I swear that I am the WORST procrastinator known to man. I don’t start out this way though. I wake up in good time and have my morning routine down to a science, but for some reason I always seem to lose precious minutes in the morning. I don’t know if it’s the 5 different outfits I try on before I decide the first one was the best anyways or the impromptu mirror solo that erupts when Beyonce starts to play in shuffle mode. Whatever the case, I always struggle to grab something to eat before sprinting out the door.
When I began to cut out gluten, eggs and dairy quick breakfasts became especially difficult. I found that the trick was to prepare ahead! Horrifying words for procrastinators everywhere.
Cornbread Muffins for example make for an easy grab on the way out the door. I bake these up on the weekend and have them to eat for the rest of the week! This sounds far more impressive than it actually is, I use a mix that I just tweak to accommodate my restrictions. My go-to mix is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix.
To make this Heather friendly, I substitute cow’s milk for soy milk and use my egg substitute power instead of eggs. These changes will not change the taste of your muffins at all! Just follow the full recipe on the back of the package and pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes the night before!
Another quick option for breakfast is a pre-made smoothie bag. In a zip lock baggie, add in your favourite frozen fruit. If you are not dairy free, you can also fill an ice cube tray with vanilla yogurt. Once frozen, you can add one or two cubes to your smoothie bag.
The next morning, all you have to do is pour the smoothie ingredients into the blender and add in some coconut milk or water until it reaches your ideal consistency. I also like to add in one or two tablespoons of flax seed oil. Blend it up, throw it in a to-go cup and head out the door!
The trick is to find what works best for you and your schedule, but no matter what always try to eat something before you leave the house. It helps increase your energy levels and jump starts your metabolism!
Let me know in the comments if you would like some more quick breakfast ideas up on the blog. There are tons of options once you know where to look!