Breakfast is the most important but also the most neglected meal of the day.
Running late for work? Skip breakfast. Too tired to cook? Skip breakfast. You just don’t want to eat in the morning? You guessed it. Skip breakfast.
However, dodging your morning meals might actually be why you’re getting fat and why you just can’t get rid of those love handles.
And now comes the ketogenic diet — one of the most polarizing diets of our time. On one hand, it’s undoubtedly effective for weight loss. But, on the other, the extreme carb restriction can sometimes be next to impossible.
That’s where I come in. I’ve gathered what I think are some of the best and most convenient keto breakfast recipes on the internet. These include breakfast bars, smoothies, omelettes, and several other dishes that you can easily do at home.
Check ‘em out.
Keto breakfast recipes with egg
Eggs are among the keto world’s staples. It’s cheap, it’s everywhere, and there’s plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Chorizo omelette
I may be biased because I love the taste of chorizo on pretty much anything, but trust me, this recipe is tasty (and I mean TASTY!). However, chorizo can be messy to cook so, you might want to use a non-stick pan for this.
That being said, cook the chorizo first. When it’s done, discard any excess grease but don’t clean off the pan just yet.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, spinach, cream, and onion. When that’s done, pour it in the same pan you use to cook your chorizo so it absorbs a bit of that flavor. Flip when it’s ready and sprinkle some cheddar cheese.
From here, all that’s left is to take the omelette out of the heat, add the chorizo, and roll. I like to eat this with a side of avocados or bacon but anything that’s keto-friendly should be good.
Check out Hey Keto Mama for the exact measurements.
2. Scrambled cream cheese eggs
It’s exactly what it sounds like: scrambled eggs with cream cheese.
The cream cheese gives the eggs somewhat of a tangy taste — which, by the way, is amazing — and of course, makes the end product creamier and definitely more keto-friendly.
It’s a simple but delicious twist to an otherwise pedestrian dish.
I can eat this as is but if I have time, I usually cook up a few strips of bacon. Because, you know… everything’s better with bacon.
Check the full recipe on The Worktop.
3. Bacon, egg, avocado, and tomato salad
Speaking of bacon making everything better, try this bacon, egg, avocado, and tomato salad.
All you need are boiled eggs, ripe avocado, tomato, and of course, bacon. The recipe says to just mix all these ingredients together until they sort of become mush but I like to leave the bacon out of the mixing process and just have it on the side.
You can find the full recipe at Mark’s Daily Apple.
4. Smoked salmon baked eggs in avocado
As of now, I’ve shown you egg recipes with chorizo, cream cheese, and a salad. If neither of those seem palatable to you, how does salmon sound?
It’s actually a pretty straight-forward recipe. All you need to do is carve out the center of the avocados, line it with smoked salmon, add the cracked egg in the middle, season with salt and pepper, and throw it in the oven. When cooked, sprinkle a bit of dill and chilli flakes for even more flavor.
Your avocados might not hold all the egg whites though, so be sure to check out the full recipe on Fresh Planet Flavor for tips.
Keto breakfast smoothie recipes
I’m one of those people who, if I didn’t have time to eat breakfast, I’d take it with me and drink. That’s what these keto-friendly smoothies are for after all. But first, you’re going to need a good blender and something to put your smoothies in.
I use the Vitamix 5200 blender but if you have something else at home, that might work just fine.
I also use mason jars because I mostly do multiple batches of smoothies and I think mason jars are great for storage. So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorite smoothie recipes:
5. Triple berry smoothie
Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are some of the best and most natural keto-friendly snacks in the world.
They’re all low carb, low fat, and full flavor. But, if you put them in a blender, add some milk, whipped cream, and maybe a scoop of protein powder, you have yourself a nutritious on-the-go keto breakfast that’s packed full of healthy nutrients.
There’s tons of these on the internet but, in my opinion, Sugar Free Mom’s recipe tastes the best. Also, if you plan on tweaking the recipe a bit (which is fine), blueberries have more carbs than strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries so try not to use them too much.
6. Low-carb strawberry smoothies (2 delicious recipes!)
I think most of us can agree that strawberry smoothies are great. But, what’s even better is that you can make it at home in as little as 5 minutes without feeling guilty about having sweets while you’re on the ketogenic diet.
They both use strawberries (duh) and almond milk but aside from that, they use different ingredients which gives them both their own distinct flavors that, to me, are equally just as good.
7. Chocolate mint avocado smoothie
Because who doesn’t love chocolate in the morning, right?
Anyhow, you probably already guessed it but this recipe uses chocolate (from collagen protein and slightly from cacao butter), avocado, and mint.
What you didn’t know, however, is that it also uses coconut milk and shredded coconut, so you just know the sweet, sort of nutty flavor of coconut is going to flow through your palette.
Check out the full recipe at Bulletproof.
8. 5-Ingredient keto green smoothie
To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of vegetables. I didn’t like them as a child but now that I’m older, I’ve learned to tolerate them.
But, there are days when I just don’t feel like chewing leaves — and those days can be particularly challenging because, like most everyone else, I need those greens in my system if I want to be at my best.
That’s where this smoothie comes in. Apart from ice and water, it only uses protein powder, MCT oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, and of course, spinach.
The protein powder I use is good old Gold Standard (double rich chocolate) by Optimum Nutrition. I think it does a great job of masking the taste of spinach, making the smoothie easier for me to swallow on days where I don’t want to. But, of course, feel free to use any protein powder you want.
For the complete measurements, visit KetoConnect.
Keto-friendly breakfast bars
Keto bars are among the types of food that I generally prepare in advance so I can have them anytime I want.
When I’m really in a pinch and I can’t even make a smoothie, I just take a couple of bars with me for breakfast. And, you know what? Keto bars are great snacks, too. Here are a few of my go-tos:
9. No bake keto coconut bars
This is for those of us who don’t really excel in baking. These no bake keto coconut bars are chewy and, trust me, they’re amazing especially if you love the taste of coconut.
All you need to do is blend together a few cups of desiccated coconut, some coconut cream, whatever low-carb liquid sweetener you have, and a few tablespoons of coconut oil.
When you’re satisfied, transfer the mixture onto an 8×5 pan, press it down smooth with a spatula, and put in the fridge for about 15 minutes while you melt dark chocolate in the microwave.
When the chocolate has melted, drizzle it all over your coconut bars and slice them into pieces.
Visit Sugar Free Londoner for the full recipe.
10. No bake chocolate almond protein bars
Here’s another no bake keto breakfast bar that you might like. Honestly though, the carb count on this might be a little high but if you plan your meals ahead, it can definitely fit the keto diet.
Also, it uses protein powder and almonds so, as you might expect, it’s loaded with protein which I personally think is great.
Cotter Crunch has the full recipe if you need it.
11. Sugar-free granola bars
First of all, you can buy ready-made granola bars at the store but from what I see, those are typically loaded with sugars that can easily kick you out of ketosis.
With this recipe though, you don’t have to worry about that. Instead, it uses monk fruit as a sweetener but, really, you can use any type of low-carb sugar alternative you want.
It also uses Stevia sweetened chocolate chips which adds even more sweetness without placing too much risk on carbohydrates.
Check out the entire recipe at Food Faith Fitness.
12. Keto chocolate crunch bars
Well, the word crunch is literally there so expect these bars to be crunchy. That means nuts — A LOT OF NUTS! The recipe mentions almonds but I recommend pecans, brazil, and macadamia. Compared to almonds, these options have noticeably fewer carbohydrates which makes them better for keto.
Don’t get me wrong though. You can use almonds here, too, just like some of the other recipes on this list. But, if you did, you’d have to be more careful about what you eat after breakfast.
That being said, The Big Man’s World has the full recipe.
Other easy keto breakfast ideas
Neither of these recipes appeal to you? That’s fine. Maybe these will. The meals you’ll see next are more traditional — such as waffles and pancakes — but they all have a keto twist.
13. Keto waffles
This recipe uses different ingredients than your typical waffle but I think it tastes just as good. I mean, if I had kids (which I don’t), I think these would be a perfect meal for them because they’re sweet and highly nutritious. And, if kids love them, I think there’s a good chance you will, too.
You’re going to need an egg, almond and coconut flour, almond butter, any low-carb sweetener, salt, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and this recipe’s not-so-secret ingredient: sour cream.
You can find the exact measurements at Mom Secrets.
14. Bacon-wrapped avocado fries
Aaaand… we’re back to using bacon! Wonderful!
The best part about this is that, really, it’s as simple as it sounds. All you need is bacon and avocados cut into thin strips.
To make, simply preheat the oven and while it’s getting up to temperature, use that time to wrap those avocado strips with bacon and put them in a baking sheet.
Your oven should be at the right temperature by the time you finish, so all you need to do now is throw the pan in the oven, wait until the bacon is cooked, and voila! Bacon-wrapped avocado fries for breakfast!
Make sure to check out the original recipe at PaleoHacks!
15. Almond cream cheese keto pancakes
From the same genius that brought you the no bake keto coconut bars I previously recommended, I bring you this — gluten-free pancakes that are oh so easy and oh so tasty.
To make, simply blend together some almond flour, cream cheese, eggs, your choice of low-carb sweetener, and cinnamon. Melt butter in a pan and pour the mixture. After a few minutes and even fewer flips, your pancakes should be ready for breakfast.
To make this even more keto, I like having bacon and berries on the side.
Now go check out Sugar Free Londoner for the full recipe.
From personal experience, I believe breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. When I don’t skip breakfast, I tend to be more disciplined with what and how much I eat and I believe it can do the same for you.
Having said that, I hope these recipes help make your mornings more convenient and enjoyable so we can move forward in this health and fitness journey together.
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