We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that saying is particularly significant during the observance of Ramadan. Starting your day with a pre-fast meal, or suhoor, that is very nutritious and filling will help you focus on what is truly important during the holy month. Here are 15 simple recipes that will aid you during your time of reflection.


1. Protein French Toast: Whole wheat bread, protein powder and a peanut butter drizzle will keep you full and give you all the energy you need from sun up to sun down. (via Food Faith Fitness)


2. Easy Overnight Chia Pudding: Simply stir chia and milk in a glass and put it in the refrigerator. In a matter of hours, you’ll have a healthy dish rich with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and antioxidants. (via Chocolate and Sea Salt)


3. Coconut Acai Bowl: With coconut, strawberries and antioxidant-rich açai puree, this bowl is full of all the things your body needs in a day. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


4. Chocolate Date Shake: Dates are like nature’s candy and can add just the right amount of sweetness to this super thick smoothie. No additional sugar needed. After all, the Prophet Muhammad has said, “A house without dates has no food.” (via Tuulia Talvio)


5. Breakfast Sandwiches: Make a big batch and store them in the freezer for an easy, yet completely filling, breakfast. Just remove the tinfoil, wrap the sandwich in a paper towel and microwave for 45 seconds. (via Kitchen Treaty)


6. California Barley Bowl: Sprouts, nutrient-packed barley and fresh avocado make this a meal healthy and satisfying. (via Naturally Ella)


7. Oatmeal Bars: Loaded with blueberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds and protein powder, these superfood bars are just that: super. (via A Healthy Life for Me)


8. Coconut Date Energy Balls: These vegan, no-bake balls are so sweet and delicious. They would be great with, say, an açai bowl. (via Sweet Phi)


9. Carrot Cake Protein Bars: This breakfast bar beats out all other breakfast bars. It’s healthy and delicious. (via 86 Lemons)


10. Banana Overnight Oats: Once you learn the basic recipe, you’ll be able to create a different combination for every day of the week. (via Healthy Happy Life)


11. Scrambled Eggs and Leafy Greens: Use whatever grains you have in the pantry and scramble them with a few eggs and greens (like kale or spinach) for this nutrient-packed meal. (via Mother Earth Living)


12. Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins: The greek yogurt makes these muffins incredibly moist and adds a punch of protein that will keep your energy levels up for hours. (via Creme de la Creme)


13. Protein Pancakes: These pancakes are no ordinary pancakes. They pack a healthy protein punch. (via Willow Bird Baking)


14. Things on Toast: There really isn’t anything you can’t put on toast, but these are some delicious starting points. (via Refinery 29)


15. Berry Banana Quinoa Bake: This quinoa bake is high in protein, which is excellent for keeping you sharp throughout the day. (via iFoodreal)

Which one of these meals would you start your day with? Have one of your own that we missed? Talk to us in the comments!