We’ve all heard how important breakfast is…the most important meal of the day. It’s not only important for energy, but also to get your metabolism moving after a night’s rest. Here are some of the clean eating breakfast ideas I turn to most often…
My favorite breakfast of all is plain greek yogurt, blueberries, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and homemade granola. Delicious! I could eat it every day! It’s pretty simple really, but to make it even quicker I measure out the yogurt into mason jars and top with frozen blueberries. Then I don’t have to thaw the berries or anything in the morning. I just pour a container of granola over it and eat it right out of the jar. I use my 21 Day Fix containers to keep my portion sizes in check, but you could just use your own measuring cups. I recommend that you do measure because it’s easy to go overboard…especially with the granola!
I also love my little egg muffins. I make these ahead of time and eat them as breakfast or mid-morning snack. They are so easy and they even give you a serving of vegetables! To make you simply mix 6 eggs, about 3 cups of veggies (I cook up a box of frozen chopped broccoli and add that), a splash of milk, and a little bit of shredded cheese. Pour into generously greased muffin tin (I use coconut oil) and cook at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. Then reheat before eating (I like them hot) for about 1 minute in the microwave. I’ve seen this recipe in a few places, but I think I first found the recipe here at 4EverFitMom. These were a lifesaver on the 21 Day Fix!
Another option is 1 piece of toast with sun butter (or nut butter) and fruit, maybe a banana or 1/2 banana. Some people like to put the banana on the toast. “Clean” bread can be hard to find. I was happy to find this sprouted sourdough that is also made in a nut-free facility.
Oatmeal or steel cut oats is very healthy, and relatively quick and easy. You can make a big batch ahead and portion it out in containers, too. To keep it clean, add a little bit of maple syrup for sweetness, as well as some fruit, nuts, or seeds. I like to add sunflower seeds for a little bit of crunch, along with cinnamon and banana slices. Try having some hardboiled eggs with your oatmeal so you get more protein in at breakfast.
Overnight oats used to be my favorite go-to. It is similar to yogurt and granola, but softer. There are several recipes you can choose from at The Yummy Life.
Good old scrambled eggs and turkey bacon with a side of fruit or a piece of toast is very filling, and very tasty. You can also wrap your eggs up with some salsa in a whole wheat tortilla for a little breakfast burrito.
For a weekend breakfast, I love greek yogurt pancakes. They taste like a cross between pancakes and french toast, with a nice protein boost from the yogurt. Drizzled with some maple syrup they are soooo good. You can find the recipe here.
If you’re looking for a cereal option, I think Kashi’s Autumn Wheat is one of the best out there. There are only three ingredients and it’s delicious with cinnamon and milk!
Shakeology or a smoothie are great options, too. I love how much nutrition you can get in at one meal! They’re convenient to take with you or just to sip as you get ready for the day if you don’t have time to sit down for breakfast.
I love breakfast! I wake up hungry and look forward to any of these choices, but especially my yogurt and granola. It is just so good. Remember to eat breakfast within an hour of waking. There are other ideas I’d like to try, like protein pancakes you can make ahead of time, and oatmeal in the crockpot. When I’ve tried out some new ideas I’ll let you know…