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15 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss

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ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition
15 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss April 10, 2018

Having a healthy breakfast is the best way to lose the stubborn flab. Dr. James Betts, Principal Investigator of Bath Breakfast Project, University of Bath, says, “It is certainly true that people who regularly eat breakfast tend to be slimmer and healthier.” Also, breakfast skippers tend to be obese and suffer from poor mental health (1), (2). But are there quick breakfast options? Yes! I am about to tell you about 15 yummy, quick, and portable breakfasts. These low-cal and nutritious breakfast foods will put a brake on your weight gain and accelerate weight loss. Swipe up!

1. Banana Almond Cinnamon Smoothie

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 7 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 189

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 4 almonds
  • 200 mL milk
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
How To Prepare
  1. Toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour into a glass, and it’s ready!
  3. You can pour it into a mason jar or glass bottle and take it to work.

2. Slimming Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 279

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon matcha tea
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 6 almonds, slivered
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • A few blueberries for topping
How To Prepare
  1. Heat one-fourth cup of water. Remove from the flame, and add the matcha to it.
  2. Stir and mix well.
  3. Toss the baby spinach, coconut milk, and matcha tea into a blender.
  4. Blitz it.
  5. Pour it into a bowl and top it with grated coconut, blueberries, chia seeds, and slivered almonds.

3. Sunny Side Up And Avocado Toast

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 12 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 211

Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat toast
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes or black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan and crack open the eggs.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile, mash half an avocado.
  4. Place the mashed avocado on the whole wheat toast.
  5. Place the sunny side up on top of the mashed avocado.
  6. Sprinkle some chili flakes or black pepper and salt.
  7. And, it’s ready!

4. Sprout Salad With Flaxseed Powder

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 117

Ingredients
  • 2 cups boiled sprouted mung beans
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons boiled peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed powder
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
How To Prepare
  1. Toss boiled sprouts, chopped veggies, boiled peanuts, and flaxseed powder in a bowl.
  2. Add black salt, lime juice, and chopped cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Your protein-rich, healthy breakfast is ready!

5. Vegetable Semolina/Rava Upma

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Prep Time: 7 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 17 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 148

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ½ medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • A few curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon split chickpeas
  • 10 peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
How To Prepare
  1. Heat a pan and add the ghee to it.
  2. Add curry leaves and mustard seeds. Let the seeds crackle.
  3. Add the split chickpeas. Stir and fry for a minute.
  4. Add the chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped carrot and peanuts. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the semolina, salt, and green chili. Combine everything.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the water.
  8. Stir occasionally until the water dries.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

6. Gram Flour Savory Pancakes (Besan Chilla)

Prep Time: 8 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 18 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 229

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons gram flour
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chili (optional)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare
  1. Mix the gram flour, onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, turmeric, chili powder, and green chili.
  2. Add water and mix well.
  3. Heat a skillet and add olive oil.
  4. Add a dollop of the gram flour mix. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter evenly.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes on either side.
  6. Make two pancakes and have them with half a cup of Greek yogurt.

7. Yogurt, Fruits, Nuts, And Seeds

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Prep Time: 7 mins

Cooking Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 118

Ingredients
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ peach, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pomegranate
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepita
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
How To Prepare
  1. Whisk the Greek yogurt with flaxseed powder.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Toss in the sliced apple, sliced peach, pomegranate, almonds, and pepita.
  4. And, it’s ready!

8. Green Apple And Spinach Smoothie

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 109

Ingredients
  • 1 green apple
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 chopped date
  • 1 teaspoon powdered melon seeds
How To Prepare
  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Pour the luscious green smoothie into a tall glass.
  4. Drink it right away or take it to work or school.

9. Boiled Bengal Gram Quick Breakfast

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 2

Calories: 134

Ingredients
  • 1 cup boiled Bengal gram
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the boiled Bengal gram into a bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the same bowl.
  3. Mix well.

10. Berry Oats Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 4 mins

Total Time: 9 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 281

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 4 strawberries
  • 10 blueberries
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond/full-fat milk
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dark cocoa powder
How To Prepare
  1. Peel, slice, and toss the banana into a blender.
  2. Add the rolled oats, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, almond/full-fat milk, dark cocoa powder, and a pinch of black pepper.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Transfer it to a tall glass.

11. Strawberry Sabja Seed Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 7 mins

Cooking Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 152

Ingredients
  • 5 strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup sabja seeds, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 cup blueberry yogurt
How To Prepare
  1. Halve the strawberries and toss them into a blender.
  2. Add blueberry yogurt to the blender and blend well.
  3. Pour it into a bowl.
  4. Add sabja seeds and vanilla essence.
  5. Stir it well, and it’s ready!

12. Sunny Side Up And Garlic Toast And Banana

Prep Time: 3 mins

Cooking Time: 6 mins

Total Time: 9 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 193

Ingredients
  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • 1 whole wheat bread
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper
  • 1 banana
How To Prepare
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  2. Crack open the egg(s).
  3. Add the bell pepper, salt, and pepper.
  4. Grate the garlic and spread it on the whole wheat bread.
  5. Add a little olive oil in a skillet and toast the bread.
  6. Transfer the sunny side up on to the whole wheat bread.
  7. Sprinkle some dried oregano. To make the breakfast filling, have one banana.

13. Kiwi And Chia Oats

Prep Time: 7 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 12 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 209

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 kiwi, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk/ full-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground jaggery
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Bring a cup of almond/full-fat milk to a boil.
  2. Add the oats and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the flame and add the chopped kiwi, chia seeds, and powdered jaggery.
  4. Your yummy and healthy breakfast is ready!

14. Egg Open Sandwich And Green Tea

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Prep Time: 8 mins

Cooking Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 13 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 117

Ingredients
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 whole wheat bread toast
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
How To Prepare 
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  2. Slice the hard-boiled egg and drop it into the pan.
  3. Sprinkle salt and chili flakes and give it a good toss.
  4. Place the egg on the wheat bread toast.
  5. In a saucepan, bring a cup of water to a boil.
  6. Remove from the flame and let the water cool down for 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer the water to a cup and add the green tea bag.
  8. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  9. Enjoy your egg open sandwich with a cup of delicious green tea.

15. Blanched Cauliflower Quinoa

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 1

Calories: 186

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 10 small cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup boiled Bengal gram (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chopped green chili
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
How To Prepare
  1. Boil one and a half cups of water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Take out the cauliflower florets and add the quinoa.
  4. Cook until the quinoa is cooked.
  5. In a pan, heat the olive oil.
  6. Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  7. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the cauliflower florets, boiled Bengal gram, green chili, red bell pepper, and quinoa.
  9. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Garnish with cilantro, and it’s ready!

So, you see, preparing a wholesome and filling breakfast is not really time-consuming or difficult. All you have to do is store the ingredients in your fridge and kitchen cabinet and wake up 15 minutes earlier. I promise, you will start to feel better and energetic throughout the day. No more cribbing and skipping breakfast! Start your day right with any of these delicious dishes. Cheers!

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Charushila is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition and a full-time contributor to Diet & Weight Loss at Stylecraze. She believes that food has healing powers and eating good food is the best way to lose weight. A binge eater-turned-fitness enthusiast, Charushila likes to share her knowledge and experience with the world. When she is not working, she loves to cook healthy food, watch movies, travel, workout, and read Bengali literature.
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