7 Alternative Breakfast Ideas To Boost Your Morning

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, right? That’s what I was told growing up, and regardless of which way the research points, I stand behind this truth. When I have a full belly in the morning, I always feel like I can conquer the day. I am alert, focused, positive (well, for the most part) and am able to get more things done because I don’t have to worry about eating, or having low energy levels.

If you’re looking for something to break the routine because your breakfast recipes have gotten a little bland, or if you just need an extra push (without the hassle of making something too crazy and time-consuming) here is a list of the seven best breakfast recipes to boost your mornings. Try some and see what you think!

best breakfast recipes, meals on wooden table
Brooke Lark

1. Delicious Breakfast Salad

Okay, a salad for breakfast? Might be a little strange, but if you’re someone who likes savory foods, this is a great and healthy alternative.

Here’s what you can add: spinach, avocado, egg (your choice!), sweet potato, and even berries or raisins for an added, natural sweetener! The avocado provides healthy fats, egg gives you protein, and you can add a creamy cilantro dressing or raspberry vinaigrette for a tangy twist!

*If you love salads, check out this awesome salad recipe, too!

2. Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato

Sweet: You’ll love this sweet potato recipe! All you’ll need is a sweet potato (cleaned and poked with a fork), preheated to 400 degrees and baked about 45-60 minutes, or until soft. Slice open, drizzle with maple syrup (1-2 tsp) and almond butter (1 tsp). You can also top with cinnamon, yogurt, berries, or even granola.

Savory: All you need for this savory breakfast treat is a potato (cleaned, poked), preheated to 400 degrees and baked 45-60 minutes, or until soft. Slice open, then top with mashed avocado (1/2 peeled, pitted), add cilantro (1 tsp), salt, red pepper flakes or a sprinkle of hot sauce, olive oil, and black beans (1/4 cup). You can even add an over-easy egg on top, too!

3. Banana Bread Pancakes

banana pancakes

Here’s a great Whole30 (And Paleo) Banana Bread Pancake recipe.

Made simply with three ingredients: banana, eggs, and cinnamon.

4. 5-Minute Mug Quiche

Did you know you can make the most amazing, individual size breakfast in FIVE MINUTES? I love this recipe from Bowl Of Delicious.

All you have to do is add spinach to the bottom of a mug, pour an egg, shredded cheddar (1/3 cup), milk (1/3 cup), salt, pepper, salsa (if desired) and even bacon! Mix and microwave on high for 3 minutes and take it to go!

5. Sausage And Hash Brown Egg Bake

Make an egg bake with ground sausage (1 lb), hash browns/shredded potatoes (4 cups), red and green pepper (1 cup), 1/2 onion, eggs (about 10), and milk (non-dairy preferred, about 1 /2 cup). Salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until bake is cooked through.

6. Fruit-Topped Chia Pudding

fruit chia pudding
Milada Vigerova

This is one of the simplest breakfast treats (also Whole30!)

All you have to do is to stir 1/4 cup of chia seeds into about 2 cans of coconut milk. Mix and store in the fridge overnight. The next morning, you can add coconut milk to thin out the pudding and top with berries, bananas, almonds, granola, or whatever you’d prefer!

7. Fruit & Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Bowl

Perfect in time for fall season (but still delicious year round), this is a recipe that will boost your metabolism and get you going early.

Simply blend almond milk (1 cup) with pumpkin spice (1/2 teaspoon) and quinoa (1 cup) and boil. Reduce and let simmer for 15 minutes. When it’s done cooking, add toppings like pecans (you can toast these in a pan, too!),  raisins, berries, and a drizzle of honey or agave!

As an alternative, make a quinoa fruit bowl with a hint of a bitey vinaigrette and mint!

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