Low-Calorie Breakfast

Losing weight and maintaining weight is so challenging. After having my second child, However, having a list of low-calorie breakfast recipes at your fingertips may help you resist the urge to skip breakfast and allow you to start your day off right.

Here are some low-calorie breakfast recipes that I found to kickstart my day.

What Is A Low-Calorie Breakfast?

In my opinion, a low-calorie breakfast is anything below 350 calories, however, depending on what I have planned for the rest of the day, I would be willing to go up to anything below 400 calories. Determining a low-calorie breakfast really depends on who you are. Your lifestyle and your needs.

How did I get to 350 calories or below? I’ve been told that a low-calorie diet is dependent on height, weight, activity level, but I personally aim for 1200 calories per day when trying to lose weight and that seems to work out. I break it down to around 300 calories in the morning, 300 for lunch, 400 for dinner and complete my day with a glass of wine. Wine is my treat. However, everyone is different, so you do you and find out what works best to complete your weight loss journey and maybe join me and use some of the .

I realize I could make it easy and stick to measuring out packaged items such as yogurt, peanut butter, etc, and I am not going to lie, I still do from time to time if I am tired or just do not have time. But, measuring packaged items gets boring and I am in this for the long hall. Plus, once I am complete my diet, I still want to be able to go back and mix these recipes into my normal life in order to maintain my weight loss. I like to think of these choices as a lifestyle rather than a diet and that helps me reach my goals.


Low-Calorie Smoothies

I make smoothies to get more vegetables in my diet. I tend to resort to spinach for my smoothies. Spinach has always been my green vegetable of choice in all eating ventures especially in my smoothies, however, I can really use any type of leafy green in my smoothie, such as kale, roamine lettuce, chard, arugula, avocado, celery, cucumber and more.

Smoothies can also be an excellent source of protein. There are many ways to work protein into a smoothie such as protein powder, peanut butter (my favorite), almond butter, chia seeds, milk and more.

Low-calorie Smoothies

Kale, Apple and Banana Smoothie

I tend to resort to spinach for my smoothies. Spinach has always been my green leaf of choice in all eating ventures especially in my smoothies, however, I have been branching out and trying different variations such as kale and I love it.

Recipe Here From Belle of The Kitchen.

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1/2 large apple,, chopped
  • 1/2 banana, chopped and frozen
  • A few large leaves of kale, ribs and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Handful of ice, if desired

188 calories according to the author.

Kale and Berry Smoothie

I tried this Kale and Berry Smooth as a low-calorie breakfast option twice. Once with the peanut butter and once without. The latter simply because I forgot, but definitely preferred it to the one with peanut butter. My husband did not notice the difference. Enjoy!

Recipe Here from Shape.Com

Ingredients / Calories

  • Vanilla Greek yogurt – 70ish calories
  • Almond Butter – 100ish calories
  • Frozen Blueberries – 50ish Calories
  • Frozen Pineapple – 70ish Calories
  • Kale – 20ish calories
  • Water

Total Calories: 310ish

Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Ginger Berries and Oats

I wanted to include a couple of low-calorie smoothie recipes with ginger because I have been reading and ginger has so many health benefits. Benefits, according to Web MD, including lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, relieving indigestion and keeping your mouth healthy. Ginger Benefits described here.

Recipe Here To Ginger, Berries and Oats From Cooking Light.

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1/4 cup prepared oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup ice

179 Calories according to the author.

Low-Calorie Breakfast

Blueberry Smoothie

I love blueberry smoothies. I think a blueberry smoothie might have been the first my mom started making for me when I was in middle school and I realized how amazing smoothies are to drink.

Recipe Here To This Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipe From The Spruce Eats


Ingredients / Calories

  • 6 ounces low-fat blueberry yogurt (2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Handful of blueberries, for garnish

197 calories according to the author of the recipe in the link above.

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

Apple Cinnamon Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

It was challenging to find a low-calorie overnight-oats recipe. This Apple Cinnamon recipe was the first I found.

Recipe Here From Well Plated By Erin

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats gluten free if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Tiny pinch ground ginger
  • Tiny pinch ground cloves
  • Tiny pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 medium apple cored and diced (peeling optional), any kind you enjoy eating (I used honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal  or substitute chia seeds
  • Optional toppings: Toasted almonds or walnuts; dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots, additional maple syrup

299 Calories Per Jar Without The Optional Toppings.

Overnight Latte Protein Oats

I love lattes so these Latte Overnight Protein Oats caught my eye immediately. Great low-calorie breakfast to start the day.

Recipe Here From Dashing Dish

Ingredients / Calories

Ingredients make 2 servings

  • 3/4 cup Almond milk
  • 1/3 cup Coffee
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt [1]
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs Sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup Protein powder [2]
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon [3]

241 Calories Per Serving

Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

A quick and easy low-calorie breakfast recipe for you!

Recipe Here From Real House Moms

Ingredients / Calories

  • 4 half-pint canning jars and lids
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats gluten free, divided
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk divided
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract divided
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract divided
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds divided
  • ground cinnamon

280 Calories

Best Overnight Oats Recipe

Low-calorie overnight oats are amazing. They are made the night before, they are delicious, and they can be made so many different ways. This recipe comes from one of my favorite food bloggers. Enjoy.

Recipe Here From Fit Foodie Finds

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt*
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1–2 tablespoon sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup)

270 Calories Per Serving

Overnight Oats – 9 Ways

This blog is amazing because it teaches you how to make the base for overnight oats as a low-calorie breakfast and then shows nine variations, which are Apple Cinnamon OatmealBanana Walnut Oatmeal, Almond Joy OatmealStrawberry OatmealCarrot Cake Oatmeal Blueberry Vanilla Almond Butter OatmealPeanut Butter & Jelly OatmealPumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal, and Keto/Low-Carb Oatmeal

Recipes From Life Made Sweeter

Ingredients / Calories

Ingredients for Base for Low-Calories Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten free as needed
  • 2/3 – 3/4 cup almond milk or your favorite milk (for a non-vegan version – you can add half milk and half Greek yogurt for creaminess as well)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

180 Calories Per Serving