It’s breakfast time and you’re hungry, but you have ten items on your to-do list before you need to dash out the door. I feel you. This describes almost every morning in my house. On any given morning, I’m either getting the kids off to school or heading to a TV segment, tennis match, or Pilates class. Regardless of your individual morning routine, we all have to fuel our bodies before hanger kicks in.
Whether you are following a keto-lifestyle or you’re simply looking for a quick and delicious breakfast that takes less than 15 minutes to make, here are my five favorite keto-friendly options:
Easy Keto Breakfast Sundae
When creamy, salty cottage cheese meets juicy blueberries, something magical happens. Sprinkle with almonds for a nutty crunch, and this might just become one of your favorite and easiest breakfast choices. 1/2 cup cottage cheese contains only 4 grams carbs per 1/2 cup. 1/4 cup blueberries contain just 5 grams carbs. If you’re craving more sweetness, stir in erythritol sweetener. Sprinkle in cinnamon or pumpkin spice for added depth and pack it in a container to go. You have yourself a keto breakfast with no eggs. Boom.
Keto Egg and Avocado Breakfast Salad to-go
I love a quick and easy avocado and hard-boiled egg salad drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. To hard-boil eggs, place as many eggs in a pot as you will eat in one week. (Older eggs peel easier.) Cover completely with water. Bring to a simmer on high heat. As soon as bubbles rise to the surface, cover and turn off the heat. Set the timer for 12 minutes. Drain and cover with ice water. Peel as you need them to retain moisture.
For additional flavors and textures, stir in diced red bell pepper, tomato, or sliced scallions. Serve in a cup, grab a fork, and go.
Keto Low Carb Hot Cereal
Whether you’re craving something sweet for breakfast or simply needing a break from eggs, HighKey Instant Hot Cereal low carb breakfast fits the bill. Made with hemp seeds, coconut and sunflower seeds, it contains only 5 grams net carbs and no added sugar. It’s so satisfying and holds me over until lunchtime. If you’re craving chocolate, try out this coconutty Keto Samoa Cereal recipe.
Keto Breakfast Scramble
There are infinite ways to make a keto-friendly breakfast egg scramble. One of the quickest recipes that doesn’t involve any chopping is with pre-washed baby spinach and a cheese of your choice—I love this with feta. Simply whisk 2-3 eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir in a splash of heavy cream for added fluffiness. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and drizzle in olive oil. Add a big handful of spinach and cook just until it starts to wilt, about 30-60 seconds. Stir in the eggs, reducing heat as needed. Stir until cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.
Easy Keto Breakfast Smoothie
It is possible to make a smoothie keto-friendly with a mindful selection of ingredients.
First, you’ll want something creamy. Keto-friendly creaminess comes in the form of coconut milk, Greek or Icelandic plain yogurt, cottage cheese, and unsweetened soymilk and almond milk. If you use something really thick like yogurt, add a big splash of your preferred milk to make the right consistency. Protein powders add creaminess, too.
Second, pick a fruit. Berries are the lowest carb fruits, so you can sprinkle in a quarter cup or so. Opt for frozen berries or fresh berries that you batch-washed the day before to save on time during your busy morning.
Swirl in a nut butter. I’m a big fan of nut butters like almond or peanut butter in smoothies since they add creaminess and good fats for staying power. For something chocolatey, try HighKey Chocolate Nut Butter.
Get spicy. Sprinkle in ginger or apple pie spice for a flavorful, sugar-free addition to your smoothie.
Finally, I find that most smoothies need a pinch of something sweet to balance the taste. To keep it low-carb, try a HighKey erythritol blend sweetener. Add a few ice cubes to make your smoothie extra cold and frothy.
Keto Breakfast Toppers
Every dish can use a little sprinkle of something to add savory crunchy flavor, protein and good fats. All of these go great with avocado for a quick, high fat snack.
- “Everything” bagel seasoning
- Hemp seeds, plain or seasoned
- Sunflower seeds
Next time you run out of inspiring, yet quick, breakfast ideas, give one of my favorites a try.