11 Filling Breakfasts That Are Also Good for Your Gut

updated Jun 29, 2023
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Gut health is a big topic right now. It turns out that the bacteria in your digestive system do a lot to keep you healthy. If you’re looking to boost your gut health with probiotic foods, one of the best ways to do it is at breakfast.

Between overnight oats mixed with milk kefir and breakfast bowls topped with a big forkful of tangy fermented kraut or kimchi, to smoothies blended together with cultured cottage cheese and whipped cottage cheese toast, breakfast is the easiest meal of the day to load up on gut-friendly probiotic foods. Here are 11 easy and delicious gut-friendly breakfasts to make right now.

Filling Breakfasts That Are Also Good for Your Gut

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Overnight Oats
Old-fashioned oats are mixed with milk and yogurt for a portable, make-ahead breakfast that's cool, creamy, and subtly sweet.
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Probiotic Breakfast Bowls
These gut-friendly breakfast bowls are loaded with whole grains, sautéed greens, a yolky egg, creamy yogurt, avocado, and plenty of tangy kraut to grace every bite.
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Raspberry Ginger Power Smoothies
Pungent ginger and a squeeze of lime juice will awaken your tastebuds, while a scoop of Greek yogurt gives this not-too-sweet raspberry smoothie substance.
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Quinoa Kimchi Bowl with Miso Mushrooms and Crispy Broccoli

There are so many different bursts of flavors and textures in this grain bowl recipe. We’ve got a bed of lightly seasoned, fluffy quinoa; spicy gochujang-spiked broccoli, with some crispy edges; miso-flavored shiitake mushrooms; and tangy kimchi to tie it together.

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Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds
This savory yogurt, inspired by cool and creamy raita, makes for a breakfast that's satisfying without being heavy.
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Sweet Morning Potato

There are endless variations to this mix. The recipe as written calls for a topping of chopped nuts, but who’s to stop you from putting on currants, sliced banana, berries, granola, sesame seeds …

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Rainbow Chia Pudding Bowls
Chia pudding bowls are scrumptious and pretty, and also great for entertaining. They're gluten-free and vegan, so everyone can enjoy its delicious bounty.
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Chia Pudding
We promise no fuss and no slimy texture in this classic chia seed pudding.
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Cashew–Cardamom Chia Pudding

I find the pudding is especially delicious swirled into plain yogurt or a bowl of oatmeal, or as a dip for apple slices. It keeps for a few days in the fridge (and gets thicker and plumper each day), and can liven up breakfast and snack time.

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Strawberry Chia Pudding

To make this creamy dessert, simply puree a couple big handfuls of strawberries in a blender with coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and lime zest. Whisk in chia seeds, refrigerate for at least four hours, et voilà — pudding.

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Vegan Chocolate-Almond Chia Pudding

This vegan chocolate pudding has a base that includes a double dose of almonds, cocoa powder, and maple syrup as the sweetener.

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