5 Holistic Prep-Ahead Breakfast Ideas So You Can Spend More Time In Bed

Every year we make resolutions to live more healthy, active lifestyles, and yet every year we find ourselves recycling the same excuse; "I don't have the time!!!" 

This is especially true when it comes to breakfast. How many times do you find yourself rushing out the door and ending up grabbing a bagel, croissant or grease filled breakfast sandwich to go?

This year, I found a way to break the cycle. Prepping my breakfast ahead of time or even just the night before has given me more time to snooze in the morning or hit that 15-30 minute morning stretch or cardio goal. 

What is considered a holistic breakfast?

Holistic nutrition means incorporating as many natural, organic, non-modified foods as possible into your diet. According to holisticnutrition.com, Holistic nutrition involves three main components: macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, protein and fats; micronutrients, which include vitamins and minerals; and fiber.

Holistic foods include a healthy balance of fruits, vegetables (especially those delicious leafy greens), fish, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. The goal is to keep the foods in their purest, most natural form. You can choose to eat raw or cook using sea salt, herbs, spices, tamari, unrefined/virgin oils (olive, coconut, sesame) and natural sweeteners such as pure honey and agave. It is best to use fresh seasonal, certified organic produce, preferably from local farms.

Why is it important?

Breakfast being the first and arguably most important meal of the day, a holistic approach will provide you with the energy needed to “function properly and supplies the nutrients that are required to build and regenerate bone, muscle, fat and blood” (holisticnutrition.com).

Okay okay enough with the health talk… Check out these five amazing holistic prepare-ahead-of-time breakfast recipes that will allow you to hit snooze a few more times…

Walnut Brownie Breakfast Smoothie

And there you have it, 5 delicious holistic breakfast inspirations that will let you snooze on!