12 Superfood Breakfast Recipes That Will Start Your Day Off Right

It’s never been easier to start the day with a nutrient-dense meal.


Greg DuPree

We’re no stranger to the long list of superfoods, like seeds, nuts, greens, and berries, just to name a few. These especially healthy foods are incredibly important to consume regularly because they contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which means they boast numerous anti-inflammatory properties. While snacking on a handful of nuts or making a hearty kale salad are great ways to get in some superfoods, there are so many other flavorful recipes to whip up and enjoy.

From satisfying fruit-filled parfaits and creamy chia pudding, to savory oatmeal and homemade energy bars, it’s never been easier to incorporate superfoods into the most important meal of the day—breakfast. Both your tastebuds and body will thank you for these superfood breakfast recipes, we promise!

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Lemon Curd and Berry Parfaits

Lemon curd and berry parfait in a glass cup, clearly showing the different layers.
Greg DuPree

Why spend $12 on a fancy parfait when you can make a delicious (and likely healthier) version at home? This recipe, which includes superfood blueberries, contains everything you need for a well-balanced breakfast without sacrificing any flavor.

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Whole-Grain Blueberry Muffins

Whole-Grain Blueberry Muffins
Con Poulos

These fiber-packed blueberry muffins are perfect for the whole family, especially picky eaters. Add them to your meal-prep menu and enjoy them all week long, or pop them in the freezer to enjoy later.

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Berry Baked Oatmeal

Berry Baked Oatmeal
Victor Protasio

Whether you’re hosting brunch or feeding a crowd, this simple oatmeal bake is always a great option. It calls for fresh fruit, crunchy toasted almonds, and maple syrup for a little natural sweetness.

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Strawberry-Chia Breakfast Pudding

Strawberry-Chia Breakfast Pudding
Greg DuPree

Chia seeds are the ultimate superfood—they’re rich in antioxidants, fiber, protein, and heart-healthy omega-3s. And when combined with milk, chia seeds take on a pudding-like texture that is absolutely delicious when mixed with fresh fruit or jam.

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Vanilla-Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Vanilla-Cinnamon Chia Pudding
Heather Meldrom

Here’s another chia pudding recipe that super easy to whip up, because it calls for pantry staples like cinnamon and vanilla extract. Add some berries and chopped nuts, and you have the perfect morning meal.

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Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites

Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites

These little energy bites are loaded with seeds, nuts, and dried fruit, which means they’re incredibly healthy and filling. The nice thing about this recipe is it’s easily customizable, so you can swap ingredients for what you have on hand. As long as you use some type of seed and nut, you'll get your fill of superfoods.

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Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs

A savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn’t know you needed in your life. Get the recipe for Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs.
Greg DuPree

When oats are cooked with onions and Parmesan, they almost resemble a savory risotto. Top your heart-healthy oats with a soft-boiled egg, spinach, and some fresh herbs, and you’ll have a gourmet breakfast right at home.

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Ginger Berry and Oat Smoothie

Gingery Berry and Oat Smoothie
Grant Cornett

Putting oats and ginger in your smoothie may seem unconventional, but it's actually a genius idea. Ginger is great for digestion, and oats are filled with fiber and help create a thick, creamy texture. And while you can add any type of berry to this drink, blueberries are great because they’re loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C.

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Kale Apple Smoothie

Kale-Apple Smoothie
Grant Cornett

Starting the day with something green is always a good idea. This smoothie has just six simple ingredients, but superfood kale might be the star of this breakfast since it contains vitamins A, K, B6 and C, calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese. And don’t worry, this smoothie doesn’t taste anything like a salad. In fact, it’s fresh and delicious.

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Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds
Jen Causey

Who doesn’t love a no-cook meal, especially when it can start your day on the right foot? This overnight oats recipe is so easy to throw together, and has the perfect combo of sweetness, crunch, and creaminess. 

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Granola Bars With Apricots, Oats, and Almonds

Granola Bars With Apricots, Oats, and Almonds
Philip Friedman; Styling: Colleen Riley

Most store-bought granola bars are loaded with sugar and preservatives, but making your own at home is easier than you may think. This recipe uses maple syrup as a sugar alternative, and calls for dried apricots and crunchy superfood pepitas, too.

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Walnut Energy Bars

Walnut Energy Bars Recipe
Jennifer Causey

Walnuts are incredibly heart-healthy, and are high in antioxidants. When they’re mixed with creamy tahini, shredded coconut, and sweet Medjool dates, you've got the perfect flavor combination.

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