Elevate your morning routine with these nutrient-packed breakfast ideas. Short on time in the morning? Most recipes can be made ahead.

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Choco-Cherry Acai Bowl

Acai is an antioxidant-rich “superfruit” grown in Central and South American. While café-made acai bowls, typically loaded with granola, nut butter, honey and additional fruit, are a delicious treat, they can be a bit decadent for everyday eating. This Choco-Cherry Acai Bowl has balanced macronutrients for an energizing breakfast that won’t let you down.

  • 1-2 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 390

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

When I need an easy, make ahead breakfast recipe for busy mornings, I think of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops. Parents will appreciate they are free of added table sugar and kids will love the ooey gooey-chocolatey goodness in hand-held form. Plus, everyone will benefit from the nutritional value of bananas, gluten-free oats and … Continued

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Calories: 254

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is a nourishing and delicious make ahead breakfast to enjoy on busy mornings. This recipe has a little something extra with a rich and creamy layer of blended chocolate chia pudding. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist it! Top it off with fresh juicy berries and chopped pecans or almonds for that … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 319

Cardamom-Pomegranate Poached Pears with Yogurt

This recipe celebrates some of my favorite winter fruits. Pear, pomegranate and lemon shine in this breakfast that eats like a dessert. I like bosc pears for poaching, but any variety will work nicely.

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 292

Chilaquiles Salsa Verde

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish made with corn tortillas and red or green sauce. This version uses tortilla chips from tortillas made with plant-based protein for an extra protein boost. You’ll love the combination of runny eggs, beans, green salsa and melty cheese.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 402

Delicata Squash Bread

Delicata squash, along with other winter squashes, is a harbinger of fall. It is creamy, sweet and delicious when cooked on its own. In this bread, is the star of the show adding beautiful color and flavor. If delicata is the star, then definitely the cardamom and ginger play a very important supporting role. You’re … Continued

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Calories: 228

Double Berry Muffins

These muffins are loaded with fresh ripe blueberries and raspberries. You can make these whole grain muffins to enjoy all week. You’ll feel good about the wholesome ingredients like plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, whole wheat flour and, of course, delicious berries. You can make soft, fluffy, moist and not-too-sweet muffins right in your own … Continued

  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Calories: 185

Fig Cinnamon Toast

Fresh figs, found in-season in mid- to late-summer, make this easy breakfast extra special, but you can prepare this recipe year-round with dried figs. The creaminess of the mascarpone pairs nicely with the balanced sweetness of figs.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 4 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Calories: 186

Green Pineapple Smoothie

This simple, four ingredient (plus ice!) smoothie is a delicious and easy-to-remember recipe for an anytime of day pick-me-up. I love smoothies that pack in veggies, but still taste fruity and sweet. Fresh ginger gives this emerald drink a spicy kick that you’ve been missing in your other go-to smoothies.

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 144

Blueberry Birthday Pancakes

I’ll get straight to the point, this is a breakfast for lemon lovers. These blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes are thick and fluffy and ooze with fresh blueberries. Serve these for a special birthday brunch for someone you love.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 253
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