quiche

What You’ll Need

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Cold butter
  • Ice water

For the filling you could add:

  • Bacon strips
  • Sugar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Salt
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Onion
  • Eggs

Omelette Roll Up

What You’ll Need

  • Egg
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Fresh coriander

Here are more things you can add:

  • Ham
  • Cream cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Sprouts
  • Cheddar cheese

Stuffed Potatoes

What You’ll Need

Russet potatoes, unsalted butter, sour cream, cooked bacon, crumbled shredded cheddar or Colby cheese, kosher salt, white pepper, paprika

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Baked Eggs

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs

You could add truffle oil and mushrooms. Tomato and basil, tuna and anchovies, spinach and ham are all amazing combinations. 

Breakfast Quesadillas

What You’ll Need

  • Flour Tortillas
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fried potatoes slices 
  • Shredded chicken breast
  • Salami slices
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Fresh bell peppers 

Scrambled Tofu

What You’ll Need

Tofu, onion, garlic, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, olive oil, yeast, milk

Breakfast Tacos

What You’ll Need

Tortillas, Bacon, Eggs, Onion, Avocado, Cheese, Herbs

Soup

What You’ll Need

This will entirely depend on what kind of soup you feel like drinking. 

White Bean Chicken Soup: Onions, carrots, celery, jalapeño, bay leaf, garlic, chicken stock, white beans, shredded chicken, and dill.

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup: dried brown lentils, coconut milk, chicken stock or vegetable broth, sweet potatoes, packed kale, olive oil, large onion, garlic cloves, salt, fresh ginger, yellow curry powder, cinnamon.

Bourride (Fish Stew with Aioli): Extra virgin olive oil, Onion, Fennel bulb, Celery, Leeks, Fresh garlic, Bay leaf, White wine, Fish or seafood stock, Fingerling potatoes, Halibut or other white fish, Eggs, Lemons, Dijon mustard.

Congee

What You’ll Need

  • White rice
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Ginger
  • Green onion
  • Sesame seed oil or soy sauce

Breakfast Salad

What You’ll Need

Does a salad feel like it’s not waking up for? Here’s what you can add to change that:

  • Spinach, eggs, bacon, Cranberry Feta
  • Blueberries, granola, oranges
  • Sweet potato, almond butter
  • Smoked salmon, avocado, arugula
  • Kale, pomegranates, oranges

Smoothie Bowls

What You’ll Need

  • Frozen fruits 
  • Soy milk 
  • Protein powder

Here are our favorite toppings:

  • Dried Fruit 
  • Granola 
  • Nut butter 
  • Coconut flakes 
  • Strawberry jam 

Don’t Feel Like Having Breakfast?

You should keep easy-to-eat foods chosen from the list above at your hand’s reach! You could also avoid food high in fat and protein during dinner. Late-night snacks are also a big no-no if you want to prepare your stomach for a filling breakfast.

Your hormones fluctuating may be keeping you from getting too hungry. Illnesses such as depression and anxiety can affect your appetite.

Certain medications, ovulation, chronic conditions, increasing age, and issues with your thyroid may also make you not want to eat breakfast. The best step you can take if you’re suspecting an underlying condition is the cause, is to consult healthcare professionals. 

The Bottom Line

We hope that you won’t face any trouble looking for breakfast ideas from this week onwards. Save this article to take a look when you feel like you’re running out of ideas.

In this day and age, we have a variety of ingredients within our reach, nothing can stop us from indulging in delicious foods that keep us energized throughout the day.

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