7 Days, 7 Quick Breakfasts: Here’s How to Shake Up Mornings All Week LongAugust 15th, 2016
Honey Greek-style yogurt, blueberries, toasted almond slices, and the same kind of gluten-free granola. My breakfast. Every day. For years.
When I asked my coworkers here at Thrive Market HQ, I found that we’re all creatures of habit. “Eggs with hot sauce or oatmeal with cinnamon, almost every day,” says Rachel. For Annalise, it’s “a green smoothie or overnight oats at least six days a week.”
Hey, we like what we like. But breakfast can be a new adventure every day—and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Mix things up with an easy weeklong breakfast meal plan for a quick and healthy start to each day—with no repeats.
Every day: Califia Farms Cold Brew Concentrate + Creamer
First things first: If you’re a coffee drinker, pour yourself a glass of ready-made cold brew and almond milk creamer. One jug of concentrate will last all week long—and you’ll never even have to touch the coffee pot. Prefer your coffee hot? Mix the concentrate with warm water, or steamed Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond Milk for a frothy cafe au lait.
Monday: Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs
Start the week off with an organic, gluten-free, and vegan whole-grain cereal. It’s kid-friendly, but adults will crave it, too. Just add almond milk and maybe even a few slices of banana for even more fiber and flavor.
Tuesday: Ruby Rockets Non-Dairy Yogurt + Purely Elizabeth Granola
Ruby Rockets portable packs made with nutritious creamed coconut and vegetable and fruit purées are great for eating on the go. If you want an even more substantial meal, mix the “yogurt” into a bowl of granola made from ancient grains. Purely Elizabeth Granola is baked with coconut oil, which boasts medium-chain triglycerides—fatty acids that your body uses for energy rather than storing as fat. Mix and match the strawberry, berry, and tropical Ruby Rockets with original, cranberry-pecan, and blueberry-hemp granola.
Ditch the conventional corn puffs and opt for an organic, gluten-free, and vegan version with only three ingredients: corn meal, evaporated cane juice, and sea salt. This cereal might be simple, but it’s incredibly satisfying.
Thursday: Back to the Roots Purple Corn Flakes
Stoneground purple corn gives organic, healthified flakes a hue that looks delectable in a bowl of almond milk. Cane sugar and a little sea salt brings out a subtle hint of sweetness. Want to go all out? Use them to make cereal milk popsicles. You’re welcome!
Peanut butter and chocolate are one killer combo. These puffs taste like a treat—hey, it’s Friday!—but they’re gluten-free, vegan, and packed with whole grains. All you need is a splash of almond milk and you’re good to go.
Saturday: Nature’s Path Organic Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
When you’ve got a million errands to run on the weekend, grab an effortless breakfast on your way out the door. These bars taste like chocolatey treats, and they’re gluten-free and 100 percent certified organic.
Sunday: Cashew Butter and Jam Toast
Here’s a weekend breakfast that’s easy like Sunday morning. Make next-level toast inspired by good ol’ PB&J. Thrive Market’s organic cashew butter pairs beautifully with Crofter’s Organics Jams in apricot or pomegranate—take your pick!
So, what’s your go-to breakfast? Tell us in the comments.
Photo credit: Alicia Cho