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10-minute Breakfast Ideas for your Busy Mornings

Updated: May 28

As a health coach, I understand the struggle to keep up with your nutrition goals when you are busy.

It is so important to make good food choices and eat breakfast in the morning. But, sometimes things are so hectic you barely have enough time to eat something, let alone cook anything.

That is why I have developed a list of 10-minute breakfast ideas to help you.

10-minute Breakfast Ideas
10-minute Breakfast Ideas for your Busy Mornings

These 10-minute breakfast ideas are perfect for your busy mornings. They're quick and simple to make, so you don't have to spend much time in the kitchen.

If you want to start the day with something healthy (and delicious),

Keep reading below.

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Here are 10-minute breakfast ideas for you:

Hard-boiled Eggs

My go-to breakfast is hard-boiled eggs. It is very convenient and so easy to take on the go. Another option is to cook them in advance or purchase already boiled. So you can have them ready throughout the week.

Hard-boiled Eggs
10-minute Breakfast Ideas: Hard-boiled Eggs

Here's a simple trick when boiling eggs:

  • 4 minutes for a runny yolk and lightly set white

  • 5 minutes for a gooey yolk and firm white

  • 6 minutes for lightly soft yolk hard-boiled white

  • 8 minutes for firmly hard-boiled

Let the eggs cool down before eating them on their own or adding them to other foods (like salads for lunch).

Benefits of eating hard-boiled eggs for breakfast [1]:

  • They boost your immunity

  • They are low in calories

  • They support eye health

  • They are part of a heart health diet

  • It is an excellent source of protein


The second option is toast if you're not a huge fan of hard-boiled eggs. All you need to do is to put it in the toaster while you're doing something else.

10-minute Breakfast Ideas
10-minute Breakfast Ideas: Toast

Here are some healthy toast ideas you can make:

  • Strawberry, Avocado, and White Cheddar

  • Peach and Flax Seed

  • Banana, Nut Butter, and Berries

  • Avocado and Chickpea

  • Banana, Granola, and Honey

  • Tuna, Avocado, and Tomato

  • Avocado, Kale, and Radish

You can experiment with your toast. Look for whatever is on your fridge. Just make sure that it will give you the energy you need for the day.

Greek Yogurt with berries

This is another option if you have no time to spare in the morning for breakfast. Grab your plain Greek yogurt and add some fresh (or frozen) berries from the fridge. This is another easy-to-eat portable breakfast option.

Berries contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. On the other hand, plain Greek yogurt is a good source of protein.

10-minute Breakfast Ideas
10-minute Breakfast Ideas: Greek Yogurt with berries

What foods go well with Greek yogurt?

Here are some Greek yogurt toppings you can add aside from berries for extra variety.

  • Banana

  • Chia Seeds

  • Toasted Nuts

  • Dates

  • Raisins

  • Walnuts

  • Pumpkin seeds

Benefits of eating greek yogurt for breakfast [2]:

  • It keeps you full

  • It is a good source of protein

  • It may help your bone health

  • It may support your gut health (if you tolerate dairy)

  • It may help with your muscle recovery


My final and personal favorite option is a smoothie. They are easy to make, and they have the ability to be bursting with nutrition and flavor.

A smoothie is not the quickest option if you don't plan. You can prepare in advance by putting everything in a baggie and freezing it. By morning, you can blend it with your favorite liquid base.

Are you looking for some ideas? Here is my guide to making a perfect smoothie.

10-minute Breakfast Ideas
10-minute Breakfast Ideas: Smoothie

Pre-made smoothies are available in the market as well. Remember to always check the label for sugar content and additives when using it as a meal. Make sure to include protein and healthy fat!

Benefits of drinking smoothies for breakfast [3]:

  • They can boost your immunity

  • They are a good source of antioxidants

  • They aid in your digestion

  • They keep you hydrated

  • They can help reduce cravings

Why is breakfast important?

Morning meals jump-start your metabolism and help you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work (bye-bye brain fog). That is why it's so important to start every morning with a healthy breakfast.


Alexa Hanshaw

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Alexa Hanshaw

Co-Author: Irish Doton

Alexa Hanshaw is a health and stress management coach who helps women be the CEO of their stress. She empowers her clients to push past the confusion of the health and wellness industry to create lifestyle habits that bring them energy and work with their bodies instead of against it.

Join her free Facebook group, Be the CEO of Your Stress and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube for quick, easy & healthy tips on stress, health, fitness, nutrition, sleep, and how to stay mindful!

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