14 Clean Eating Breakfast Recipes That Will Make You Forget All About Cereal

Sweet Potato waffles
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It's time to break up with your beloved cereal. Start your day with these clean eating breakfasts that cut out processed sugar and refined grains, and you won't want to wolf down a chocolate chip muffin at 10 a.m.

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Marinara Poached Egg

Marinara poached egg

If you crave sweet over savory, this clean eating breakfast recipe is right up your alley. Toss the jarred stuff and make a simple marinara sauce by pulsing a couple of tomatoes with a hand blender and swap the pita for your go-to whole grain. (Wait, what's the difference between whole wheat and whole grain?)

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Roasted Veggie Frittata

Roasted Veggie Frittata

Now this is a good egg: A recipe that's pretty to look at and even better to eat! Peppers, zucchini, and onion are the perfect trio for a colorful frittata that will fuel you up without making you feel stuffed. Swap out cooking spray for a dash of olive oil to make sure your eggs don't stick to the pan. (You'll want to try these one-pan wonder frittatas too.)

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Almond Banana Spice Smoothie

Almond Banana Spice Smoothie
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Tofu adds a silky texture, on top of tons of protein, to this clean eating breakfast. But if you'd rather skip soy, swap it out for another 1/2 cup of milk.

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Strawberry Banana and Flax Smoothie

Strawberry Banana and Flax smoothie
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If you haven't pieced it together yet, smoothies are a simple and quick clean eating breakfast option. Ground flaxseed adds a light, nutty flavor to this morning smoothie and will help curb cravings throughout the day. Use organic milk, soy milk, or a nut milk as your base and tailor it to your taste and dietary preferences.

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Egg In a Ring

Egg in a Ring

When you snooze through all five of your alarms, turn to this quick-cooking clean eating breakfast, not a calorie-laden muffin or another quick fix from the coffee shop. Just be sure to choose a bread with sprouted grains for added fiber and nutrients.

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Blueberry and Toasted Almond Muesli

Blueberry muesli clean eating breakfast
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Overnight oats are so last year. Throw the ingredients in this breakfast bowl together (save the toppings) and then let it sit overnight for a thick, creamy muesli that will power your morning from first bite. Mix in hearty almonds and fresh blueberries for an added crunch that's full of antioxidants.

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Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
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Wish you could have dessert at 7 a.m.? This clean eating breakfast is the next best thing. Natural sweeteners and whole grains give you the same carrot cake taste without all the additives.

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No-Bake Granola Bars

No-bake granola bars
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Ditch the refined sugar and unsustainable packaging frequently found with store-bought energy bars by making your own clean eating breakfast granola bars. Don't worry, these bites have just the right amount of sweetness, thanks to the coconut palm sugar. (Check out more homemade and healthy granola bars that are perfect for on-the-go.)

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Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato waffles
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Waffles don't always have to be sweet. This veggie-packed breakfast is chock-full of spices, almond, and coconut flour, so you can dig in without worrying about feeling lethargic and bloated an hour later. BTW, you can also use mashed bananas if you don't have sweet potatoes.

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Pumpkin Papaya Acai Bowl

Pumpkin Papaya Acai Bowl
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To boost your morning mood and energy levels, whip up this clean eating breakfast filled to the brim with superfoods like acai and maca. Customize yours by topping it with your favorite fruit and nuts, or swapping almond milk for homemade cashew milk. (Not sure which milk is best for you? Here's how to determine the right dairy for your diet.)

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Banana-Nut Breakfast Cookies

Banana-Nut Breakfast Cookies
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Some mornings, you just need a cookie (or two). Scratch that itch without derailing your diet with this ultra-nourishing recipe packed nuts, whole grains, and fruit. (

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Mushroom and Spinach Strata

Mushroom and Spinach Strata
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Get the whole gang on a clean-eating spree by serving up this protein-packed dish for your next group brunch. Thanks to the eggs and nutritious spinach, this clean eating breakfast will offset any buzz you get from your mimosa. (Sick of kale? Swap it for one of these healthy greens.)

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Warm Honey Oats

Warm Honey Oats
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Fair warning, you're going to need a napkin (or two) for this ooey, gooey breakfast bowl. The rolled oats mixed with tart pear will help you get your fill of fiber for the day, and the drizzle of honey will satisfy your morning sweet tooth. (Pssst, this is how to figure out how much fiber you need each day.)

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Baked Eggs with Herbs

Baked Eggs with Herbs
Peter Ardito

It's super easy to overeat at breakfast, but the pre-portioned ramekins for this egg dish will help you avoid a post-meal food coma. The best part? There's no mixing required.

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