Cold Breakfast Ideas for Hot Summer Days

When the days get hot, cool down with some cold breakfast ideas. These recipes have been carefully curated to be easy, refreshing meals that won’t weigh you down. When you can’t escape the heat, just cool off from the inside out with one of these delicious choices.


Cool Down with Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding maintains its coolness throughout your morning: it doesn’t really melt or change with the heat. You can enjoy it at your own speed on a relaxing summer morning. Chia seed pudding is a make-ahead breakfast that is stored in your fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Try this recipe for an even cooler chia seed pudding:


1/2 cup milk (dairy, almond, cashew, or coconut)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Nuts, melon balls, chia seeds


Smoothie Bowl with Superfood Toppings

The smoothie bowl takes the regular old smoothie up a notch. It may even feel like you’re getting away with eating dessert for breakfast. It’s a popular option for the hottest summer mornings because it has the coolness of “nice-cream” with the healthiness of common breakfast superfoods. Add even more energy-boosting, health-improving goodness by topping your smoothie bowl with superfoods. Try this easy recipe for a berry smoothie bowl:

1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
1 frozen banana
3-4 dates
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

Toppings: chia seeds, coconut, or more berries


Rehydrate with a Fruity Parfait

Pair fresh fruit with smooth, creamy yogurt to get a chilly breakfast meal with a high water content. For even more coolness, try leaving a glass (or glasses) in the freezer overnight before using it to enjoy your cold parfait in the morning. Otherwise, store the parfait in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy.

Layer each ingredient:
3 cups of your favorite yogurt type
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
Top with granola, if desired


Iced Protein Shake

When solids foods are just too solid but you’re still hankering for a cool breakfast meal, the classic cold breakfast idea is a protein shake. The protein will give you the sustenance you need to last you until lunchtime, while the icy coldness of the shake keeps you feeling light and cool. Bonus points if you use pumpkin seed bars to make your own nut milk

1 cup of water, milk, or yogurt
2 scoops of flavored protein powder
2 tbsp of natural peanut or almond butter
1 banana
1 cup of ice (or more, if needed)

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