It’s no secret that mornings—particularly during the week—can be hectic. Of course, we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but between getting ready for work and getting the kids out the door, there isn’t much time left to whip up something healthy and hearty.
For too many of us, our go-to is a grab-and-go bar or a bowl of lackluster cereal. Or worse, we skip breakfast altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Quick, easy, and satisfying recipes do exist. And we’ve got the morning meal inspiration to prove it. Say hello to breakfast bowls!
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Let’s kick things off with a tried-and-true favorite, the acai bowl. This very berry version from Simply Lakita blends banana, mixed berries, acai, and protein-rich Greek yogurt. The finishing touch? More berries, chia seeds, coconut flakes, sliced almonds, and fresh mint.
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There are so many things you can do with quinoa, and this 5-ingredient breakfast bowl proves it. Sweet blueberries, vanilla and a little bit of honey come together for this simple and perfectly tasty bowl.
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Pressed for time in the AM? Try this delicious make-ahead chia and flax pudding. In the evening, combine chia and flax seeds and coconut milk in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight. And it’s ready to serve in the morning. Jazz it up with chopped prunes, toasted coconut, sliced kiwi, and almonds—or whatever toppings you have on hand.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Mango-Pear Smoothie Bowl
The star of this plant-based breakfast is definitely mango. This tangy treasure gets a flavor boost courtesy of pears, pecans, coconut, almond milk, and chia seeds. You’ll definitely want to add this smoothie bowl your morning menu.
Mango-Pear Smoothie Bowl from Planes to Plates
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A banana split for breakfast?! This dessert-inspired dish is vegan, gluten-free, and whole family-approved. Don’t worry, it still delivers all the craveable sweetness of the original—courtesy of dairy-free yogurt, caramelized bananas, fresh berries, cacao nibs, and grain-free granola.
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Channel your inner mermaid with this under-the-sea-inspired smoothie bowl from Create.Nourish.Love. Superfood spirulina (blue-green algae)—an excellent source of vitamins, iron, manganese, beta-carotene, and protein—lends a lovely seafoam color and an abundance of nutrition benefits.
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Who doesn’t love oatmeal? It’s heart-healthy and full of fiber to help you stave off mid-morning snack cravings. This superfood oatmeal bowl is loaded with protein, courtesy of hemp seeds and almond butter. Plus, blueberries for antioxidant punch.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Love juicy peaches? Oh My Veggies found a way to enjoy them year round. Slice and freeze to preserve peak freshness. Whenever you’re longing for a taste of summer, simply blend with coconut milk—for a seriously creamy smoothie—and top with more peaches, almonds, and raspberries.
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Love PB&J? Cali Girl Cooking gives this nostalgic childhood classic a grown-up makeover. The combination of protein-packed quinoa, unsweetened cashew milk, honey, peanut butter, strawberry preserves, sliced banana, and slivered almonds is guaranteed to delight your tastebuds and jumpstart your day.
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If you like tofu scramble, you’re going to love this chickpea scramble. It’s a particularly delicious addition to this breakfast, err any-time-of-the-day, Buddha bowl—also starring turmeric, pomegranate seeds, sweet potato, sesame-crusted avocado, and roasted cauliflower.