What to Eat for Breakfast, Based on What Kind of Morning Person You Are
This article was created in partnership with Daily Harvest.
Love 'em or hate 'em, mornings are a part of life. Maybe you’re the kind of person who wakes up naturally at 6 a.m. (nothing personal, but we hate you). Or maybe you barely have time to brush your hair on the way to work. No matter which type you are, there’s a breakfast out for you.
The trick is figuring out where to begin. That’s why we teamed up with Daily Harvest to break down the best breakfasts for every kind of morning person. Daily Harvest makes good food that fits into your life (read: ready to eat in as little as 30 seconds), so you never have to stress about the most important meal of the day. Want to have the best morning ever? Lehgo.
1. The Early-Riser Exerciser
You like to jump out of bed and sweat first thing, which means you need a breakfast that will help you recover and fuel you for the rest of the day. Oatmeal is a hearty, nourishing option, but when you're starving after a workout, you don't want to wait around for it to slow cook.
That's where Daily Harvest's new Apple + Cinnamon Oat Bowl comes in. Like all of Daily Harvest's perfectly portioned, chef-crafted meals, the immune-boosting dish is ready to eat in minutes and is packed with fruits and vegetables. Cinnamon and cloves add tons of flavor without mounds of sugar, almond butter ups the protein, and cauliflower (you won’t even know it’s in there!) keeps it light and nutritious.
2. The Mantra Maven
You love the early hours, but you like to take them at a slow pace, beginning with meditation and maybe a light yoga flow. So why not take your time with breakfast too?
Our favorite leisurely a.m. meal is a frittata. These four-ingredient recipes are easy to make but will feel like you're indulging in a relaxing brunch. Simply pop the dish in the oven while you work through your morning mantras, then serve yourself a slice with a side of fruit.
3. The Fashionably Late Commuter
It’s hard enough to make it to work at a decent hour, let alone fuel your body when you’re running 30 minutes behind. But if you don’t eat, you’ll definitely end up hangry and cranky by 10 a.m.
Smoothies are a dream come true because they’re portable and easy to drink on your commute. For a little extra zing, try Daily Harvest’s Ginger + Greens Smoothie. It’s packed with ginger, apple cider vinegar, spinach, and avocado to boost energy, fight inflammation, and keep you full. We suggest getting a stash of smoothies delivered to your door, so they're ready to go whenever you’re done hitting the snooze button.
4. The Night Owl
You meant to get to bed before midnight last night. Seriously, you tried! But no matter how diligent you are, you just can’t get your brain to quiet down at a decent hour. Inevitably, you wake up every morning feeling like you just fell asleep 10 minutes ago.
Try adding a caffeine kick to your breakfast. Prep this coffee toffee banana bread on Sunday (or, you know, at 1 a.m. when you can’t fall asleep), and it’ll be ready to slice in the morning when you need it. The bread is sweetened with just a touch of brown sugar, so it’s a pretty healthy option, and you can top it with whatever nuts and spices your sleepy little heart desires.
5. The Party Animal
Last night’s group hang was a blast. Now you’re somehow supposed to rally for the day? SOS. It’s tempting to reach for greasy food, but grabbing a fast-food breakfast will only make you feel more sluggish.
If you're craving a sandwich, opt for one of these homemade varieties instead. Or skip the prep work (who has time for endless chopping?) and get your brunch on with a Daily Harvest Sweet Potato + Wild Rice Hash Harvest Bowl. It's a veggie-loaded take on the classic burrito bowl designed to wake you up, keep you full, and get you out the door. Also, it's topped with our favorite breakfast ingredient: avocado.