Pack anti-inflammatory powerhouses like turmeric, ginger, berries, salmon, and more into your breakfasts with these easy recipes.
Dealing with inflammation can be a pain, both figuratively and literally. Luckily, certain foods and spices help to significantly reduce inflammation in your body – and they’ll fit right into your breakfast routine.
Research shows inflammation is involved in the development of many diseases, such as arthritis, and even certain gastrointestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease. (1, 2, 3)
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Certain anti-inflammatory foods and spices can be nearly as effective as prescriptions, including foods and spices like turmeric, avocado, ginger, tomatoes, berries, salmon, cacao, and more. (4) In fact, studies show turmeric alone could help fight chronic inflammation in conditions like peptic ulcers and psoriasis. (5, 6)
Below are 32 inflammation-fighting recipe options to kickstart your day with antioxidants and a burst of flavor. They include both sweet and savory dishes, so feel free to swap between them as your morning cravings change.
Nourishing Turmeric Scramble
This egg scramble combines the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of both turmeric and cayenne, making it a flavorful way to fight inflammation.
Recipe: Renewing All Things | Nourishing Scramble
Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice
Get your daily OJ fix with a dash of anti-inflammatory turmeric and cinnamon in this flavorful twist on a morning classic.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice
Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Smoothie
Switch up your morning smoothie for this golden blend with ginger and turmeric, two potent inflammation fighters.
Recipe: Bon Appétit | Tropical Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie
Golden Milk Chia Seed Pudding
Combine an anti-inflammatory golden milk latte (complete with turmeric and cinnamon) with your chia pudding for a protein-rich and inflammation-fighting breakfast option.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Milk Chia Seed Pudding
Chia and Raspberry Breakfast
Get a burst of anti-inflammatory polyphenols from the many raspberries in this pudding. (7)
Recipe: Green Kitchen Stories | Chia and Raspberry Breakfast
No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
These no-bake donuts contain anti-inflammatory turmeric and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate – a delicious combination that will make you wonder if it even counts as a donut.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
Nutty Choco-Nana Paleo Pancakes
Cacao is also rich in inflammation-fighting antioxidants, in case you needed another reason to eat chocolate for breakfast. (8)
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Nutty Choco-Nana Paleo Pancakes
Sweet Potato Cranberry Breakfast Bars
Berries contain polyphenol antioxidants that help fight inflammation. These breakfast bars are loaded with one of our favorites: cranberries!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Cranberry Breakfast Bars
Whip up a batch of these turmeric-infused scones to have throughout your week as a grab-and-go breakfast option.
Recipe: Fresh Planet Flavor | Turmeric Scones
Chocolate-Avocado Blueberry Muffins
These muffins indulge your sweet tooth and contain antioxidant-rich blueberries and cacao.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate-Avocado Blueberry Muffins
Loaded with antioxidants from sweet and tart raspberries, this smoothie is a refreshing, healthy start to any morning.
Recipe: The Iron You | Raspberry-Grapefruit Smoothie
No-Stress Shroom Iced Mocha
This smoothie comes packed with cacao and chaga mushroom, two potent inflammation fighters. (9)
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Stress Shroom Iced Mocha
Savory Indian Pancake
This savory pancake is full of flavorful spices, including inflammation-fighting turmeric.
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Savory Indian Pancake
Scrambled Eggs with Salmon
The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon significantly help fight inflammation. (10) Add salmon to your eggs to get a dose!
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Scrambled Eggs with Salmon
Dark Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding
The best way to fight inflammation? With chocolate.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding
Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
Turmeric gets a tropical twist, with added inflammation-busting berries.
Recipe: Zen and Spice | Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
Smoked Salmon and Spinach Breakfast
Add some salmon to your morning for an anti-inflammatory protein boost filled with healthy fats.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Smoked Salmon and Spinach Breakfast
Keto Breakfast Burger with Avocado Buns
Studies show the sugar in avocados can reduce inflammation in skin cells – no wonder it gives us a glow! (11)
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Breakfast Burger with Avocado Buns
Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Egg
Research shows the antioxidants in avocados may help fight inflammation – as if you needed another reason to eat even more of them. (12)
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Egg
Crispy Bacon and Eggs in a Portobello Mushroom
Mushrooms are filled with compounds like polysaccharides and antioxidants that research shows have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. (13) Add them to you savory breakfasts, like this!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy Bacon and Eggs in a Portobello Mushroom
Chocolate Paleo Donuts
Donuts are back on the menu, as long as they’re filled with inflammation-fighting cacao of course.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Paleo Donuts
Spinach Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Breakfast Skillet
This easy recipe contains tomatoes, which studies show play a role in reducing inflammation, alongside inflammation-fighting mushrooms.
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Spinach Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Breakfast Skillet
Sweet Cherry Almond Chia Pudding
Research shows cherries can help reduce inflammation markers. (14) Another reason to enjoy their perfectly balanced tart and sweet flavor.
Recipe: Get Inspired Everyday | Sweet Cherry Almond Chia Pudding
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
This eggs benedict recipe adds anti-inflammatory omega-3s with salmon slices, with an antioxidant kick from fresh arugula. Stick with the Paleo modifications.
Recipe: The Endless Meal | Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
Beet and Cherry Smoothie
Tame inflammation and get a hefty dose of antioxidants all in your morning smoothie.
Recipe: Spinach for Breakfast | Beet and Cherry Smoothie
Chocolate Breakfast Milkshake
Milkshakes for breakfast? Count us in, as long as they’re bursting with inflammation-fighting cacao.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Breakfast Milkshake
Studies show the bromelain in pineapple is a super inflammation-fighter. (15) Couple it with turmeric and you have an unbeatable anti-inflammatory breakfast.
Recipe: Gimme Some Oven | Pineapple-Turmeric Smoothie
Cherries come to the rescue again with these decadent breakfast muffins.
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Cherry Muffins
Berries, pineapple, and ginger combine alongside greens in this smoothie for a trifecta of anti-inflammatory goodness.
Recipe: Simple Green Smoothies | Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Adding eggs to their rich sauce makes for a hearty breakfast.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Shakshuka
Paleo Crepes Drizzled in “Nutella”
Anti-inflammatory strawberries and dark chocolate combine in indulgent Paleo crepes. Breakfast doesn’t get better.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Crepes Drizzed in “Nutella”
Keto Avocado Smoothie With Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric
You can keep carbs low and still get tons of inflammation-fighting goodies with this smoothie.
Recipe: Low Carb Maven | Keto Avocado Smoothie With Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric