3 Recipes for a Better Breakfast
Mornings. You either love them or you hate them.
No matter where you stand on the issue, we’ve got recipe ideas to give your a.m. routine that little extra something to get your day started off right. We’ve even created a new grocery category in the app, Better Breakfast, that’s filled with ingredient inspiration for healthier, happier mornings. And Shipt will even do the shopping for you, giving you time to figure out what exactly your perfect morning looks like.
Maybe it’s full of energy to get charged up for the day: It starts with a run through the neighborhood. Or a yoga class. Or even a walk with the dog. And then you refuel with one of these:
Looks good right? This acai bowl is fresh, colorful and bursting with flavor – the perfect thing to keep your energy going through the morning and into the rest of your day.
And the toppings! Don’t be shy. Mix and match. It’s like having a sundae for breakfast! But without any of the guilt (or the sugar rush).
A light, healthy breakfast that tastes just as good as it looks on your Instagram feed? We’re in.
But what about those days where you have a full schedule ahead and need something on the go? Don’t fall into the grab-and-go trap of crumbly granola bars and sad yogurt. This old fashioned oatmeal is a little sweet, a little savory and the perfect portable option.
This bowl of goodness will fill you up, and has plenty of options for switching up toppings for the times you want to shake up your morning routine.
And if you don’t need to eat on the run? Even better. Soak up the quiet a.m. hours with this simple recipe and give yourself a high-five for putting together such a delicious breakfast without any fuss.
Still not convinced you’re a morning person? We think it should be scientifically proven that pancakes turn any morning into a good morning. Especially when they’re light, fluffy and vegan-friendly!
Tip: Since you’ll save time getting your ingredients delivered, it’s never been easier to pull off the weekend pancake breakfast of your dreams! Let the kids pour their own, make crazy shapes and soak up every bit of time spent with family (not in line at the grocery store). And just an added bonus? This recipe won’t leave you with that full sluggish feeling after a bite too many.
Let’s be honest – all mornings would be a lot happier with pancakes. Especially ones topped with apple butter, maple syrup and fresh fruit.
Hungry yet? Get the recipes:
Wild Berry Bowl
Serving size: 1
½ cup milk or milk alternative
1 c frozen berry mix
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp acai powder (Substitutes: Chlorella Powder, Hemp Hearts,Raw Organic Manuka Honey Active 16+, Bee Pollen Granules, Bee Pollen Powder, Matcha Powder, Goji Berries, Raw Organic Manuka, or Mangosteen)
1 tbsp nut butter
Honey (or agave nectar if vegan)
Fresh fruits (we used blueberries, green apples, and strawberries)
Pepitas or other seeds/nuts
Chia seeds or hemp seeds
Mini chocolate chips (optional)
Coconut flakes (optional)
Add milk, frozen fruits, acai powder, and seed butter to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. The consistency should be like that of frozen yogurt and thicker than a smoothie.
Pour mixture into a bowl, garnish with fruits and drizzle with agave nectar or honey to sweeten.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Serving size: 1
1 c water
Pinch of salt
½ c old fashioned oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp agave nectar
Bring water to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Add oatmeal, chia seeds, and ground flax and let cook over low-medium heat until desired consistency is reached. Sweeten with agave nectar. Serve in a bowl with toppings.
Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes
Serving size: 3-4
1 ¼ c all-purpose flour
1 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ¼ c water
1 tbsp oil
Optional: add a handful of chocolate chips to batter
In a large bowl, sift dry ingredients.
Whisk water and oil in a small bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet, and stir mixture until just blended. Mixture will be lumpy–do not overmix! Allow mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat, lightly grease skillet.
For each pancake, pour in ¼ c batter into hot skillet and turn when tops are covered with bubbles and edges are dry. Flip and cook until browned on other side. Repeat with remaining batter.
Footnotes: For variation, add chocolate chips to batter before cooking. Top with apple butter, maple syrup, blueberries, etc.
Are you ready to make over your mornings? Check out Better Breakfast to shop these ingredients and get started!