5 Simple and Gut Healthy Breakfasts You’ll Actually Enjoy

Delicious, nutritious, and easy on your gut.

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1. (Blueberry Banana) Smoothie

I know, you’re shocked that this the first item on the list. 😉

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice, I use unflavored collagen powder
  • a teaspoon each of chia and ground flax seeds
  • a couple tablespoons of rolled oats
  • a pinch of sea salt or Real Salt
  • a dash of cinnamon and/or cacao powder
  • 1/4 of a ripe avocado
  • optional handful of greens (spinach usually works best)
  • about a cup of plant milk, I usually use almond
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2. Overnight Oats/Oatmeal

This one can be a little tricky depending on your digestion. For some people, creamy oats move smoothly through their digestive system and keep them regular. For others (*raises hand*), see the above bowling ball analogy. But do I still love oatmeal? You bet I do. It just takes a little extra effort so that I can digest it better.

  • banana slices
  • chopped apple
  • almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds or any other nut or seed of choice
  • (non-dairy) yogurt
  • a drizzle of maple syrup or honey
  • sriracha or another hot sauce (if you tolerate it)
  • nutritional yeast
  • steamed veggies
  • avocado
  • hard-boiled egg
  • basically anything you would add to a grain bowl
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3. Just fruit

We commonly think our meals have to include multiple categories of foods and flavors, but sometimes, simple is best.

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4. Yogurt/Kefir/Fermented Foods

I’ve already mentioned that you can make your own coconut yogurt at home with probiotics, but you could also experiment with kefir (basically drinkable yogurt) and other fermented foods like sauerkraut or kimchi as part of your regular breakfast.

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5. Steamed veg and protein bowl

And last but not least, we have the savory option. Again, it might seem a little strange if you’re used to sweet breakfasts, but it’s good to switch it up now and then, and you can’t go wrong with steamed veggies.

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Key Ideas to Keep in Mind

If you want a healthier, more balanced gut, eating more plants is the way to go. Fruits and vegetables provide more and different kinds of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that our bodies crave. In general, the more plants you consume, the healthier you’ll be. (You know this already.)

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