Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day – it gives you the energy to keep you running through the morning, and kick starts your metabolism. Start the day off with one of these ten easy to make, delicious breakfast recipes:

1. Pancakes

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix eggs, milk, and melted butter in another; mix them and whisk until all of the lumps are gone – be careful not to over mix the batter and remember to mix your wet and dry ingredients separately at first, then combine before you cook.
  • Heat a large skillet, a non-stick pan, or a cast iron pan. Pour (or ladle) some pancake mix into the pan and cook until the pancake is firm but fluffy.

BONUS: Add chopped berries on top, confectioners sugar, and whip cream for a sweet surprise or serve with butter and syrup.

2. Waffles

  • Waffles start much like pancakes. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking powder, and salt; mix vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and eggs in another.
  • Mix them until they’re smooth. Preheat your waffle iron and pour your mix into it.
  • Cook your waffles until they’re golden brown and serve them hot.

BONUS: You can also add fruit to these or just serve these as is with some butter and syrup. Or, if you’re feeling creative, serve your pancakes with some ice cream on top.

3. Fruit Salad

Take whatever fruit you’d like and add them to a bowl. Slice, dice, and prepare the fruit. Serve it cold by itself or as a topping on your pancakes or waffles.

BONUS: I love using strawberries, mangoes, kiwis, and pineapples for a delicious summery fruit salad.

4. Green Smoothie

  • Green Smoothies are a great way to get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables for the day.
  • Place half of a banana, two cups of spinach, a half cup of pineapple, one cup of green grapes, water, and ice cubes into a blender and blend until your smoothie is your desired consistency.
  • If your smoothie is too thick, add more water, if it lacks in thickness, add more ice or fruits.

Bonus: Discover some of the best blenders for smoothies.

5. Fruit Smoothie

Add a frozen banana, two cups of frozen strawberries, one cup of milk, and a container of Greek yogurt into a blender and blend until your smoothie is at your desired consistency.

BONUS: It’s easy to make this smoothie without dairy as well if you’re lactose intolerant like me – I use almond milk, water, or sometimes mango or peach nectar as a milk substitute and protein powder as a replacement for Greek yogurt.

6. Smoothie Bowl

Make any delicious smoothie and blend to your liking. Pour it into a bowl and top it with granola, more fresh fruit, chia seeds, or acai. This is a super healthy and super filling breakfast option that is picture perfect.

7. Yogurt w/ Granola

Pick your favorite yogurt and add some granola on top. I like to use strawberry yogurt and top it off with dark chocolate granola.

8. French Toast

  • Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar into a small bowl and whisk it together with milk, eggs, and vanilla. Heat a skillet and melt butter in the pan.
  • Dip your bread in the egg mixture then place them in the pan – fry your slices until their golden brown, flip them, and serve them with syrup, fresh fruit, or just plain.

BONUS: Use stale bread to ensure that your French toast is firm – soft bread will leave you with soggy slices.

9. Breakfast Potatoes

  • Cut up your potatoes, garlic, onion, green and red pepper, olive oil, salt, and pepper to the size of your liking and toss together in a large bowl.
  • Bake your potatoes for twenty to twenty-five minutes, and shake the pan every so often to ensure that your potatoes are evenly cooked.
  • Bake them until they’re crisp and brown for ten to fifteen minutes. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and serve.

BONUS: If you’re particularly picky and don’t care for vegetables, you can cook your potatoes by themselves. Or if you’re looking for an extra crunch, you can fry them.

10. Rainbow Toast

I found a video of Blogilates’ Cassey Ho making a vegan version of this Instagram quick breakfast. First, Cassey combined vegan cream cheese with several different natural options for food coloring – like matcha, blueberry juice, and raspberry juice — then she spread it lightly onto slices of toast and added fresh fruit on top of it.

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