3 Breakfast ideas on the fly

May 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Mornings can be chaotic but your breakfast shouldn't be. Enjoy one of these three delicious recipes such as our super green energy boosting smoothie, banana Greek yogurt bowl or apple pie morning muffins. These options are fast, healthy and satisfying for everyone in the family.

3 breakfast ideas on the fly

Breakfast is one meal that should be quick and easy, taste good and be healthy. Here are three fast and delicious recipes to keep your energy going while taking the guesswork out of what to make. Plan ahead and prepare the ingredients so that they are ready to go when you are.


Super green smoothie recipe

Super green smoothie recipe

Yields 1 large serving or 2 smaller servings


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger (optional)
  • 1 cup honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 big handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, raw honey or raw agave nectar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. Serve immediately.

Banana Greek yogurt bowls recipe

Banana greek yogurt bowls recipe

Serves 1


  • 1 cup Chobani 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, raw honey or raw agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds  (optional) 


  1. In a bowl add the Greek yogurt, banana slices and maple syrup, honey or agave. Sprinkle with chia seeds and serve.


If you don't like a sweet breakfast, try drizzling a tablespoon of warm organic peanut or almond butter in place of the syrups or honey.


Apple pie morning muffins recipe

Apple pie morning muffins recipe

Yields 12 muffins


For the muffins: 

  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour or whole old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 heaping tablespoons apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • 2 eggs

For the streusel:

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. For the streusel, add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix with your fingertips until the mixture is very crumbly
  2. In a large mixing bowl add all of the dry ingredients and in a separate bowl add all of the wet mixing the wet ingredients well. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, folding gently.
  3. Scoop the batter into the muffin tins and prepare the streusel. Sprinkle over the top of each muffin and bake for 15 -20 minutes or until a golden brown color and the centers are baked through. These will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container.
  4. Note: To make your own oat flour, simply add 1 cup of oats to a food processor and blend until it resembles flour.

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