10 Clean Eating Breakfasts That Start the Day Right

Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl
Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl. Photo: Lena

From comforting bowls of steel cut oats to fluffy blueberry flax pancakes, starting your morning with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats is a great way to set a nutritious tone for the day. To help you along this path, we've gathered up ten recipes that not only keep it clean, but are also top-rated winners you can count on to deliver the delicious.

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Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Avocado Breakfast Bowl
France C

"This was yummy," says Linda T. "I had multi-colored quinoa, so I used that. I also had some hard boiled eggs in the fridge so I just used that and sprinkled it with the seasoning. Will make it again!"

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Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Photo by Liz Dalton "Lizzie".

"Great textures, combination of items, and taste," says pavisa. "My daughter especially liked it, as she is into all food that is Mexican or Southwestern. This recipe contains complex carbohydrates like beans and avocados, which we all need to have healthy, balanced diets that provide energy."

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Steel-Cut Oats and Quinoa

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Diana71

"Delicious and healthy!" says Diana71. "I ended up warming mine with rice milk. I loved how creamy it turned out, which is a surprise for steel cut oats."

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Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Blueberry Flax Pancakes
Photo by CCLoves2Bake.

"My kids looked at the pancakes and asked what was wrong with them," says CINDYBANA. "But I threw in a few chocolate chips and they were a hit—even with my picky one. They tasted very good and are very good for you."

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Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl

Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl
Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl. Lena

This recipe's submitter, barbara, says, "My kids like it sweetened with honey, but you can use agave for a vegan version, or not sweeten it at all. Top the smoothie bowls with some granola for crunch, nuts, or other berries of your choosing."

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Carrot Cake Oatmeal. Linda2d

"Wow, this is really good and very filling," says Jillian. "This makes a lot so you'll definitely have enough leftover for future mornings. But if you like carrot cake, that won't be a problem."

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Spelt Pancakes

Spelt Pancakes
Spelt Pancakes. Allrecipes

"These are my go-to pancakes that I always make for my family and I love them," says Diana Moutsopoulos. "Spelt results in a fluffier texture than whole wheat flour, yet is still a whole grain and I love that. I often add different fruits, nuts, and spices to the mix."

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Green Glow Smoothie Bowl

Green Glow Smoothie Bowl
Photo by Sonja Overhiser.

Recipe submitter, Sonja Overhiser, says "This smoothie bowl will have you glowing from the inside out! Spirulina powder adds a hit of nutrients to this satisfying way to get your greens."

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Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls. Allrecipes Magazine

"I am obsessed with this recipe," says Mary Capps. "I make a big batch of this on Sunday and pack it in individual containers to have for breakfast all week long."

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Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa with a lemon garnish in a white bowl
France C

"This was really good," says Renee. "It was fresh, yet rich-tasting, and the sweetness from the blueberries and syrup was perfect! I topped it with toasted, slivered almonds instead of flax seed. A great new way to have quinoa!"

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