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8 cheap and fast breakfast ideas you can make in 5 minutes

8 cheap and fast breakfast ideas you can make in 5 minutes

Want to wake up then work out?

Don’t settle for a handful of sugary cereal as you rush out the door. A cheap, nutritious breakfast can be minimum effort. Which means more time for your workout.

Here are some fantastic, speedy breakfasts. Gym-ready, steady, Hussle!


Don’t diss the classics. Peanut butter on toast may be done and done again, but it’s still a winner. Suspicious of the chia seeds topping? Seriously, not only are these tiny seeds packed with nutrition (like six times more calcium than milk), they give the most ultra-satisfying crunch. Give it a go!

How: Spread peanut butter (feel free to sub for almond or cashew) onto a slice of wholegrain bread. Top with half a sliced banana and a sprinkling of chia seeds. Now munch and enjoy.


This ticks all the boxes you could ask for. Quality protein? Check. Omega 3s? Check. Oodles of texture and flavour? Check.

How: Toast two slices of wholegrain bread. Mash avocado in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread generously over toast. Fry that egg and layer on top of the avocado. Need some extra kick? Add a touch of cayenne pepper.


An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, it keeps you ready for a quick workout whenever it takes your fancy.

How: One apple, sliced into rings and smeared with peanut butter. Sprinkle with granola and you have the perfect combo of texture, flavours and nutrients to perk you up.


Pre-slicing your mushrooms and scrambling your eggs as soon as they hit the pan makes this one of the quickest cooked breakfasts ever.

How: Whisk up 3 eggs in a bowl. Add 2 sliced mushrooms (about ½ cup) and 1oz mozzarella. Melt a teaspoon of fat in a pan. Add egg mixture, stir and scramble.


Protein-powered and palate-pleasing, this berry smoothie is a doddle to whizz up in the morning. This recipe makes 2 portions so it could fuel your afternoon too.

How: Simply blend up the following: ¾ cup blueberries, ¾ cup blueberries, 1 banana, 150ml Greek yoghurt, 1 cup vanilla soy milk. Blitz. Bliss.


To some people, breakfast simply ain’t breakfast without oats. Whether you’ve jumped on the oats train or not, here’s the ultimate overnight version for busy-bees:

How:  Mix together 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup plant-based milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top with some flaked almonds, ½ sliced banana and some blueberries. Tweak the toppings to your heart’s desire – you could use any fruit/nut combo you fancy!

Photo by Ben Kolde on Unsplash

the author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for Hussle. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.