*This post is about college breakfast ideas*
Are you tired of breakfast making you sleepy?
Do you go without eating breakfast in the morning just to avoid feeling drowsy in class?
If you said yes to any of the above, then read on!
I’m sharing 5 AMAZING college breakfast ideas that won’t make you drowsy but give you a massive boost of energy
But Before I share those 5 meals…
You should understand why some breakfast meals are causing you to become drowsy so you don’t struggle with morning food comas again.
Why is My Food Making Me Tired?
It’s quite simple.
Your likely eating too much sugar in the morning 🙁
While sugar is super important for normal brain, bodily function, and energy, too much sugar–after giving your body a quick and crazy boost of energy–will make you crash faster than a plane that ran out of fuel.
Major drowsiness takes over and your day has officially started bad.
How can you avoid the crash?
To avoid the crash and feelings of drowsiness, you need fiber.
Fiber is the secret nutrient that will give you that boost of energy and keep you feeling energized longer!
You’ll also stay full much longer.
How do I get fiber?
Getting Fiber is super easy.
Fiber is found in common foods like apples, raspberries, bananas, mangoes, and strawberries.
Fun Fact: According to webMD, raspberries win the fiber race among fruits at 8 grams per cup! Pretty cool!
Good sources of Fiber are also found in oats, wheat, almonds, chia seeds, and beans, just to name a few.
Why skipping breakfast can hurt you in the long run?
It’s super important to find breakfast meals you love and won’t make you drowsy because skipping breakfast can hurt you in the long run.
- Overeat: Skipping breakfast can cause you to overeat and put on weight because, by lunchtime, you’ll likely become extremely hungry, be tempted by sweets and junk food, and eat more than you would have you had a good breakfast.
- Have trouble focusing: If you have a morning with classes back to back, skipping breakfast can cause you to become easily distracted since you’ll be hungry and thinking about your stomach.
- Become drowsy: Without breakfast, you may experience drowsiness because you don’t have any fuel to keep you focused on tasks or alert during lectures.
Now that you know why breakfast is so important for your success in school, let’s dive into the 5 delicious breakfast meals that won’t make you drowsy.
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Okay so I put oatmeal at #1 for a reason!!
Oatmeal is by far one of the BEST energy-boosting breakfast meals out there.
Coming in at 8 grams of fiber per cup, oatmeal contains enough fiber to give you massive amounts of energy and keep you energized over a very long period of time.
Even sweeter, it’ll keep your mind off your belly and focused on work for several hours.
You Don’t Have to Make Cafeteria Oatmeal Anymore
Now let’s talk about making oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal shouldn’t be boring or taste bland.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of boring and bland oatmeals in my lifetime (like the ones that the Courtyard Marriot serves for breakfast along with honey, raisins, and sugar to sweeten it…blah!).
Click here to learn how to make an amazingly tasty bowl of oatmeal in 15 minutes. (No email required!)
It’s so good and easy to make!!!
2. High Fiber Smoothies & Shakes
Coming in at #2 are High Fiber Smoothie & r Shakes!
You can seriously create the most delicious smoothie or shake with a cheap blender in 5 minutes!!
I made breakfast smoothies almost EVERY morning and it SAVED MY LIFE.
It was always SUPER filling and it tasted so freakin’ good.
What was in my drink?
One fresh banana, frozen strawberries, oats (fiber!!), just a dash of flax seeds (for that fiber!!), a cup of almond milk, and a scoop of my favorite vanilla protein powder (vegan) from GNC.
If you don’t want to add a protein powder to your drink, just add more fruits to give your smoothie more volume and….
You’ve got the most AMAZING energy-boosting drink you’ve ever made!
3. Avocado Toast
So I am not sure how avocado toast came to be, but it is one of the most popular breakfast meals for vegans and is slowly but steadily taking over breakfast menus at cafes.
Because Avocado is a fat (a healthy fat) and anything fattening, in my opinion, is comforting to the soul!
At the same time, avocado spread on wheat bread is just darn delicious!
Further, this delicious meal comes in at an impressive 10g of fiber (and that’s just 1 toast!).
After reading this stat, is there anything more to add after that?
Not much, except that you need to get on it!
Make avocado toast for your next breakfast meal and feel your energy rise!
4. Raisin Bran
At Number 5 is Raisin Bran. 🙂
NOTE: Not Raisin Bran Crunch…too much sugar.
I listed Raisin Bran as opposed to cereals in general because not all cereals are created equally.
Some cereals have unhealthy amounts of sugar and little to no fiber, which will have you falling asleep on the road far before you’ve reached your job.
I don’t want feeling drowsy on the road or get left behind in an abandoned train or bus, so cereals high in fiber like Raisin Bran should be your go to cereals.
Raisin Bran carries 7g of fiber, which will fuel your body with energy that it can thrive on for several hours.
Raisin Bran is also quick and easy to prepare if you are susceptible to crazy mornings and don’t want to put much thought into breakfast.
If you’re not a Raisin Bran lover, feel free to swap in out with another cereal high in Fiber and low in sugar.
I’ll warn you though, finding a healthy energy packed cereal that ACTUALLY tastes good, can be pretty hard to find.
For this reason, don’t be surprised or discouraged if you buy a cereal that you don’t like. Just be patient and keep trying new cereals until you find something that fall in love with.
For me, that’s Raisin Bran!
Bonus Tip: Add bananas to your Raisin Bran. It adds more sweetness to your bowl without putting you at risk to the horrible side affects many other sweet cereals give.
Plus its freakin’ delicious!!! I definitely recommend that you try it!
5. Whole Wheat Pancakes
Last but not least, is whole wheat pancakes! And I’m not talking about any whole wheat pancakes.
Girllll, I’m talking about Aunt Jemima’s WHOLE WHEAT Blend Pancakes!
The buttermilk pancakes and the Original has NOTHING on these pancakes!
These pancakes are too die for!! You’ll have a freakin’ party in your mouth, as they are comforting, delicious, and incredibly filling.
Best yet, they contain a good source of fiber, protein, and isn’t overloaded in sugar.
These pancakes will wake you up, boost your energy, and keep your energy levels up for several hours into your working day.
Goodbye to miserable mornings and say yes to a good day!
Is your mornings crazy busy and wondering when you’ll have time to make pancakes?
If your mornings are very busy and your time is very limited, no worries!
These pancakes can be prepared the night before or at the beginning of the week (Sunday), and then warmed up in the microwave when you’re ready to eat them.
Trust me. I’ve warmed up leftover whole wheat pancakes before, and they taste Ahhh-mazing!!!
NOTE: I cannot say the same thing about Aunt Jemima’s original (non-wheat) pancake mix. It just doesn’t compare!
If you would like to make your own incredible whole wheat pancakes, buy Aunt Jemima’s Whole Wheat Blend pancakes and follow the box’s instructions (But leave out the egg. You don’t need it. You’ll still have incredible pancakes).
Once cooked, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and pour a light amount of pure maple syrup and enjoy!!
And don’t worry if you don’t have anybody to cook for because your taste buds and your body will be screaming a big thank you!
You’re giving your body nutrients that it wants and needs to keep you energized long after you’ve reached your workplace.
If you try any of the 5 breakfast meals, you will be on you way to have an energy boosting day.
*This post is about college breakfast ideas*