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Sarah Biren
Sarah Biren
February 26, 2024 ·  5 min read

32 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Recipes Worth Waking Up To

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. (123)

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. (56)

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.

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

Turmeric Scones

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

Chocolate avocado blueberry muffin

These muffins indulge your sweet tooth and contain antioxidant-rich blueberries and cacao.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate-Avocado Blueberry Muffins

Raspberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

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

Pineapple-Turmeric Smoothie

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

Cherry Muffins

Cherries come to the rescue again with these decadent breakfast muffins.

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Cherry Muffins

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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