5 Healthy Keto Breakfast Ideas (All Egg Free!)

avocado tuna saladThe keto diet is a low-carb diet that is similar to the slow-carb diet in many ways. Both diets exclude refined carbohydrates and sugary foods while encouraging protein and fat-rich real foods. Both diets also have a similar effect on metabolism – they lower insulin levels, which helps suppress hunger.

Another shared feature of these two diets is that they can make you become bored of egg-based breakfasts. With grains and fruit forbidden on these diets, it can become easy to go overboard with eggs, especially as a breakfast staple. If you’re interested in following a low-carb, then consider these 5 delicious, egg-free keto breakfast ideas.

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee, also known as keto coffee, is a concoction of coffee, butter, and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil developed by Dave Asprey, founder of the Bulletproof brand. This zero-carb, high-fat drink is said to help keep you feeling full and energized in the morning without needing to eat breakfast. The combination of caffeine with saturated and MCT fats is what gives this drink its energizing properties. If you don’t have MCT oil on hand, you can use coconut oil instead since the latter also contains mostly MCTs.

Bulletproof coffee recipe

Ingredients:

    • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy and homogenous.
  2. Drink immediately or store in a thermos flask.

Avocado Smoothie

Smoothies are a perfect grab-and-go meal that you can whip up in just a couple of minutes when you’re in a hurry. Avocados are a popular keto smoothie ingredient because they help create a thick and nutritious drink with very little carbs. You can make avocado smoothies in a whole variety of ways. Below is an example of a delicious, creamy, and protein-rich avocado drink to support your low-carb lifestyle.

Avocado smoothie recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 2 tsp psyllium husk
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk Unsweetened

Instructions:

  1. Scoop out the flesh from the avocado and add it to a blender.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth and uniform.
  3. Drink immediately or store in the fridge for up to 8 hours.

Avocado Tuna Salad

Another avocado-based breakfast to consider is this avocado tuna salad developed by Kiss My Keto, a company dedicated to keto-friendly living. Requiring only a handful of ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes, this recipe makes for a perfect protein-rich quick breakfast. What’s really great about this breakfast is that it’s also slow-carb friendly. For more recipes, feel free to visit Kiss My Keto recipes section.

Avocado tuna salad recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5oz. canned tuna, packed in oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • Parsley, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Scoop out a bit of the avocado flesh, leaving a ¼-inch thick shell.
  2. Place the avocado flesh in a bowl.
  3. Add the lemon juice and mash until creamy. Stir in the chopped onion and tuna.
  4. Stuff the avocado shells with the tuna mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Keto Porridge

Classic porridge made with oats is not allowed on a keto diet as well as on a slow-carb diet. To help satisfy your porridge cravings, make a keto-friendly porridge by replacing oatmeal with nuts, seeds, fiber supplements, and nut flours. While there are many low-carb takes on porridge out there, the best ones include a combination of oats substitutes to help create that perfectly smooth yet crunchy porridge texture like the one below.

Keto porridge recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp erythritol powder (optional)
  • Berries, to decorate (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add the flax meal, almond flour, chia seeds, and almond milk to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute and stir.
  3. Microwave for another minute and let rest at room temperature for up to 10 minutes.
  4. Add erythritol and berries if desired.
  5. Serve warm.

Simple Tuna Salad

We normally think of tuna salads as lunch meals, but these can be enjoyed for breakfast as well. There are hundreds of different tuna salad recipes out there, but not many of them are both low-carb and slow-carb friendly. This one, however, packs a protein punch with few carbs. The recipe below yields 3-4 servings, so make it for the whole family or store any extras in the fridge for later.

Simple Tuna Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz canned tuna
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery sticks
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add tuna to a medium bowl and break up lightly with a fork.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Serve with veggies, on top of keto bread, or in a lettuce wrap.

Takeaways

If you’re tired of having eggs for breakfast on your low-carb lifestyle every single morning, then consider adding some of the above keto meals to your weekly meal plan. These low-carb breakfast ideas are also slow-carb friendly. They provide plenty of satiating protein and healthful fats while keeping carbs to a minimum.

ps> I’m borrowing the above image from Trader Joe’s until I can take a pic myself.

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