Last updated on Jun 18th, 2020 at 06:21 am

When you’re pressed for time in the mornings, a healthy breakfast might very well be the last thing on your mind.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it provides you with energy and boosts your metabolism for the rest of the day. Thatâ??s true, but how many of us really have the time (or want to get up at the crack of dawn) to make poached eggs and bran muffins?

Maybe your easy go-to breakfast is a quick bowl of cereal. Maybe thatâ??s getting a little boringâ?¦

If you feel like switching up your breakfast routine â?? even just once or twice a week â?? for a healthier (yet super quick) breakfast option, why not give one of these a try?

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Cheese, nuts and fruit

This breakfast idea is great because you can prepare it the night before. Choose your favourite fruit (an apple or banana is always a good choice), cut one or two pieces of mozzarella or cheddar cheese, and add ¼ cup of almonds or walnuts to your lunch bag. Easy!

Homemade trail mix

Stock up on a variety of nuts, whole wheat crackers and dried fruit the next time you do your weekly shop. Then chop everything into small pieces and put the mixture into an airtight container. Just before heading out the door in the morning, grab a plastic bag and throw in a handful or two of trail mix. Voila!

Peanut butter smoothie

This makes for a super quick breakfast treat that you can drink in your car on the way to work. Simply blend one teaspoon of peanut butter, one teaspoon of coffee, one teaspoon of cocoa, two teaspoons of honey, 150 ml low-fat plain yoghurt, and 150 ml low-fat milk together. (If you donâ??t have a smoothie maker you can use a hand blender too). Pour your smoothie into a takeaway cup and youâ??re good to go!

Pancake with yoghurt and fruit!

Make a batch of pancakes over the weekend and keep them in the freezer. (Separate them with wax paper to keep them from sticking together). Just before heading out the door, zap a pancake into the microwave for 30 seconds, top it with low-fat yoghurt and your favourite chopped fruit, roll it up and put it into a container. There are few things better than starting your day at work with a delicious pancake and a good cup of coffee!

Sources: Fitday.com and Realsimple.com

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