Healthy Breakfasts to Make Your 8 a.m. Easier

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As a college student, you don’t always have an abundance of time to spend cooking, especially in the morning. Here are some of VALLEY’s favorite easy-to-make recipes that keep us going during our dreaded 8 a.m.

Overnight Oats
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What You’ll Need
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk would work)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Toppings: fruit, ground cinnamon, nuts, seeds, nut butter, etc.
What You’ll Do
  1. Add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla into a large jar or container. Mix together and cover. Refrigerate for at least four hours.
  2. When ready to eat, remove the lid from the container and stir the oats again. If the mixture looks too thick, add in additional milk.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings!
Avocado Toast
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What You’ll Need
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or another seasoning of your choice)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
What You’ll Do
  1. Remove the pit from the avocado. In a small bowl, mash it together until smooth. Mix in a pinch of salt to taste.
  2. Toast the bread until golden and firm.
  3. Spread the avocado onto the toast
  4. In a small pan, over medium heat, crack your egg. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes, or until white is set. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and place onto your toast.
  5. Sprinkle red pepper flakes, or a different seasoning of your choice, on top.
Fruit Smoothie
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What You’ll Need
  • 1 cup frozen fruit of your choice
  • 1 cup fresh fruit of your choice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
What You’ll Do
  1. In a blender combine frozen fruit, fresh fruit, plain yogurt, and orange juice.
  2. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

If you try any of these recipes, be sure to take a picture and tag us on Instagram @VALLEYmag!


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