Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean that you are a vegetarian or will never eat meat again. It simply means adding more meals to your diet that consists primarily of fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, whole grains, and beans. Plant-based diets have been shown to be good for your health and easier on the environment.
One simple way to ease into a plant-based diet is by starting your days with a plant-based breakfast. To get you started, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite plant-based breakfast ideas.
Mandarin and Pomegranate Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are incredibly easy and fast to make—we’re talking 60 seconds the night before and two minutes in the morning! You can add just about any fruit, spice, or nut to your overnight oats so they never get boring. Start with this combination of Big Honeys® mandarins and SweetHeart Dried Pomegranate Seeds.
Mango Walnut Powerhouse Smoothie
Mango Walnut Powerhouse Smoothie will give you the energy you need for a productive morning. It’s sinfully sweet, but without the sugar crash that accompanies most breakfast sweets. This smoothie incorporates not just mango and walnuts but also banana, kiwi, dates, and oats.
Cinnamon and Pear Empanadas
Do you love to start your day with a coffee and a sweet breakfast pastry? Choose one that incorporates fruit, like this one featuring pears and made using an air-fryer.
Hot Pink Smoothie
This vibrant smoothie packs both a fruit and veggie punch. It combines celery, kale, beets, ginger, carrots, lemon, cauliflower, apple, and hemp seed. It’s a powerful way to start the day!
Breakfast Banana Split with Fresh Berries
A banana split… for breakfast?! Here’s a plant-based breakfast that kids go wild over and parents can get behind. It isn’t your ordinary sweet breakfast treat — it’s loaded with nuts, fruit, and yogurt that provides a nutritious energy boost.
Dragon Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
Dragon fruits are rich in magnesium, which can help boost energy and relax the body’s muscles, and a good source of B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, fiber, and calcium. They are also rich in antioxidants and contain many phytonutrients, which may help prevent disease and help keep the body healthy and running properly. What better way to start the day?
Avocado Toast Topped With Sautéed Mushrooms
Ramp up the plant power of your avocado toast by adding sautéed mushrooms. Earthy mushrooms are a delicious match for nutty, buttery avocado.
Sweet Potato Toast
Use slices of sweet potatoes in place of bread to create toast and ramp up your veggie intake! Top your sweet potato toast with more plant-based goodness like guacamole, beans, cinnamon, or almond butter and banana.
Cranberry Smoothie Bowls
This smoothie bowl has a tart flavor that cranberry lovers will appreciate. The tartness is balanced with a bit of sweetness from mandarin orange wedges and vanilla extract. Frozen bananas and Greek yogurt create a rich, creamy texture. The pomegranate arils and walnuts add a nice crunch.
Vegan Breakfast Pitas with NatureSweet® Cherubs®
This recipe is sweet, savory, and a little bit spicy! It’s completely vegan, although you don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy it. If you love the flavor combination of tomatoes, poblano peppers, garlic, arugula, and cilantro, you’ll enjoy this easy plant-based breakfast.
Grandma Gray’s Apple Hash
This easy breakfast hash combines apples, Yukon gold potatoes, onion, and thyme for a sweet-savory plant-based breakfast.
Apricot Mango Smoothie with Hidden Carrots
This delicious smoothie is hiding a veggie surprise! Apricots blended with mango and milk result in a rich, creamy texture and sweet, tangy flavors. The apricot color camouflages the carrots so you get a veggie boost without even knowing it.
This recipe is an incredible presentation and very easy to create with watermelon, granola, honey, kiwi, yogurt, and grapes.
Which of these plant-based breakfast ideas will you try first? Share in the comments below. And be sure to tag us in your plant-based breakfast recipes on Instagram @theproducemoms.