Spring is on its way, but it’s still pretty darn cold outside. If you’ve been feeling the pull to keep hibernating, we feel you.
If you ask us, this weather calls for hearty breakfasts that leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning. Food that will “stick to your ribs” and power you through your day, even when you just want to curl up and get cozy.
So in the spirit of keeping warm, we’re sharing some tried-and-true hearty breakfast recipes!
Each of these dishes will kick off your morning the right way — with a nutritious foundation and tons of flavor to fully wake up your body for the day ahead.
Whether you’re looking for a savory or sweet start to your day, there’s something for you here. Plus, most of these recipes are cleanse approved or easy to modify, so you can enjoy them even when you’re cleansing.
You can find all of these recipes either right here on our blog, or in our cookbook, The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook. If you don’t already have a copy, you can snag a copy here.
And now, here are some of our favorite hearty breakfast recipes!
Grain-Free Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Chip Waffles: These waffles use added zucchini to put a healthy spin on a breakfast favorite. They’re a great way to get your picky eaters to eat some veggies. Plus, thanks to the cassava flour, these puffy waffles are actually grain-free and paleo! Enjoy them for a lazy weekend breakfast or brunch.
Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways: If you’re into avocado toast, you’ll love these sweet potato “toasts”! Sweet potatoes bring an extra boost of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins to the table. For those who are sensitive to avocado or aren’t as fond of it as we are, our fan-favorite Beet Hummus makes a delicious savory topping. And for those who are craving a sweeter snack, try the version topped with almond butter, banana, and cinnamon.
*Turkey Breakfast Skillet (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, pg. 77): If you’re like us, nothing beats a big green smoothie in the morning! But sometimes, especially when the weather gets colder, a freezing cold green smoothie is the last thing you want to have for breakfast. This breakfast skillet is a yummy cleanse-friendly and family-friendly alternative breakfast option that packs a super protein punch. If a plant-based diet is more your speed, you can substitute cooked chickpeas for the turkey.
*Egg-Free Veggie Scramble (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, pg. 64): This warm and veggie-filled cleanse-friendly scramble is the perfect breakfast for a cold morning. It even makes a great lunch or quick dinner! If you can tolerate eggs and you’re not cleansing, try adding a fried egg on top for an extra boost of protein.
Easy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes: Our Easy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes are the perfect special weekend brunch treat. They’re super easy to make and take less than 15 minutes of prep and cook time. This recipe is lower in sugar than conventional pancakes but still satisfies any sweet tooth. They’re also totally gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan – which makes these one super allergy-friendly pancake breakfast!
*Breakfast Nicoise Salad (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, pg. 74): Starting off the day with a salad may sound unconventional but it’s a great way to up your veggie intake. This is a tasty cleanse-friendly version of the French Nicoise salad — traditionally a delightful combination of tuna, green beans, potatoes, eggs, olives, and a lemon vinaigrette. We removed the eggs and swapped quickly sautéed radishes for the potatoes. If you are not cleansing and can tolerate eggs feel free to add a hard-boiled or poached egg too!
Brain-Boosting Smoothie Bowl: Our Brain Boosting Smoothie Bowl is a bountiful breakfast that will keep you feeling full and focused all morning long! It’s chock full of veggies and brain-healthy ALA omega-3 fats from the walnuts, flax and chia seeds. This smoothie bowl is a great way to mix up your breakfast routine if you want something fresh but you’re tired of regular smoothies.
Creamy Banana Chia Pudding: Having an arsenal of recipes for healthy sweet treats like this Banana Chia Pudding is super helpful for transitioning into a healthier lifestyle. Its decadent creamy sweetness is completely natural but is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This pudding may even outperform your old guilty pleasures! Plus with fiber- and protein-rich ingredients like chia seeds, dates, and hemp seeds, it’s also super-charged to keep you full and happy for hours.
* = The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook recipe