With springtime at the helm of our fingertips, the vitamin D-deprived troglodytes residing within us all winter begin to get antsy sitting behind a cubicle. To help you kick any mid-week gloom, try these protein-packed, antioxidant-rich breakfast bowls for something to look forward to every morning.

Simply Berry Bowl

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Simply Berry Bowl

What you’ll need:

3 to 4 cups fruit of your preference. Best used with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or mango.

1/2 cup chia seeds

1 pint plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon fresh coconut flakes

Fresh granola for topping

How it’s done:

  • Wash and dry berries; cut strawberries into pieces.
  • Mix berries in a separate bowl.
  • Crack coconut and spoon out a tablespoon of fresh coconut flakes.
  • Spoon pint of Greek yogurt into bowl.
  • Add mixed berries on top of yogurt.
  • Sprinkle with a layer of granola and coconut flakes.
Banana Apple Oatmeal

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Banana Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

What you’ll need:

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup oats

1 cup skim milk

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 banana – sliced

1 apple – sliced

1 teaspoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons granola

How it’s done:

  • In a medium pot over medium heat, stir together milk, water, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Once boiling, add in oats, banana and apple.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Top with chia seeds and granola once oatmeal is ready.
Waffle Bowl

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Strawberry Belgian Waffle Bowl

What you’ll need:

1 cup sliced strawberry

2 cups Breyers Real Fruit Strawberry Topping

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons sugar substitute

1 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄4 cup skim milk

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1/2 cup whipped topping

How it’s done:

  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar substitute and baking powder.
  • In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks and add milk, butter and vanilla; mix. Stir into dry mix. Fold into batter.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown.
  • In a separate bowl, mix sliced strawberries with strawberry topping until perfectly blended.
  • Dice waffle into four sections, place in bowl.
  • Top with mixed strawberry topping. Add whipped topping and other fruit of your choice.
Acai Smoothie Bowl

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Acai Power Smoothie Bowl

What you’ll need:

4 ounces frozen unsweetened açai puree

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 ripe banana

1/2 cup blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 cup granola

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Squeeze of lime juice

How it’s done:

  • Dice banana and strawberries.
  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Spoon smoothie into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Top with remaining fruit and granola. Serve immediately.
Egg White Delight

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Egg White Delight

What you’ll need:

2 cups liquid egg whites

1 cup fresh baby spinach

1 cup white mushroom

pinch of salt and pepper

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon coconut oil

How it’s done:

  • Spray small skillet with coconut oil. Add medium heat.
  • In a bowl, mix liquid egg whites with spinach and mushroom.
  • Pour mix into skillet.
  • Cook until whites are fluffy and firm.

Top with salt, pepper and Parmesan for flavor.