11 Breakfast Bowls to Inspire Healthy Eating

Oatmeal and fruit
Wellness with Taryn

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!

From supercharged oats to tropical smoothies, these bowls are brimming with nature’s bounty—fruits, veggies, grains, seeds, and nuts—to fuel you for the day ahead.

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    Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl

    Simply Lakita

    The acai bowl is a tried-and-true favorite. This very berry version from Simply Lakita blends banana, mixed berries, acai, and protein-rich Greek yogurt. More berries, chia seeds, coconut flakes, sliced almonds, and fresh mint provide the finishing touch.

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    Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl

    Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl
    Leah Maroney

    There are so many things you can do with quinoa, and this five-ingredient breakfast bowl proves it. Sweet blueberries, vanilla, and a little bit of sugar or honey come together for this simple and perfectly tasty bowl.

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    Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowl

    Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowl
    Yup It's Vegan

    Savory, spicy, and oh so satisfying, this breakfast burrito bowl from Yup it’s Vegan is made with pan-fried chickpeas, black rice, lentils, quinoa, guacamole, cabbage, and mango salsa. One bite and you’ll be hooked.

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    Chia & Flax Seed Breakfast Bowl

    Chia & Flax Seed Breakfast Bowl
    Wellness With Taryn

    Pressed for time in the AM? Try this delicious, make-ahead chia and flax pudding from Wellness With Taryn. In the evening, combine chia and flax seeds and coconut milk in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, it’s ready to serve. Jazz it up with chopped prunes, toasted coconut, sliced kiwi, almonds or whatever toppings you have on hand.

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    Mango-Pear Smoothie Bowl

    Mango-Pear Smoothie Bowl
    Planes to Plates

    The star of this plant-based breakfast from Planes to Plates is definitely the mango. This tangy treasure gets a flavor boost courtesy of pears, pecans, coconut, almond milk, and chia seeds.

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    Vegan Banana Split Breakfast Bowl

    Vegan Banana Split Breakfast Bowl
    Eating Bird Food

    banana split for breakfast?! Eating Bird Food's dessert-inspired dish is vegan and gluten-free and bound to be embraced by the whole family. Don’t worry—it still delivers on the sweetness of the original, courtesy of dairy-free yogurt, caramelized bananas, fresh berries, cacao nibs, and grain-free granola.

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    Mermaid Spirulina Smoothie Bowl

    Mermaid Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
    Create.Nourish.Love.

    Channel your inner mermaid with this under-the-sea-inspired smoothie bowl from Create.Nourish.Love. Superfood spirulina—a type of blue-green algae that's an excellent source of vitamins, iron, manganese, beta-carotene, and protein—lends a lovely seafoam color and an abundance of nutritional benefits.

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    Blueberry Oatmeal Super Food Protein Bowl

    Blueberry Oatmeal Super Food Protein Bowl
    Fresh Fit Kitchen

    Oatmeal is heart-healthy and full of fiber to help you stave off mid-morning snack cravings. This superfood oatmeal bowl from Fresh Fit Kitchen is loaded with protein, courtesy of hemp seeds and almond butter. And the blueberries pack an antioxidant punch.

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    Peaches & Cream Smoothie Bowl

    Peaches & Cream Smoothie Bowl
    Oh My Veggies

    Love juicy peaches? Oh My Veggies found a way to enjoy them year round. Slice and freeze them to preserve their peak freshness. Whenever you’re longing for a taste of summer, simply blend them with coconut milk for a seriously creamy smoothie and top with more peaches, almonds, and raspberries.

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    PB&J Quinoa Bowl

    PB&J Quinoa Bowl
    Cali Girl Cooking

    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 jelly, sliced banana, and slivered almonds is guaranteed to delight your taste buds and jump-start your day.

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    Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

    Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl
    Kale Mary

    If you like tofu scramble, you’re going to love chickpea scramble. It’s a particularly delicious addition to this breakfast bowl from Kale Mary that also stars turmeric, pomegranate seeds, sweet potato, sesame-crusted avocado, and roasted cauliflower.