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What’s for Breakfast: The Printfresh Team Tells All

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but managing a busy schedule and still finding time to eat can be a challenge. In need of fresh inspiration for a fast morning meal? We crowd sourced ideas from the Printfresh team – read on for our real breakfast routines. 
By Printfresh Staff
October 2021
What’s for Breakfast: The Printfresh Team Tells All
What’s for Breakfast: The Printfresh Team Tells All

What’s for breakfast? This is always a hot topic, even for those of us with a solid morning routine. Do you prep the night before or spend precious morning time making your meal? Do you skip breakfast all together? In search of new ideas to change up the first meal of the day, we compiled the real breakfast routines from some of the Printfresh team. We hope they inspire you to tell us what you’re cooking – or perhaps try one of grab-and-go favorites. 

What kind of breakfast eater are you? Read on for a morning recommendation:

You aren’t that hungry in the morning
Try: Amy’s Peanut Butter + Banana

I can’t afford to spend a lot of time on breakfast, and I’m often not very hungry first thing in the morning. This simple meal is my go-to when my time is limited, but I still want to fuel my body for the day. You’ll need:

• 1 banana
• 1 spoonful of peanut butter
• Chopped chocolate to sprinkle on top (optional)

If you’re craving a touch of sweetness, top your sliced banana and peanut butter with some chopped chocolate shavings and enjoy. And by the way – while my weekday breakfast may be simple, I do go all out for weekend brunch with my family.

You want a breakfast that inspires you
Try: Christiane’s Acai Bowl

I love a breakfast that looks as good as it tastes, and it’s actually really easy to make your own smoothie bowl if you have a blender. This recipe can be easily customized to your preferences, but lately, I’ve been using these ingredients:

• 1 packet of pure unsweetened frozen Açaí (found in the frozen fruit section of most grocery stories)
• ½ cup frozen blueberries
• A handful of frozen sweet cherries
• 1 banana (divided)
• ¼  cup milk of your choice (oat or nut milk works great!)
• ¼  cup granola (I recommend this recipe, opting for maple syrup, pepitas, and pecans as add-ins)
• 1 tbsp. cacao nibs (Mine come from my favorite local Philly Venezuelan restaurant, Sazon)

To make this delicious smoothie bowl, take your açaí packet out of the freezer and give it a few minutes to thaw. Add your açaí, half of a banana, blueberries, and cherries to your blender and top with your choice of milk. Blend until smooth and then spoon into a bowl. Use the remaining banana half, granola, and cacao nibs to garnish. Have fun adding all your toppings and enjoy!

You don’t have time for a healthy meal, but still want to be healthy
Try: Juliana’s Grab + Go Juice

I have a longer commute to work, so I don’t have the time for a full breakfast. I typically rely on a grab-and-go breakfast like instant oatmeal or yogurt with berries that I can eat on my way out the door. But recently, I purchased the Breville Juice Fountain Plus and my mornings have changed for the better. 

• 6 celery sticks
• 1 cucumber
• 3 green apples
• 3 large handfuls of kale 
• 2 romaine leaves
• A small handful of fresh parsley 
• 1 lemon, rind removed

Just throw your cut up fruits and veggies into the juicer (I like to prep mine the night before), turn it on, and breakfast is served. Yes, juicers can be pricey and difficult to clean, but it’s made my weekday breakfast healthier and still fast. 

For you, it’s all about the protein
Try: Leo's Over Easy Eggs

I’ve been trying to clean up my diet, and recently that means three eggs – cooked over easy. I prepare them with coconut oil and a tiny bit of salt, always with an espresso on the side. 

• 3 eggs
• 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
• ¼ tsp. salt

You crave something savory, but don’t have time for eggs + bacon
Try: Brittany's Hard Boiled Eggs

I’m guilty of enjoying my Oat Milk Latte as breakfast, but if I want a little something more this is my go-to. It’s super simple to make and full of protein so you’ll be satisfied until lunch. You’ll need:

• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp. capers
• Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Boil your eggs to the doneness that you prefer. I like mine soft-boiled and this method from Bon Appetit is super quick. Peel and cut your eggs in half and top them with whatever you like. I’ve been topping mine with a teaspoon of capers and a sprinkling of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. 

We hope these recipes inspire you to make breakfast a priority in your weekday morning routine. Now that we’ve shared ours, we’re dying to know – what are you having for breakfast each day? 

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