Looking for a quick, healthy breakfast for on-go-eating? This Brain-Boosting Breakfast Trail Mix has all the nutrients you need to fuel up and feel energized for the day. Whole grains, healthy fats, protein, and even a bit of chocolate!
With school back in session, planning/prepping meals and snacks ahead of time is KEY for my time management. As much as I love cooking and preparing things in the moment, have a few things made ahead of time definitely helps when I’m pressed for time.
I need something quick, nutrient dense, energizing, and easy to eat on-the-go! Whether I’m going to a workout class or heading to a coffee shop to study/work for the afternoon, convenience is the name of the game.
With all these factors in mind, I’ve been brainstorming different options I can have on hand. Bars? Sure, but they don’t have all the nutrients I need. Nuts? Good fat source, but not complete. Dried fruit? Well, the carbs and sugars are there but not much else. What about cereal? Again, has some components I need, but not everything.
Brain-Boosting Breakfast Challenge
Then it hit me! TRAIL MIX. A combination of all the ingredients and nutrients I need in a packable, easy-to-eat form.
Being the cereal lover that I am, I decided to use Cheerios as the base my new breakfast trail mix (shoutout Buffalo…our city SMELLS like Cheerios!). The cereal provides my complex carbohydrates and with the addition of raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds for Omega-3’s and healthy fats, unsweetened dried blueberries for sweetness and antioxidants, and some dark chocolate covered coffee beans for an energy boost (and for fun! 😉 ), this trail-mix has all my bases covered.
Brain-Boosting Breakfast Trail Mix
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast Foods
Mix all ingredients together so they are evenly distributed! Serve with milk, yogurt, or all on its own.
Sweet, crunchy, even a little chocolatey? What more could you ask for in a trail mix! Not to mention the health benefits and good nutrients it provides.
Whether you eat it on its own, with milk, or over yogurt, you’ll feel more awake and ready to tackle the day as soon as you eat a serving. Brain-boosting, body energizing, and SO DARN TASTY. I love all the different flavors and textures throughout!
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