Chia and Protein Oatmeal (Healthy Budget Friendly Breakfast)

One of my favorite quick and easy breakfast meals is, hands down: Chia and Protein Oatmeal. It’s the absolute easiest breakfast you can make! Plus, it will cost less than $1.46 per day to enjoy a healthy guilt free breakfast. By the way, you can make this 100% as a vegan recipe too!

I’m a little coo-coo 🙋‍♂️when it comes to waking up in the morning, you’ll find me hitting my snooze alarm at 5:30am and ready to fully wake up within a few minutes. My breakfast routine is extremely simple since I get  the boys ready for school and rush myself out to work. That’s when Coffee and Oatmeal come to the rescue!

Here’s what I use to create an easy breakfast under 3 minutes. No joke! 3 minutes + a microwave are my best friends. 😂

You will need:
– a Large cup
– 1/2 a cup of Almond Milk
-1 individual packet of Oatmeal (quaker brand is my favorite!)
-1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds
– 1 tablespoon (or a pinch) of Protein Granola
– 1 medium banana sliced
– 1 tablespoon of flax seed (I’ll add this every other day)

Pour your Almond Milk and Oatmeal packet into your cup (optional: add flax seed), stir/mix them together, and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Take it out and sprinkle your toppings: chia seeds, protein, sliced bananas.

Note: I found a variety of Chia Seeds on if you’d like to check them out.😉 (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Thanks for your support!)

Price Breakdown
(because I’m a Millennial on a Budget!)

Quaker Oatmeal 12 pack box $2.59  – $0.21 cents each packet
Almond Milk $2.97  (let’s guess 6 servings)  – $0.49 each serving
Banana $0.52 lb. (2 lbs = 6 medium bananas) – $0.17 each banana
Chia Seed 11 oz Bag $5.49  (guessing a 15 day supply ) – $0.36 per day
Protein Granola 16 oz. bag $3.50 (15 day supply) – $0.23 per day 

Total for 1 day of breakfast : $1.46 
Total for a week (6 days) –  $8.76
12 Day Total –  $17.52

Prices may vary by region*

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