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Breakfast to Go – 8 Sippable Ways to Start the Day

On rushed fall mornings, sitting down to a proper breakfast isn’t always an option. It’s typical for families to make their own coffee to take to work in insulated to-go cups; why not whiz together a balanced breakfast to sip en route? Here are 8 balanced breakfast ideas that will fit in your cup holder – no need to hit the drive-thru! Back-to-school breakfasts can be leisurely too!


  • Purple Parsley Smoothie 1 of 8
    Purple Parsley Smoothie
    Here it is: a foolproof way to get my 5-year-old to enthusiastically consume large bunches of fresh greens. Flat-leaf Italian parsley is as dark a leafy green as any, and easy to pluck a few leaves (or a big handful) to whirl into a smoothie.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Sippable Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal 2 of 8
    Sippable Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal
    There's no need to balance a bowl of oatmeal on your lap, or settle for processed oat bars — whirl oats into this creamy drink, with peanut butter and banana, along with yogurt and honey. A balanced breakfast in a cup!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Mango Lassi 3 of 8
    Mango Lassi
    Cool, sweet and creamy, this traditional Indian drink is like a made-from-scratch yogurt drink, perfect for sipping on the way to work or school.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Bananaberry Smoothie 4 of 8
    Bananaberry Smoothie
    A morning classic, this smoothie can be made with whatever fruit you have lingering in your freezer or fruit bowl — a perfect vehicle for frozen (or squishy) berries!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Sippable Soup 5 of 8
    Sippable Soup
    Those who like things savory in the morning might enjoy a mild pureed soup, like Roasted Sweet Potato, Carrot & Red Lentil Soup with Ginger. Pureed soups are perfect for sipping, and their warmth is comforting, just like tea or coffee. Why not get a nutrient boost, too?
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Green Kale Smoothie 6 of 8
    Green Kale Smoothie
    If you don't like to ‘eat your greens' try drinking them! Sweet fruit buffers your taste buds from those grassy flavors.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Creamy Watermelon Smoothie 7 of 8
    Creamy Watermelon Smoothie
    A great way to use up the last of the watermelons in the produce department! Watermelon is an excellent hydrator, and high in lycopene, the same antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red colour. A great drink to bring along to the gym!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie 8 of 8
    Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie
    For a beta-carotene boost in your morning mug, try this cool smoothie, packed with pumpkin, made sippable with cider, and given fall flavours with cinnamon and nutmeg!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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