13 Yummy Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas - The Produce Moms

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

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.

Get the recipe for Mandarin and Pomegranate Overnight Oats

Mango Walnut Powerhouse Smoothie

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.

Get the recipe for Mango Walnut Powerhouse Smoothie

Cinnamon and Pear Empanadas

Sweet 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.

Get the recipe for Air-Fryer Cinnamon and Pear Empanadas

Hot Pink Smoothie

Plant-Based Breakfast: 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!

Get the recipe for Hot Pink Smoothie

Breakfast Banana Split with Fresh Berries

Breakfast Banana Split

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.

Get the recipe for Breakfast Banana Split with Fresh Berries

Dragon Fruit Yogurt Parfaits

Dragon Fruit Yogurt Parfait

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?

Get the recipe for Dragon Fruit Yogurt Parfaits 

Avocado Toast Topped With Sautéed Mushrooms

Plant-Based Breakfast: 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.

Get the recipe for Avocado Toast Topped With Sautéed Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Toast

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.

Learn how to make Sweet Potato Toast

Cranberry Smoothie Bowls

Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

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.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Smoothie Bowls

Vegan Breakfast Pitas with NatureSweet® Cherubs®

Plant-Based Breakfast: 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

Grandma Gray's Apple Hash 

This easy breakfast hash combines apples, Yukon gold potatoes, onion, and thyme for a sweet-savory plant-based breakfast.

Get the recipe for Grandma Gray’s Apple Hash 

Apricot Mango Smoothie with Hidden Carrots

Apricot Mango Smoothie

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.

Get the recipe for Apricot Mango Smoothie with Hidden Carrots

Watermelon Benedict

Plant-Based Breakfast: Watermelon Benedict
This recipe is an incredible presentation and very easy to create with watermelon, granola, honey, kiwi, yogurt, and grapes.

Get the recipe for Watermelon Benedict

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.

Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas

Author: Kristin Ahaus

Kristin Ahaus is the Director of Content and Communications for The Produce Moms. Her focus and passion is helping all of TPM's brand partners share their stories while also helping consumers understand how to select, serve and store fresh produce. Connect with Kristin on LinkedIN.

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