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15 Best Low-Calorie And Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Prepare In 15 Minutes

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15 Best Low-Calorie And Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Prepare In 15 Minutes September 17, 2018

Who has the time to prepare a low-cal breakfast before office or school, right? And the only quick breakfast options that seem to be available are things like cereals, bagels, and hot dogs that are unhealthy and high in calories. To lose weight or be healthy, having a healthy breakfast every single morning is the best way to go. It will not just open your eyes – it will also awaken your brain and muscles. You will feel energetic all day and be able to make better decisions. Isn’t that what we all want? So, say ‘hello’ to the 15 best low-calorie breakfast recipes that you can fix in just 15 minutes. Swipe up!

1. Spinach Protein Smoothie

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 2; Calories: 192

Ingredients
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup almond milk
How To Prepare
  1. Slice the avocado and scoop the flesh out.
  2. Toss the avocado and all the other ingredients into a processor.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Pour it into two glasses.
  5. Drink it up!

2. Egg Scramble And Toast

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 178

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of wheat bread
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan.
  2. Crack the two eggs open and quickly start stirring the egg white and the yolk together.
  3. Add salt, pepper, chives, milk, and yogurt. Stir again.
  4. Plate the scrambled eggs while they are soft and gooey.
  5. Use a grill or toaster to toast the slice of wheat bread.
  6. Halve the toast diagonally and have it with the delicious and creamy scrambled eggs.

3. Berry Delicious Breakfast Smoothie

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 8 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 210

Ingredients
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ¼ blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
How To Prepare
  1. Toss all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blitz it into a smoothie.
  3. Pour it into a mason jar and sip on it.

4. Fried Egg And Leftover Salad Open Sandwich

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 189

Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of wheat bread
  • Leftover salad
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Toast the slice of bread in a toaster.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and crack the egg open.
  3. Sprinkle a little salt on the egg.
  4. While the egg’s cooking, place a handful of the leftover salad on the toast.
  5. Season it with salt and pepper if required.
  6. Now, place the egg on top.
  7. And your breakfast is ready!

5. Vegan Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 10 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 197

Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup cherries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • A few pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut shavings (optional)
  • 1 cup almond milk
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the frozen banana, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, maca powder, and almond milk into a processor.
  2. Blend into a smooth paste.
  3. Pour it into a bowl.
  4. Toss in some more berries, coconut shavings, and pepitas, and your yummy breakfast is ready.

6. Vegan Sprout Salad

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Prep Time: 10 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 89

Ingredients
  • ½ cup sprouts
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ lime
  • A few leaves of cilantro
How To Prepare
  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Your breakfast is ready!

7. Egg And Mushroom Omelet

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Prep Time: 10 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 201

Ingredients
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • 2 eggs
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon seeded and chopped red chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Clean and slice the mushrooms. Toss them in a large bowl.
  2. Crack two eggs open into the bowl.
  3. Add chopped red chili, salt, and cilantro. Whisk well.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a pan and pour in the egg mix.
  5. Cook until the egg is cooked halfway through.
  6. Carefully flip it over and cook for a minute more.
  7. Place it on a plate and enjoy this “eggcellent” breakfast!

8. Vegan Instant Oats In A Jar

Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 2; Calories: 364

Ingredients
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • A few blueberries
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Prepare the oats by heating the almond milk and adding the instant oats to it.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile, toss the raspberries into a blender and make a puree.
  4. Take the oats off the flame and transfer equal amounts of it to two jars.
  5. Stir in the raspberry puree.
  6. Top with a few more raspberries and blueberries.
  7. You can enjoy it by the window or carry it to have it on the way to work or school.

9.  Apple Curd Low-Cal Pancakes

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Prep Time: 10 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 2; Calories: 475

Ingredients
  • 1 apple, washed, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
How To Prepare
  1. Mix the wheat flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl.
  2. Toss the chopped apple pieces, olive oil, yogurt, egg, and milk in a food processor and blend well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the processor and prepare the batter.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet.
  5. Scoop a ladle of batter on the skillet and let it cook until you see bubbles on the edges.
  6. Flip it over and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with maple syrup.

10. Leftover Beetroot Noodle Salad

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 261

Ingredients
  • ½ – 1 cup leftover beetroot noodles
  • ½ cup thinly sliced arugula
  • A few walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the beetroot noodles in the oven for about 30 seconds.
  2. Toss them with sliced arugula, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add some walnuts, and you have made a great breakfast out of last night’s dinner!

11. Grapefruit Yogurt Granola Bowl

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 5 mins; Serves: 2; Calories: 174

Ingredients
  • 1 grapefruit, halved
  • 100 g plain yogurt
  • ½ cup granola (homemade, if possible)
How To Prepare
  1. Peel the grapefruit and slice it up.
  2. Divide the yogurt between the two bowls equally.
  3. Toss in the granola and sliced grapefruit.
  4. Enjoy your breakfast!

12. Mashed Avocado On Toast

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 220

Ingredients
  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 2 slices of wheat bread
  • A few cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Halve the avocado and scoop the flesh out into a bowl.
  2. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado on the bread slices.
  4. Sprinkle a few black sesame seeds.
  5. Add a few leaves of cilantro and have a crunchy and buttery bite of your filling breakfast.

13. Leftover Mushroom And Sour Cream Sandwich

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 129

Ingredients
  • Leftover mushrooms
  • 1 slice of wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • A pinch of dried oregano
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  • Toast the bread on a skillet or in a toaster.
  • Spread the sour cream on the bread evenly.
  • Toss in the mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle some salt and dried oregano, and your breakfast is fixed!

14. Muesli With Yogurt And Honey

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Prep Time: 5 mins; Total Cooking Time: 10 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 264

Ingredients
  • ½ cup muesli
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
How To Prepare
  1. Add the yogurt to the bowl of muesli.
  2. Top it with golden organic honey.
  3. Combine well and enjoy!

15. Blanched Asparagus And Boiled Egg

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Prep Time: 4 mins; Total Cooking Time: 15 mins; Serves: 1; Calories: 158

Ingredients
  • 5-6 asparagus heads
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A bowl of chilled water
  • 6 cups of water
How To Prepare
  1. Bring three cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add a little salt and throw in the asparagus.
  3. After 2 minutes, take the asparagus out of the boiling water and toss them in the bowl with chilled water.
  4. While the asparagus is getting blanched, boil an egg. Boil for 7 minutes if you want a soft boiled egg.
  5. Remove the shell of the egg carefully and place it on a plate.
  6. Toss in the asparagus, and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Your breakfast is ready!

There you have it – 15 quick, low-cal breakfast ideas. You are going to love what you eat in the morning and how you feel throughout the day. Just make sure you buy your veggies and healthy foods on the weekend. If possible, pre-prep your breakfast the night before so that you do not have to resort to unhealthy choices. Go ahead and lead a fit and healthy life that you deserve. Cheers!

Expert’s Answers for Readers Questions

How many calories should you eat for breakfast?

You can consume up to 300 calories. Also, make sure you get the calories from nutritious foods.

Is eating porridge for breakfast good?

Porridge is a popular breakfast option, and it has health benefits if you consume it with fruits and nuts. Make sure to maintain the portion size to prevent over consumption.

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