Not Your Average Breakfast: 6 Ways to Pimp Your Breakfast

Do you eat the same thing every morning? That can get boring quickly. Try these six healthy breakfast recipes for a good start to your day.

1. Zucchini porridge with berries

A different kind of porridge: stir in some grated zucchini, cocoa (without added sugar), and cinnamon in your oatmeal and voilà – a delicious breakfast! Sprinkle some fresh berries on top and, if you want it sweeter, drizzle some maple syrup.

2. Berry smoothie

You tried the zucchini porridge with berries and you have some berries left over? Turn them into a creamy berry smoothie or a smoothie bowl. You can use any kind of fruit you have at home for these vitamin bombs. Be creative!

3. Avocado toast

Avocado toast always tastes good. Ripe, soft avocados are perfect for this recipe. Mash the avocado with a fork, season it with salt, pepper, and some lemon juice (as necessary) and spread it on your whole grain toast.

Enjoy a poached egg alongside your toast for some protein. Other tasty additions are smoked salmon, cocktail tomatoes, feta, and – believe it or not – sliced strawberries.

4. Stuffed sweet potatoes

stuffed sweet potato with bananas

A stuffed sweet potato is sure to pep up your breakfast routine. This recipe is sweet, not savory. Perhaps you have a leftover cooked sweet potato from yesterday? Cut the sweet potato in half and garnish it with almond butter, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and some honey (as needed). Enjoy!

5. Shakshuka

Diced tomatoes, bell pepper, chili, and eggs: shakshuka has an oriental flavor to it, a mild spiciness, and is great for anyone who likes to eat something savory for breakfast. It’s also perfect if you’ve invited friends over – just prepare the dish in a large pan.

6. Chia pudding

Chia pudding is an ideal breakfast to prepare a day ahead, and it’s great to take to work.

The best thing is: the sky’s the limit when it comes to ingredients. Cocoa, vanilla powder, cinnamon, berries, or bananas…this sweet breakfast always tastes good. The chia seeds provide valuable omega-3 fatty acids and keep you feeling full for a long time.

How about a bowl of creamy chia pudding with coconut milk and mango?

We hope you have fun trying these breakfast ideas. Enjoy!


Julia Denner Julia is a dietician and sports nutritionist. Before she began her position as Communications Specialist at Runtastic, she spent several years working as a dietician in the surgical department at Vienna General Hospital. Julia is passionate about inspiring others to eat a healthy, balanced diet. View all posts by Julia Denner