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Berry porridge with nut butter in two bowls

32 healthy breakfast ideas

Published: August 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm
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Start the day well with our easy, nutritious breakfast recipes. Boost your morning with a batch of breakfast muffins, a super green smoothie, or low-cal buckwheat pancakes

Looking for healthy breakfast ideas? Try our easy low-calorie recipes. Our healthy options to start the day include gut-friendly breakfasts foods, vegan breakfast ideas and many more recipes for a nourishing breakfast.

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We can all benefit from adding more plant-based foods to our diet, for they are typically richer in certain vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C and E, zinc and magnesium, and they are naturally higher in fibre which is important for supporting your digestive system and its microbiome. Having more plant foods in your diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Our low-calorie breakfast recipes are ideal for a busy lifestyle. We also have plenty more easy breakfast recipes and on-the-go breakfast recipes from acai smoothie bowls to muffins and lighter style eggs. For more inspiration, try our healthy oat recipes, high-fibre breakfast recipes, smoothie recipes and smoothie bowl recipes. We also have our easy juice recipes for you to try.


Healthy breakfast ideas

1. Berry and nut butter porridge

Packed with nuts, fruit and oats, this hearty bowl is perfect for a post-workout breakfast.

Berry porridge with nut butter in two bowls

2. Baked oats

Simple, healthy and ready in half an hour, make these easy baked oats part of your new breakfast routine.

Baking tin filled with golden baked oats on a linen napkin next to a plate of cherries and chopped nuts and a bowl of yogurt

3. Healthy chia pudding

You only need a handful of ingredients to rustle up this nice and easy chia pudding, topped with quickly cooked apples.

Chia pudding in three pots, topped with apples

4. Healthy muffins

Serve a batch of these vegan crumble muffins, bursting with tropical sweetness, as part of a healthy breakfast spread.

Three golden muffins in paper cases on a pale blue napkin

5. Rhubarb breakfast pots

Check out our rhubarb pots for a nourishing breakfast. These colourful pots are simple to make and are high in protein, perfect fuel to start your day.

Rhubarb breakfast pots with granola topping served on a tray

6. Mango smoothie bowl

For a quick and satisfying breakfast packed with vibrant fruit, check out this creamy lassi smoothie bowl.

A smoothie bowl with chia seeds and mango on top

7. Vegan flapjacks

Quick to make and easy to eat on the go – fast and raw food is a hot healthy trend. These breakfast bars use dates and nut butter to hold together. Experiment with different seeds and nuts in your next batch, and use agave for a vegan version.

No bake breakfast bars

8. Mocha porridge

Morning porridge tastes so much more exciting when you add cocoa powder, espresso, almond milk, dates and cinnamon. The perfect vegan start to the day.

Two bowls of porridge with toppers on the side

9. Green juice

Boost your energy in the mornings with this super vibrant and refreshing green juice full of vitamins and plenty of antioxidants.

4 Juice Recipes Purple, Orange, Red and Green

10. Avocado and smoked salmon toasts

If you're looking for a healthy eating recipe that feels like a treat, try our avocado and smoked salmon toasts – a recipe that's bound to get you out of bed in the morning. We're a little obsessed with avo at olive, so try one of our best avocado on toast recipes.

Avocado Toast Recipe With Smoked Salmon

11. Detox juice

This purple-hued vitality juice is a quick way to get plenty of nutrients into your body all at once.

A tall purple juice

12. Figs on toast with goat’s yogurt labneh

Delicious and good for you... these easy figs on toast with labneh are simple and quick to make. This recipe is light yet creamy, and veggie-friendly. Ready in just 15 minutes these make for a mouth-watering breakfast, brunch or snack.

Fig Toast Recipe With Labneh

13. Detox smoothie

In this nourishing smoothie recipe, the aniseed flavour of fennel is balanced out by the tang of the green apple and kiwi.

Green detox smoothie

14. Smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts

One for those early risers with a savoury tooth, this quick and easy breakfast idea is high in protein and full of flavour from the smoked haddock, pecorino and garlic oil.

Smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts

15. Healthy overnight oats with plums and almonds

Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low calorie but it'll leave you feeling satisfied and full until lunchtime.

Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe with Plum and Almond Milk

16. Bircher muesli with chia seeds

If you're looking for an easy breakfast recipe that you can plan the night before, try our bircher muesli with chia seeds. This muesli is perfect for a healthy breakfast and can be topped with banana and blueberries.

Bowl of Bircher Muesli with Blueberries, Banana andChia Seeds

17. Vegan tofu scramble

Check out this filling vegan breakfast recipe with smoked tofu, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette – ready in less than 30 minutes. Have a look at more low-calorie vegan ideas.

Californian tofu scramble

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18. Spring greens shakshuka

If you want a healthy brunch recipe to try for a weekend brunch, make this healthy spring greens shakshuka. Made with eggs and green vegetables, this dish is perfect for anyone wanting a healthy yet filling breakfast.

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Green shakshuka in a white pan

19. Baked eggs with spinach

Baked eggs with spinach is the perfect dish for a lighter brunch. It feels like a treat but, made with spinach, mushrooms and crème fraîche, it'll leave you feeling light and energised. Want more eggs inspiration? We have more than 60 egg recipes for you to check out.

Baked eggs with spinach

20. Apricot, blueberry and almond muffins

Make these fruity almond muffins for an energising breakfast. Banana and yogurt keep them moist, while the butter, ground almonds and oats make them filling. No added sugar means you’re getting the day off to a good start, too.

Almond Breakfast Muffins Recipe with Apricot and Blueberry

21. Kefir, banana, almond and frozen berry smoothie

Full of plenty of good bacteria, this fruity smoothie recipe makes a great on-the-go breakfast idea.


22. Healthy vegan breakfast smoothie with strawberry and banana

Check out our quick and easy vegan smoothie with fresh strawberries, bananas and tofu. Using silken tofu gives a creamy texture to the smoothie. Our healthy smoothie recipes are easy to make, and we have plenty more.

Vegan Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe

23. Almond milk smoothie

This almond milk smoothie combines banana, cinnamon, porridge oats and nutmeg to make a hearty, high-protein and gently spiced shake to start the day.

Almond Milk and Banana Smoothie in a Glass

24. Protein pancakes

Drizzle maple syrup or nut butter over these protein pancakes, made with bananas, wholemeal spelt flour and yogurt.

A stack of protein pancakes topped with slices of banana and honey on a white plate

Make your own plant milks with these three quick and easy recipe ideas

Rice milk

You can make this with white or brown rice but the latter will give a nuttier taste. To keep it vegan, use maple syrup as a sweetener.

Almond milk

This easy milk alternative is great to splash over cereals or add to your morning tea or coffee. To keep it vegan, use maple syrup as a sweetener.

Oat milk

An easy, creamy milk alternative for vegans – simply use rolled oats and water, blend together and strain through a muslin. To keep it vegan, use maple syrup as a sweetener.


25. Breakfast oatmeal cookies

These healthy breakfast cookies are easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients including fibre-packed oatmeal and fruit – ideal for a breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

Cookies next to tea

26. Healthy granola

Start every day the right way with this easy to make, healthy granola. Serve with milk or yogurt, and plenty of fresh fruit, for an energising breakfast.

Healthy homemade granola

27. Healthy spinach omelette

This healthy omelette is a satisfying vegetarian breakfast or lunch, topped with creamed spinach and juicy cherry tomatoes – we've lowered the fat by replacing cream with light soft cheese and milk.

Omelette Stuffed with Spinach with Tomatoes on the Side

28. Healthy banana bread

A healthy glug of maple syrup is the key to this wonderfully moist vegan banana bread, flavoured with coconut oil and desiccated coconut

Banana loaf

29. Healthy banana pancakes

Using just three ingredients, these dairy and gluten-free pancakes are quick to whip up, and the peanut butter makes them sturdy, so they’re easy to flip!

Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

30. Healthy sardines on toast

Sweet shallots, plump raisins and sharp capers go perfectly with sardines in this nourishing Sicilian-style dish – pile the lot on toasted bread for a speedy, fuss-free meal for two.

Two white plates of sardines on toast, scattered with raisins and pine nuts on a wooden table

31. Healthy beans on toast

These baked beans are made with a twist. They have the welcome addition of juicy tomatoes, sweet peppers, chilli heat, tangy pomegranate molasses and fresh herbs.

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Healthy beans on toast on a plate

32. Gluten-free pancakes

Check out these quick and gluten-free pancakes for your next brunch – make sure to finish with your favourite toppings!

A white plate with three pancakes topped with sliced strawberries and blueberries

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