Whether you're coming back from a holiday or you’ve had an overindulgent weekend, rest assured that tomorrow is a new day.
One of the best ways to start is with a healthy breakfast. If you overdid it recently in terms of food, you might be feeling a bit nauseous or bloated. Not to worry, we have 13 fresh-start healthy breakfasts that will have you feeling better in no time.
Especially after a food-centric holiday, you can—and should—eat in a way that doesn't deprive you but simply shifts your food intake to healthier whole foods that provide lots of dietary fiber to improve digestion while cutting out foods that are less nutritious like refined sugar and bread products.
13 Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast is especially important when you're doing a healthy reset because it sets the tone for the day. Will you feel satisfied enough to keep with your healthy eating plan? Or will you be so discouraged by your boring morning cereal that you get desperate and order pizza for lunch?
These 13 breakfasts full of filling, gut-friendly nutrients will start your morning in the right direction that will keep you motivated all day long.
We also have a 3-day detox (with recipes) that will help if you're looking a reset button :)
1. Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
Organic oats + chia seeds = a digestion power combo. Add some creamy non-dairy milk and fruit to these Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds, and you’ll have a decadent yet detox-friendly breakfast that makes itself overnight.
2. Layered Coconut Spirulina Chia Pudding
Loaded with antioxidants and soluble fiber, this richly-colored green Coconut Spirulina Chia Pudding stimulates your body’s natural detox process [source]. Bonus points for its beauty-boosting qualities!
3. Detox Green Smoothie
It’s so easy being green with this tasty Green Smoothie on hand. Cucumber, spirulina, apple, and spinach help keep your digestion moving and your liver working at maximum efficiency to rid your body of toxins. If you're worried about staying full until lunch, try one of these filling breakfast smoothies.
4. Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns
5. Acai Breakfast Bowl
Acai Breakfast Bowl Recipe
—2 ripe bananas
—2 tablespoons acai powder
—½ cup almond milk
—2 teaspoons coconut oil
—2 teaspoons bee pollen
—1 tablespoon almond butter
—To garnish: chia seeds, sliced almonds, coconut flakes, been pollen, acai berries
Add all the ingredients into the blender and pulse to obtain a creamy mixture.
Distribute evenly into the serving bowls, top with chia seeds, pollen, coconut flakes, pollen and berries, and serve.
6. Avocado Superfood Toast
The healthy fats in avocado and its potent antioxidants [source], along with a good-quality fiber-rich bread, will promote a healthy gut microbiome. This Avocado Superfood Toast includes a kale tapenade with spirulina, which can help absorb and remove heavy metals from the body [source].
7. Grain-Free Muesli
Give your body a break from grains and nuts with this Grain-Free Muesli, which still has a satisfying crunch—thanks to dried fruit and healthy seeds.
Grain Free Muesli Recipe
—3 cups mixed seeds: hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, etc
—½ cup mixed dried fruit: apricot, cranberry, applet, etc
—½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
—½ cup fresh berries: strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc
—1 banana, sliced
—Non dairy milk: almond, coconut, hemp, cashew, etc.
Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly. Take the amount you would like for your cereal bowl, and store the remainder in an air-tight container. Top your dry cereal with fresh berries, sliced banana and milk.
If you're eating nuts, a small handful of raw walnuts or almonds will add even more flavor, texture and protein. Those who are fine with grains could add some plain oats, puffed kamut or quinoa clusters.
Serve the cereal warm or cold, and feel free to mix up the dried and fresh fruits; try goji berries, pomegranate seeds, figs, mango, peaches, or whatever is seasonal! Look for dried fruit that is unsulphured and unsweetened.
8. Mango Mint Smoothie Bowl
Start the day with this tasty Mango Mint Smoothie Bowl. It’s packed with vitamin C and other antioxidant nutrients [source], and it keeps you satisfied with those healthy fats from almond butter.
Mango Mint Smoothie Recipe
—1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
—5–6 fresh mint leaves
—½ cup low-fat coconut milk
—1 tablespoon almond butter
Blend everything until smooth and serve straight away.
For those who love a hearty, savory breakfast, breakfast burritos are a godsend. You can make them ahead of time (and freeze) for hectic mornings mornings, and they are perfect for eating on the go!
10. Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Full of fiber, powerful antioxidants, and some sneaky spinach, this blackberry coconut breakfast smoothie will be your new go-to breakfast.
11. Coconut Parfait with Berries
12. Superfood Chia Pudding
13. Whipped Berry Porridge
This creamy, Whipped Berry Porridge is full of soluble fiber to keep you satisfied. Oats have the added benefit of helping to reduce cholesterol levels, balancing estrogen, and keeping blood sugar stable—and they can be produced gluten free [source].
Need to more easy ways to start the day? Here are 8 nutritionist-approved breakfast ideas!
Whipped Berry Detox Porridge
- Sauce pan
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 cup berries of choice fresh or frozen ( I used blueberries)
- 3 teaspoons organic raw honey replace with agave nectar for the vegan version
- Mixed seeds and nuts chia, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, fresh mint leaves and 1 peach, thinly sliced, to garnish
- Add the oats and milk into a small sauce pan and bring to boil over medium heat.
- Simmer for five minutes, stirring frequently.
- Transfer into a blender, add coconut oil, berries and honey, and process to obtain a smooth mixture.
- Distribute into the serving bowls, top with mixed seeds, peach slices and extra honey if you prefer it sweeter, and serve warm.
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a licensed, board-certified physician who has more than 20 years of practice experience. Learn more about Hello Glow's medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.676