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8 Quick and Easy Breakfast Options for Busy College Students


Admit it, there are mornings where your bed feels just right and you've hit your snooze button more than 3 times. It's now 15 minutes before your class starts and you're now spinning around trying to hurry and get out your dorm. Another last minute morning rush.

The problem with waiting until the last minute is that it leaves you reaching for a sugar-filled, low-nutrient breakfast option or even worse, no breakfast at all! Being a college student can be stressful and if you aren't paying attention to what you're feeding your body it can eventually start to affect your performance. Many believe that breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day and they can manage without it. You'd be surprised at how much a well-balanced breakfast will have you more alert and able to retain information.

No more racing out the door without fueling your body with the proper nutrients it needs in the morning. Here are eight quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes you can whip up.

1. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

You can't go wrong with a classic strawberry banana smoothie! Packed with an abundance of nutrients, this smoothie will give you the proper energy boost to start your day. 

2. Tropical Green Smoothie

When people hear the term green smoothie, you'll usually see them scrunch up their face and the next thing that follows is the word "ew". What if I told you that green smoothies can be a yummy breakfast option? These smoothies can be extremely tasty when mixed with the right fruits. With this recipe, you can get the benefits of leafy greens without having a bad taste left in your mouth.

3. Super Green Smoothie Bowl

Another great way to add greens to your breakfast! Smoothie bowls are an awesome alternative to regular cereal and milk. With avocado, spinach, mixed berries and just 10 minutes, you'll be ready to take on the day with this recipe.

4. Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

The ultimate on-the-go breakfast! Take plain old yogurt to a whole new level by adding layers of fruit and granola. A simple, healthy, and delicious way to get your morning started. What's even better is that you can prepare this meal for a week by just putting it in mason jars and packing them in the fridge. Another great way to save time!

5. Overnight Oats

No need for a microwave. A mason jar, oats, and your favorite toppings will do. Another quick on-the-go recipe! Just prepare the night before and have no worries in the morning. Roll out of bed as late as you want, but make sure to grab it before you head out the door!

6. Peanut Butter Banana Toast

This recipe is highly packed with nutrients. Not only a great source of potassium but it's also filled with fiber. All you need is 5 minutes and you'll be out the door!

7. Avocado Toast

This one is for all the avocado lovers! Yummy and simple, avocado provides your body with healthy fats (yes, there are healthy fats!), vitamins, and fiber that are extremely beneficial to your health. Spice it up with some of your favorite seasonings and voilà! 

. Greek Yogurt Banana Split

Who wouldn't want dessert for breakfast? Now, this isn't your typical banana split. It's not loaded with ice cream and chocolate syrup for a sugar rush, but it includes ingredients that are made to fuel your body to start the day. Grab a banana, berries, and yogurt because you're in for a treat!

What are some of you favorite on-the-go recipes as a busy college student? Comment below!

Veronica Rushton is a 21-year old junior at Florida International University studying Broadcast Media and Global Black Studies. The Miami, Fl native enjoys writing and uses this creative outlet to populate her lifestyle and college blog After undergrad, she plans to receive her master's degree, turn her blog into a brand/business, and pursue a career as a television/film producer. When she is not balancing blogging with school, she is looking for new music, reading, or researching random topics.