10 Tasty and Simple Breakfast Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

Begin your day the healthy way

Apr 21, 2017
There's no better way to start the day than with a healthy breakfast. (Shutterstock)

There's no better way to start the day than with a healthy breakfast. (Shutterstock)

While breakfast may not always be the most leisurely meal of the day, it may be the secret for a healthier lifestyle. In a study published in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation found that people who eat breakfast daily were less at risk for high cholesterol and blood pressure than those who missed their morning meal. Additionally, the study showed that those who ate in the morning made smarter eating choices throughout the day. These tasty and simple recipes will make any person a breakfast devotee and they’ll start your day off right.

1. NUT BUTTER TOAST WITH FRUIT

This recipe has endless combination options. We like this recipe by the Skinny Fork, which uses  nut butter, sliced bananas, and chia seeds. You could also add some shredded coconut, or a handful of goji berries.

This tasty breakfast treat is perfect for people with nut allergies. (The Skinny Fork)

This tasty breakfast treat is perfect for people with nut allergies. (The Skinny Fork)

2. QUINOA POWER PORRIDGE

This tastes-like-dessert recipe is healthy enough to leave you energized all morning and full until lunch. The protein packed meal uses seven ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make.

Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for repair. (TheHealthyChef)

Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for repair. (TheHealthyChef)

3. BREAKFAST QUESADILLAS WITH SPINACH AND BLACK BEANS

Cookie + Kate created this amazing and filling breakfast quesadilla that truthfully, we would eat any time of day. Make the prep time even quicker by using store bought guacamole or salsa.

This quick and healthy breakfast quesadillas recipe includes spinach and black beans.  (Cookie + Kate)

This quick and healthy breakfast quesadillas recipe includes spinach and black beans.  (Cookie + Kate)

4. AVOCADO TOAST

Simple, delicious, and satisfying. Even the busiest person has time to make themselves avocado toast. Try any of these recipes from the Kitchn if you’re looking for a twist on this trendy meal.

Avocado toast has gone mainstream but is still as good as ever. (Faith Durand)

Avocado toast has gone mainstream but is still as good as ever. (Faith Durand)

5. PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE

This recipe calls for just three ingredients (dairy or nondairy milk, peanut butter, and a banana). If you want a bit more protein, add all the ingredients in a blender with a scoop of protein powder, blend, and sip.

It doesn't get much simpler than a tasty smoothie. (Shutterstock)

It doesn't get much simpler than a tasty smoothie. (Shutterstock)

6. SOUTHWEST TOFU SCRAMBLE

Vegans and non-vegans will love this dish that combines protein and colorful veggies for a healthy meal. If you want to make this even easier for the morning, press the tofu the night before and add it to the vegetables and sauce in the morning.

This dish can be appreciated by vegans and non-vegans alike. (Minimalist Baker)

This dish can be appreciated by vegans and non-vegans alike. (Minimalist Baker)

7. HARD BOILED EGGS AND AVOCADO

Hard to believe this hasn’t always been our go-to breakfast because it’s so simple. Toss a couple hard boiled eggs into a bowl with some sliced avocado, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Eggs and avocado make a healthy meal full of energy and healthy fats. (Shutterstock)

Eggs and avocado make a healthy meal full of energy and healthy fats. (Shutterstock)

8. BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Fitness trainer Harley Pasternak (who trains Jessica Simpson and Alicia Keys) swears by this smoothie, which is filled with vitamins, fiber, protein, and calcium. Also it tastes kind of like apple pie, so there’s that.

This smoothie is like drinking apple pie - yummy. (Shutterstock)

This smoothie is like drinking apple pie - yummy. (Shutterstock)

9. CHIA PUDDING

Combine the chia seeds, honey, and coconut milk in a glass and refrigerate overnight and have a filling, sweet meal the next day. Top with nuts and/or fresh fruit for the easiest and (maybe fastest) breakfast ever.

Who knew chia could be so versatile? (Shutterstock)

Who knew chia could be so versatile? (Shutterstock)

10. AVOCADO, SPINACH, AND CHEVRE SCRAMBLE

Our mouth is watering just reading the ingredients on this one. What could go wrong with eggs, ripe avocado, spinach, and cheese? We’ll gladly set aside 15 minutes at the beginning of our day to make this scramble.

Want the recipe to be Paleo? Just leave out the goat cheese. (Shutterstock)

Want the recipe to be Paleo? Just leave out the goat cheese. (Shutterstock)

REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.

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