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36 healthy breakfast ideas

29th May 2017 by Sophie

It's time to move on from the same old bowl of cereal! Here's our master round up of protein, fat and fibre-containing breakfast ideas, chosen by our taste experts because they are both delicious and healthy. Breakfast just got exciting...

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Breakfast is so important! When your blood sugar levels are on an even keel, your energy levels are maintained until your next meal and your hormones are in check, without a blood sugar roller-coasting situation and subsequent over-eating or poor food choices being made. Protein, healthy fats and fiber are so important, and it's easier than you think to pack them all in.

Jess, graze nutritionist
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frozen protein granola bites

These little frozen bites are a delicious source of protein, perfect for breakfast, dessert or as a snack. The protein comes from the greek yoghurt and protein granola - choose whatever flavor you like and pair with fruit. All you need are some fairy cake cases and a freezer!

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loaded sweet potato toast

If you’re feeling sluggish, and like your body just needs a vibrant boost, breakfast is the perfect meal to establish new healthy habits and start eating more fruit & veg - and these sweet potato toasts are a fabulous way of doing just that!

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super berry bircher muesli

The great thing about bircher muesli (pronounced “berker” muesli) is that you can make a big batch, and as long as you keep it refrigerated, you can enjoy it as an instant breakfast every day of the week.

This is by far my favourite breakfast at the moment and ensures a super speedy morning preparation, even for the ‘too busy for breakfast’ crowd! The bonus of soaking the nuts beforehand is it partially digests outside of the body, giving your digestive system a helping hand.

Jess, graze nutritionist

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homemade acai bowls

Acai powder is packed with flavour, so a little goes a long way, making this homemade version much more cost-effective than dining out. Try enjoying these as a light, refreshing breakfast, or as a satisfying midday snack or healthy after dinner treat.

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banana protein waffles

Need a protein packed breakfast to get you through your busy morning or to refuel after a workout? This waffle is a delicious morning staple and can be topped with anything!

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Try a wholesome and beautiful breakfast granola fruit tart with yoghurt recipe. Customise your favourite fillings and toppings in the crunchy granola crust!

I was already eating all of this stuff together anyways, why not step up my game and add a sprinkle of fancy to my day.


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mexican hot chocolate oats

Made by adding dark cocoa, cinnamon, pinch of cayenne, and vanilla to chia oats, then topping with some pomegranate, lots of crunchy cacao nibs and some graze Active Nutrient Boost. Give these oats a try…it’s great excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!

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cherry chia pudding

Never know what to do with chia seeds? This is your answer. This chia pudding is so quick and easy anyone can throw it together. And you can use any flavour you want – just swap out the cherries!

Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 and 6, protein, fibre and key minerals – enjoy!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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DIY baked beans

Snazzy beans are the perfect addition to a boiled or poached egg breakfast with a serving of greens or as a Sunday night sat in front of the telly with your feet up feast!

You can make snazzy beans as snazzy and as spicy as you like but the recipe here gets it just right.

In all my days of snazzy bean making I’ve also added olives, sundried tomatoes, fresh coriander and parsley and so many other in the fridge ingredients but this is the basic recipe for you and you can add to it as you please!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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raw cacao milkshakes

Ever wanted to have chocolate milkshakes for breakfast? Now you can with our nutritionist/s healthy version, made with frozen banana, avocado, almond milk and super cacao.

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tropical chia protein pancakes

I’ve used chia seeds as an egg substitute in these pancakes, they’re a great source of protein and calcium and you can buy whole bags over on the graze online shop.

Ashleigh, graze ambassador

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Huevos Rancheros

A delicious and easy, baked breakfast. Huevos Rancheros is guaranteed to turn your morning up a notch. Full of tomatoes, onions, black beans, potatoes and cheese – what more could you want from a breakfast plate?!

Lauren Caris,

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breakfast berry thick shake

Just like a berry milkshake you enjoyed as a child, but this one is packed full of nutritious ingredients and has no added sugar.

This is my new favourite breakfast and post-work out smoothie – I am absolutely obsessed with smoothies at the moment as they’re just SO quick and such an amazing way to give your body some nutrition on-the-go!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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strawberry & almond granola

Guest blogger Thomy shows us how to bake your own granola from scratch using raw almonds, dried strawberries and rolled oats.

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pistachio & coconut protein balls

Looking for a more exciting way to add more protein into your diet? Here’s all you’ll need to make these tasty pistachio & coconut protein balls…

You can pop these protein balls in your bag for an on-the-go breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a snack before or after your gym session. Or alternatively blend with frozen banana and your choice of milk for a protein packed smoothie!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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cacao nib pancakes

The delicious chocolate flavour of cacao nibs make them ideal for adding a touch of nutritious indulgence to your breakfast. They taste great in granola, oatmeal, muesli and our taste expert Holly’s wholewheat & spelt pancakes!

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apple pie chia pudding

This breakfast Chia Pudding which tastes just like apple pie. I’ve topped the chia seed pudding with a crunchy homemade granola which adds to the whole apple pie flavour and texture profile. The granola also adds more fibre the chia pudding in the form of whole grains.


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mango & avocado smoothie bowl

Guest blogger Christine shows us how to make her delicious mango & avocado smoothie bowl, full of goodness and perfect for breakfast.

Smoothie Bowls are all the rage but they can sometimes get boring. The graze mango & coconut protein topper took this smoothie bowl over the top and that passion fruit sauce is addicting! The best part was that I was able to top 3 different bowls with the contents from this one topper package!

Christine, guest blogger

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nearly-naked banana split

Bananas are a great snack, low in fat and cholesterol, high in vitamin B16, containing manganese, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. They’re perfect to fight off hunger pangs at any time of day. Combine them with a source of protein and you’ve got stellar workout fuel and a delicious breakfast!

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linseed & pecan granola

Super simple, super easy, just adapt the ratios to your preference and start enjoying a delicious healthy breakfast!

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crock pot steel cut oats

Making sure the whole family eats a healthy and balanced meal each morning as opposed to the toast or cereal is really important to guest blogger Christine. Enter these oats.

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golden berry acai chia pudding

This chia pudding is so quick and easy anyone can throw it together. And with our new favourite super fruit - golden berries - mixed with the tropical flavours of coconut and pineapple, you’re in for an absolute treat.

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Cinnamon Vanilla Breakfast Protein Bites are super easy to make. Healthy, great for snacks or breakfast on the go, and kid friendly.


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immunity charger yoghurt parfait

Recharge your immunity system by getting a good dose of vitamin C, with this immunity charger yoghurt parfait with strawberries & cream granola topper.

This yoghurt parfait, packed with protein and full of vitamins and minerals, will help increase your body’s troops (a.k.a your white blood cells) to tackle infection and stress!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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jess's rainbow toasts

Get your mornings off to the best start with these tasty breakfast toasts, each one a perfectly balanced source of nutrients to help support your active lifestyle.

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purple chia porridge

For a quick breakfast that you can prep the night before and enjoy the following morning, this chia seed porridge hits the spot.

The cinnamon, ginger and vanilla combination give the porridge a subtle flavour hit and the juiciness of the blueberries and crunch of the seeds give it an all round great texture as well as adding to the protein and antioxidant medley.

Jess, graze nutritionist

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pumpkin tahini granola

Guest blogger Karsyn shares her favourite granola recipe of all time, perfect for topping her baobab smoothie.

I've teamed up with graze to bring you the most delicious post-workout (or post-long-day-at-the-office) snack to refuel and replenish your body. This granola is super special, and I decided it would be the perfect topping for a coordinating smoothie bowl with complimentary ingredients.

Karsyn, guest blogger

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spring berry breakfast smoothie

Banana, coconut and raspberries is my go-to smoothie combination in the morning - especially good for those new to the smoothie world as it tastes great. You’ve also get some good quality protein and some healthy fats from the coconut. Yum.

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almond cardamom chia buckwheat bowl

This Almond Cardamom Chia Buckwheat Bowl recipe also contains another super seed -- chia! Chia serves up a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and tons of omega-3 fats. I mixed my chia and buckwheat bowl with a sweet and spicy blend of cardamom, dates, vanilla, almond butter, and coconut milk. This earthy mix of flavour combines to create a tasty bowl of nutty deliciousness.

This delicious, creamy bowl is a great way to start any day!


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breakfast toast trio

Don't want to break from your breakfast toast? Well the good new is it's really easy to upgrade some simple bread with some protein and healthy fats. Try these stellar toast toppers that’ll keep you going til lunch.

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raspberry coconut & quinoa bircher muesli

A great breakfast to prepare the night before, ideal for an active morning. This recipe makes 2 servings, perfect for prepping ahead of time to be served cold or warmed up.

Todays breakfast recipe is one that I enjoy post workout in the morning or evening or ahead of a long cycle ride where I need to carbohydrate load. It tastes amazing and gives you that instant cosy feeling, especially if you heat it up and enjoy it with your fluffiest slippers on!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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stress buster yoghurt parfait

Stop worrying and take a moment to yourself, to relax and nourish your body with this stress buster yoghurt parfait with cherry & chocolate granola topper.

These dark coloured fruits are nutrient powerhouses that can also raise the sleep hormone melatonin in the body, giving you a better sleep. Cashews are also high in magnesium (nature’s tranquilliser mineral) for a more Zen you!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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caramel apple oatmeal smoothie

Take overnight oats to a whole new level with this caramel apple overnight oatmeal smoothie. Thick and creamy, it’s got that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats that’ll keep you satisfied for hours. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fibre, this smoothie makes a healthy and easy breakfast or snack!


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pb&j overnight oats parfait

Overnight oats soaked in almond milk, summer berry compote, chocolate granola, greek yoghurt and topped with apple flapjack, fruits and more granola. Let's spoon?

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pecan spiced granola

Oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut will leave you feeling warm, full, and enjoying the cold mornings. Serve it with warm almond milk and put your finest slippers on for an all round delicious morning! This gluten-free granola is so quick and easy to make which is ideal as it gets eaten in my house quicker than I can replenish the stock!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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oaty peachy chia parfait

Another perfect parfait from guest blogger Weichen! Layered chia pudding, soaked oats and peach compote makes for a truly delicious breakfast, especially when topped with fresh fruit and nuts.

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By Sophie, graze blogger.

Sophie is our London-based blogger, queen of content and all things writing at graze HQ! She loves working with the taste expert team to bring their recipes out into the world.

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