8 Of The Healthiest Breakfasts Around The World


If you've been trying to find a healthy meal to start enjoying in the morning, we suggest taking the Icelandic breakfast approach!

Follow along with our Wave Soda blog today to learn what a normal Icelandic breakfast consists of, and what other countries make the list of healthiest breakfasts. 

What's In An Icelandic Breakfast?

Fun fact: Iceland boasts the healthiest breakfast in the world according to many dietitians. 

Why? Well a normal breakfast in Iceland consists of the following foods:

  • oatmeal
  • skyr yogurt
  • fruit
  • coffee 
  • cod liver oil


icelandic skyr with person tying shoe in the background

From personal experience living in Iceland, I can tell you skyr is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. 

Just looking at that spread, it's not hard to tell why Icelandic breakfast is considered one of the healthiest in the world. 

This meal contains high amounts of protein, fibre, and omega 3 fatty acids, plus it is low in fat and salt. 

If you aren't a coffee drinker, consider substituting in one of our unsweetened sodas instead! Made with all-natural ingredients and polite caffeination, it is a great option for a morning pick-me-up. 

Let's Learn About Some More!

Okay so Icelandic breakfast may fall at the top of the list, but it's always important to have options. 

Check out the list below of countries that rank in the top 8 healthiest breakfasts around the world and what they consist of. 

2. Japan

Rice, grilled fish, pickled vegetables, miso soup and egg

3. Spain

Spanish-style toast with tomato and coffee

4. France

Baguette, croissant, jam, butter, orange juice and coffee

5. Germany

German sausage, hard-boiled egg, Gouda cheese, rye bread, butter and coffee

6. Italy

Bread, butter, jam and caffe latte 

7. Croatia

Polenta, cornbread topped with lard and paprika and coffee

Pair Your Healthy Breakfast With A Healthy Soda

What you drink is just as important as what you eat. 

Making sure to stay properly hydrated with fluids that have positive nutritional value is a great way to create a well rounded diet. 

Next time you're at the store shopping for healthy options, consider purchasing a Wave Soda Variety Pack. With only 2-6g of sugar and all-natural ingredients, our healthy soda is the perfect drink. 

wave soda tower with palm tree top next to a man smiling and holding a wave soda

 As always, it's important to make sure you are using safe practices when cooking. Check out this blog about safe kitchen designs to learn more.