5 Healthy Breakfasts

Today’s CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) post is for the on-the-go girl. When you’re busy, it can be tempting to choose the fastest, easiest breakfast option instead of making breakfast every morning. Though convenient, those grab-and-go options are not always the healthiest choices, and buying them can really add up. Today, we’re bringing you 5 healthy, homemade options for breakfast on the go! Each of these recipes can be prepared the night before or over the weekend to save you precious time in the morning.

Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

Makes 2 servings

½ cup quinoa

1 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used cashew milk, but any milk will work!)

2.5 tsp cacao powder

½ tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup raspberries

1 tbsp cacao nibs

1] Bring ½ cup of quinoa and 1 cup of milk to a boil in a small pot. Once it boils, stir and reduce the heat to a simmer.

2] Cook the quinoa until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Healthy Breakfast - How To: Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

3] Place the quinoa in a medium-sized bowl and fluff with a fork to cool.

4] Add the cacao powder, vanilla extract, honey and remaining milk to the quinoa and stir to mix. Depending on the milk you used, you many want to add a touch more honey for sweetness—your call!


5] Transfer half of the quinoa mixture to a bowl, top with the raspberries and cacao nibs and eat up!


Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Makes 1 serving

½ cup sliced mango

½ avocado

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tbsp shredded coconut

2 slices bread

½ tsp salt

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

1] Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Spread the coconut oil on both sides of the bread, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pop into to the oven.

3] Bake the bread until it is golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Feel free to double or triple the bread and coconut oil if you want to prepare extra for the upcoming week!

4] Mash the avocado with a fork and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

5] Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the sliced mango. Sprinkle on the shredded coconut and eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Makes 12 cups

2 ½ cups rolled oats

1 cup blueberries

½ cup + 1 ½ cups milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp agave nectar

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

1] Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with baking cups.

2] In a small bowl, combine chia seeds with ½ cup of milk. Stir to mix and let sit for about 20 minutes, or until a chia pudding has formed.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

3] In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, blueberries and baking powder.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

4] In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining milk, vanilla extract, agave and coconut oil. Whisk the wet ingredients until fully combined.

5] Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients and stir to mix. Once the chia pudding has set, add the chia to the mixture and stir once more.

6] Spoon the mixture into the baking cups and pop into the oven. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until slightly golden brown on top.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

7] Remove from the oven, set aside to cool and eat up! Any leftover oatmeal cups can be stored in an airtight container.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Makes 3-4 servings

6-8 large strawberries (about 2 cups)

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tbsp shredded coconut

1] Remove the stems from the strawberries and toss into a food processor, along with the coconut milk and vanilla extract, and puree until completely smooth.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

2] Pour the pureed strawberry mixture into a large bowl, add in the chia seeds and stir to mix. Let the mixture soak for at least 20 minutes, if not overnight, so that the chia seeds will form a pudding.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

3] Spoon the chia pudding mixture into a bowl, or a hollowed-out coconut if you’re feelin’ summery!

4] Top with sliced strawberries and sprinkle on some shredded coconut. Eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

Makes 1 serving

2 cups kale

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

½ cup blackberries

1 packet frozen unsweetened acai puree

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup milk

1 tbsp honey

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

1] Combine the kale, milk and chia seeds in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. No one like kale chunks in their smoothie!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

2] Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You’re aiming for a very thick smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon, so try not to add additional liquid or you’ll end up with a soup.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

3] Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with anything your heart desires! I recommend using fresh berries, cacao nibs, coconut and goji berries. Then eat up!



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Teresa Sandoval is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that get her outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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7 Things We Love…

Here at AEO, we’re inspired by so many different things. Food, travel, music, movies… you name it, the sky’s the limit! We’re starting a new series on the blog where you can see all of our inspirations—and maybe get a little inspired yourself. Here’s the first installment of what we can’t live without.


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We’re digging this song from Wild Belle’s debut album, Isles. Chicago natives (and siblings!) Elliot and Natalie Bergman have created the perfect mix of indie rock and funk. This track’s addictive sound will definitely have you playing it again and again and again and… well, you get the point.

Have big dreams of being a DJ? Well, it’s now easier than ever (and totally at your fingertips) with this awesome app. Choose from eight different effects like Beatmasher, Filter and Flanger to cut up and rearrange beats, create quick cuts and more. Plus, you can use it on your iPad or iPhone!

Looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Denver boasts one of the largest celebrations in the US. The two-day festival includes live music and all the authentic Mexican cuisine you can handle. Work off all the tacos by taking advantage of the city’s hiking trails and mountain terrain.

It’s only one of the most popular YA books to come out in the past five years. This story about two teenage cancer patients who find each other and fall in love is a tearjerker, for sure… but it’s also full of hope and the appreciation of living life to the fullest. Not to mention the movie, which stars Divergent’s Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, is only one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year (it comes out on June 6).

The weather’s heating up (finally) (we think?) and that has us craving colder foods. Smoothie bowls are the cousin of acai bowls, which are a Brazilian treat made from frozen acai pulp blended with other frozen fruit and topped with fresh sliced fruit, granola and honey. But since acai is a little hard to find, try a smoothie bowl—all you need is spinach, avocado, and whatever frozen fruit you have in the freezer! Mmm, mmm good.

The oversized floral print. The mismatched pockets. The bold black and white. The silhouette. Everything about this jumpsuit just screams “I’m right on trend for spring!” It’s really just a bonus that it’s incredibly comfy, too.

This movie totally made fetch happen. We kind of can’t believe it’s 10 years old already. This classic just never goes out of style. Thanks to Netflix, we’re watching the antics of the Plastics over and over again and quoting all the memorable lines nonstop. A few of our favorites: “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.” “Whatever. I’m getting cheese fries.” “You go, Glenn Coco!”


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