Inside Scoop: Here are 5 healthy and easy vegetarian breakfast recipes.

This post and recipes were submitted by Ellie Patterson, 25 years old passionate female blogger. 

Breakfast! The most important, and best (for me) meal of the day!

Most mornings, I shoot out of bed, in anticipation for what I’m going to have for breakfast. It’s so important because it’s the first thing you eat, and it also needs to keep you going till lunchtime!

Most of us nowadays have such busy schedules, with our jobs, working out at the gym, family life…and we’re constantly looking for easy and healthy quick fixes when we’re on the go. It’s hard to juggle a busy lifestyle while trying to stay healthy!

So I’ve put together my 5 favorite healthy and easy vegetarian breakfast recipes for anyone who needs a little bit of inspiration in the morning. They’re packed full of nutrients and have enough energy to keep you going until lunchtime.

My ultimate health tip for you is to have your biggest meal at breakfast time. It works for most of us. This way you’re less likely to munch during the day and you’ll likely feel more energized light! Sometimes I actually combine two of these easy vegetarian breakfast recipes, to make sure I’m getting plenty to keep me going!

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HERE ARE YOUR 5 EASY VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

 

1) Smoothie Bowls

I love smoothie bowls because they’re super easy to put together, you really don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping, which is perfect for people that don’t have the time or the skill to cook! You can basically put any twist you like on the classic smoothie bowl, but this one is my favorite!

 

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Peach, Orange and Berry Smoothie Bowl

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 454 kcal

Ingredients

For the Smoothie

  • 1/2 peach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 mango

For the toppings

Directions

  1. All you need to do now is blend the smoothie ingredients in a blender, pour into a bowl, and add your toppings!*

Recipe Notes

*You can get creative with your designs! I know hemp seeds sound a bit strange, but they’re a current favorite of mine, they’re an amazing source of protein and have a lovely nutty flavor, but you can also add any kinds of nuts and seeds you like!

Nutrition Facts
Peach, Orange and Berry Smoothie Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 866mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 31g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 114.7%
Calcium 14%
Iron 23.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2) Egg & Avocado Toast

How could I leave my ultimate favorite breakfast classic off this list? Admittedly, once the different varieties start to add up, things can start to get on the unhealthy side, but keep it simple for an awesomely delicious wholesome breakfast! One of my favorites at the moment, is avocado toast with homemade Pico de Gallo! Give this simple recipe a go and don’t be afraid to get creative with your ago toast toppings!

 

5 Easy vegetarian breakfast recipes
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Egg & Avocado Toast

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 348 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 slice wholegrain sprouted or sourdough bread
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1 egg optional

Directions

  1. Toast the bread until golden brown.
  2. Mash the halved avocado in a bowl, and squeeze in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toast, followed by the Pico de Gallo.
  4. Add a poached egg on top if you like, for extra protein!
Nutrition Facts
Egg & Avocado Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 662mg 28%
Potassium 675mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 50.8%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3) Cacao and Avocado Porridge

Porridge is a breakfast staple in any household, everyone likes it, and there’s just so much you can do with it! As you can probably tell, avocados are a staple in my kitchen! Here is my delicious cacao and avocado porridge.

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Cacao and Avocado Porridge

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Boil your oats as you normally would or as per package instructions, adding the milk to oats.
  2. Stir in the cacao and maple syrup.
  3. Top with the sliced avocado.
  4. Sprinkle with cacao powder to finish!
Nutrition Facts
Cacao and Avocado Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 33.8%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4) Quinoa Fruit Salad

My latest obsession, besides avocados, is quinoa. It just goes so well with everything, and the salads I’ve been making have been just phenomenal. Also in the summer months, I am such a fruit fanatic. On a really hot summer day, fresh fruit is the only thing I want to eat! So, I thought, why not mix the two, and make a quinoa fruit salad! It’s fresh and healthy, and provides you with the nutrients you need for a healthy morning!

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Quinoa Fruit Salad

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • Handful of chopped mint leaves
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup mango
  • Nuts, seeds or nut butter to top

Directions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add the quinoa water and salt to a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Turn down the heat to a simmer, until the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).

  2. Fluff up with a fork and leave to cool.
  3. For the dressing, whisk the honey, lime juice and mint together.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and cubed mango. Pour over the dressing, divide among plates then and garnish with a few mint leaves!

Recipe Notes

*You can save time but meal prepping quinoa for the week, so you only need to add the dressing and fruits and your breakfast is ready!

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Fruit Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 36.1%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5) Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

So, maybe this one isn’t the healthiest on the list, but lets save this one for indulgent Sundays. The great thing about this recipe is it doesn’t have any sugar, oil, gluten or dairy! It does take a little longer than usual, but they’re so delicious, I just couldn’t leave them off this list!

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • Topping ideas berries, maple syrup, chocolate chips, banana slices, almonds

Directions

  1. In a blender, pour in the milk, eggs, egg white, banana, maple syrup, rolled oats, baking powder and salt, and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a pan on a medium heat, once it’s warmed, oil with butter or cooking oil, and pour pancake mix into round circles.
  3. Cook for a few minutes on either side, until nicely browned and bubbles start to form.
  4. Drizzle with toppings of your choice!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 533mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 18.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Now you’ve got these awesome recipes for healthy and easy breakfasts, you should go and give them a go! Mornings are so much more exciting for my kids and I now, and I’m finding myself full all the way through till lunch!

Make sure to check out Naughty Nutrition’s favourite quick and healthy recipe ideas here.

Ellie Patterson

Writing is my passion, my world, my motivation and my ambition, the reason I wake up in the morning. I also enjoy spending my time reading. It helps me travel this big world we are all living in, it helps me enrich the knowledge I possess, I get smarter and my creativity explodes.

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