5 Breakfast Bowl Recipes That Are Worth Waking Up For

If you're always dragging in the morning, it might be because you're stuck in a breakfast rut. Swap boring cereal for a bowl full of hearty grains, healthy seeds or new and exciting fruit.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Coconut Chia Pudding

Marinating chia seeds in coconut milk and maple syrup overnight sweetens and softens the popular superfood into a plump pudding that's reminiscent of tapioca. Top the bowl with tropical fruits, coconut flakes and nuts for a morning meal that's rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Get the Recipe: Coconut-Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Acai Breakfast Bowl

While acai bowls are relatively new in the United States, they've been a staple in Brazil since, well, forever. Acai — a purple berrylike fruit of a palm tree native to Central and South America — is packed with antioxidants and Omega-3s. We used unsweetened frozen acai puree, which has a pleasant flavor with slight olive-oil notes. 

Get the Recipe: Acai Breakfast Bowl

Asian Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

Who says that oatmeal has to be sweet? Take a walk on the savory side with Asian flavors like seaweed, scallion and gochujang (hot pepper sauce). Topped with a fried egg, this may remind you of the Korean dish bibimbap — just less crispy.

Get the Recipe: Asian Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

Tropical Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Dried apricots are reconstituted in guava or orange juice, resulting in plump and tropical-flavored fruit. Your Greek yogurt will never know what hit it when you add tart grapefruit, sweet mandarin orange segments, crunchy pistachios and bran cereal to the mix.

Get the Recipe: Tropical Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Start your day off with a fiesta, including black beans, salsa, cilantro and, of course, avocado. Using quinoa — one of the healthiest and heartiest seeds out there — as the bowl's base will keep you full all day ... until you need a taco at night to keep the Mexican theme going.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl