Written by: Sara Wylie
I know you've likely heard it a million times, but it's true - breakfast really is the most important meal of the day...
Especially if you're looking to lose weight!
Breakfast not only sets the tone for the rest of your daily decisions (in regards to your food choices, exercise motivation, etc.), but it also gives you the protein, fiber and healthy fats you need in order to keep your energy up and your focus sharp. Studies highly suggest that breakfast not only can help with weight loss, but also prevent disease, balance the metabolism and promote positive diet patterns.
Not used to making breakfast every morning? Not even sure what sort of breakfast you like? Need some ideas to get you started? Want recipes that are quick, delicious and easy? You've come to the right place.
Here are 10 easy, delicious breakfast ideas to help you lose weight and keep you energized all day long! These meals specifically are super simple to make - can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes! - and are low calorie, low carb and contain great protein sources and healthy fats, perfect nutrition goals for an energy-boosting breakfast.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Weight Loss
#1. Delicious Egg Scramble
Probably one of the easiest breakfast options there is. You can enjoy eggs however you like: make an omelet with quinoa and greens, boil them, throw in some veggies and herbs and make a scramble, whatever you'd like. There's plenty of room to experiment when it comes to eggs.
Here's an example of an easy egg recipe you could do:
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup plant-based milk
- Salt and pepper as desired
- 2 tsp butter (or preferred alternative)
Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended.
Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula, forming large soft curds.
Continue cooking – pulling, lifting and folding eggs – until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Don't stir constantly. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.
#2. Green Protein Smoothie
Need something to take on the go? Make a protein smoothie! You can easily create your own by grabbing some Complete Protein Powder, a couple handfuls of greens and some oats, nuts, seeds, etc. Play around and create several protein smoothie recipes to use as easy go-to's.
Here's a recipe to try to help get you started:
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup spinach, greens of choice
- ¼ cup of mint
- ½ green apple
- ½ cups full-fat unsweetened kefir
- 1 scoop of blue algae/spirulina
- 1 scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder (Complete Protein)
Instructions: combine all ingredients in blender, blend and enjoy!
#3. Simple Overnight Oats
Don't feel like you have time to make breakfast in the morning? That's okay, you can just throw something together the night before! Overnight oats are a super simple way to get a sufficient breakfast without much effort. Check out THIS page for some recipe ideas to get you started, or else give this recipe a try:
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- ½ a cup of coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of crushed walnuts
- Mix all the ingredients in a mason jar. Stir well until the oats are thoroughly coated in liquid.
- Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate it.
- In the morning, you should stir in a little coconut milk to in order to loosen up the oats.
#4. Grain-Free Pancakes
Who doesn't love pancakes? They're delicious, easy and fun to whip together. Give this recipe a try:
- 1 large banana
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup almond meal
Mix the ingredients in the blender and pour a few tablespoons of the mixture onto a greased skillet. As soon as it bubbles, flip it over.
#5. Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is great for lowering blood pressure and giving you a good boost of energy. It's grain-free, low-carb and dairy-free. You can also make some the night before to save you some time in the morning. Simply mix some non-dairy milk, chia seeds and maple syrup together, leave in the fridge overnight then top with vanilla extract, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, or blueberries.
If you want to mix things up and try some chocolate chia pudding, give this recipe a try:
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp raw cacao
- 1 tsp Organifi Green Juice
- Pour coconut milk into a bowl.
- Mix in chia seeds, cacao and Organifi Green Juice.
- Stir for 30 seconds.
- Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes or longer until it gels.
- Serve and enjoy!
#6. Egg And Avocado Combo
For a super quick breakfast in the morning, you can make some eggs, throw in some avocado and season with some pepper and sea salt. This is great breakfast for reducing stress and fueling your body with essential nutrients.
Here's a delicious combo mix of eggs and avocado to try:
- 1/2 cup plant based milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp butter (or preferred alternative)
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (optional)
Instructions: In a bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, salt and pepper; stir in avocado. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add egg mixture; cook and stir gently until the eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with bacon (optional).
#7. Scrumptious Oatmeal
One of the classics, but also super simple and nutritious. Give this yummy oatmeal recipe a go:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup water or nut milk (almond, coconut)
- 1/2 apple or pear chopped into small pieces
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
Mix the water and the oats in a saucepan and add the cinnamon, coconut oil and chopped pear or apple. Boil and then leave to simmer a bit. Then, just add nuts, maple syrup, coconut flakes, nut butter, or ground flax.
#8. Grain-Free Banana Bread
Have some banana bread on hand? Warm some up and top it with some nut butter or other favorite topping.
Need some banana bread for your breakfast? Here's a paleo recipe to try:
- 3 very large ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups or 1 pound once mashed)
- 6 large eggs at room temperature
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey, I like to use Grade B maple syrup, which has a more intense flavor
- 3 tbsp almond butter I used the drippy, natural almond butter**
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven 350 degrees F. Line a 9x5-inch metal loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing some to hang over two sides. Lightly coat with nonstick spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Double check to make sure you have about 1 1/2 cups of banana total. Briskly whisk in the eggs, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Sprinkle the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt over the top. By hand, stir until evenly combined. The batter will be thick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and gently smooth the top.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the top is golden and springs back lightly when touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If it any point the bread starts to brown more than you would like, loosely tent the pan with foil and continue baking. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Then, using the parchment overhang as handles, remove the bread from the pan to cool completely.
#9. Sweet And Simple Parfait
Parfaits have a fancy name, but they're one of the easiest breakfasts to throw together. Simply get some Complete Protein Powder, mix it with some coconut yogurt, then top it with sunflower, pumpkin seeds, sliced banana, hemp and/or fresh berries.
To get started, here's a recipe to try:
- 150 g plain Greek or coconut yogurt
- ¼ cup berries (of choice)
- 1 tbs chopped walnuts
- Organifi Complete Protein (optional)
Spoon half the yogurt into the base of a glass or bowl, mix in protein powder. Add two tablespoons of berries over the top.
Repeat with the remaining yogurt and sauce. Top with the walnuts.
#10. Easy Qia Cereal
Doesn't get much simpler than cereal! Qia cereal is simply a combination of chia, buckwheat grouts and pumpkin seed protein. Mix them together and pour your favorite nut milk, hot water, or other non-dairy alternative.
You can either improvise your own cereal or follow a recipe like this:
- 3/4 cup buckwheat groats
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried or dehydrated apples, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions: Add everything together, stir and store in airtight jar. When ready to serve, add 1/4 cup to bowl and pour about 1/4 to 1/3 cup nut milk over (enough to just barely cover, but not so the cereal is swimming) and let sit for 3-5 minutes to soften. Top with fruit if you’d like.
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