10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Help To Lose Weight Fast

Karla Tafra

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Medically reviewed by Kimberly Langdon, MD

Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and when it comes to losing weight, it can be a great ally. From the best fat burners and long-lasting energy ingredients to those which wake up your metabolism, here are 10 healthy breakfast ideas which will help you lose weight. 

1. Spinach, Mint and Avocado Smoothie

Smoothies are a great breakfast option for those looking to lose weight as they pack on a nice amount of vitamins and minerals which will keep you thriving throughout your day. This green version comes with a bunch of spinach, full of potassium and calcium. In addition, spinach is a great blood purifier and liver cleanser which helps your body flush out toxins more efficiently. 

Avocado is full of healthy fats and fiber, which makes it the perfect ingredient to keep you fuller for longer, making you last all the way until lunch and helping you on your journey of losing weight.


  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp nut butter of choice (almond, cashew, peanut)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other plant-based milk of choice)
  • Honey to taste (or omit if the banana is sweet enough)


Place all the ingredients in the blender and pulse until the consistency is smooth. Depending on the thickness of your nut butter and the size of your frozen banana, you might need to add some more almond milk. Pour into a glass and enjoy! 

2. Protein Pancakes 

Really easy-to-make and totally guilt-free, these protein pancakes feel like a real treat when in reality, you could absolutely eat a whole stack. They can be made with only three ingredients which impressively enough, account for a high level of protein, fiber, and micronutrients. This makes them the perfect weight-loss breakfast choice for any day of the week. 


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 scoop of any protein powder you like (it can be animal-based or plant-based)


In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Add in the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Place a pan or pancake griddle over medium heat and add a tiny splash of oil or butter, greasing the pan. Add a large spoonful of the batter and once it starts to bubble, flip it over, cooking for about one minute on each side. Continue with the rest of the batter. 

The best part of these pancakes comes when you get to top them! You can drizzle some peanut butter or yogurt, add a variety of fruit and granola, or spread a high-protein chocolate spread. Enjoy!

3. Avocado Toast 

The infamous “Instagrammable breakfast” is an amazing healthy option if you want to lose weight. Avocados are real superfoods, with a high content of healthy fats and antioxidants, nourishing your body from the inside out. Just make sure you buy them ripe. 

They shouldn’t be hard when you grab them, but rather soft and darker in color. This breakfast is really easy to make, so don’t be scared of playing with different varieties of this crowd’s favorite. 


  • Half of an avocado, mashed
  • 2 slices of toast of your choice (opt for low-calorie or paleo if you want a lighter breakfast)
  • Add-ons: sesame or hemp seeds, microgreens, sliced up cherry tomatoes, poached egg, salmon


Toast the bread and spread your mashed avocado on top. Top it off with some hemp seeds or poached eggs for additional protein or you can add sliced up cherry tomatoes and other veggies and enjoy the extra fiber. 

4. Spice up Your Yogurt

Whether you’re a fan of the regular, greek, or plant-based versions, yogurt makes a great healthy breakfast for losing weight as it’s full of protein, healthy fats, and almost zero carbs.

All you really need is a yogurt of choice and a bunch of toppings to sprinkle on top. You can opt for fruit, healthy granola, nut butter, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, you name it! You can make it the night before and grab it to-go whenever you’re having a super busy morning. 

5. Omelette

Eggs are such a great breakfast option as they keep you fuller for longer, adding in protein and healthy fats into your day without the addition of carbs. Choose to add on some amazing, colorful vegetables and some cheese into the mix and you got yourself a fat-burning breakfast you can make every single day. 


  • 3 eggs
  • A variety of sliced up vegetables
  • ¼ cup cheese of choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • Optional: 1 tbsp milk or plant-based milk


In a small bowl, whisk up your eggs. Fold in the sliced-up veggies and add a splash of milk if using it. Heat up the olive oil or butter in a frying pan and once the pan is hot, pour in the egg mixture. With a spatula, check if the bottom is done, and fold the omelet over, so your full circle becomes a half-circle. Cook until there are no runny eggs from any side. Serve and enjoy!

6. Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are real powerbombs, packing an impressive amount of healthy fats and micronutrients. Once soaked in milk of choice, they turn into a gelatinous mash, resembling a pudding. Super easy to make, they make a great healthy breakfast for when you’re trying to lose weight. They also absorb any flavor you add to them, so think spices, vanilla extract, or even some fruit juice to add to your milk. 


  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup milk of choice
  • Add-ons of choice


Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and top with milk of choice, mixing it through and making sure none of the seeds stay in the bowl. Place in the fridge for about two hours or overnight. Once soaked, they will expand and resemble a pudding. Top it off with some dried or sliced fruit, nuts and seeds, nut butter, or even healthy ice cream and enjoy! 

7. Overnight Oats

Although high-carb, oats are a great breakfast if you’re trying to lose weight as they give you long-lasting energy, fueling your workouts and keeping you full until lunch. They are also low in protein, so if you’re not looking to gain muscle, they are a great and fast breakfast. You can make them any way you like, and top them off with a different mix every day so your breakfast is never boring. 


  • ½ cup rolled oats or steel-cut oats (you can even use the prepared ones that come in a bag)
  • ½ cup water or milk of your choice


Place the oats in a small bowl and top with water. You might need a bit more or less depending on the variety of oats you choose. Place in the fridge overnight for them to soak up the water and expand. Once you take them out, top them with any topping you want – seeds, nuts, fruit, cacao nibs, nut butter, high-protein granola or chocolate chips. 

8. Paleo Zucchini Waffles

For waffle lovers, these amazing chocolate zucchini ones will make you feel like you’re eating something you shouldn’t. They are that good! You can even taste the zucchini and yet they are the reason for the wonderful texture and a myriad of vitamins and minerals. They’re paleo, which means there are no grains in this recipe, making your breakfast low-carb. 


  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup almond milk or any other milk of choice
  • A pinch of salt


Grate the zucchini with a cheese grater and squeeze out the excess water as much as you possibly can. Use a cloth or paper towel if needed. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, zucchini, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, whisk up the eggs and add the maple syrup and almond milk. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well.

Melt the coconut oil and then measure out 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and add that to the batter and mix. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chunks until well incorporated.

Preheat your waffle iron to medium heat. Spray waffle iron with some cooking spray on both sides and scoop in about ⅔ cup of batter. Close the waffle iron, flip, and let cook for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds (depending on how hot your iron is).

Take out and top with any topping of your choice! 

9. Veggie Egg Muffins

Ever wondered if that muffin tin could be used for more than just scrumptious desserts? The answer is definitely yes. Once you try making these muffins, you’ll never forget about this healthy breakfast again! Perfect for those watching their diet, these muffins will keep you full of energy right until lunch comes rolling around. 

Eggs are such a wonderful, healthy breakfast option in whatever form you make them, but making muffins is creative, fun, and extremely easy.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cups baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese or any other cheese you prefer
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease your 12-cup muffin tin with olive or coconut oil. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook your veggies until soft, or about five minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.

In a small bowl, whisk your eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Fold in the cooked vegetable mixture, and add the mozzarella. Pour the mixture into the prepared muffin tin and bake until cooked through and golden, 30 to 35 minutes. 

Let cool for five minutes and enjoy!

10. Banana Bread

This amazing creation took the world by storm the moment people tried it and stayed one of the best healthy breakfasts for any type of occasion. This version comes without refined sugar, so you can substitute it for honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener you want.

 Add it to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight and you won’t regret it! Once you learn how to make it, you can play with the recipe and add on any new flavors you like and wow anyone who tries it. 


  • 2 large overripe bananas (really soft bananas)
  • 1 large egg 
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil 
  • 3/4 cup milk (or plant-based milk) of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (any flour or flour combination you want)
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • Optional: – 3/4 tsp cinnamon (or any other spice you want to add – think nutmeg, cloves, cardamom)


Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a loaf pan (9X5 inches) with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mash your bananas well and add the egg, coconut oil, milk, sweetener of choice, and vanilla extract. Mix well and add the salt, and other spices if you want to. Stir in the baking powder and baking soda, and then add in the flour, mixing it thoroughly. Lastly, using a spatula, fold in the oats.

Transfer the mixture to your prepared loaf and bake for 60-75 min, or until crackly and golden brown on top. Perform the toothpick test, and if it comes out dry, leave to cool completely before taking it out of the pan and slicing it up. Top with some nut butter or a healthy spread, or jam, and enjoy!

Enjoy these healthy breakfast ideas and feel good knowing your weight loss journey will not be compromised! They are all filled with a variety of minerals, vitamins, and superfoods which will help you lose weight while staying delicious. 

Karla Tafra

Medically reviewed by:

Kimberly Langdon

Karla is a published author, speaker, certified nutritionist, and yoga teacher, and she's passionate when writing about nutrition, health, fitness, and overall wellness topics. Her work has been featured on popular sites like Healthline, Psychology.com, Well and Good, Women's Health, Mindbodygreen, Medium, Yoga Journal, Lifesavvy, and Bodybuilding.com. In addition to writing about these topics, she also teaches yoga classes, offers nutrition coaching, organizes wellness seminars and workshops, creates content for various brands & provides copywriting services to companies.

Medically reviewed by:

Kimberly Langdon

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