Waking up to an awesome breakfast isn’t only a good way to motivate yourself to get out of bed, it’s also good for your health. Eating in the morning has been proven to give you more energy for the rest of the day, increase your concentration, and help you maintain a healthy weight. In one study, people who ate breakfast were thinner than other people in the study even though they ate the same number of calories every day. Mind. Blown. And no this doesn’t mean shovelling a bunch of stale cereal in your mouth as you run out the door. Here are 5 awesome healthy breakfast recipes that will have you jumping out of bed at the crack of dawn. Ok, well, at least before 10 am.

Breakfast1

Lauren Conrad’s Veggie Omelette

This veggie omelette is the bomb. Have it with some whole grain toast that is rich in fiber so you feel full until lunch. Skip the fruit juice because that will spike your insulin levels and make you feel hungry sooner. And hungry often equals cranky. Also don’t be shy about going ham with adding in lots of veggies. Greens are good for the soul. Check it out here.

Breakfast2

Healthy Chocolate Oreo Cookie Pancakes

Um yes, this actually is a breakfast item! And if you can believe it, these Oreo cookie pancakes are pretty healthy. Blogger girl Chocolate Covered Katie has mastered the art of cooking nutritious food that might as well be a dessert. So bring out this recipe on a Sunday morning, blast some tunes in the kitchen and impress your parents/friends/roommates with this wild recipe. Check it out here.

Breakfast3

Overnight Oat Parfait With Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Running out the door in the morning? Now you have no excuse not to grab breakfast on the way out. Make this recipe the night before in a jar you can bring with you. If you have a long commute you can snack on the bus, or enjoy it when you get to school. Oats are full of good things that will give you energy for the whole day. Check it out here.

Breakfast4

Homemade Granola

Whoever said models don’t eat never checked out this blog. The Model Foodie has tons of healthy recipes that are super easy to make. This granola is way better than the store bought kind because it doesn’t have excess sugar and nasty preservatives. Bonus: put some in cute jars for presents to score major points with your health conscious friends. Check it out here.

Breakfast5

Beautiful Berry Smoothie

It might be getting cold outside but no breakfast list is complete without a delicious smoothie. Berries are basically the best smoothie ingredient ever because they are low in calories, packed with nutrients and make everything taste totally delicious. Experiment with your favourite combination or stick to this recipe for a guaranteed good morning. Check it out here.