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8 Breakfast Bowls to Jump-Start Your Morning

By Courtney Campbell

It’s the most important meal of the day, but let’s be honest, breakfast can get boring if you’re eating the same old (but totally easy) oatmeal or smoothie. Liven up your morning with one of these flavorful and nutrient-packed breakfast bowls, from chia pudding to coconut yogurt. Bonus: They’re just as simple and quick as your go-to breaky.

1. Turmeric Overnight Oats

Brighten up your morning with an orange bowl of oats that gets its color from a zing of turmeric (an anti-inflammatory). This thick, creamy mixture is a cross between a golden milk latte and overnight oats. You can thank The Colorful Kitchen for this delightful pick-me-up.

2. Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Quinoa

Your leftover quinoa gets a nostalgia-inducing makeover in this cereal-inspired recipe from Cookie + Kate. Add dried cranberries to the base of cinnamon, maple syrup, and pecans for a wholesome breakfast.

3. Sunshine Citrus Chia Bowl

Chia seeds become a thick pudding with a hint of lemon and sweetness from maple syrup in this recipe from Love and Lemons. Perfect to begin any sunny (or brighten up a cloudy) day.

4. Super Berry Açai Bowl

Sure, açai bowls are everywhere, but this version from The Simple Veganista is packed full of superfoods: chia seeds and blueberries. Kick-start your day the wholesome way with plenty of vitamin D, protein, and fiber.

5. Super Green Smoothie Bowl

This bowl from Minimalist Baker packs a nutritious punch, with a base of kale, spinach, and avocado. Then granola, sunflower seeds, and unsweetened coconut add just a bit of crunch.

6. Super Thick Coconut Yogurt

Homemade yogurt becomes easy when you combine Thai coconut meat and a high-speed blender. Eat it as is, or create a colorful parfait with raspberry chia jam and granola, just like Oh She Glows did. 

7. Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Bowl

Turn to this delicious, veggie-filled bowl from I Love Vegan when you want a savory breakfast. Scrambled tofu and couscous are topped with kale, tomatoes, mushrooms, and whatever else your heart desires.

8. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

Layers of peanut butter and chocolate swirl together in this grab-and-go bowl from Fit Foodie Finds. It’s practically dessert for breakfast!

Loving the ease of overnight oats? Mix up your breakfast with one of these three additional recipes.

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