This roundup of 30+ simple, healthy plant-based breakfast ideas is designed to give you the BEST start to your day. All these recipes are filled with whole food ingredients, a ton of flavour, and nutrition benefits!
Wondering how to add more plants to your diet? Why not start with breakfast?!
I’ve rounded up 30+ simple, healthy, and DELICIOUS whole food plant-based breakfast ideas for you in this post. Many are from my website, along with others from some of my favourite food bloggers and fellow registered dietitians.
Many of these recipes are quick and easy, good for on-the-go, or can be made in advance as part of your weekly meal prep routine.
While I’m not entirely plant-based myself, there are SO many health benefits to eating more plants – no matter what diet you follow!
Plant-based whole foods:
arefull of dietary fibre, which helps to improve digestion, diversify your good gut bacteria, lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, maintain your weight, and keep you feeling full and satisfied
are packed with micronutrients (essential vitamins + minerals that our bodies need to survive)
are rich in antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds
have been shown to reduce incidence of chronic disease
Whether you’re vegan, a meat-lover, or somewhere in between – there’s something for everyone on this list. I’d love to know which ones you try!
This simple pear smoothie recipe is a delicious and nutritious green breakfast smoothie! It's made with healthy ingredients like ripe pears, ginger, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. As a dieititian, it's important to me that your breakfast smoothie provides you with balanced nutrition – and this flavourful smoothie delivers!
This Simple Creamy Green Smoothie recipe is made with spinach, avocado, banana, chia, and hemp seeds. It's high in protein and healthy fats for a super satisfying breakfast. Gluten-free with vegan option available!
This healthy breakfast smoothie is made with spinach, peanut butter, chia, hemp seeds, and almond milk. Dietitian-designed, it’s full of nutritious ingredients for a filling breakfast. Vegan, gluten-free, and can be made-ahead!
This blueberry banana tahini smoothie is such a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast idea! Tahini, cardamom, and vanilla add such a unique taste and "warming" touch to this recipe. It's not only a source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein – it also sneaks in some greens (I swear you can't taste the spinach at all!) Recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened with fruit only.
This vegan chocolate orange oatmeal recipe is an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea. It tastes like a comforting bowl of warm chocolate with a burst of orange flavour. Enjoy it hot off the stove or include it in your weekly meal prep for a simple, nutritious breakfast!
This blueberry steel cut oatmeal is a delicious, healthy, and balanced breakfast! It's perfect for meal prep and uses pantry staples like frozen blueberries, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Vegan and gluten-free.
This healthy cinnamon apple oatmeal is beyond delicious and so easy to make – just 20 minutes. It's so flavourful and filled with healthy ingredients like chia seeds and rolled oats for a perfectly balanced, cozy breakfast.
This creamy coconut oatmeal is made with warming ingredients like coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. It's super quick and easy to throw this breakfast together, and you can serve it with any toppings you'd like! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
This easy peanut butter banana baked oatmeal is made with chocolate chips and walnuts. It basically tastes like you're eating a healthier banana bread for breakfast – so delicious! Recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.
This Swiss-inspired breakfast uses grated apples for an incredible fall flavour. Make the night before, or increase ingredients to make enough for a few days. Option to make completely plant-based/vegan by using your favourite unsweetened/plain plant-based yogurt and milk.
This Coconut Chia Pudding is made with just 4 simple, healthy ingredients. It's super quick + easy, plus it's vegan + gluten-free. Add toppings as desired for a yummy make-ahead breakfast or snack idea!
Have you tried blended chia seed pudding before? Much smoother than traditional chia pudding, this is a great option for those who prefer a silkier texture. Make with your milk of choice and add toppings as desired for a simple, healthy, and fibre-rich breakfast or dessert!
This Curry Tofu Scramble is made with spinach and red bell peppers. It's a delicious combination of protein, veggies, and spices that is super easy to make, ready in 30 minutes, and full of healthy ingredients. Tofu scramble is also great for meal prep and can be used in so many different ways!
Readers love these too-rated healthy breakfast cookies! They're soft, chewy, and so easy. Made with nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, almond butter, nuts, and seeds – they're such a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy for breakfast or at any time of the day. Recipe is gluten-free, flour-free, vegan, and freezer-friendly.
This cozy quinoa breakfast porridge takes just 25 minutes to throw together and it can easily be made in advance! I've topped it with delicious sautéed cinnamon apples, but you're welcome to customize it with toppings of your choice. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
I hope this post has given you tons of inspiration for easy, healthy plant-based breakfast ideas! If you include any of these recipes in your weekly meal prep, let me know in the comments below.
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Get the Recipe:30+ Healthy Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas, Including Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding
This chocolate banana chia seed pudding is such an easy breakfast or snack idea. It's just 7 ingredients and so simple to make! Plus, 30 more healthy plant-based breakfast ideas.
Whisk the dry ingredients (chia seeds, cacao powder, cinnamon) together in a large container or bowl.
Then, add the almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and mashed banana to the dry ingredients. Whisk everything together well.
Cover and refrigerate the container or bowl for a minimum of 2 hours (or overnight). The chia pudding will thicken during this time.
Once the chia pudding has thicken, pour it into your blender and blend until smooth. This step is optional, but I love how smooth it makes the pudding!
Serve and add toppings as desired. Or, store to enjoy later.
*SERVINGS: this recipe will serve 2-4 depending on if you’re enjoying it for a meal (breakfast) or a snack (smaller portion)! And also on how hungry you are 😉*STORAGE:Chia pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Simply portion out the serving you would like, then add toppings before eating!*TOPPING IDEAS:
a sprinkle of chopped nuts, like hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans
a scoop of peanut or almond butter
a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or cacao nibs
extra banana slices or other fruit (like berries)
While I used almond milk for this recipe, you can use any milk or milk alternative that you’d like. My only suggestion is to choose one that’s unsweetened!
If you can’t find raw cacao powder, cocoa powder will also work. Do note that it’s a bit sweeter though, so you may not need to add maple syrup to sweeten this recipe.
Blending this chia pudding is optional! It’s a great way to get a smoother, more true-to-pudding texture, but not necessary. I make many chia seed puddings without the blender 🙂
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.