14 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Start Your Day Off Right
Starting every day off on the right foot will have a massive impact on your health.
Kick-start your day with one of these healthy breakfast recipes that will leave you feeling energized and ready to conquer the day!
Breakfast can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be.
This list will leave you with enough variety to try new things, and the recipes are quick and easy to make.
The point is: Try everything, and find what works best for you!.
1. Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa
Want a delicious and chocolatey breakfast that won’t add inches to your waistline?
Created by Aylin Erman at Greatist, this recipe takes quinoa and cacao (2 of the healthiest foods on our planet) to give you a delicious meal to look forward to when you’re waking up.
Tips and calories: Greatist advertises this as a “30-minute meal,” but it can take a lot less time if you cook the quinoa the night before and store it in the fridge. Calories per serving are around 350, and they are worth every last one.
2. Acai Berry Bowl
If you’d like an energy rush in the morning to wake yourself up, you must try this Acai berry bowl.
Lisa at This Beautiful Day made this bowl jam-packed with antioxidants and a great way to jolt yourself out the door.
It also takes less than 5 minutes to make.
Tips and Calories: Use unsweetened almond or coconut milk, and substitute whole oats for the granola. It contains 225 calories if you use 1 cup unsweetened Acai berries, 5 strawberries, 1/2 banana, and sprinkle granola on top.
3. Berry Green Smoothie
Chang-ah over at Damn Delicious has provided a 5-minute healthy mason jar smoothie you’re going to love.
Full of antioxidants, it’s a perfect recipe for someone wanting a simple and healthy way to start their day.
Tips and Calories: The night before you make this, put all of the ingredients in a large ziplock baggie, and throw them in the freezer. That way all you have to do in the morning is to drop them in the blender. Make sure to leave out the added sugar. It will be plenty sweet enough with the fruit. Total calories (without the added sugar) is 168 per serving.
4. Eggs & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
If you’re looking for something simple yet delicious, look no further than this eggs and hash recipe created by Emily at Health and Happy Hour.
Everybody loves hash browns, so it’s nice to see a healthy spin on such a popular item.
Tips and Calories: You should cut the sweet potatoes into cubes the night before, so you’re not handling a knife too early in the morning! Make sure you have a high-quality knife because cutting potatoes with a cheap knife is such a pain!
5. Yogurt Parfaits
This is the perfect mason jar parfait on the go.
On top of that, parfaits have tons of probiotics that will improve your digestive health and help boost your metabolism. Just make sure to use non-fat, unsweetened Greek yogurt when you prepare it.
Tips and Calories: Jaymi from Mother Nature Network gives you a few selections. Try the raspberry, blueberries, and [sub whole oats for granola] combination when starting! This recipe will have 312 calories per serving.
6. Peanut Butter Banana Power Protein Smoothie
This protein explosion will help you get the protein you need (25 grams!) while providing a flavorful way to start your day. Make sure you use a high-quality protein for women and not that junk from Walmart.
It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is a healthy, on-the-go treat.
Tips and calories: We recommend using a peanut butter flavored powder (PB2) instead of regular peanut butter. This will lower the calories to around 321. That way you can still enjoy the taste and keep your daily total lower.
7. Baked Tomato and Egg Cups
These take a little more time to cook, but you can throw them in the oven while you’re getting ready! This recipe from Katerina at Diethood is an awesome way to start your day.
Tomatoes are not only nutritious, but they contain lycopene, which is a phytochemical known for its cancer-fighting abilities.
This is easy clean eating at its finest.
Tips and Calories: This breakfast is also phenomenally low in calories at less than 162 calories per serving (serving size – 2). Try to use farm-raised eggs if you can, because they have been shown to have higher amounts of omega 3s.
8. Vanilla Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding
If you are not already adding chia seeds into your diet, here are some reasons you should.
They are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and have tons of vitamins in a small serving.
Special thanks to Renee and The Daily Burn for providing this one.
Tips and calories: You get tons of nutrients and antioxidants for the 309 calories in this recipe.
9. Tropical Green Smoothie
The color of this smoothie speaks for itself.
Avery at Averie Cooks has created one of the best breakfast smoothies you’ll ever drink.
This smoothie will leave you energized, refreshed, and ready to conquer your day. Containing spinach and 4 different kinds of fruits, it has an incredible antioxidant profile.
Tips and calories: It contains 362 calories per serving and only takes 2-5 minutes to make. You should not need sweetener or vanilla extract because the smoothie will already be sweet enough from the wide variety of fruits!
10. Banana Chia Seed Pudding
The chia seeds make this recipe great for a quick, healthy breakfast, but it also works as a post-workout snack or even a late night dessert.
Created by Jordan at Smile Sandwich, she did an excellent job balancing flavor with nutrition.
Tips and calories: This recipe is 243 calories per serving WITHOUT the honey. You’ll want to make this the night before to let the chia seeds soak in the almond milk and have it ready to go when you wake up!
11. Baked Egg in an Avocado
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest.
If you’re looking into clean eating and becoming healthier, it will become common that you must cut things out rather than add new things in.
This recipe from Alan at Life Hacker is a great example of simplicity and essentialism in the kitchen.
Tips and calories: It takes around 10 minutes to make and contains 150 calories per serving. Avocados are already one of the healthiest foods on the planet, giving you fiber, essential fats, and tons of vitamins. Don’t change a thing.
12. Coconut Chia Pudding
Overnight breakfast on the go and loaded with chia seeds, this is another incredibly healthy breakfast recipe.
Made by Lizzie from Popsugar fitness, this coconut chia pudding is loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3s and is a great start for your day.
Tips and calories: Containing 3 ingredients and only 206 calories, this recipe is a no-brainer. Skip the honey, and add a little fruit and nuts to the top of the pudding for some extra flavor.
13. Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa
Missing the old days when you were young and could eat any cereal you wanted in the mornings?
This is a great healthy cereal solution!
It contains quinoa, blueberries, and almonds for a well-balanced meal.
Tips and calories: There are only 214 calories in one big bowl. As always, use unsweetened almond, cashew, or coconut milk instead of regular milk.
14. Overnight Oatmeal
Jeanette at Jeanette’s Healthy Living has made a variety of overnight oatmeal recipes in wide mouth mason jars that are low in calories but high in taste.
Loaded with fruit, chia seeds, and oats, you can be sure that these recipes will give you the burst of sustained energy for your day.
Tips and calories: The calorie content ranges from 273 to 364 calories, but they are worth every bite. You should leave them in your fridge to soak the oats and be ready to go in the morning.
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