There is no better way to start your day than with a delicious, nutrient-dense, plant-based breakfast. There is no denying that breakfast, or the lack thereof, is still the most important meal of the day. It should go without saying that this is the best opportunity to set new habits into motion and commit to a healthy lifestyle.
Below, we will be providing you with some easy plant-based breakfast ideas that are both delicious and nutritious. We have set these up into five scrumptious categories, so please read on and have fun finding your new favorite plant-based breakfast recipes!
Plant-Based High Protein Breakfast
Protein is important to be aware of when following a plant-based diet, especially if you have particular workout goals. Getting a big chunk of your daily protein in the morning is a great way to get a headstart! Check out the following protein-packed recipes to start the day off right.
Not only does this pudding taste like a dessert, but it’s packed with protein! It’s one of our favorite easy recipes to make overnight and grab before starting our day.
Who doesn’t love a good plant-based breakfast burrito in the morning? This burrito is very filling, which is ideal for those who love a larger meal for breakfast rather than a small snack.
This protein smoothie for breakfast is easy to make and hits in the spot. This one uses our tasty chocolate flavored protein!
This unique oatmeal will really hit the spot – it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory. If you want a recipe that you don’t see everyday, you definitely want to try this out.
Easy Plant-Based Breakfast
When you’re crunching on time, here are a few more easy recipes that won’t take more than five minutes to make.
Pretty much any kind of toast is an easy (and fulfilling) breakfast. This avocado and hummus toast is packed with flavor. This is one of the few quick plant-based meals you can make that seems like a full meal!
These overnight oats are one of the easiest plant based breakfast ideas and taste wonderful. Since you make them overnight, they’ll be ready to eat right when you wake up! You can even bring it with you on-the-go.
This delicious english muffin recipe is topped with healthy sunbutter and sweet jam. You can even add sliced bananas on top if you have the time!
Light Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes
If you need a morning meal that doesn’t sit too heavy in your stomach, these recipes are the way to go.
Not only is avocado toast a super easy plant based breakfast, but it’s also light and delicious. Also, see the avocado and hummus recipe above for another delicious (and easy) toast.
A fruit bowl is the perfect light breakfast that will also give you plenty of energy, plus it’s easy to throw together in the morning. This one is packed with antioxidants from mango, kiwi, pineapple, and sunflower seeds.
If you're bulking on protein, consider switching some fruits out for fruits with the most protein!
This crunchy parfait is easy to make overnight, so you don’t have to worry about making breakfast. It’s another protein-packed recipe that’s light and easy to make the night before a busy day.
Starting the morning off with healthy greens is the best way to energize yourself for the day. This is perfect for those looking for a healthy and light breakfast before their morning workout.
Savory Plant-Based Breakfast
There’s nothing more satisfying than a savory breakfast or brunch! If you’re looking for heartier meals, these recipes are for you.
These breakfast tacos will really hit the spot. Made with scrambled tofu, avocado, veggies, and plenty of spices, you will be more than ready to take on the day after indulging in these. They require a bit of prep (such as cutting veggies and making salsa), but you could do some of this preparation the night before!
This scramble takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes amazing. If you want more of an “eggy” taste in the tofu scramble, try adding a bit of pink salt (this goes for the previous recipe as well).
Who says you can’t have bacon on a plant-based diet? This ‘bacon’ and avocado sandwich is flavorful. If you’re on a time crunch, try making it the night before and warming it up in the morning (don’t worry, it will taste delicious).
Waffles don’t always have to be sweet! These savory waffles are unique and delicious – they will definitely take you by surprise. Not only does it make a great breakfast, but you can get away with making these savory waffles for dinner!
Sweet Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes
More like a milkshake, this easy smoothie is packed with nutrients, but tastes like a dessert! To bring it up a notch, you can even add a scoop of our strawberry protein powder for a boost of protein.
Despite how unhealthy these sound, this tasty recipe is made with all whole food ingredients. It’s the perfect start to your day if you’re someone who loves a sweet and filling breakfast.
This chocolate chip and almond butter chia cup tastes like an unhealthy indulgence, but it’s actually very healthy! Chia seeds are packed with nutrients like Omega-3, which is harder to get on a plant-based diet.
When all else fails, french toast is always a good go-to breakfast. This plant-based version is deliciously sweet and satisfying. Topped with raspberries (or any berries you’d like), your sweet tooth will be satisfied without eating too much sugar.
Considering how stressful mornings can be for most of us, we hope these plant-based breakfast ideas can bring you some peace of mind and ease of planning. Meal prepping is an additional step you can take to save time in the morning, creating more space in your schedule for a laid back and enjoyable morning with loved ones (or by yourself).
The recipes featured above will give you all you need to start the day off on the right foot and make it the best one yet! What’s your favorite plant based breakfast?