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Start Your Day Off Right with These Healthy Breakfast Recipes

In honor of National Breakfast Week week, we asked some of our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life coaches for healthy (and delicious) breakfast recipes. These recipes will help you start your day off right and help support your healthy lifestyle goals.

Tomato-Spinach Frittata (Kimberly Lovelady, Fundamental Health Solutions)
(makes 2 servings)

Breakfast Frittata2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large eggs
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup spinach

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

In a skillet, add the coconut oil on  medium-high heat, and then cook the chopped onions and garlic until translucent.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Then, add tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and mix.

Add spinach to the skillet and cook until slightly wilted. Turn the heat down a bit, then add the egg mixture to the pan and gently stir by scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Once the sides have started to cook a little (2 to 3 minutes), put the skillet in the oven.

Cook for about 10-20 minutes. Let it cool for about 15 minutes before serving.


Breakfast Smoothies (Diane Collins, Collins Wellness Center & Angela Ford, Black Women’s Health Imperative)

Smoothies are great with either fresh or frozen fruit. If you use frozen fruit it replaces ice and helps to thicken the smoothie. If you use fresh fruit, add 1 cup of ice. Blend smoothies to the consistency you want, making sure all fruit is completely blended. Bananas blend better if they are broken into 3 or 4 pieces or sliced. Adding a ½ cup of Spinach or Kale (fresh or frozen) and/or 1 scoop of protein powder are always good options for any smoothie.

Tip:  To save time and keep fresh fruit from going bad, prepare your smoothie ingredients in advance. Put smoothie serving sizes of fresh or frozen fruit (apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas), veggies (spinach or kale) and all dry ingredients in a freezer zip lock bag and store in your freezer. When you are ready to make your smoothie, just pour all ingredients from baggie into your blender and add the remaining ingredients your smoothie calls for.

Berry Blast

9 ounces of vanilla almond milk
1 banana
½ cup blueberries
½ cup strawberries
½ cup spinach or kale
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Top with granola and/or nuts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight

10 ounces chocolate almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 banana
½ cup blueberries
1 Tbsp organic peanut butter

Banana Blueberry

10 ounces plain almond or low-fat milk
½ banana
½ cup blueberries
1 scoop protein powder
1 tsp almond butter (optional)
Sprinkle small amount of cinnamon on top

Peanut Butter and Banana

1 banana
½ cup spinach or kale
½ cup plain non-fat yogurt
2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 tsp Agave

Strawberry Banana

10 ounces vanilla almond milk
1 banana
½ cup spinach or kale
2 Tbsp almond butter
I scoop protein powder

Banana Pineapple

1½ cup diced fresh pineapple
1 banana
½ Greek vanilla fat-free yogurt
½ cup pineapple juice or water

Fruit and Oat Smoothie

1 cup strawberries
1 banana
¼ cup raw almonds
½ cup oats
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tsp honey cinnamon

Peach Raspberry

6 ounces plain fat-free yogurt
1 medium peach (sliced)
½ cup raspberries
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Creamy Pineapple Berry

1 cup pineapple
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
3 scoops of vanilla yogurt

Strawberry Mango

½ cup frozen mango chunks
½ cup frozen strawberries
1 Tbsp Agave
1¾ cup orange juice
3 Tbsps water

Other Breakfast Options (Renaldo Wilson, Black Women for Wellness)

Healthy Breakfast

2 egg whites or 1 full egg (Cooked with coconut, safflower or grapeseed oil)
Spinach (or other green veggie)
2 slices turkey bacon (extra lean)
½ cup berries

Weight Control Breakfast

1 full egg & 2 egg whites (cook with 1 Tbsp cold or expeller pressed safflower oil)
Avocado cream (½ avocado mixed with ½ cup of Greek yogurt and ½ lime)
½ grapefruit
Green Tea

Vegetarian Breakfast

Protein Shake

  • Protein powder of choice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup berries of choice
  • 1 Tbsp. of Flax or Chia seeds

½ cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
Tulsi Tea

Vegan Breakfast

Hemp Oatmeal
1 Tbsp. Flax Meal
1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ
Green Tea

Anti-inflammatory Breakfast

Vegan Protein or Organic Whey shake w/water
1 small apple, sliced
1-2 Tbsp. all natural peanut butter or almond butter
750-1500mgs EPA oil