20 Best Breakfasts to Boost Weight Loss

1. Greek Yogurt and Raspberries

A breakfast that’s high in protein can help you feel fuller all day, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Plain Greek yogurt provides nearly double the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt with about the same number of calories. Combine it with a cup of raspberries for a hint of sweetness and flax meal for healthy fats.

2. Grapefruit and Poached Eggs

Don’t worry, we’re not bringing back the grapefruit diet. Nevertheless, a study published years after the fad came and went found that eating half of a grapefruit before meals significantly impacted weight loss. Follow it with two poached eggs for a healthy dose of protein. Just don’t toss the yolks. A 2010 study in the journal Nutrition Research found that eating a breakfast of whole eggs helped study participants feel fuller and eat less for a full 24 hours. Add a piece of sprouted whole-grain toast and a teaspoon of butter, and you’re still only at a mere 300 calories. Get the recipe for grapefruit and poached eggs.

3. Raw Fruit and Nut Bars

Some breakfast bars contain more than 30 ingredients and 30 percent of their calories from added sugar. Instead, whip up a simple combination of nuts and fruit in your kitchen to make your own healthier version. With their monounsaturated fats, nuts help keep belly fat at bay, and they’re perfect for mornings when you’re on the go. Plus, eating instead of drinking your calories leads to greater satiety. Pretty convenient when you’re trying to shed pounds. Get the recipe for raw fruit and nut bars.

4. Macadamia and Coconut Granola

It turns out, just knowing you’re making healthy choices inspires you to feel better about yourself and avoid giving in to cravings later on. A study published in the journal Appetite found that regular consumption of cereal at breakfast improved women’s mood and body image. Don’t worry about macadamia nut’s reputation for being high in fat; it’s monounsaturated and rich in antioxidants. Just don’t eat it all in one sitting. Get the recipe for macadamia and coconut granola.

5. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apples and whole-grain oats team up to give you the slow-burning carbs you need to sit through office meetings that stretch into the afternoon. A study published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2012 found that cinnamon consumed daily helped study participants lose body fat and decrease overall body weight. Get the recipe for apple cinnamon oatmeal.

6. Antioxidant-Packed Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

Get your morning started with a boost of vitamins and essential nutrients from Everyday Food’s “Eat Clean with Shira Bocar”. Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Banana Split

It's almost too good to be true, but chef Devin Alexander created a way to turn this popular dessert into a hearty and nutritious breakfast. Get the recipe here.

8. Chocolate-Blueberry Oatmeal Jar

This insanely good concoction was dreamed up by The Balanced Blonde, and it's both delicious and nutritious! Get the recipe here.

9. A Balanced Smoothie That Fights Off Cravings

Another brilliant creation from The Balanced Blonde. Get the recipe here.

10. Paleo Egg and Mince Muffins

Nutritionist and author Claire Yates has the perfect way to get your egg fix. Get the recipe here.

11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

It's true, you can have chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast and still eat healthy. Smoothie bowls are thicker than regular smoothies and allows you to add a variety of toppings. Chewing your food can help with weight loss because it helps you eat more slowly, which fills you up faster and causes you to eat less. This smoothie bowl with unsweetened cocoa powder provides antioxidants and protein and will keep you full all morning. Get the recipe here.

12. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Spend an hour on the weekend making these delicious on-the-go breakfast squares and your mornings will be infinitely easier. This baked oatmeal is full of carbohydrates to fuel your brain, contains fiber to fill you up, and has more protein than an egg. Get the recipe here.

13. Avocado and Coconut Oil Toast with Fresh Lemon Juice

Avocados and coconut oil are two powerhouse ingredients that offer so many key nutrients, such as heart-healthy fats and potassium. Combine the nutrient-dense forces of avocado and coconut and you have a filling, nourishing breakfast that starts your day on a great note. Get the recipe here.

14. A Healthier, Lighter French Toast

Nutritionist Ashley Conrad is responsible for making stars like Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Bradley Cooper and P. Diddy look good. Try her recipe for a lighter twist on an old favorite. Get the recipe here.

15. Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Credit: onegreenplanet.org Quinoa is a rich source of protein that will help you stay full for hours. This breakfast bowl, courtesy of One Green Planet, is topped with seeds and nuts that provide even more protein and healthy fats, plus nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon for added sweetness. Get the recipe here.

16. Banana Matcha Smoothie

You can get a little buzz on with this smoothie, thanks to green tea matcha powder, which is known to boost metabolism and provides a rich source of antioxidants. Get the recipe here.

17. Acai Chia Pudding with Pomegranate and Coconut

Acai berries contain antioxidants, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, which have been credited for everything from anti-aging effects to weight loss. Beyond that, they're delicious. Try this acai bowl for a flavor sensation. Get the recipe here.

18. Veggie and Tofu Scramble

Credit: wholefoodsmarket.com A great alternative to eggs, this tofu scramble from Whole Foods features spinach and red bell peppers for a vitamin-packed breakfast to start your day off right. Get the recipe here.

19. Gluten-free Fruit and Yogurt Granola Cups

Model, mom and Udi’s Gluten-Free Foods spokesmodel Molly Sims is famous for living a healthy lifestyle, and prides herself on keeping a gluten-free kitchen stocked with healthy eats. Here, she shares one of her favorite breakfast/brunch/anytime snacks. Get the recipe here.

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