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10 Testy Healthy Weight-Loss Breakfasts That Take Less Than 10 Minutes To Make

In today’s article, we will be discussing 10 healthy breakfasts that you can prepare at home in less than 10 minutes. 

We have handpicked a few drool-worthy sweet and savory recipes of chocolate, quinoa, spinach, oats, eggs, and a lot of other interesting ingredients. They do not require elaborate cooking but still, deliver the much-needed nutritional punch. So let’s get started.

1. Yogurt

Have a look at this Loaded yogurt bowl. You’ll love this one if you’re into yogurt. Take one cup of fresh greek yogurt. Feel free to use coconut or other vegan options if you don’t prefer dairy. 

Top it with fruits like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and kiwis. Lastly, sprinkle some slivered almonds, flax seeds, and Chia seeds to make it Instagram-worthy. Yogurt is simple and affordable source of protein and probiotics. It will keep your gut healthy with live bacteria that aid digestion. The fruits and berries will give you a blast of antioxidants to protect you from infection and diseases.

Flax seeds will give you fiber to fight constipation. And chia seeds will provide calcium to make your bones strong. Science has established that chia seeds have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antianxiety and analgesic properties. The fruits have a sweetness of their own. But if If you want to enhance the flavor, drizzle some honey or dust it with cinnamon powder. Honey will give you antibacterial benefits and cinnamon will help in reducing your blood sugar levels and triglycerides. All this is just one bowl! Moving along, Don’t forget the good old Avocado toast.

2. Avocado Toast

No breakfast list would be ever complete without the mention of avocado toast. They are endlessly customizable and are perfect when you are craving something filling and comforting. Just mash half an avocado until it’s smooth. Add half a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and a dash of lemon juice. Season the creamy mixture with salt and pepper and spread it on your toast. Remember to use whole wheat or multigrain bread.

Avocados are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids that can prevent cognitive decline. To make your breakfast extra protein-rich you can top avocado toast with a sunny-side-up egg, feta cheese, bacon, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. I love to spice it up with thinly sliced radish or grilled tomatoes. This yummy avo toast can fit easily in any diet plan.

3. Raspberry coconut smoothie

Tired of sipping green smoothies? A Raspberry coconut smoothie is all that you need. This is an unusual combination but trust us it is much tastier than those sugary drinks. A healthy breakfast can fuel your body like nothing else. And a smoothie can be a drinkable option to get done with breakfast quickly. Making raspberry coconut smoothies is very easy. Just take three fourth cups of fresh or frozen raspberries, half a cup of low-fat yogurt, half a cup of low-fat milk, one chopped banana, and half a cup of ice. Blend everything and garnish with toasted coconut flakes. You can substitute bananas with pineapples to give it a tropical twist.

Coconut has medium-chain triglycerides that are known to reduce weight when consumed in moderation. The high manganese content is also essential for improving bone health. We’re so sure this smoothie is soon going to be your favorite.

4. Baked Quinoa Cups

In the mood to bake? Baked quinoa cups at your rescue. This recipe might need a little preparation. Mix diced ham, cheddar cheese, chopped spinach, and shredded zucchini to cooked quinoa. 

Quinoa is a superfood that contains fiber and helps in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It also reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Spinach on the other hand is an excellent source of iron and calcium. It provides roughage for digestion and will help in leveling up your hemoglobin levels. You can prepare this mixture the previous night and store it in your fridge and they will be ready way faster than you think. In the morning you can add 2 eggs and mix all the ingredients. Add spices and herbs of your choice like oregano, chili flakes, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Now spray your muffin tin with cooking oil and spoon out the mixture and fill each of the slots. Bake for 10 minutes and your bite-sized ham, veggies, and cheese quiche-like cups are ready. You can even freeze them completely baked quinoa cup the night before and just reheat them in the microwave in the morning. Baked quinoa cups can remain fresh in your freezer for a week.

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5. Chilled overnight oats?

Searching for a lazy recipe? How about Chilled overnight oats? This super-easy breakfast can be made the night before so that you will have your breakfast ready in the fridge when you wake up. Take half a cup of oats, one-fourth cup unflavored Greek yogurt, 3 tbsps of chia seeds, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, and half a cup of almond milk. Mix these ingredients in a mason jar and let them sit in your fridge overnight.

Next morning top it with diced apples, banana slices, some peanut butter, chopped nuts, and your satisfying overnight oats are ready to devour. You can add these fruits at night, too but they may turn soggy. If you have this breakfast regularly oats will help to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Apples are rich in vitamin C and will boost your immunity. And as for bananas, they are rich in potassium which is essential for maintaining heart health. Peanut butter adds a crunch and a nutty flavor to your super quick dessert-like breakfast.

6. No-bake Chocolate chip granola bars

Chocolate for breakfast anybody? Try making some No-bake Chocolate chip granola bars It’s kind of a grab-and-go breakfast. Homemade granola bars are much healthier than the store-bought ones. This easy-peasy recipe just takes 10 minutes and you can store them in the fridge for up to two weeks. All you need is to add one cup of oats, 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup to a mixing bowl.

Feel free to add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds to the mixture. Skip the nuts if you have allergies. Dark chocolate has proven to be beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease. It’s also a powerful source of antioxidants. Transfer the a mixture to a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Pat it down with your hands and let it is cool in your fridge for a couple of hours.

Cut rectangular bars or bite-sized squares and enjoy. This will instantly energize you. You can carry them to work if you have a busy routine. Making your granola bars from scratch is worth it!

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7. Scrambled Tofu

Hooked on scrambled eggs? Try Scrambled tofu instead. This is a perfect option for those who are not a fan of the eggy taste and have gone vegan, too. Scrambled tofu can make a scrumptious breakfast. Tofu can help you increase your protein intake, avoid memory loss in old age and lower bad cholesterol. Studies show tofu can even reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.

For scrambled tofu, you can fork 400 grams of tofu. Saute chopped onions and tomatoes in olive oil. You can also add bell peppers and kale or any:leftover vegetables in your fridge. Loading up on vegetables are completely optional. You can simply saute crumbled tofu and season it with ground spices like cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Feel free to add hot sauce, southwest, or sriracha to make it extra spicy. Enjoy it with a piece of toast!

8. Protein Pancakes

Do you enjoy light fluffy pancakes? Protein pancakes will keep you satisfied. Now, making pancakes can be quite tricky because of the ratios of the dry ingredients. But this recipe does not require any measurements. Just blend two eggs, one banana, and one spoonful of cocoa powder in a blender. If you are a coffee lover add a spoonful of instant coffee. Pulse till eggs and bananas are whisked completely. You can even add a scoop of protein powder at this point.

Pour the batter on a non-stick pan to make small pancakes. Let them cook on each side for 2 minutes and serve them with fresh strawberries and blueberries on the side. You can adjust the consistency of the batter with milk and make crepes too.

9. Blueberry Muffins

Do you think muffins are calorie bombs? These whole wheat blueberry muffins will change your perspective. You will require one and a half cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of almond flour, 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds, 2 eggs, 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, 2 cups of almond milk and maple syrup. Mix all the ingredients and spoon the batter into a muffin tray. Toss in some whole blueberries and bake them in your oven for 10 minutes and enjoy. 

You can use buttermilk instead of regular milk to add a slightly tangy flavor and moistness to the muffins. If you have little extra time on a hand then add a pinch of baking soda and baking powder to make them airier. Let the mixture cook for more time to get bakery-style muffins.

10. Egg Pizzas

Have eggs been your go-to breakfast forever? Then your morning needs these delicious egg pizzas Get cracking two eggs in a bowl. Mix the yolk and the whites and spread it like an omelet over the pan. Top it with pepperoni and grated cheese. You can also add pasta sauce, oregano, and chili flakes for enhancing the taste. Eggs are a great source of vitamin D and help you load up on proteins. Another compound called choline can boost your brain activity throughout the day.

Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. If you’re looking for more foods to power you through the day than we definitely can point you in the right direction.

Read: Here are 10 amazing health benefits of drinking hibiscus tea every morning

Do you have other quick and healthy breakfast recipes? Let us know in the comments below.

Himal Rijal

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