Breakfast For Weight Loss Recipes

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There are many breakfasts for weight Loss recipes available online, some requiring eggs, others not. But if you happen to be following a low carb diet, there aren’t that many options for breakfast. So here are a few tasty and healthy breakfast ideas for weight loss

As an easy solution for weight loss, breakfast for weight loss recipes is served to you in this article. This article offers a collection of vegan breakfast ideas for weight loss that are not only tasty but also nutritious, healthy and above all, effective in burning calories and fat. Below are some health benefits of eating breakfast.

Breakfast For Weight Loss Recipes

Many of us are pressed for time in the mornings but starting your day with a healthy breakfast may not be as hard as you think. Here are 30 recipes that you can easily make the night before. This way you can start your day the best way possible. Enjoy!

1. Raw Banana Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Banana Chia Pudding

Chia seed puddings are a great way to start your day and are so easy to make. Chia seeds give you a huge amount of nutrients, are loaded with antioxidants and are high in quality protein which should keep you feeling fuller for longer. These can be made in mason jars and stored in the fridge for a few days.

2.  Apple-Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

apple quinoa

Quinoa is high in protein and is a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index which is said to be good for weight management. These tasty muffins can be made ahead of time and you could also make up a big batch and store some in the freezer.

3. Spring Veggie and Potato Frittata

Spring vege fritata

Frittatas are an easy way to add eggs to your diet. This recipe includes asparagus and potato but you could also include things like spinach leaves, mushrooms, zucchini, sweet potato, feta – whatever you fancy.

4.  Blueberry, Buckwheat + Chia Seed Muffins {Gluten-Free; Naturally-Sweetened}

buckwheat muffins

The amazing creator of this delicious breakfast muffins said “I made it my business to come up with the healthiest version of a muffin that I could: nutrient-dense, full of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants.” Sounds perfect to me!

5. Green smoothies

green smoothie

“The most powerful way to up our mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and detox specialist. This is why green smoothies are the perfect way to start your day. They are so easy to make the night before. Just chuck all of your ingredients in the blender and store it in a mason jar in the fridge. Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.

6. Overnight oats

overnight oats

Overnight oats are extremely versatile. You can top them with nuts and seeds, berries, fruit, natural yoghurt, honey, grated coconut, the options are endless. Oats have many beneficial nutrients including protein and fibre. They keep you feeling full and may help to reduce cholesterol.

7. Yoghurt and muesli parfaits

yoghurt parfait

Yoghurt is a source of protein and has several other nutrients including calcium, Vitamin B2 & B12, potassium and magnesium. Make sure you are consuming a natural yoghurt as many of the flavoured yoghurts contain large amounts of sugar. Match your natural yoghurt with some fruit and muesli and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast.

8.  Baked Egg Breakfast Casserole with Mushrooms, Spinach & Salsa Recipe 

Baked egg breaky

This one will take about 35 minutes of your time the night before and is a perfect way to include more greens in your diet. Spinach and other leafy greens are important for skin, hair and bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.

9. Bacon and egg cupcakes

bacon-and-egg-muffins

I absolutely love this one. These are so easy to make and are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Just line a muffin tray with bacon, crack in an egg, sprinkle some herbs and bake.

10. Sweet Potato, Kale + Feta Muffins

kale muffins

This ‘meal-in-a-muffin’ is full of protein and vegetables. A perfect healthy breakfast or snack when you are on the run.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it all before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sometimes our schedule can get too busy, and we end up missing our first meal.

If you’re trying to lose weight, what you eat for breakfast is what sets you up for success (or failure). Remember that weight loss is 80% what you eat, and 20% exercise.

To make sure you never miss the chance for a healthy breakfast, here are 6 recipes that are easy and quick to make! No excuses!

Mango Pineapple Acai Bowl

This recipe is perfect for days when you’re in a hurry and need a quick breakfast. You’d be surprised at how filling this is! This is the perfect pick-me-up to start your day with its long list of health benefits. Benefits include boosting brain function, improving cholesterol levels, and improving heart health.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ frozen mango
  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 30ml oranique acai
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp crushed pistachios
  • 2 tsp puffed brown rice

Servings: 2

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine pineapple chunks, mango, bananas, and coconut water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Top with pistachios and puffed rice and/or granola.

The Super Benefits of the Acai “Superfruit”

The acai berry has been gaining popularity in the health community as a “superfruit”. With its endless list of benefits, it’s easy to see why:

  • Loaded with anti-oxidants
  • May improve cholesterol levels
  • Could boost brain function
  • High in fat, low in sugar

I use Organique’s Premium Blend drink for these recipes, they’re available at every Mercury Drug in the Philippines and most leading drugstores and supermarkets. Check out Organique’s social media pages for more info:

Coconut Oat Bowl

No more regular plain oatmeal. Once you try this recipe, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t tried this earlier. Coconuts are high in good fat and are a perfect source of hydration!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup chopped coconut meat
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

Instructions

  1. In a pan, cook oats with coconut water on medium heat.
  2. Add coconut meat and coconut sugar. Let simmer until it thickens.
  3. Add in coconut cream and cinnamon powder, mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, top with coconut sugar and cinnamon.

Protein Bar

Protein bars are a great source of energy packed into a tiny snack. It’s always best to make your own protein bars so you know exactly what goes into the recipe. Make these in batches to save for days when you need breakfast on-the-go.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 large banana
  • 3 tbsp of almond butter
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 4 tsp coco sugar
  • coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, almond butter, pistachios, oats, banana, and coconut sugar. Blend until it turns into a thick paste.
  3. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil. Place batter into the baking dish in a flat, even layer.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Slice into bars while it is still warm.

Protein Shake

Protein Shake

Protein shakes are also great for breakfast on-the-go, and are also commonly prepared for a post-workout snack. Make this when you need an instant boost of energy!

Ingredients

  • 1 portion iso whey protein
  • 4 frozen small bananas
  • 1/3 cup cashew cream
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 30ml Organique Acai
  • ¼ cup coconut water

Instructions

Cashew cream:

  1. Soak cashew nuts in water overnight. Drain.
  2. Blend cashew nuts with water until smooth.

Protein shake:

  1. Combine cashew cream, whey protein, bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, and acai juice in a blender.
  2. Pour in coconut water until you reach your desired consistency.

Macro Bowl

Macro bowls provide a perfectly balanced meal. They’re a complete source of carbs, protein, and fat. A macro bowl is made up of 4 essentials: grains, vegetables, protein of your choice, and healthy fat (like dressings). Make this when you want something filling, or even as a post-workout meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped greens (kale, kangkong, or camote leaves)
  • 200 grams of poached chicken breast (can be raw as well, just cook it first)
  • 1/3 cup cashew cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup red rice

Poached Chicken

  • 200 grams of chicken
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp of Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic.
  2. Add in cabbage and kale until slightly wilted.
  3. Add poached chicken and cashew cream.
  4. Season with salt and chili powder.
  5. Add rice and mix until well combined.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Who said you can’t indulge while eating healthy? Satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthy ice cream recipe. Midnight snacks don’t seem much like a guilty pleasure anymore with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 90ml cashew cream
  • 30ml Organique Acai

Servings: 3

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine bananas, cashew cream, and acai juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Freeze for 2 hours or overnight.

Vegan Breakfast Ideas for Weight Loss

Woman looking at vegan breakfast options on counter

What you eat in the morning will influence your appetite throughout the day. Specifically, when you eat a filling breakfast, you’ll be more likely to make mindful choices for snack, lunch, and dinner.

Likewise, if you eat something that lacks sustenance and essential nutrients, you’ll be more likely to feel ravenous come mid-day. This will increase your chances of reaching for high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods later on.

The key is to focus on satiating nutrients like complex carbs, fiber, good fats, and plant protein. These nutrients will keep hunger at bay while fueling your body with the energy it needs.

Need some inspo? We’ve got your back. Check out these 15 delicious vegan breakfast ideas for weight loss.

1. Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

For a quick and easy breakfast, make a batch of overnight oats with almond milk. The fiber-rich oats will ward off hunger while giving you enough energy to power through the day (or workout). For even more fiber and extra protein, mix in fruits, nut butter, and chia seeds.

2. Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

For another way to fill up oats, make these vegan flaxseed pancakes. The recipe calls for homemade oat flour and bananas, along with a flax meal “egg.” Flax is rich in filling fiber, protein, and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. (BTW: Just be sure to follow the best practices for storing flax!)

3. No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars

No Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be tempted to reach for protein bars. The only problem? Many store-bought versions are teeming with added sugar—and are expensive to boot, too. Instead, try these no-bake carrot cake protein bars for a satisfying (and budget-friendly) vegan protein bar.

4. Fudgy Protein Brownies

Fudgy Protein Brownies

Wait… brownies for breakfast? Yes, really! These four-ingredient fudgy protein brownies are made with a base of banana (which has fiber) and nut butter (which has protein and healthy fats). The result is a nutritious, filling treat that works well for breakfast, dessert, or all of the above.

5. Easy Vegan Protein Pancakes

Vegan Protein Pancakes

If you prefer more traditional pancakes, try these easy vegan protein pancakes with whole wheat flour. Thanks to the generous dose of protein powder, these pancakes can help boost your protein intake first thing in the morning.

6. Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Fans of savory breakfasts, this chickpea breakfast burrito bowl is for you. The chickpeas offer high-quality plant protein and fiber, while the ancient grain rice blend provides complex carbs. (You can also use quinoa or brown rice.) Together, these nutrients will keep you satiated all day long.

Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast

1.May protect your heart

According to a recent study, those who did not eat a morning meal were more likely to acquire heart disease than those who did.

According to research, those who skip breakfast gain weight, which can lead to diabetes, high cholesterol, and blood pressure, and these can increase your risk of heart disease.

The exact explanation is unknown, but breakfast skippers are thought to overeat at other meals and snack excessively throughout the day.

2.Might lower your risk of type II diabetes

An early breakfast may help you avoid blood glucose fluctuations, which can contribute to diabetes.

Studies show that people younger than 65 years who skipped breakfast even a few times each week were 28 percent more likely to acquire diabetes than those who ate it regularly.

3.Provides energy

People who ate breakfast were more physically active in the morning than those who did not according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

This could be because eating in the morning helps them start the day with more energy.

Those who ate breakfast ingested more calories throughout the day than those who skipped breakfast, but they didn’t gain weight because they were more active.

4.Good for memory

Breakfast may improve memory, concentration, the speed with which information is processed, reasoning, creativity, learning, and speaking talents in both adults and children according to research.

Scientists at the University of Milan in Italy analyzed studies and discovered some evidence that such benefits may be due to the steady glucose levels provided by a morning meal.

5.Keeps your weight down

Although studies have connected eating breakfast to a lower risk of obesity, researchers indicated that those studies are just observational, and it cannot be established that the meal prevents weight gain.

Randomized controlled trials provide more reliable evidence. According to research published in the Obesity journal, overweight adults who were dieting and ate more calories for breakfast than dinner lost more weight than those who ate larger evening meals.

6.May help fight hair loss

Breakfast delivers essential micronutrients while reducing stress on the body.

Skipping breakfast can cause follicles to enter the telogen (resting) state, increasing the likelihood of hair loss.

After a night of fasting, a protein-rich breakfast provides nutrition to the hair and promotes healthy hair development.

7.May help fight headaches and migraine

Breakfast deprivation might result in headaches and migraines due to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Fasting has been shown in studies to cause migraine headaches, thus skipping breakfast triggers migraine.

8.Fiber intake

According to experts, breakfast can be the ideal meal for fiber, which many Americans do not receive enough from their diet.

When dealing with a population that falls short of daily fiber requirements, promoting breakfast as a healthy habit and including it as a morning routine meal gives you a higher chance of meeting fiber goals.

Breakfast, according to many doctors, is an excellent time to include high-soluble fiber.

9.Better mood

A healthy breakfast can improve mood.

According to research, after a night’s sleep, eating in the morning will replenish your brain’s glucose stores.

When they aren’t distracted by hunger sensations, most people are likely to be happier and less grumpy.

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