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22 Chilled Breakfast Bowls You’ll Love

These no-cook morning meals pack flavorful, wholesome ingredients to start your day off right.

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The usual grab-and-go chilled breakfast options, like a bowl of cereal or a cup of yogurt, can often leave your stomach rumbling soon after you’ve left the house. Your morning meal should be able to carry you through to lunch—no mid-day snacking needed. To help you find a better way to kick-start your day, we scoured our favorite food bloggers’ websites and Instagram feeds for their best, most beautiful breakfast bowls. The following filling recipes—ranging in base ingredients from acai to oats—are easy to prepare and packed with delicious superfoods. Fuel up first thing with any of these creative concoctions that may help boost energy levels, assist weight loss, improve athletic performance, and support your overall health.


Strawberry Nectarine Açai Bowl

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
If you haven’t made acai (ah-sigh-EE) a staple in your diet yet, consider this: The grape-like fruit from South America is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. Pick up a smoothie pulp or dried powder in your supermarket’s freezer section to add to your breakfast blend.

Berry Lucuma Açai Bowl

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
Acai isn’t the only superstar here. You’ll go loco for lucuma, a natural superfood sweetener from Peru that’s rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron. Mix with other antioxidant all-stars including fresh berries, walnuts, and raw cacao nibs for the ultimate power drink.

Açai Berry Bowl with Spinach

Recipe By: Nutrition Stripped
Don’t be fooled by the overpowering color of the purple acai berries. There are two heaping handfuls of lush-green spinach (good for your skin, hair, and bone health) in this thick, creamy bowl made with a frozen banana, coconut milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, and ice.




Chia and Cacao Nibs Breakfast Bowl

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
For a small seed, chia packs a big nutritious punch. It’s full of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats. Soak the seeds in coconut milk overnight. Then add walnuts for protein and raw cacao nibs for a chocolate essence that adds cancer-fighting antioxidants and flavonoids. (Pictured at top of page.)

Matcha Chia Pudding

Recipe By: Rrayyme
Take a few minutes before bedtime to mix a handful of ingredients, including chia seeds, an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which help to raise HDL cholesterol (the good kind that protects your heart). Pour in a mason jar, seal with an airtight lid, and place it in your fridge overnight. Come morning, you’ll have a delicious healthy breakfast bowl ready to go.

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Chia Oat Pitaya Super-Bowl

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
Soak chia seeds and oats in coconut water while you sleep. When you wake up in the a.m., blend them with the pretty pitaya, aka dragon fruit. The magenta-colored cactus flower contains vitamins B, C, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus.

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Appetizing Overnight Oats

Recipe By: AthleteFood
If you think cold oatmeal isn’t tasty you’ll be surprised by this preparation: Mix oats with dried fruit, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a mason jar. Cover the mixture with boiling water and let sit for five minutes. Then seal it, shake it, and go to bed. In the morning, add walnuts, bananas, and sesame seeds and voilà!

Raw Buckwheat Porridge

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
Buckwheat is loaded with essential amino acids and protein that promote healthy blood sugar levels. Soak them for 30 minutes in water as you get ready for your day. Then blend with a banana, dates, maca powder, and unsweetened almond milk for a fruity, creamy bowl of goodness.

Apple, Date, and Walnut Bircher Muesli with Passionfruit

Recipe By: EatFitFood
Regular cereal has nothing on high-fiber muesli, which is generally made of toasted whole oats, nuts, fruit, and wheat flakes. Typically low in sugar and calories, this close relative of granola tastes awesome when drenched in rice milk and mixed with grated apple and passionfruit pulp, plus dates and walnuts.

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Healthy Banana and Almond Granola Clusters

Recipe By: DeliciouslyElla
Speaking of granola, make your own at home to enjoy with milk or on top of a smoothie bowl. Get plant protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber with this crunchy concoction that combines nuts, seeds, and oats that stick together with the help of mashed banana, almond butter, and manuka honey.

PB&J Overnight Oats

Recipe By: rachLmansfield
The childhood classic is making a comeback. Instead of slathering your PB&J on toast, layer small spoonfuls of the chunky and creamy stuff on top of oats soaked in unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon overnight.


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Cinnamon Puffed Rice Cereal

Recipe By: Nutrition Stripped
Not all cereal comes in a box. Gluten-free puffed brown rice mixed with rolled oats, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds make a light, fluffy, crunchy cereal containing vitamins E, B, iron, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, and copper.

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

Recipe By: rachLmansfield
Craving a baked good? The next best thing—sans the extra fat and sugar—is this innovative recipe that may satisfy your taste buds in a healthier way. Blueberries contain antioxidants that help ward off cancer and cardiovascular disease. Soak them with oatmeal, milk, chia seeds, almonds, and cinnamon overnight, then swirl in warmed vanilla almond butter in the morning.

Basic Berry Banana Overnight Oats

Recipe By: OatsiesLA
Put your farmers’ market berries to use in this simple mason jar breakfast. Stir oats, chia, and almond milk together, and then layer with bananas, pecans, and mixed fresh berries in a mason jar. Soak overnight and enjoy at home or on the go in the morning.


Trailblazer Green Smoothie Bowl

Recipe By: AthleteFood
This hearty smoothie bowl is made with spinach, apple, banana, almond/cow milk, and a splash of maple syrup to provide lasting energy for busy days on the go.


Superfood Cherry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Recipe By: Lily Diamond
We can’t get enough of this beautiful bowl. Cherries are packed with antioxidants that are known to promote sleep, reduce cancer and heart disease risk, and stave off post-exercise muscle soreness. Top this blend with toasted coconut and spirulina, a supplement made from blue-green algae.

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Recipe By: LeeFromAmerica
This gluten-free bowl may not look like your mom’s carrot cake, but it’s still worth a taste test! Blend bananas, raw cashews, sweet potato, carrots, almond milk, cinnamon, and dates until smooth. Then mix and match your favorite toppings and grab a spoon to dig in!

Blackberry Avocado Jam Smoothie Bowl

Recipe By: LeeFromAmerica
Make this bowl your vehicle to eat all your favorite superfoods in one sitting. This top-heavy recipe calls for 14 ingredients (that’s not including the avocado-berry-banana-coconut base!). But you don’t have to go by this list. Feel free to add whatever you have on hand, including the kitchen sink.


Superfood Mango Lassi Smoothie Bowl

Recipe By: BreakfastCriminals
If you love sweet and sour, you’ll adore this mango-yogurt sensation made with ginger and lemon zest. Lassi is an Indian drink made from yogurt or buttermilk. This low-sugar variation is great for digestion and immunity.

Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

Recipe By: IowaGirlEats
Parlez-vous parfait? Don’t worry, your high school French isn’t needed to interpret this creamy creation. It’s so simple: Layer oats with your favorite flavored Greek yogurt in wide-mouth mason jars and let them sit overnight in your fridge. Prep 10 at a time on Sunday night so you and your partner are set for the week.

Yogurt with Peaches, Seeds, and Mint

Recipe By: AthleteFood
This light and refreshing bowl has minimal ingredients (Greek yogurt + a peach) and a strong nutty taste thanks for an amalgam of seeds: sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and hemp. Top with walnuts for extra protein and small mint leaves for an aromatic, cool aftertaste.


Vegan Almond and Cashew Yogurt

Recipe By: DeliciouslyElla
If you’re sensitive to dairy try making a nut-based yogurt at home: Cover almonds and cashews with water and let sit for four hours before draining and blending in a food processor with dates, cinnamon, and fresh water until smooth (10 to 15 minutes). Once it’s totally whipped, pour in a bowl and top with your favorite fruits.



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