3 Healthy Back to School Ideas for Breakfast

It’s official, back to school season is literally around the corner! So I’ve put together a list of some awesome ideas for breakfast to get you prepped and ready to hit the books. It’s not a secret that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day so of course I had to start off the back to school series with some super easy healthy breakfast recipes to keep you and your tummy happy. Eating a healthy breakfast will make the biggest difference in your mood, concentration and will keep you awake and energized in those uncomfortable desks, all lecture long.

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I’m sure some of you love school, others can do without. But learning, whether you do it in a work environment, or a school environment, is always going to help you push further, and reach whatever goals you have for yourself. I love HealthNut Nutrition, it’s my passion and it allows to me learn and create new things every single day! And I would love to go back to school to study Nutrition. It would only increase my love for food and health and help me, help you, be even fitter, healthier and happier!

 

On that note, I’m going to be sharing my three favourite back to school breakfast recipes that you can make the night before so you don’t have to think about it in the morning, just grab and go. I’m also partnering up with the lovely peeps over at Manitoba Harvest to show you one of my favourite super foods, Hemp Hearts! My goal is to show you how easy it is to combine Hemp Hearts into different breakfast options so you can get the nutritional benefits from them like plant-based proteins and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Plus they’re Canadian so that makes them even cooler, haha!

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My first healthy back to school breakfast option is my Mini Spinach and Mushroom Egg omelette. These are perfect to make at the beginning of the week to then store in the fridge for breakfast throughout the week. There’s protein from the egg, healthy fats from the coconut milk and lots of veggie power from the mushrooms and spinach. For all those savoury breakfast lovers, this one’s for you. These also work great as an afternoon snack when you get home feeling hungry, and want to keep it healthy. It happens to the best of us.

mango-berry Next we’ve got a smoothie ‘cause you know I love me some blended veggies and fruit, sounds appetizing right? But seriously you can pack in so many nutrients into a single mason jar by blending it all up and drinking it first thing in the morning.

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I love this Mango Berry Hemp Smoothie because it’s creamy, sweet and super energizing. Plus, the addition of Hemp Hearts gives you some plant protein – a great alternative to protein powders, which I know some people don’t like. Hemp Hearts add a creamy texture and work amazing in smoothies like this one. This next one has kind of been a new obsession of mine. My Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats has been a go-to lately when I know I’m going to be rushing the next morning, which happens a lot.. surprise surprise.

peachesI made this with coconut milk yogurt and Hemp Hearts so it’s not only vegan but packed with plant-based protein to keep you full. There’s nothing worse than eating breakfast to then only be hungry in 30 min when you actually sit down for class. You’re going to love this one, trust me.

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Whether you’re a parent, student or teacher, I hope these healthy ideas for breakfast help you stay on track for healthy, less hectic mornings and get you ready for the month of back to school.

Recipe

Mini Spinach and Mushroom Egg Omelettes

For all those savoury breakfast lovers, this one’s for you. These Mini Spinach and Mushroom Egg Omelettes also work great as an afternoon snack when you get home feeling hungry, and want to keep it healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 7 eggs
  • 1/4 coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp. salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp. dried chives
  • 1 cup chopped crimini mushrooms
  • 2 cups raw chopped baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk and spices.
  • Next, fold in your veggies to evenly combine everything together.
  • Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and pour ¼ cup of the egg mixture into each muffin hole. Try not to fill it all the way to the top so it has room to rise.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 min or until golden brown on top and allow cooling for 5-10 min before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • In the morning, take two out and heat them up on a pan or in the microwave and serve with a slice of Ezekiel toast or fruit.

 

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Mango Berry Hemp Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ½ unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart
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Instructions:

  • Throw all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a mason jar and enjoy.

 

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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe peach chopped
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
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Instructions:

  • In a glass container add in all ingredients, shake and store in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning give it a good shake and enjoy.

Are you going back to school this year? If so what grade or field are you going into? Let me know in the comments below!

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This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest but all opinions and thoughts expressed were my own. I stand by this brand and have been using their Hemp Hearts for years and love them. 

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    33 comments
  1. I’m torn between the smoothie and the overnight oats but I think I like the overnight oats more cause it’s easy to eat in the morning since it was prepared the night before> I definitely want to try the omelette recipe.

  2. I cannot wait to try all three of these! Great tip about substituting mango for banana. I would have never thought of that. Thanks Again Friend

  3. My fav recipe is the peach oats, it looks delicious! Tough I will definitely try the mango smoothie as well, I am so curious about using mango instead of bananas 🙂

  4. I loved the smoothie the best! I am always trying to make up smoothies and upping the protein without adding protein powder and this berry smoothie is a good idea for my upcoming back to school days:D I will definitely make it for my family too when I buy a new blender hopefully this week! Which blender do you use or recommend?

    • I love the NutriBullet since its a high speed blender with a lower price point. I def want a vitamix or blendtec in the near future to make larger items like soups,etc.

  5. These recipes look delicious! I never would’ve added coconut milk in an omelet but it sounds great! I have to try all of these recipes–especially since I got hemp seeds!

    • I love dairy free options so I add coconut milk whenever possible and it adds a rich creaminess to this recipe.

  6. I loved all of these recipes! They look so good and I can’t wait to try them out, especially the peaches and cream which is my favorite.

  7. I usually love bananas in my smoothies – but I know so many people who don’t. So I’m glad you threw that change in there for them! I think my favorite, though, was probably the mini omelets. I eat an egg white omelet every morning, and the extra time it takes to make it every single day is a bit of a pain.

  8. I have this love affair with all smoothies… so I have to say the smoothie was my favourite! haha 😀 but the oats and omelette both looked amazing as well. Also, I really loved your video, the editing was amazing!

  9. Great recipes! I cannot wait to try ALL of these! 🙂 Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I would love to try those a Hemp Hearts.

  10. I love the mini omelettes!! I can just make a whole batch of them then heat some up when I want, especially if I’m in a rush in the mornings, which is awesome as a uni student wanting as much sleep as possible.

    • oh perfect! See I knew your type were out there haha I personally love bananas but I always like to switch up my smoothies so Im eating the same fruit/veggies ALL the time 🙂