What’s for breakfast? ZOE members’ top recipes

I love breakfast. But when I got my ZOE test results and started logging foods, I learned about some changes I could make to start feeling better after eating. 

I discovered that my body doesn’t respond particularly well to sugars and fats, and many of my regular breakfasts scored very poorly.

For example, I learned I should enjoy white toast and orange juice just once in a while.

To show you what I’m working with, these are my scores out of 100: 

  • sugar control: 33

  • fat control: 41

  • gut microbiome: 39

With a lot of room for improvement, I decided to find out what healthy breakfast recipes are popular with ZOE members. And I’m sharing them with you here.

I’ve also included my score, as a reference for others with lower scores.

We all respond differently to food. While some of us may have poor blood sugar or blood fat control — or both! —  simple changes to our diet can improve our mood, energy level, and overall health.

If you’re already a member, you can click the “ZOE link.” That’ll take you to the recipe in your ZOE app, where you can see how the meal scores for you. 

If you’re not a member, and you’d like to learn more, get started by taking our free quiz.

1. Avocado and black bean eggs

Favorited: 15,067 times

My score: 92

Preferences: vegetarian and gluten-free

Ingredients: avocado, canned black beans, canned tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves, eggs, garlic, limes, red chili peppers, cumin seeds, rapeseed oil 

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

2. Avocado banana bread

Favorited: 7,871 times

My score: 82

Preferences: vegetarian

Ingredients: avocado, baking powder, banana, coconut oil, eggs, flaked and ground almonds, honey, macadamia nuts, vanilla extract, salt 

ZOE link

From: Living Healthy With Chocolate

3. Black beans and avocado on toast

Favorited: 7,170 times

My score: 85

Preferences: vegan

Ingredients: avocado, canned black beans, fresh coriander leaves, chipotle paste, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, white or red onions, ground cumin, cherry tomatoes, bread

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

4. Honestly Healthy’s chia seed porridge

Favorited: 7,073 times

My score: 94

Preferences: vegan

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, flaked almonds, chia seeds, ground cinnamon

ZOE link

From: Red Online

5. Almond flour pancakes

Favorited: 6,933 times

My score: 85

Preferences: vegetarian

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, baking powder, blueberries, eggs, ground almonds, vanilla extract, maple syrup

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

6. Pear, nut, and blackberry Bircher

Favorited: 6,847 times

My score: 86

Preferences: vegetarian

Ingredients: blackberries, macadamia nuts, oats, pears, plain Greek yogurt, pomegranates, ground cinnamon

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

7. Easy egg muffins

Favorited: 6,776 times

My score: 78

Preferences: vegetarian

Ingredients: raw broccoli, fresh chives, eggs, spring onions, red peppers, semi-skimmed milk, paprika, cheddar or Gruyère cheese, vegetable oil 

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

8. Smoky beans on toast

Favorited: 6,527 times

My score: 80

Preferences: vegetarian

Ingredients: garlic, canned butter beans or chickpeas, seeded bread, olive oil, white or red onions, fresh parsley, red peppers, paprika, white sugar, canned chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

9. ‘Life-changing’ seeded bread

Favorited: 4,937 times

My score: 88

Preferences: vegan

Ingredients: psyllium fiber, flax seeds, mixed nuts, oats, olive oil, salt, chia seeds, water

ZOE link

From: Instagram ZOE/@mynewroots

10. Berry kefir overnight oats

Favorited: 4,543

My score: 75

Ingredients: cacao nibs, whole milk, maple syrup, oats, crunchy peanut butter, plain kefir, raspberries, chia and pumpkin seeds, ground cinnamon

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

Breakfast might not be the most important meal of the day, but it certainly can be delicious. If any of these recipes inspire you to give them a try, let us know. 

Personally, I very much enjoy the smoky beans on toast. Happy breakfasting!