Fast, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Busy Mornings (part 2)

6. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack every time in a day. Blend peanut butter, frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, honey, soy milk, and some ice cubes and you will swear you are sipping a milkshake.

For a breakfast, secure it in a tight-sealing container and keep it in a pocket in your work bag. If this is an afternoon boost, prepare it the night before and freeze it. Remove it in the later morning, and it will be ready when that 3 p.m. lull sets in.

7. Pumpkin Granola Yogurt Parfait

This one is perfect to try out as fall sets in. In a small container with a reliable lid, layer rich pumpkin pie cashew cream with Greek yogurt and a spoon of granola, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

8. Quinoa Fruit Salad

A fruit salad of mango and berries gets extra texture and protein from a scoop of quinoa. Toss the whole shebang around till the quinoa is distributed evenly. Then drizzle on a sweet-tart dressing of lime, honey, and basil and toss to coat.

You can prep in advance and throw together one or two serving as you need.

9. Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats

This is the ultimate busy breakfast. Combine blueberries, oats, chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top the mixture with slivered almonds and half a sliced banana and you are ready for breakfast. If you are in the mood for something warm, heat in the microwave for about 1 minute.

10. Savory Oatmeal with an Egg

This recipe can take oatmeal to a new level. Regular rolled oats or quick-cooking steel-cut oats are cooked in the microwave, sprinkled with diced red pepper and onion, mixed with white cheddar cheese, and topped with an over-easy egg.

Tips: This recipe can be cooked in the microwave without making a mess.