Memorial Day has come and gone. Summer is officially here and with it, the summer heat. While you may have enjoyed a steaming bowl of oatmeal for breakfast during the winter months, the morning heat of summer can have you craving something cooler like a smoothie.

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The good news is there are plenty of cool and refreshing breakfast options that you can work into your summer breakfast rotation. They’ll help you start your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast that won’t leave you sweating!

Here are a few ideas:

Blend it up. Smoothies are an ideal summer breakfast. They’re cool and refreshing and it’s super easy to pack them with protein and healthy fats for a tasty drink without a lot of added sugar. Try this Blueberry Cheesecake version!


Trade hot oats for overnight oats. They can be made quickly and make a great grab and go meal in the morning. Plus the flavor combo possibilities are endless. We love this Strawberries and Cream version with fresh berries from the farmer’s market!

Strawberries and Cream

Dress up your yogurt. Parfaits are an easy way to make eating yogurt more fun. Start with plain Greek yogurt for protein and add your favorite summer fruits and other toppings. Try this Kiwi & Pineapple Greek Yogurt Parfait for inspiration!

Kiwi & Pineapple Greek Yogurt Parfait

Need more ideas?! Try these:

On-the-Go Cheddar Ham Savory Muffins

On-the-Go Cheddar Ham Savory Muffins

Chewy Granola Bars with Yogurt Drizzle

Chewy Granola Bars with Yogurt Drizzle

Greek Yogurt Chewy Breakfast Cookies

Greek Yogurt Chewy Breakfast Cookies

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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