15 Healthy Breakfast Bowl Ideas to Start Your Morning Right
Looking to introduce some healthy habits into your life this year? Start with the most important meal of the day. Not only does breakfast quick-start your metabolism (which means you burn more calories throughout the day), but it also gives you the energy you need to get things done.
Rather than reaching for a granola bar on your way out the door, treat yourself to a wholesome breakfast bowl each morning. Bowls are not just for instant oatmeal and lackluster cereal. They can also be used to create a breakfast that's easy and satisfying. From tropical smoothie bowls to hearty, protein-packed breakfast bowls, we've got you covered with beautiful breakfast bowl recipes that will inspire healthy eating.
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Morning Fruit Bowl
"This is a very healthy breakfast, for when you just want to start your day with something fresh," says islandcook82. "You can use maple syrup instead of agave, and add other nuts or fruits too."
Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
This Insta-worthy smoothie bowl is loaded with fiber. Reviewer MNMom says, "Make extra and keep it in the freezer. Thaw or microwave for a few seconds to loosen it up, and it's ready to go!"
Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa
Tired of oatmeal? Quinoa is the answer to your breakfast woes. "Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day! I made this up one morning when I had a craving for quinoa and was looking for a change from the usual," says recipe creator France C. "Top with extra milk for a thinner consistency. Also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg."
Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Low in carbs and high in protein, this Southwest-inspired breakfast will leave you feeling full for hours. Reviewer Grayhaired mama says, "This is such a great change from my morning oatmeal keeps me full. You can always adjust amounts of items for your personal tastes/goals, but this combination is definitely a winner."
Avocado Breakfast Bowl
Beat mid-morning hunger with this protein-packed breakfast. Recipe creator Alisha describes this recipe as, "Heart health and protein in a bowl! This recipe is an unexpected kick of flavor with egg, red quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese! Very easy to make and a delicious start to the day."
Whether you're on the Paleo diet or not, this hearty dish is one you'll actually look forward to in the morning. It's loaded with chicken sausage, chorizo, sweet potatoes, zucchini, spinach, and egg. Reviewer Tonna Jacobson says, "The chorizo is a MUST if you want a big punch of flavor! The poached egg completes the dish."
Berry Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies are just better when served with a spoon. This smoothie bowl can be easily customized to your liking. "This recipe makes a decent amount and is very filling," says reviewer House of Aqua.
The Ben Franklin Breakfast Bowl
"As Ben Franklin used to say, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' To get a daily dose, I enjoy one of these beautiful breakfast bowls almost every morning," says Chef John. "I sometimes garnish with diced persimmons and roasted almonds, but there's no need for honey or dried fruit — it's very satisfying without the added sugar."
Miso Oatmeal Bowl
If you prefer a savory dish first thing in the morning, try this oatmeal take on a classic Japanese breakfast. "A Japanese visitor said miso soup is a classic breakfast soup and I thought why not add oatmeal instead of tofu. Now it's a must each morning for me and much more satisfying than a green smoothie or sweet oatmeal," says recipe creator Nancy Williamson Farrell.
Green Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Smoothie Bowl with Carrot and Banana
"Looking for a healthy, yummy breakfast to start your day? Try this vegan smoothie bowl with carrots, banana, coconut, and goji berries," says recipe creator barbara. "I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk but you can substitute with any non-dairy milk. If you like it sweeter, use some agave syrup (but I don't think it needs any extra sugar)."
Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, and Avocado Tortilla Bowl
Eat every part of this protein-packed breakfast bowl...including the tortilla bowl. Soup Loving Nicole describes it as a, "Simple and perfect for an easy breakfast or any time of day treat."
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
"This high-protein, low-carb breakfast bowl will keep you full all morning," says recipe creator France C. "Feel free to use different veggies, or try it with ham instead of bacon! You can also use butter or oil instead of bacon grease. This recipe also works well as part of a keto diet."
Banana Coconut Smoothie Bowl
This quick and easy smoothie bowl is ready in 15 minutes or less. "This banana and peach smoothie is topped with coconut, almonds, and raisins creating a paleo-friendly smoothie bowl for a quick breakfast," says recipe creator Alli Shricliff.