3 healthy breakfast ideas to start the day right

These healthy breakfast ideas will set you up to feel amazing for the day ahead – and they're all super delicious

healthy breakfast ideas: vegan pancakes
(Image credit: Getty)

When we think of healthy breakfast ideas the first thing that springs to mind is bran flakes and their delightful (not) cardboard texture. After all, eating healthily is supposed to be a painful experience, right? Wrong. In fact, we'd go as far as to say that some of our favourite breakfast are primarily delicious, and are only actually healthy by default. And who doesn't like the sound of that....

From healthy pancakes – yes, that's absolutely possible – to balanced and protein rich breakfast ideas and ideas for those who need to eat breakfast on the go, we've got three easy ideas for you to enjoy this week, and beyond.

Check them out below, then head over to our food hub for more recipe ideas and inspiration.

Healthy breakfast ideas

1. Try this healthy pancake recipe

vegan pancakes

(Image credit: Getty Images)

You may associate pancakes with a 'treat' breakfast or brunch, but made the right way – by which we mean following this vegan pancake recipe – they can actually be surprisingly healthy. And no, that's not following the 'it's vegan so it's healthy' logic, these pancakes are just legit pretty good for you and will ensure you start your day right.

All you'll need are a few ingredients to get started: bananas, plain flour, baking powder, oat milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. And from there you can opt for some healthy toppings – we love fresh fruit, greek yoghurt, a little maple syrup, or a dollop of peanut butter (opt for a brand that's just peanuts, not one loaded with salt and sugar) – and you're away. 

2. You can't beat avocado toast

how to make avocado toast

(Image credit: Getty Images)

A favourite amongst millennials, avocado toast offers a healthy balance of carbohydrates for slow burning energy and good fats which are especially important for women to ensure they're getting enough of. Plus, we can all agree that it's pretty delicious. 

Prepare at home, at work, or even enjoy the go – yes we have been known to pre-toast our bread and mash our avocado in a tupperware box while out and about.

3. Enjoy overnight oats for a super speedy breakfast

overnight oats with peanut butter

(Image credit: Getty images)

In a nutshell, overnight oats are rolled oats that have been soaked in your milk of choice, – overnight and in the fridge – which in essence cooks them, deliciously so. In our opinion, they're possibly the most underrated breakfast of all time. Why? They're so simple to prepare, they cost nada and they will keep you fuller for longer than any breakfast bar or slice of toast would do.

As luck would have it, we've got a few overnight oat recipes in our guide, each of which are designed to jazz up your mornings – you should try them.

Looking for more breakfast ideas?

  • Egg recipes: how to boil, poach and scramble eggs – plus, our favourite egg breakfasts