Healthy Breakfast Ideas

September is “Better Breakfast Month”!

Chances are you have heard about the importance of eating breakfast every day. In a busy world, we all sometimes find it challenging to make eating breakfast a priority each morning. Here are some breakfast ideas from acac trainers if you are looking for motivation and inspiration to make your breakfast better!

Smoothie ideas

“Body Fortress Advanced Whey Protein vanilla, 12 oz. almond milk, 2 tbsp. peanut powder, 4 chunks of frozen banana, ice.” – Donna D.

“Detox Smoothie: 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/2 cup kale or spinach (fresh or frozen), juice of a lime, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.” – Antje W.

“My go-to breakfast is Greenberry Shakeology, mixed with water and a splash of orange juice. When I have time for the blender I add in spinach and frozen blueberries as well. This breakfast works well for me whether I am running a race, working out, or just headed out to watch my son’s soccer game.  I really don’t deviate from it, even on vacation!” – Beth C.

“My favorite quick, on-the-go breakfast is my “Power Smoothie” which includes: 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup coffee, 3-4 ice cubes, 1 scoop favorite protein powder (I use Dymatize Iso-100 Chocolate or Brownie flavor), 1 scoop Amazing Grass Green Superfood (chocolate flavor), and 1 tablespoon Trader Joe’s organic peanut butter. Mix it in a blender and WALAHH! This is amazing because it has my morning coffee to wake me up and healthy protein and fat to keep me full for the first few hours of my day. The protein powder is a hydrolyzed isolate so it is low in carbs and faster to absorb. Lastly, the Amazing Grass has nutritious greens, veggies, fruits, digestive enzymes and probiotics. What more could you ask for?” – Kelsie F

Warm your tummy

“I eat 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg fried in olive oil with one piece of whole wheat toast with real butter, 8oz  fresh squeezed organic OJ with 1000mg powdered vitamin C mixed in, and 1/2 cup organic blueberries (all organic from Whole Foods) pretty much everyday. I’m a creature of habit ;).” – Amanda H.

“Oatmeal cooked in almond milk with pumpkin spice or cinnamon and a bit coconut sugar.” – Antje W.

“Two slices whole wheat toast, thin spread of hummus, 1/2 an avocado (split on the 2 slices of bread), 2 whole eggs (1 for each toast), V8 green juice, and coffee. I sometimes add a slice of turkey bacon on the toast too! It keeps me full for while so I’m not hangry mid-morning.” – Becca T.

“3 egg whites, 1 yolk, with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese.  I sprinkle the eggs with chipotle seasoning.” – Beth C.

“Peanut butter toast! Two slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, and sometimes a banana.” – Jason N.

“My current favorite breakfast is 2 eggs with a tablespoon of shredded cheese on top plus a low – sugar yogurt. It’s super filling and gives me enough energy to last through the morning!” – Lori P.

“Protein pancakes – mix 2 eggs, a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder, 1/2 cup oatmeal, and a mashed banana. Cook like regular pancakes and drizzle in melted peanut butter. Nom Nom Nom!” – Tyler H.


“I like to eat plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and honey added in. It’s super quick and easy to make! You could also add granola!  1 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp honey.” – Meredith R.

“Vanilla Greek yogurt with fresh fruit (strawberries or blueberries usually) and some granola.” – Beth C. 

Mix it up

“Overnight Oats – 1/2 cup oats (steel cut or rolled oats, or a mixture of both!), 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a touch of honey. Mix all ingredients together the night before and top with things like berries, nuts, flax, or hemp seed the morning of.” – Ann D.

“Two pieces of Ezekiel bread. Each piece gets a base of mashed up avocado, some tomato slices, topped with an egg over easy and a drizzle of salad dressing.” – Bonnie F.

“I rarely eat the same thing, I like variety. But, one of my favorites is sautéing a sliced green apple in half the pan and sliced turkey or chicken breakfast sausage (nitrate free) in the other half. Then I sprinkle the apples with ground cinnamon and mix it all together.” – Kris B.

“A whole wheat sandwich thin, cream cheese, hot pepper jam and a veggie sausage patty. Also, a very large coffee with agave!” – Rachel O.

“Measure 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats in a bowl, mix in a tablespoon of almond butter (any nut butter will do), and it’ll be clumpy (which is so good). Add 1/2 banana, some dried fruit, 1 tbsp. seeds, 1 tbsp. dark chocolate chips, and almond milk to cover. This is a great protein and carb mix for energy and to sustain me throughout the morning! And, the chocolate chips are my indulgence (shhhhh…don’t tell anyone!)” – Teresa H.

If you need even more convincing, click here to read an article about the Many Benefits of Breakfast on

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Breakfast Ideas