Tired of eating grocery store muffins and greasy breakfast burritos that don’t give you the energy you need throughout the day? Worry no longer! Here are 10 healthy breakfast ideas that taste so delicious, you’ll completely forget how healthy they are.
1. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oats
If you have a sweet tooth in the morning, this breakfast is perfect for you. Cook 1/4 cup of quick cook steel cut oats in 3/4 cup of sweetened almond milk for about 8 minutes. Once your oats are all cooked, add a tablespoon of cacao powder with a splash of vanilla extract, and mix it thoroughly into your oats. After that’s done, top your oats with a spoonful of peanut butter and some sliced bananas! It’s almost like you’re eating a big bowl of peanut butter cups for breakfast, but without all of the excess sugars and calories! What more could you ever want in a bowl of oatmeal?
2. Very Berry Morning Acai
Acai bowls aren’t just trendy bowls that satisfy aesthetic instagram feeds. They satisfy your breakfast needs as well! Packed with antioxidants and fiber, these Acai bowls will leave you feeling full and refreshed. Start off by blending some frozen Acai berries in a blender alongside a splash of your favorite kind of milk (almond, oat, coconut, the list goes on!). Transfer your blended frozen berries to a bowl, and top it off with fruits, granola, coconut shreds, and seeds. It’s as easy as one, two, three!
3. Breakfast Tacos
Tacos for breakfast? I think yes! These healthy breakfast tacos bring a flavor party to your mouth. They’re so yummy that you might want to eat them every day for breakfast! Here’s what you’ll need. Grab a couple of corn or spinach tortillas and heat them up on the frying pan. After that’s done, transfer them to a plate and add scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed cherry tomatoes, and sliced avocado! You can also add some pico de gallo if you want something a little more extra.
4. Whole Wheat Pancakes
Yes, you can eat pancakes for breakfast and still be healthy. Just make them whole wheat! To make these healthy breakfast pancakes, grab 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 2/3 cup of a milk of your choice, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Mix these ingredients together and fry them on a pan! After they’re all fried and golden brown, transfer them to a plate and top them off with your favorite fruits, and low-fat yogurt!
5. Healthy Breakfast Sandwich
Everyone has those days when they’re running late and don’t have time to sit down and eat. That’s when this healthy breakfast sandwich comes in to save the day! This quick and on-the-go friendly breakfast takes only a few minutes to make and it’s still really delicious. Toast a whole wheat english muffin and fill it with some scrambled eggs, mashed avocados, a slice of tomato, a slice of low-fat cheese, and a handful of baby spinach.
6. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
I know what you’re probably thinking. Chocolate and zucchini? Yeah, I know. Its’ a weird combo, but it’s surprisingly so damn good! Put that grocery store muffin down, and grab some bananas! You’ll need to mash 3 ripe bananas into a bowl, and mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 eggs, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 and 3/4 cup of oat flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a cup of shredded zucchini, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of brown or coconut sugar. Add this mixture to a baking pan that is lined with parchment paper, and stick it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it is fully cooked and golden brown. You can thank me later.
7. Sweet Potato Toasts
Want something filling, but don’t want to start off the morning with bread? This is the perfect recipe for you. Grab a big sweet potato and cut it into slices. Either grill or bake these slices and transfer them to a plate. Add scrambled egg whites, sautéed spinach, mashed avocados, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Here’s a little secret. You can make these toasts sweet as well! Grab a slice of the sweet potato toast and spread some low-fat yogurt or cream cheese, and add some fruits and a dash of cinnamon!
8. No Bake Date Bars
Granola bars a are delicious, don’t get me wrong. However, a lot of the granola bars that you find in most grocery stores are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. This no bake date bar recipe is extremely easy to make, really healthy for you, and will give you the energy you need to start your morning! Grab a big bowl and mix in 1/2 cup of mixed seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin seeds, a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of almonds, 1/2 cup of shredded coconut, 2 cups of dates with the seeds removed, and a cup of walnuts. Either mix this mixture with a wooden spoon or with your hands, and then transfer them to a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread and flatten the mixture out, cut it evenly into little rectangles, and enjoy!
9. Banana Ice Cream
It’s time to turn your childhood dreams into a reality. Have some ice cream for breakfast! This recipe is so easy, you’ll want to make it for breakfast lunch and dinner. Just blend up some frozen bananas until they’re thick and silky. Transfer your blended bananas and top them with nuts, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and any fruits of your choice!
10. Healthy Breakfast Bowl
Looking for something a bit more hearty and filling for breakfast? Make yourself this amazingly tasty and healthy breakfast bowl! Here’s what you’ll need to do. Add a cup of arugula to a bowl as your base. Slice 1/2 of an avocado and some cherry tomatoes, and add them to the bowl. Next, add some sautéed mushrooms, and two boiled eggs. Top this dish off with some lemon juice and everything but the bagel seasoning. Oh yeah, and you might want to wipe that drool spilling in the corner of your mouth.