Clean Eating Breakfast and Brunch
Start Your Day with Your Best Foot Forward
From hot, savory dishes to fresh fruit-filled delights, starting your day off with a clean breakfast is the best way to set yourself up for success throughout the day. Toss the boxes, bags, and jars of prepackaged breakfast foods that leave you craving sugar, and enjoy these completely satisfying options instead.
First up, we have a bright, balanced smoothie bowl. These bowls are the perfect way to scoop up your favorite fruits and veggies in one bite.
Egg-Topped Quinoa Bowl
Here, the yolk of the fried egg serves as a dressing (without you having to do anything extra) to coat nutrient-dense quinoa. Pancetta adds a snap of savory satisfaction to earthy kale, while all-season cherry tomatoes, meaning you can make it whenever, lend a fresh pop of bright flavor. Sub steel-cut oats, bulgur, or leftover brown rice for quinoa. The hot sauce gives this simple dish a kick in the pants.
Fresh Herb Omelet
A dollop of sour cream makes this omelet tender and oh so delicious.
Clean Sweet Potato Pancakes
Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! The best part—they’re simple enough for weekdays, yet feel indulgent enough for weekend brunch (even though they’re not indulgent at all). Simply combine one roasted sweet potato with two eggs, and you have clean pancake batter ready to be cooked.
Grapefruit, Avocado, and Prosciutto Breakfast Salad
Bright, refreshing grapefruit pairs surprisingly well with nutty-earthy toasted sesame oil. This meal is full of satiating heart-healthy fats that will keep you full for a long time.
Spinach and Almond Butter
Loaded with protein and fiber, this smoothie is a great way to get your day started or sip after a hard workout. This green smoothie is creamy, fresh and flavorful with just a pinch of cinnamon. If you like your smoothies more sweet, try adding a 1/4 teaspoon of honey.
1 tablespoon almond butter + 1/2 cup fresh spinach + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 a frozen banana + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
SERVES 1 (13 oz. serving)
Bacon, Egg, and Kale Breakfast Salad
Based loosely on the flavors of a BLT, this salad is hearty and light at the same time. Don’t worry if it feels like you don’t have a lot of dressing; the luscious golden yolk makes a creamy sauce in the bowl.
Magical Blender Muffins
A blender, a pan, and a plan, and you’ve got pillowy muffins ready to be devoured in a 15-minute snap. We’ve been seeing different types of blender muffins pop up all over Pinterest, so we thought we’d give it a try. The result? Good, delicious even, and most-importantly completely kid-friendly. They do not have the typical texture of muffins, but with the increasing variety of muffin recipes out there now, what really is the definition of a typical anyways? We love the combination of whole grains, protein-rich eggs and yogurt as well. Top with your favorite ingredients, bake, and enjoy!
Pomegranate-Farro Breakfast Salad with Honey Ricotta
Farro, an ancient whole grain similar to quinoa, packs a hearty crunch in this simple breakfast salad. Honey adds a bright, sweetness to play wonderfully with the creamy ricotta cheese. For a tangier citrus flavor, go with lemon; for more floral, sweet notes, try tangerine. To keep prep simple, use purchased pomegranate arils from the produce section, or pre-prep a fresh pomegranate the night before.
Maple Pumpkin Blender Muffins
Gluten-free, completely clean, and less than 100 calories per muffin. After discovering the magic of our blender muffins made with bananas, we had to see if they could work just the same with pumpkin instead. They were even better than we imagined—light, fluffy, full of pumpkin-spice flavor, and incredibly satisfying. While store-bought or café muffins can range from anywhere to 300-600 calories, and add more than 20g of fat, 70g of carbs, and 50g of sugar to your day, these magical muffins pack in almost 5g of protein for less than 100 calories, 3g of fat, 6g of sugar, and 16g of carbs.
Berry, Cream, and Overnight Oats Smoothie
This overnight oat smoothie is everything you love about breakfast rolled into one delicious and healthy cup. Did you know that in order for your body to absorb all the nutrients from flax seeds they must be ground, not whole? This breakfast smoothie is high in protein, nutrients, and tastes even better than it looks.
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats + 12 cup original, unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 cup frozen blackberries + 1/2 cup frozen blueberries + 1/2 cup fresh diced strawberries + 1 teaspoon ground flax seed + 2 teaspoon honey
SERVES 2 (7 oz. serving)
Omelet with Turmeric, Tomato, and Onions
Known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric is one of the best spices to start your day off right. Here, turmeric along with tomatoes, green onions, and brown mustard seeds combine with eggs to create a flavor-packed omelet.
Poached Egg in an Avocado
If you love eggs and avocado, then you’ll love combining the two into this heart-healthy breakfast. It’s easy to prepare and gives you the boost of energy you need to start your day.
Greek Yogurt Parfaits
In just one serving of these tasty parfaits, you get 14g of protein and almost 5g of fiber for just 228 calories. Be sure to soak the grano overnight, and look for yogurt that’s free of preservatives and added sugars.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts
Good news for avocado toast lovers! You can enjoy your staple breakfast and still eat clean. Just use whole-grain bread from your local baker, or look for 7 Sprouted Grains Bread. Since there's no combo quite like a runny yolk and mashed avocado, this is an amazing way to start any morning.
Bell Pepper Egg in a Hole
Fresh, bright, and colorful bell peppers lighten up the classic egg-in-a-hole, and the slight char on the pepper amplifies flavor. This morning favorite is also superfast, ready in just minutes. This fun twist makes a quick and easy weekday breakfast or a healthy weekend brunch option.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
We’ve turned a classic dish into a perfectly clean brunch option that the whole family will love. The crunchy quinoa crust gives heartiness to the light and fluffy quiche inside. Swap out canola oil for coconut, almond, avocado, or olive oil, and look for organic eggs and dairy products.
Peanut Butter Berry
Turn a favorite childhood sandwich into a creamy, clean smoothie with this fun creation. 1/4 cup 1% low-fat organic milk + 1/2 medium ripe banana + 1 tablespoon creamy organic all-natural peanut butter + 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries + 1/2 cup crushed ice
Eating clean doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to pancakes. It actually makes them simpler than ever. Just combine three ingredients, pour the batter on the griddle, flip, and you have pillowy pancakes for one. Swap out regular flour for coconut flour and drizzle with honey, maple syrup, or a warm berry compote.
Mushroom and Spinach Omelet
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—we’ll take this omelet anytime of the day. It’s packed with good-for-you veggies and is hearty enough to last you until your next meal. Be sure to use organic butter to make this dish completely clean.
Steel Cut Oats with Warm Berry Compote
Warm berries are poured over steel cut oats to create a sweet treat in a healthy breakfast bowl with 41g of whole grains per serving. Make sure to use organic butter and honey.
Summer Vegetable Frittata
Take advantage of summer’s fresh veggies by consuming them in the morning. If you’re cooking for one, this frittata is a great way to shorten your morning routine. Simply make it on the weekend, store in the refrigerator, and reheat a portion each morning throughout the week.