7 quick, healthy breakfast ideas

Fruit and yogurt, combined with other ingredients, can make varied breakfast dishes.

A healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be boring, and a quick morning meal doesn’t mean something sweet from a fast food drive thru.

These seven recipes can be prepared for a trip ahead of time or whipped up quickly in your cab. It’s possible to keep your diet in check and your hunger satisfied with these nutritious but tasty meals.

1. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie

Toss some bananas, blueberries, blackberries, yogurt and soy milk into a blender for a few seconds and just like that you have a nutritious breakfast.  This recipe from Chef Savvy makes two servings, has just five ingredients and no added sugar thanks to the sweetening from the banana and berries.

2. Banana Bread

Bake a loaf of banana bread before you hit the road and keep it in your truck as a go-to healthy breakfast option. This Real Simple recipe cooks in about an hour and yields one loaf. Its healthy ingredients include bananas, whole-wheat flour and unsweetened almond milk. Get the recipe here.

3. Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit 

Make your own three-grain breakfast cereal with this recipe from Cooking Light. You can make before you head out and store it in an airtight container for up to five days. It combines barley, oats, nuts and raisins to provide a breakfast high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Peach and Mango Smoothie

Combine the sweet taste of peaches and mangos for a breakfast smoothie that tastes more like a dessert. This Cooking Light recipe has five ingredients and can be blended smooth in less than two minutes.

5. Avocado Toast

This breakfast option is as straightforward as they come: top some toasted bread with avocado and you’re done. Avocados offer several health benefits, including being high in potassium, monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber. This recipe from Real Simple offers a tasty twist on avocado toast, using olive oil and lemon juice to give it extra flavor.

6. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

If you’re a peanut butter fan (And who isn’t?), then this peanut butter and banana smoothie recipe from The Chubby Vegetarian is perfect for you. The peanuts kick your morning off with a solid portion of protein, while the banana keeps it sweet and tasty. This recipe has seven ingredients and can be whipped up in a blender in no time flat.

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7. Homemade Instant Oatmeal

For an even more healthy twist on an already pretty healthy classic, try this Homestead Anywhere recipe. It makes about three packets of instant oatmeal, but includes recipes measurements to make as many as 12 packets. All you need to do is add boiling  water for a warm and healthy oatmeal breakfast right in your cab.